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The Working Hypothesis: The Planck base units also known as the gravitational or spacetime singularity is the dynamic transformational nexus between the finite and infinite where there is a complete unification of all the forces of nature, i.e. the Planck base units (aka Planck scale). We postulate that this unification is extended through dynamic working ratios throughout all 200+ notations from the first moment of creation to the current time and present day. We further postulate that this working premise creates an environment to build a panoply of bridges from the Planck scale to all current physical theories whereby each notation is a domain for unique predictive values. To test this hypothesis and these postulations, base2 notation is applied and the unique numbers of each Planck base unit are charted to include every space — everything everywhere — and every time from the first moment of creation to this moment this day. There are over 1000 numbers and hundreds of thousands of ratios to analyze.
We call this model the Quiet Expansion (QE) and quiet expansion cosmology.
Wikipedia, representing today’s big bang cosmology, says that the Planck epoch requires speculative proposals, a “New Physics” such as “…the Hartle–Hawking initial state, string landscape, string gas cosmology, and the ekpyrotic universe.” Each is a conceptuallyrich, dense jungle of ideas. Cutting through that entanglement is only for the highlymotivated and academically astute. Most of us will just go on to the grand unification epoch, in search of a logical system that builds consistently upon itself.
More than just the bbt‘s four forces of nature within the Planck scale, we assume these four are encapsulated within all five Planck base units defined by length, time, mass, temperature and charge; and, these are further defined by the speed of light (or special relativity), the gravitational constant (or general relativity), the reduced Planck constant (or ħ or quantum mechanics), the Coulomb constant (or ε_{0 } or electric charge or electromagnetism), and the Boltzmann constant (or k_{B} or of temperature).
All are bound within this Planck scale; and, herein it is proposed to be the foundations for a highlyordered, totallyrelational universe.
The key to our model is multiplication by 2, starting with the Planck base units. A nexus of transformation between the finite and the infinite is defined by the crossing lines at “0” within the image on the right.
Most all of the work done since 1975 to promulgate the big bang theory (bbt) can be quickly absorbed within the QE. Our primary questions are about the first four and most fundamental periods which are call “Epochs” within the bbt. Taken together, these four epochs represent less than a fractionofafraction of a second within the QE model. With just little tweaks, we believe most all their work within the subsequent epochs can be readily integrated.
Although technically the Planck Epoch should be just the first notation (#1) we will initially be asking, “Could it be more than just the “0” notations? Why ? Why not? The Grand Unification Epoch will range from Notations 1 to 60 and possibly as high as 67.
Planck Epoch renamed Planck Moment: The finiteinfinite relation most intimately defines the first notation and is necessarily within all notations building from the first. An infinitesimal duration, it is the beginning that creates space and time and then extends within space and time much like the birthing process. As of today, the Planck base units are our simplestdeepestbest description of this moment.
Within the bbt the Planck epoch is still mysterious. It is a weak initial condition and foundation for a theory. Plus, many say that it is bad psychology for that very reason. It is so disjointed, so out of touch with anything human, it <em>de facto</em> promotes a certain form of nihilism.
Within cosmology the concept of an Electroweak Epoch implies a beginning and endpoint. Although it follows the Planck Epoch, the Grand Unification Epoch, and the Inflationary Epoch, it is the first “epoch” of the big bang theory (bbt) with concepts that can be researched and tested; it is not solely extracted from informed speculations. Because the actual dynamics of electroweak processes can be replicated within CERN laboratory in Geneva, any new results of current research becomes a major global event. That data is shared as quickly as possible with literally hundredsofthousands of our finest thinkers around the world who begin to analyze the data, ponder the implications, and attempt to incorporate that data within their own research.
But, what if our understanding of the first three epochs is wrong? What if there wasn’t a big bang but a quiet expansion of the Planck base units to the first instants of physicality?
This rather idiosyncratic, naive idea is based on the simple math and simple logic of the Big Boardlittle universe (BBlu) project and the Quiet Expansion (QE). Those of us who are exploring the BBlu and QE would be the first to say, “It’s so simple, it’s simplistic.”
But, maybe not.
It seems that the electroweak processes can be even more pointedly studied and tested when examined within the numbers of the BBlu and QE base2 chart. The entire chart just might inform the coincidence problem — the nature of the vacuum, and the distribution of matter (including baryon and neutrino) and radiation energy densities throughout our Universe. That is, it just might inform dark energy and dark matter.
Although the bbt concept of an epoch is quite fluid, it still begs the question, “Is there any logic that can be applied to determine if and when there is an endpoint of those processes that could constitute an epoch?” At this stage in our studies, it seems that electroweak processes will be seen and understood as a continuing process rather than an epoch.
The big bang theorists have given two different starting point ranges. The first, based on time, is between 10^{−12} second (Notations 104107) and 10^{−6} second (Notations 124 to 127). Their range is Notations 104 to 127. Some of these same people say it will require an estimated temperature of 2×10^{12} Kelvin to create the QuarkGluon Plasma (QGP). Others have it as high as 10^{15} K. Using these estimates, this process could begin as early as notations 136 and 137. Note the temperature has quickly turned from superconducting cold at ‑135°C or 211° F (138 K) just above notation 102 to about 3,456,179,999,540.33° F (1.9201×10^{12} K) at notation 136.
If 10^{15} K, it would be between the 145 and 146 notations. The universe is less than ten seconds old, the mass of the universe is 3.883×10^{35} kilograms and it is substantially charged at 3.3461×10^{26 } Coulombs and it is all happening within an area defined by 1,791,660 miles. As a a point of comparison, the earth ranges from 91 to 93 million miles from the Sun. The moon is from 224,000 to 251,000 miles from the earth.
The big bang theorists postulate that it requires 175 MeV per particle (megaelectronvolt). Given all the data being generated within this model, there may be a way to figure it out. It is beyond us so we ask the experts, “How do we figure that out!?!” Note that within notations 136 and 137 the universe is less than onehundredth of second from its start and at notation 145, it is 2.4 seconds.
The temperature scale within this model is an open question. The charge, length, mass and time were taken as given by Max Planck and render results that can be conceptually adjusted, even corrected, if there are logic errors.
For the big bang theory the QuarkGluon Plasma (QGP) is the transition and transformational key and the first “stuff” of the universe. No earlier than Notation 104, and possibly as late as Notation 137, are the first manifestations of matter.
In the Quiet Expansion, the pure mathematics and geometries of Notations 1 to 66 become our first manifestations of matter within Notation 67. So, in our studies we will be looking for come kind of recalibration process by which the QGP becomes part of notation 67, perhaps 66, and all notations adjust.
Within the Quiet Expansion model, spheresgeometriesratios are the very first manifestations within the small scale universe (Notations 167). If we are to incorporate the speculations of the bbt, there is a magical transition between 67 and the quarkgluon plasma’s emergence. What is it? How is it best described? What is the finiteinfinite relation?
We’ll be searching around within this cosmic soup, looking ahead at the Quark, Hadron, Lepton and Photon Epochs. Between the Photon and Hydrogen comes the cosmic Dark Ages, reionization comes much later. Then, what about aneutronic fusion? …the four or five forces of nature? …about the geometries of flavors, UpDown, TopBottom, StrangeCharm? Might there be Brownian stochastic flavors?
