## Thursday, September 16, 2004

### God’s Favorite Number

I have always been fascinated with Quantum Mechanics. Only heaven knows why. I seem to have a natural philosophical insight into things but no aptitude for proving it mathematically. Mathematicians, on the other hand, can solve anything mathematically but can’t come up with a decent theory / explanation. Anyway, while surfing the net I came across this little gem: "Physicists have so far identified 57 species of elementary particles. In particular, the Standard Model contains quarks and leptons, grouped into three families that differ only in their masses. Why the pattern of particles is repeated three times with enormous variations in mass but with other properties seemingly identical is an open question. Quantum physics has shown that three families are the minimum necessary to accommodate CP violation in the Standard Model. Such CP violation is necessary for matter to predominate over antimatter in the universe, but its’ effects observed so far are insufficient to explain this predominance." Here we go again: grouped into three families that differ only in their masses, three families are the minimum necessary to accommodate CP violation in the Standard Model, physicists have so far identified 57 species of elementary particles. All I know about CP violation is that if it didn’t happen you and I would never have gotten our personal show on the road!! God’s favorite number is 3 and 3 is the major universe attractor leading to stability over time. Here are some fascinating things about 3! If you take 3 and multiply 3 X 3 any number of times (Power is number of times 3 is multiplied) you get an answer. If you add all the digits in the answer together until you get one total occupying one column you get 9. 9 is 3 X 3 or stability. Physicists have so far identified 57 species of elementary particles. If you take 3^5=243 and 3^7=2187 and then multiply 243 X 2187 you get 531441 which is equivalent to (5 + 7 = 12 or 3^12!! Fascinating wot????

3 multiplied 5 X = 243, (2+4+3) =9
3 multiplied 7 X = 2187 (2+1+8+7) = 18 = (1 +8) =9
3 multiplied 12 X = 531441 = (5+3+1+4+4+1) = 18 = (