Regarding the flavor problem, JoAnne Hewett, a theoretical physicist at the Stanford Linear Accelerator in Menlo Park, asks, “Why are there so many flavors? Why do we have six types of quarks and six types of leptons, and why do they have the different masses that they do? We don’t have a clue.”
First, we defer to the posting about numbers and to the four processes that are being defined in the Exponentiation, Expansion, and Inflation post. Intentionally, the words associated with the particle flavors are used to describe the four basic processes of multiplication and division. Also, let it be noted that there is something exquisitely important about spontaneous symmetry breaking.
Now, it appears that we have the pieces of the puzzle but perhaps not a proper orientation to them.
A look at the progression of ideation.
Perhaps to understand the electroweak theory and its epoch will require going all the way back to 1687 when Sir Isaac Newton first postulated his theory that space and time are absolute. One can imagine that he could feel how both were infinite and unalterable and how both envelope all things everywhere within a perfect homogeneity. Obviously when it came to physical objects, he had a deep sense of empathy. His key concept is that space and time are independent aspects of objective reality. This point of view became commonsense logic for most of the world’s population. But, is it so? None of us should ever be satisfied with just one point of view. A fellow by the name of Gottfried Leibniz, a contemporary of Newton (and also an inventor of calculus), gives a very different point of view. Increasingly throughout the world today, there are many scientists and mathematicians who for many different reasons concur with the conclusions of Leibniz. Their work will become part of the final analysis of this posting.
If space and time are not absolute, but quantized, discrete and/or derivative, we have the beginnings of a fundamentally different perception of space and time. To see how that plays out, fast forward to 1967 at MIT where another natural philosopher and scientist, Stephen Weinberg, postulated his theory that there is a fundamental relation between electromagnetism and the nuclear weak forces, both betadecay and kaondecay. So compelled by his vision, Weinberg, just 34 years old at the time, wrote a landmark paper, A Model of Leptons (PDF). Phys. Rev. Lett. 19 (21): 1264–1266. It would be the first time in history that fundamental forces had been mathematically related and it would become one of the mostcited papers in all of high energy and particle physics.
A truly smallscale universe. Neither Newton nor Weinberg had any sense that there was a domain between the exquisitely small Planck base units and the fermion. In fairness to both, the Planck base units were not postulated until 1899 and it required the rich conceptual developments in mathematics and physics between 1687 and 1899 before Max Planck could begin to envision natural limits that define our universe. And, in a special deference to Weinberg, it wasn’t until 2001 that Frank Wilczek opened the door to begin to study Max Planck’s mysterious numbers. Most folks who knew a little about Planck’s base units considered them to be nothing more than Diraclike numerology.
Then, it wasn’t until 2011 that the first base2 path was cut through to the Planck Length. It would be December 2014 before another path was cut, this time to Planck Time. And then, in just a few months (February 2015), paths were cut for charge, mass and temperature. In April 2016 a horizontallyscrolled chart of the toplevel numbers began to emerge so each could be more systemically analyzed. The charts are all known as the Big Boardlittle universe. As a cosmology, it is contrasted to the big bang; it gives order to the universe by using base2 exponential notation from the Planck Time to the Age of the Universe; and, it is known as the Quiet Expansion.
The numbers are all a simple progression. Multiplication by 2 is nature’s ordering system. It is simple logic that creates an ordered relation for everything, everywhere, for all time throughout the universe. Our challenge is to tie the resulting numbers to actual realities. One of our first observations was that length and time seemed to track well together. In between the 143rd and 144th notation was one second and its time measurement was very close to the speed of light in a vacuum.
Obviously, the most simple observation is that the current time is always at the top of the chart. The beginning of creation is always at the bottom of the chart. It would seem anything prior to the current time is historical — it is the past. But, all of the notations above 67 appear to define things as we find them today.
Key questions could be asked: Why is time linear and asymmetric? Could it be be nonlinear and symmetric? Is it possible that nothing is past? If so, then might it be possible that everything and every notation is always present and what appears to be an historical record (the past) is actually an active imprint on the universe?
That is a possibility that appears to be worth some time to consider.
Most recent updates: Throughout August 2016. Introduction. There are four processes within the progression of possible geometries within the our chart of the base2 numbers from the Planck scale to the Age of the Universe. There are many more processes that we can imagine, however, these are the most simple. Once we have analyzed these four progressions of geometries, we will attempt to define how these geometries interact to create more complexity. With this posting, we open more questions than we answer. Many more calculations need to be done, listed, and analyzed. Two of earliest progressions have also been introduced within the large horizontallyscrolled chart on lines 8 and 9; one is called Base2 Vertices and other, Scaling Vertices. With this posting the concern is to define the whole/parts relations. The first process/progression. Up arrow, also a caret (^), hat and/or tent. Our initial sample starts with a 3.3inch tetrahedron; we divide the edges in half and connect the new vertices. The result is a new number of necessarily related tetrahedrons (4) and an octahedron. This combination is sometimes called an octet. Typically by using division, it is assumed at each step, things are getting smaller and smaller. In the very first exercise in December 2011, that was the process. But, we were not concerned about the resulting numbers of objects, we were just following one of the smaller objects until we were at about the size of the Planck Length. At notation 67 (on our way, going further inside, to notation 1), the question would eventually be asked, “What is getting smaller now? Do the number of objects continue to increase or in some special way does everything begin to share the same structures and do the numbers actually begin to decrease?” We didn’t know then and we do not know today, however, thoughts about homogeneity and isotropy began crossing through our minds and continue to do so. Here the total number of objects is being considered for the first time from a common size of about two inches increasingly smaller, down to to the 67th notation. Perhaps when we get to that point, somebody will have some advice for us. Do the number of objects continue to increase or is there a consolidation or is it both? The second process. The V, also symbol for Von Neumann universe, a class of hereditary wellfounded sets. This collection is formalized by Zermelo–Fraenkel set theory (ZFC). The numbers are related to just the objects as they are. Multiplied by 2, the number of samesized objects would be getting larger, all expanding in an identical fashion. Analogues with cellular division will be studied closely. This progression of numbers has been taken out to the 20th notation here: https://bblu.org/2016/01/08/number/#4 It was taken out to the 201 notation as a simple count of vertices here: https://bbludata.wordpress.com/vertices Now the counting would begin as close to the Planck scale as possible, possibly notation 2 with its eight scaling vertices or notation 3 with its 64 scaling vertices or perhaps even later. That logic is being examined. It all needs to be understood in light of the first, third and fourth processes for all 201 notations. The third process. The line, bottomtotop and toptobottom. Here is the most direct path between 1 and 201. The numbers are related to the edges being multiplied by 2. It could be either a single dimensional line, or a twodimensional plate, and have shared edges with the threedimensional processes as iterated above and below. Here we are describing the twodimensional plates that tile and tessellate the universe. The fourth process: Up/down, V and ^ from any point, any notation. Possibly the first up/down process began at the 67th notation. All four processes can in some manner be applied to each notation, to each group of 67 notations, and to all 200+ notations. Calculations of the Numbers of Tetrahedrons & OctahedronsThis is a discovery process; we are learning as we go along this path. Your suggestions are most welcomed. 

0  Tetrahedron(s)  Octahedron(s) 
1  a= 4 
b=1 
Note: There are 4 tetrahedrons (a) and one octahedron (b) within every tetrahedron.  
2  16 + 8 = 24 c+d=#2a where (4)(a)=c and (8)(b)=d  (4 + 6) = 10 
Note: There are 6 octahedrons and 8 tetrahedrons within every octahedron. Each column provides the running total of each object going smaller. It is a notationbynotation count of identical objects. In each step, there are always numbers from each column to be added together (within the parenthesis) to get a total. The first number in each parentheses is tetrahedralrelated and the ratio is always 4 tetrahedrons to one octahedron. The second number in each parentheses is octahedralrelated and the ratio is always 8 tetrahedrons to 6 octahedrons. 

3  (96+ 8o) = 176  (24+ 60) = 84 
4  (704 + 672) = 1376  (176 + 504) = 680 
5  (5504 + 5440) = 10944  (1376 + 4044) = 5420 
6  (43776 + 43,360) = 87136  (10944 + 32,520) = 43,416 
7  (347776 + 347328) = 695,104  (87136 + 260,496) = 347,632 
8  (2780416 + 2781056) = 5,561,472  (695,104 + 2085792) = 2,780,896 
What questions could we ask about the whole/parts relations? What might be imputed by watching the ratios between the two columns?  
9  (22245888 + 22247168) = 44,493,056  (5,561,472 + 16,678,464) = 22,238,400 
10  (177972224 + 177907200) = 355,879,424  (44,493,056 + 133430400) = 177,923,456 
11  (711888896+ 1423387648) = 2,135,276,544  (355,879,424 + 1067540736) = 1,423,420,160 
12  (8,541,106,176 + 11,387,361,280) = 19,928,467,456  (2,135,276,544 + 8,540,520,960) = 10,675,797,504 
13  (79,713,869,824 + 85,406,380,032) = 165,120,249,856  (19,928,467,456 + 64,054,785,024) = 83,983,252,480 
176/84=2.09523809524 1376/680=2.02352941176 10944/5420=2.01918819188 87136/43416=2.0070020269 695104/347632=1.99953974318 19,928,467,456/10,675,797,504=1.86669590244 

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Most recent update: August 2016 Stephen Hawking rhetorically asks, “Where did the universe come from?” then he immediately answers this penultimate question about life: “The answer, as most people can tell you, is the big bang. Everything in existence, expanding exponentially in every direction, from an infinitely small, infinitely hot, infinitely dense point, creating a cosmos filled with energy and matter. But what does that really mean and where did it all begin?” Cf. the Ref. [1] The big bang is still just a theory. And, of course, there are other possibilities. Notwithstanding, within this post, we focus on a very simple model that has only been explored by a small group of high school people (and others within our extended community). We ask, “Is it possible that the universe began with an infinitesimally small length, time, mass, and temperature and a relatively small charge? Yes, we use those numbers defined by Max Planck in 1899, the Planck base units, to begin. It seems that we’ve been staring at these keys for a long time. Might the mechanism for the expansion of a cell be a metaphor for the expansion of the universe? Could our universe be functionally based on the simplest mathematics, doubling each step of the way? Is our universe, in fact, highly ordered and totally relational?” First principles. We postulate that the Planck scale is the unification of the four forces of nature with the unification of the five Planck base units with those constants that define each unit, and that this unification, all defined as working ratios, is uniquely differentiated within each doubling throughout the entire 200+ base2 exponential notations from the first moment of creation to this moment, the current time and present day. It appears that all 200+ notations are dynamic, actively participating in the current definition of our universe. This postulation provides a working environment by which we hope to build a diversity of bridges from the Planck scale to all existing physical theories whereby each notation creates a very unique environment for predictive values. We call this model the Quiet Expansion of the Universe, hereinafter, abbreviated QE. We begin this study with the Planck Epoch, then attempt to justify reinterpreting the Grand Unification and Inflationary Epochs. The Electroweak Epoch begins the crossover which continues through the Quark Epoch and into the Hadron, Lepton and Electron Epochs. Thereafter, the QE will have so many bridges up from the Planck Epoch, it should become an expressway to the remaining epochs and definitions given within the big bang theory, hereinafter, abbreviated bbt. The Planck base units are further defined by the speed of light (or special relativity), the gravitational constant (or general relativity), the reduced Planck constant (or ħ or quantum mechanics), the Coulomb constant (or ε0 or electric charge or electromagnetism), and the Boltzmann constant (or kB or of temperature). All are bound within this Planck scale; and, herein it is proposed to be the foundations for a highlyordered, totallyrelational universe. The key to our model is multiplication by 2, starting with the Planck base units. A nexus of transformation between the finite and the infinite is defined by the crossing lines at “0” within the images on the right. 
We have many, many questions. We have hopes and dreams. If the QE numbers can withstand the scrutiny of the academic and scientific communities, and we can begin to grasp the finite nature of space and time, and we can open a larger discussion about the nature of the finiteinfinite relation, just maybe the bbt will recede and take a new role as an important chapter in academic as well as human history. This posting is a “veryvery rough draft.” It not yet a first draft. Given the depth and breadth of the foundations upon which the big bang theory (bbt) currently rest, your comments while this posting is being refined, are most welcomed. If this embedded link does not open your email browser, my address is camber (at) bblu (dot) org (or click on Contact). Those pivotal Planck calculations were done in 1899 by Max Planck. In December 2011 we were just beginning to learn about Planck and his calculations. We sought out experts and quickly found the work of Prof. Dr. Frank Wilczek (at that time at MIT). With very few exceptions, it was not until Wilczek began writing a series of articles in 2001, Scaling Mt. Planck, (Physics Today), did anybody think those Planck numbers amounted to anything more than numerology. It would take another ten years before we would come along, naively doing our thing with our geometries and base2 exponential notation. Though most academics are familiar with Kees Boeke’s 1957 work (Cosmic View) using base10, we were not. Most all our academic contacts made quick reference to it, yet they were still surprised to see our base2 chart from the Planck Length to the Observable Universe. Some asked, “Why haven’t we’ve seen this before now?” The others just thought it was more numerology akin to Dirac (link goes to a YouTube audio where Dirac explains in his own words). This simple work of multiplying the Planck units by 2, and then each result by 2, over and over and over again is a bit tedious. If you were to do it, in just over 200 steps you would emerge at the Age of the Universe and the Observable Universe. You can follow the progression in any one of several charts. Base2 exponential notation is what cells use. Other processes like chemical bonding and bifurcation theory have analogous dynamics. These 200+ doublings have at various points been called: (1) archetypes, (2) clusters, (3) containers, (4) domains, (5) groups, (6) layers, (7) notations, (8) ratios, (9) sets or (10) steps. We believe that each captures a face of the functionality within the notation. We recognize that these Planck base units can be computed in many different ways. Eventually, in order to refine results, the reduced Planck constant may be used. The various values of gravity (G) can be tested. Important at this time is consistency and equivalence of methodologies across all calculations within all 200+ notations. Our initial goal is to create a simple working model that outlines the general working parameters and boundary conditions to give us a platform. Now we begin looking at the key critical ratios throughout the model with a hope that we may discern natural groups and patterns that might help us to judge the veracity of the model itself. Within our web presence, Big Boardlittle universe, there is more background from our rather brief history. Bigbang Theory Drowns Out DiscussionsTo learn as much as possible as quickly as possible, we’ve used Wikipedia’s summaries. Wikipedia’s goal is to represent the best current thinking of the thought leaders within the relevant scientific communities. The scientists who are most often quoted have lived within this theory throughout their professional careers. It is part of their intellectual being. Notwithstanding, we believe most all of their work can be absorbed within the QE. Questions are primarily raised about the Planck Epoch, the Grand Unification Epoch, the Inflationary Epoch and the Electroweak Epochs. Taken together, these three “epochs” represent less than a fraction of a fraction of a second within the QE model. And, with just a few tweaks, we believe some of this work and all the work within the subsequent epochs can be readily integrated. The writers within the Wikipedia community overlap with those within these scientific communities. Wikipedia, constantly in the process of refining their writing, provides several summaries of the History of the Universe. All work based on observations and measurements has a place within the QE model. Our guess is that the interpretation of those observations and measurements will become richer and more informative when the QE parameters and boundary conditions are engaged. In 1970 there were truly competing theories about the beginning of the universe. By 1990 the bbt had become dominant. In 2011 our little group of high school geometry people began to explore the interior structures of the tetrahedron and octahedron. Then we found within our tilings and tessellations, and then all those base2 exponential notations from the Planck base units to the Age of the Universe and to the Observable Universe. That continuum appeared so simple, we first engaged it as an excellent STEM (ScienceTechnologyEngineeringMathematics) tool. Yet, with further study and thought, it also seemed to challenge some of our basic commonsense assumptions about nature (the back story). As we studied our new little model, the bbt continued to solidify its dominance within the general culture at the same time we started to question it. We began to believe that the actual physics of the first moments of creation might be better defined by the simple mathematics of a quiet expansion, especially those first 67 notations. These 67 have never been recognized as such and certainly have not been discussed within academia. The great minds throughout the ages have been unaware of the 200+ base2 notations, especially those first 67 notations. So mysterious are the 67, we began more actively to think about them and to make some postulations about their place and purpose. Our first posting about this Quiet Expansion was a result of our naive, informal, and often idiosyncratic studies of the Planck base units, base2 exponential notation, and an inherent geometry assumed (hypothesized, hypostatized, and/or imputed) to be within every scale (doubling, layer, notation, step, etc) throughout the universe. We have moved slowly. Having backed into the Planck base units from our simple exercises in geometry class, we were not at all sure of ourselves. So, after observing our results for a couple of years, we began asking the question, “Could this be a moresimple, moreinclusive model of the universe than the big bang theory?” Because we only have the beginnings of an outline of a model, we continued our quest and continued to ask more questions:

Who? What? Why? When? Where? How?Who: The history of the Big Bang Theory (bbt) is highly documented. It is an intellectual cornerstone within experimental and theoretical physics, cosmology, and astrophysics. Wikipedia says, “Planck scale is beyond current physical theories; it has no predictive value. The Planck epoch is assumed (or theorized) to have been dominated by quantum effects of gravity.” We say that the Planck scale is the starting point for the initial six notations (de facto defined by the bbt) and that these notations are shared by everything, everywhere in the universe. Painfully aware of the limitations of our vocabulary, these first notations are considered to be archetypal forms, structure and substance. Archetypal is used in the sense of the original pattern or model by which all things of the same type are representations, the prototype, or a perfect example. For more, see all of 67 encapsulating notations (opens in a new window or tab). Both models have made key assumptions. We believe the QE model is internally more consistent, imaginative, and stimulating. The key to the QE: More than just the bbt‘s four forces of nature within the Planck scale, we assume these four are encapsulated within all five Planck base units and the constants that define them, and that this unification is carried through all 201+ notations. And, as we have noted, the Planck base units are defined by length, time, mass, temperature and charge; and, these are further defined by the speed of light (or special relativity), the gravitational constant (or general relativity), the reduced Planck constant (or ħ or quantum mechanics), the Coulomb constant (or ε_{0 } or electric charge or electromagnetism), and the Boltzmann constant (or k_{B} or of temperature). The Planck scale is not beyond logic, numbers, and conceptual integrity. Homogeneity, isotropy and simple logic rule. Yet, within the Quiet Expansion (QE) model, we have applied that simple logic somewhat arbitrarily by placing the Planck Temperature at the top of the scale, just beyond the 201st notation. It then goes down approaching Absolute Zero. We are ready to adjust it at any time when a more integrative logic prevails! Also, we are increasingly finding a simple relational logic between all the Planck base units. Of course, this logic will be revisited with every future analysis of the QE model. Within the QE model, the Planck Charge, a Coulombs value, is taken as it is given. Within the bbt, the Planck Charge is ignored and the bbt value is postulated to be as large as possible. Their measurement is given in GeV units, one billion electron volts. Add 10^{16} zeroes to it and you have a charge unlike any other! It is a very grand assumption that truly requires a huge leap of faith! To begin to understand all these numbers and their correlations, questions are asked, “Are these all nonrepeating, neverending numbers like Pi? Are all numbers that are nonrepeating and neverending somehow part of the infinite yet also the beginning of quantum mechanics?” The suggestion has been made that we carry out each of the Planck numbers at least 10 decimal places, and if need be, 100 decimal places, and possibly even 1000 decimal places, to see if patterns can be discerned. The QE model holds that things are simple before complex and everything is related to everything. Imputed, hypostatized and/or hypothesized are pointfree vertices and simple geometries as the deep infrastructure that gives rise to the work on combinatorics, cellular automaton, cubic close packing, bifurcation theory (and the Feigenbaum’s constants), Langlands program, mereotopology (pointfree geometry), the 80known binary operations, and scalar field theory. Here are people working on theories and constructions of the simple, yet their concepts are anything but simple. About the bbt model, Wikipedia simply says, “The three forces of the Standard Model are unified.” Of course, the QE goes much further, however, first consider a bbt problem. Electromagnetism, gravitation, weak nuclear interaction, and strong nuclear interaction are most often related to relations defined above the 65^{th} notation. Wikipedia says, “Cosmic inflation expands space by a factor of the order of 10^{26} over a time of the order of 10^{−33} to 10^{−32} seconds.^{[1]} The universe is supercooled from about 10^{27} down to 10^{22} kelvins.^{[6]} The Strong Nuclear Force becomes distinct from the Electroweak Force.” ^{[1] }(Our emphasis) First, consider that the Planck Temperature is 1.41683×10^{32} Kelvin. The bbt appears to skip the cooling from 10^{32} to 10^{27} Kelvin and it uses bubbly magic to address what causes the cooling to 10^{22} Kelvin. Also, consider the amount of expansion and the short duration assumed in their statement above. To create that much space in that short of an interval would require light to travel so far beyond its normal speed, it would constitute the penultimate anomaly. Also, because the bbt begins at the Planck Temperature, they truly need a supercooled concept. Within the Quiet Expansion model the temperatures from notations 1 through 102 are all superconducting, being well below the superconducting transition temperatures. Perhaps the very concept of temperature will become better understood as a result of our struggles to define a different model of the universe. About this inflationary epoch, Wikipedia says, “The forces of the Standard Model have separated, but energies are too high for quarks to coalesce into hadrons, instead forming a quarkgluon plasma. These are the highest energies directly observable in experiment in the Large Hadron Collider.” Within the QE, the quarkgluon plasma which requires 10^{12} Kelvin, is between notation 135 and 136, 9.6008×10^{11} Kelvin to 1.92016×10^{12} Kelvin respectively. Notation 136 is 4.6965×10^{3} seconds from the spacetime singularity. One second is between Notations 143 and 144. Also, the Kelvin scale is counterintuitive in many ways. The temperature of the Sun is about 5,778 K. Within the QE, that is expressed between Notations 107 (3.5765×10^{3} K ) and 108 (7153.178 K). The human temperature at 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit is 310.15 Kelvin which is between Notations 103 and 104 (447.073 K). Also, at Notation 103 the Planck Length is now .163902142 millimeters or 1.63902142×10^{4} meters or about the size of a human egg. The exacting nature of the correlations between the multiples of the Planck base units is just being explored for the first time. But, to say the least, within the QE everything everywhere is related through simple mathematics. In Wikipedia, their category experts say, “The physics of the electroweak epoch is less speculative and much better understood than the physics of previous periods of the early universe. The existence of W and Z bosons has been demonstrated, and other predictions of electroweak theory have been experimentally verified.” Finally the the bbt gives us something that isn’t incomplete or highly speculative. Yet, even with such assurance, the logic of the bbt is difficult to follow. Again, within the QE model the only duration that would allow for W and Z bosons is somewhere around notation 65. There is just not enough “conceptual” space and time for elementary particles and their effects. Within this simple, highlyintegrated progression, the first measurement with a visceral meaning is at Notation 32; the mass of the universe is 93.48 kilograms or about 206 pounds. By Notation 40 it is up to 2.39×10^{4} kilograms (52 758.8 lbs or 27 tons. The universe is bulking up quickly and it is creating space and time as it goes. Though we have some ideas about this mass, it should become more clear as we begin experimenting with the calculations of the Planck base units. We may also extend all the decimals out to at least ten places and begin to calculate more carefully each ratio within each notation and begin to do indepth ratio analysis of these progressions. Consider this unusual concept. Within every notation, the QE model aggregates base8 pointfree vertices using scaling laws and dimensional analysis (recommended by Prof. Dr. Freeman Dyson). There are single line entries for both the base2 and base8 progressions within the horizontallyscrolled chart. There are 10,633,823,966,279,326,983,230,456,482,242,756,608 pointfree vertices at the 41st notation. The base2 simple doublings could be aggregating structure as groups or sets. Defined by the Planck base units, in the range 41to60, we hypothesize that these are the domains for archetypal relations and systems. There are 549,755,813,888 base2 pointfree vertices at Notation 41 and 5,070,602,400,912,917,605,986,812,821,504 at Notation 104. There are enormous possibilities for mathematical constructions where ratios manifest as the real reality of the universe. The entitive nature of things (above the 67th notations) is derivative; the ratio is the primarily real. In our world of subjectobject thinking, the hyphen represents that ratio. 


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Here is the deep infrastructure of the universe where the simple mathematics of ratios between space, time, charge, mass and temperature create real realities within every notation. We postulate that these ratios are the “really real.” Within the continuum of charge here is the socalled dark energy within notations 185 to 200 and with the continuum of mass there is the dark matter. If this model is ever validated, perhaps it’ll be seen that both are deep energy and deep matter of the universe, the manifestations of really real mathematical ratios. The bbt’s Quark Epoch generalizes 63 of the QE notations, from 41 to 104. These notations within the QE model are foundational so perhaps this comparison to Quark Epoch is a key. Consider the estimated requirement for temperature. The bbt epochs can not begin until the temperature is cool enough. Given that temperature requirement, within the QE model, the Quark Epoch would not begin until upandaround Notation 136 where the temperature has finally risen to 1.9201×10^{12} Kelvin. If that is the right range, as suggested by proponents of the bbt, less than a second has transpired, the universe has a diameter of about 874 square miles and a mass of about 1.896×10^{32} kilograms. Within the QE model from around Notations 65 to 69 is the transition from the small scale to the human scale. This “human scale” is the middle third of the 201 notations, i.e. 67to134. Even though twothirds of the way through the 201 doublings, less than a second has transpired from the start. In the Quark Epoch the bbt and QE begin to cross paths and overlap. Wikipedia says, “Quarks are bound into hadrons. Over the hadron epoch, the process of baryogenesis results in an elimination of antihadrons (baryon asymmetry).” As noted within Wikipedia, some of these perceptions come directly out of the laboratory, such as CERN in Geneva, where this phenomenon has been observed. So, other than the improbable placement within the time/temperature curve, all processes herein after become readily integrated within the QE model. Let us take stock of where we are. Even though the Quark Epoch of the bbt seems to overlap and begin to become simpatico within the QE, there are fundamental logic and conceptual problems ahead. Let us take stock of where we are. Even though the Quark Epoch of the bbt seems to overlap and begin to become simpatico within the QE, there are fundamental logic and conceptual problems ahead. A key question within the QE model is, “What is a notation?” All 200+ are also known as an archetype, cluster, doubling, group, layer, set, and/or step. Each word is perspectival. Each notation is dynamic, always in the process of being defined, right up to the current time within our current notation. Space and time are local per notation and all “past” is an imprint on the universe that literally defines it beingness right now, thus no time asymmetry. What does that mean? Each notation has an active role right now in defining who we are and what this universe is here and now. Each notation has an active role in defining all other notations. Today, right now, all of these notations are actively defining the now. We are imprinting on the universe right now. The past is not past; it is an imprint on the universe. There is only the Now, only right now, only today. Each notation has an active role in defining who we are and what this universe is; and, each notation has an active role in defining all other notations. Today, right now, all of these notations actively define humanity or the human scale (67to134), must therefore be something like the archetypes of forms and functions (notations 1to67) that define our deeper beingness. The notations from 134to200 define our planetary and galactic systems and this is where most of the work of those physicists, cosmologists, and astrophysicists have worked. In just a few more notations, between 142 and 143, the universe is at the one second mark. This measurement is most often used to determine the speed of light. Yet, as noted in earlier postings, within every notation, the Planck length divided by the multiple of the Planck Time renders an approximation of the speed of light. It is just commonsense when we see that the speed of light plays prominently in the definitions of Planck Length and Planck Time. The question to be answered, “What is the meaning of temperature? …within the bbt? Within the QE model, we impute that it is the total temperature throughout the area defined by the notation (or cluster, container, domain, doubling, group, layer, or step). This measurement within the Hadron Epoch within the bbt is lower than it is within the QE. There is a natural correlation between all these numbers within the QE simply because they start with the same definitional characteristics (the Planck base units) and the evolution of those numbers using base2 exponential notation. The ratio of length to temperature renders 7.3322+ ratio. [Editor’s note: Please doublecheck this figure. Then check it again.] That result is currently being analyzed, spacetotemperature or kelvin per meters. In 1972 George Ellis and Stephen Hawking began to explore the boundary conditions that define our universe between 10^{13} centimeters (elementary particles) and 10^{28} cm, the assumed radius of the universe. They did not approach the Planck base units which would have expanded their range to 1.616199×10^{−35} meters (Planck Length) and then it would have tucked them in at about 5.1942×10^{25} meters according to current best guesses regarding the Age of the Universe. Earlier it was observed that the big bang is not good philosophy and it is bad psychology. Philosophy is taken as a study of first principles and systems, the universals and constants that create the boundary conditions as well as the continuity equations that bind our universe together. Since 1972, especially with the very key question about the very nature of the first microseconds, the bbt has not progressed very far. Their Planck epoch is still mysterious. It is bad psychology for that very reason. It is so disjointed, so out of touch with anything human, it de facto promotes a certain form of nihilism. Theories should have elegance, beauty, coherence, and simplicity. Children should be able to begin to understand. And with the QE, children quickly begin to understand 2 times 2. We just have to carry it out a few more places for them. Conclusions: What does it all mean? For us all: For the big bang theory: For the Quiet Expansion (QE): 5. As an archetype, each notation serves specific purposes in defining the textures and substance of the universe determined by the ranges within the Planck base units. The future, both shortterm and longterm: Our “To Do” List. *** Disclaimer: Our charts and discussion are our first time to make a comparative analysis between the big bang theory and our Quiet Expansion. Silly errors are inevitable. We are neophytes, not scholars, within these fields, so please point out any of our failures with logic, math, and physics. We will be most grateful. This ends the first story about two very different models of the universe. Of course, it is a story that is to be continued. 

Footnotes and endnotes:The first working title of this posting was “Can A Quiet Expansion Challenge the Big Bang?” which was deemed too confrontational. The more important question was, “How did it all begin and what does it mean?” That change was made on Friday morning, June 17, 2016. Cf. 1 Big bang theory: The worldrenown Cambridge University physicist, Stephen Hawking, is the leading spokesperson for the big bang. He has become a rock star among scientists because he has been so successful as its primary advocate. Within his May 2016 PBSTV series, Genius, he asks, “Where did the universe come from? The answer, as most people can tell you, is the big bang. Everything in existence, expanding exponentially in every direction,from an infinitely small, infinitely hot, infinitely dense point, creating a cosmos filled with energy and matter. But what does that really mean and where did it all begin?” His confidence also exudes from his 1988, bestselling book, A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes, and even from his foundational writing in 1973 (coauthored with Cambridge colleague, George F. R. Ellis) the highlytechnical book, The Large Scale Structure of SpaceTime. Are spaceandtime unbounded or bounded? If bounded, is our universe a container universe? Are the Planck base units and all the dimensionless constants part of the definitions of the boundaries between the finite and the infinite? Within the current bbt analysis gravitational waves arise from within their inflationary period. The bbt thought leaders ascribe a much fasterthanlight expansion just after the big bang. And, that begs the question: What are the preconditions of superluminal events and motion? There haven’t been any answers since 1902 when Jacobus Kapteyn made his initial observations, since the 1983 “superluminal workshop” at Jodrell Bank Observatory, and since the subsequent studies of microquasars, their accretion disks and such phenomenon as magnetorotational instability. It is all a very special language, logic and reality; the observational results are welldefined; yet, the mostpenetrating conclusions are pending. 
Most recent update: August 2016 (just two [1] [2] referencing pages) With all the chaos, disinformation and uncertainty in our little world, those old penultimate questions seem quite relevant, “How did this universe and our life begin? What does it mean?” Did it come into existence, as many scientists currently believe and worldrenown physicist, Stephen Hawking, answers, “…expanding exponentially in every direction, from an infinitely small, infinitely hot, infinitely dense point, creating a cosmos filled with energy and matter“? Cf. Ref. [1] Are there any other possibilities? Of course, there are. But here we focus on a model that has only been explored by a small group of high school people and others within their extended community. Couldn’t the question also be asked, “Might it be possible that the universe began with an infinitesimal length, time, mass, and temperature (and a rather small charge), then expanded like the cells of life, doubling each step of the way?” Is our universe, in fact, highly ordered and totally relational? Of course, given the state of world affairs today, the quick answer would be “No.” Yet, if we were able to answer, “Yes,” perhaps there are things we could learn from the universe to solve some of our world’s most vexing problems. With that goal in mind, let us begin by using the old journalistic framework: 
Who is who: On one side you have the scholars of the Big Bang theory (hereinafter referred to as bbt) including many Nobel laureates, and on the other side are a few high school math and science teachers and their students. The scholars’ bbt is highly documented. It is an intellectual cornerstone within experimental and theoretical physics, cosmology, astrophysics, and even ontology. The high school work has been primarily driven by this author and it has had virtually no peer review. We call our very simple model the Quiet Expansion (hereinafter we use the abbreviation, QE). To explain such a position requires a detailed analysis and comparison between the big bang (and its many facets) and all the details created within each notation of the QE (a very large horizontallyscrolled file). We are also writing it up for the academic community. That analysis titled, Quiet Expansion of the Universe, is based on this posting so there is some repetition. Not too many people question the big bang theory (bbt). Quite obviously, we do. Yet, it was only in September 2014 did we publicly raise questions about it. Given all the work that has gone into the big bang theory over so many years, only a fool would dare challenge it. So, such is life; each of us must sometime play the fool. This posting is still a “veryvery rough draft.” Given the depth and breadth of the foundations upon which the big bang theory (bbt) currently rests, your comments while this posting is being refined, are most welcomed. If this embedded link does not open your email browser, my address is camber (at) bblu (dot) org or click on Contact. The key to our model is multiplication by 2, starting with the Planck base units. It begins at the nexus of transformation between the finite and the infinite, defined by the crossing lines at “0” in the first image above on the right. When we began in December 2011, we knew nothing about those pivotal Planck calculations done in 1899 by Max Planck. We hardly knew his name. We asked everybody who seemed to know something about the Planck numbers, “Can we multiply each value by 2?” We sought out experts and quickly found the work of Prof. Dr. Frank Wilczek (at that time at MIT). With very few exceptions, it was not until Wilczek began writing a series of articles in 2001, Scaling Mt. Planck, (Physics Today), did anybody think those Planck numbers amounted to anything more than numerology. Though it seemed that most everybody was familiar with Kees Boeke’s 1957 work (Cosmic View) using base10, we were not. Most all our academic contacts made quick reference to it, yet were still surprised to see our base2 chart from the Planck Length to the Observable Universe. A few suggested that to multiply by 2 was no better than multiplying by 10. Some thought it was a frivolous exercise. But because we had our geometries that went right down to that scale, we proceeded. Our work began in December 2011 by multiplying the Planck Length by 2, and then each result by 2, over and over and over again. It was straightforward, a bit tedious, but relatively simple. When we discovered that there are only 200+ doublings to get to the Age of the Universe and the Observable Universe, we couldn’t believe it. Though hard to believe, it’s true. That simple math, called “base2 exponential notation,” is what cells do. It’s a bit like chemical bonding. Another way to envision these dynamics may well be bifurcation theory. In December 2014 we included Planck Time within our chart. In February 2015 we included the other three Planck base units. By the time one reaches the estimated Age of the Universe, this model has encapsulated every moment of time since the very beginning, all within 200+ “somethings” that have at various points been called: (1) clusters, (2) containers, (3) domains, (4) doublings, (5) groups, (6) layers, (7) notations, (8) ratios, (9) sets or (10) steps. The result is, by definition, an entirelyordered universe. When we stopped looking at the numbers individually, we began to realize each was in an active relation (a ratio) with the others within each notation. Then, we began to see this multiplicity of ratios as living, dynamic relations struggling to be recognized. As long as we were consistent in using the same value structure to determine each number, these ratios became the penultimate determinants of a given reality within a given notation. Within our web presence, Big Boardlittle universe, there is more background about our rather brief history. Bigbang Theory Drowns Out DiscussionsTo attempt to come up to speed, to learn more about it all as quickly as possible, we’ve been using Wikipedia’s summaries. Wikipedia’s goal is to represent the best current thinking of the thought leaders within the relevant scientific communities. These scientists have lived within this theory throughout their professional careers. It is part of their intellectual being. Notwithstanding, we believe most all of their work can be absorbed within the QE. Our primary questions are about the first four and most fundamental periods which they call “Epochs.” Taken together, these four epochs represent less than a fractionofafraction of a second within the QE model. With just little tweaks, we believe most all their work within the subsequent epochs can be readily integrated. The writers within the Wikipedia community overlap with those within these scientific communities. Wikipedia, constantly in the process of refining their writing, provides several summaries of the History of the Universe. Work based on observations and measurements has a place within the QE and our guess is that the interpretation of those observations and measurements will become richer and more informative when the QE parameters and boundary conditions are engaged. In 1970 there were competing theories about the beginning of the universe. By 1990 the bbt had become dominant. In 2011 our little group of high school geometry people began to explore the interior structures of the tetrahedron and octahedron and that is when we found within our tilings and tessellations, just over 201 base2 exponential notations from the Planck base units to the Age of the Universe and to the Observable Universe. That continuum appeared so simple, we first engaged it as an excellent STEM (ScienceTechnologyEngineeringMathematics) tool. Yet, with further study and thought, it also seemed to challenge some of our basic commonsense assumptions about nature (the back story). As we studied our new little model, the bbt continued to solidify its dominance within the general culture; nevertheless, we started to question it. We began to believe that the actual physics of the first moments of creation might be better defined by the simple mathematics of a quiet expansion, especially the first 67 notations. Those 67 have never been recognized as such and certainly have not been discussed within academia. The great minds throughout the ages have not been aware of the 201+ base2 notations, especially those first 67 notations. So mysterious are the 67, we began more actively to think about them and to make some postulations about their place and purpose. Our first posting about this Quiet Expansion was a result of our naive, informal, and often idiosyncratic studies of the Planck Base Units, base2 exponential notation, and an inherent geometry assumed to be within every doubling throughout the universe. We have moved slowly. Having backed into the Planck base units from our simple exercises in a high school geometry class, we were not at all sure of ourselves. So, after observing our results for a couple of years, we began asking the question, “Could this be a moresimple, moreinclusive model of the universe than the big bang theory?” Because we only have the beginnings of an outline of a model, we have continued our quest and continue to ask more questions, primary among them, “If space and time are finite, then what is infinite?” Throughout recorded history, the infinite has been described as perfect. So, we began thinking about perfections in mathematics and science. As a result, our first answer to that question: (1) Continuity. Simple continuity creates every manifestation of order (equations). (2) Symmetry. Simple symmetries define simple relations. Complex symmetries define complex relations. (3) Dynamics. Perhaps the best description of a dynamic moment is captured by harmonic analysis. There appears to be layers of perfection based on the interactions of these three faces of perfection. Here it seems, is the very basis for natural law, ethics, value and more. The QE model holds that things are simple before complex; and “everything is related to everything.” Hypothesized are simple geometries, a deep infrastructure that gives rise to the work within these leading intellectual studies of our time: combinatorics, cellular automaton, cubic close packing, bifurcation theory (and the Feigenbaum’s constants), the Langlands program, mereotopology (pointfree geometry), binary operations (80known), and scalar field theory. Here are people working on theories and constructions of the simple, yet their concepts are anything but simple. 
Consider this unusualyetveryimportant concept. Within every notation, the QE model aggregates what is called “base8 pointfree vertices” using scaling laws and dimensional analysis. That insight came from a most prominent theoretical physicist, Prof. Dr. Freeman Dyson of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton (Einstein’s old hangout). There are single line entries for both the base2 and base8 progressions within the horizontallyscrolled chart. At the 41^{st} notation there are 10,633,823,966,279,326,983,230,456,482,242,756,608 pointfree vertices. It takes just four vertices to make a tetrahedron. It takes six to make an octahedron. With a quintillionquintillion vertices, a huge, possiblyquite complex, infrastructure necessarily evolves. Perhaps the base2 simple doublings could be aggregating base8 structures as groups or sets. Further defined by the Planck base units, in the range 41to60, we hypothesize that these are the domains for archetypal relations and systems. There are 549,755,813,888 base2 pointfree vertices at Notation 41 and 5,070,602,400,912,917,605,986,812,821,504 at Notation 104. That is more than enough groups and sets to create the diversity of atomic, chemical, and biological structures that define our universe and life. Again, there is more detailed analysis within that article for the scientificacademic community (also referenced in the header). Here it would appear is the deep infrastructure of the universe where the simple mathematics of ratios between space, time, charge, mass and temperature create real realities within every notation. The ratios are called, the really real. Within the continuum of charge here is the socalled dark energy within notations 185 to 200 and with the continuum of mass there is the dark matter. If we ever have a chance, we’ll rename both as the deep energy and deep matter of the universe, the manifestations of really real mathematical ratios. Within the bbt there is what is called the Quark Epoch. It generalizes 63 of the QE notations, from 41 to 104. These notations within the QE model are so foundational, this comparison to Quark Epoch is a key. Within the bbt this Quark Epoch cannot begin until the temperature is cool enough. Given the bbt’s temperature requirement, within the QE model, the Quark Epoch would not begin until upandaround Notation 136 where the temperature has finally risen to 1.9201×10^{12} Kelvin. If that is the right range, as suggested by proponents of the bbt, less than a second has transpired, the universe has a diameter of about 874 square miles and a mass of about 1.896×10^{32} kilograms. The Sun is estimated to be 1.989×10^{30} kilograms. Fascinating, isn’t it? Our naïvebutplayful question, “How can the mass of the universe within just 874 square miles be larger than our sun?” The simple logic of the QE model causes us to stop and ponder, What is mass? Is it weight in kilograms or is it a working ratio of energy and other dimensionless constants that are expressed as weight, density, and force. This major subject is addressed further and will be a key focus for a long time. Within the QE model from around Notations 65 to 69 is the transition from the small scale to the human scale. This “human scale” is the middle third of the 201 notations, i.e. 67to134. Even though twothirds of the way through the 201 doublings, less than a second has transpired from the start. It is all quite fascinating. And it all demands a new logic about the universe, space and time. — most active edit area— Let us take stock of where we are. Even though the Quark Epoch of the bbt seems to overlap and begin to become simpatico within the QE, there are fundamental logic and conceptual problems ahead. A key question within the QE model is, “What is a notation?” All 200+ are also known as an archetype, cluster, doubling, group, layer, set, and/or step. Each word is perspectival. Each notation is dynamic, always in the process of being defined, right up to the current time within our current notation. Space and time are local per notation and all “past” is an imprint on the universe that literally defines it beingness right now, thus there is no time asymmetry. What does that mean? Each notation has an active role right now in defining who we are and what this universe is here and now. Each notation has an active role in defining all other notations. Today, right now, all of these notations are actively defining the now. We are imprinting on the universe right now. The past is not past; it is an imprint on the universe. There is only the Now, only right now, only today. Humanity or the human scale seems to be defined between notations 67to134, but the current notation is 200+. Therefore, these notations must be something like the archetypes of forms and functions (notations 1to67) that define our deeper beingness. The notations from 134to200 define our planetary and galactic systems and these are the notations where most of the work of the bbt physicists, cosmologists, and astrophysicists work. In just a few more notations, between 142 and 143, the universe is at the one second mark. This measurement is most often used to determine the speed of light. Yet, as noted in earlier postings, within every notation, the multiple of the Planck length divided by the multiple of the Planck Time renders an approximation of the speed of light. Though commonsense when we see that the speed of light plays prominently in the definitions of Planck Length and Planck Time, it gives each notation a special substantiation. The question to be answered, “What is the meaning of temperature? …within the bbt? Within the QE model, we impute that it is the total temperature throughout the area defined by the notation (or cluster, container, domain, doubling, group, layer, or step). This measurement within the Hadron Epoch within the bbt is lower than it is within the QE model. There is a natural correlation between all these numbers within the QE simply because they start with the same definitional characteristics (the Planck base units) and the evolution of those numbers using base2 exponential notation. The ratio of length to temperature renders 7.3322+ ratio. That result is currently being analyzed, spacetotemperature or kelvin per meters. In 1972 George Ellis and Stephen Hawking began to explore the boundary conditions that define our universe between 10^{13} centimeters (elementary particles) and 10^{28} cm, the assumed radius of the universe. They did not approach the Planck base units which would have expanded their range to 1.616199×10^{−35} meters (Planck Length) and then it would have tucked them in at about 5.1942×10^{25} meters according to current best guesses regarding the Age of the Universe. Earlier it was observed that the big bang is not good philosophy and it is bad psychology. Philosophy is taken as a study of first principles and systems, the universals and constants that create the boundary conditions as well as the continuity equations that bind our universe together. Since 1972, especially with the very key question about the very nature of the first microseconds, the bbt has not progressed very far. Their Planck epoch is still mysterious. It is bad psychology for that very reason. It is so disjointed, so out of touch with anything human, it de facto promotes a certain form of nihilism. Theories should have elegance, beauty, coherence, and simplicity. Children should be able to begin to understand. And with the QE, children quickly begin to understand 2 times 2. We just have to carry it out a few more places for them. What are the implications if the Quiet Expansion is true? For the big bang theory: For the Quiet Expansion (QE): 5. As an archetype, each notation serves specific purposes in defining the textures and substance of the universe. The future, both shortterm and longterm: Our “To Do” List. *** Disclaimer: Our charts and discussion are our first time to make a comparative analysis between the big bang theory and our Quiet Expansion. Silly errors are inevitable. We are neophytes, not scholars, within these fields, so please point out any of our failures with logic, math, and physics. We will be most grateful. This ends the first story about two very different models of the universe. Of course, it is a story that is to be continued. 

Footnotes and endnotes:The first working title of this posting was “Can A Quiet Expansion Challenge the Big Bang?” which was deemed too confrontational. The more important questions were, “How did it all begin and what does it mean?” That change was made on Friday morning, June 17, 2016. Cf. 1 Big bang theory: The worldrenown Cambridge University physicist, Stephen Hawking, is the leading spokesperson for the big bang. He has become a rock star among scientists because he has been so successful as its primary advocate. Within his May 2016 PBSTV series, Genius, he asks rhetorically, “Where did the universe come from? The answer, as most people can tell you, is the big bang. Everything in existence, expanding exponentially in every direction,from an infinitely small, infinitely hot, infinitely dense point, creating a cosmos filled with energy and matter. But what does that really mean and where did it all begin?” His confidence also exudes from his 1988, bestselling book, A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes, and even from his foundational writing in 1973 (coauthored with Cambridge colleague, George F. R. Ellis) the highlytechnical book, The Large Scale Structure of SpaceTime. Are spaceandtime unbounded or bounded? If bounded, is our universe a container universe? Are the Planck base units and all the dimensionless constants part of the definitions of the boundaries between the finite and the infinite? Within the current bbt analysis gravitational waves arise from within their inflationary period. The bbt thought leaders ascribe a much fasterthanlight expansion just after the big bang. And, that begs the question: What are the preconditions of superluminal events and motion? There haven’t been any answers since 1902 when Jacobus Kapteyn made his initial observations, since the 1983 “superluminal workshop” at Jodrell Bank Observatory, and since the subsequent studies of microquasars, their accretion disks and such phenomenon as magnetorotational instability. It is all a very special language, logic and reality; the observational results are welldefined; yet, the mostpenetrating conclusions are pending. 
Notations 199 to 204 of 200+ Our little universe is still expanding. 

199  200  201  <Steps> 
202  203  204 
4.331×10^{16}.s.*  8.663×10^{16}.s.*  1.732×10^{17}.s.*  T(seconds)  3.4654×10^{17}.s.*  Age of the  Universe 
1.298×10^{24}.km  2.597×10^{24}.km  5.194×10^{24}.km  L(meters)  1.038×10^{25}.km  2.077×10^{25}.km  4.155×10^{25}.km 
1.748×10^{49}kg  3.497×10^{49}kg  6.995×10^{50}kg  M(kilograms)  1.399×10^{50}kg  2.798×10^{50}kg  5.596×10^{50}kg 
1.506×10^{42}C  3.013×10^{42}C  6.027×10^{42}C  C(Coulombs)  1.205×10^{43}C  2.411×10^{43}C  4.822×10^{431}C 
1.77×10^{31} K  3.542×10^{31} K  7.084×10^{31} K  T(Kelvin)  1.416×10^{30} K  PLANCK  TEMPERATURE 
2.008×10^{59}  4.017×10^{59}  8.034×10^{59}  B2Vertices  1.606×10^{60}  3.213×10^{60}  6.427×10^{60} 
3.319×10^{181}  2.655×10^{182}  2.124×10^{183}  ScalingV  1.699×10^{184}  1.087×10^{185}  8.702×10^{185} 
^{1} Notation 199: 43,318,236,018,400,000 seconds (2.7 billion years) ^{2} Notation 200: 86,636,472,036,800,000 seconds (5.4 billion years) ^{3} Notation 201: 173,272,944,073,600,000 seconds (10.8 billions years) ^{4} Notation 202: 346,545,888,147,200,000 seconds (21.6 billion years)Discussion: The Fullness of Time. The first billion years of the universe becomes two billion years within the next notation, four at the next, and eight at the next. If time is imputed to be discrete and quantized, the aggregate of all notations must be added to determine the actual first eon. There are 31,556,926,000,000,000 seconds in an EON. That would seem to be between notations 198 and 199. But, if time is discrete, it would be the sum of every prior notation so it would come within the notations 197 to 198. That same logic would apply to the Age of the Universe in seconds. Notation 201 is 173,272,944,073,600,000 seconds or 10.8 billion years. The sum total of all notations from the Planck Time to the 201 notation is one Planck Time unit less than 173,272,944,073,600,000 seconds. We should round up! So, the universe today is within the earliest part of notation 201 using 13.8± billion years for the Age of the Universe. Discussion: How many seconds old is the universe? Somewhere around 435.48 quintillion seconds. Each day adds another 86,400 seconds. Each year adds approximately 31.55 million seconds. Basic math: There are 31.5 quintillion seconds in a billion years multiplied by 13.8 gives us our 435.48 quintillion years. Notation, Exponentiation, Vertex Counts for B2 and Scaling Vertices: From notations 169 to 200+ the actual number of vertices is stored in its own page which can be accessed by clicking here. 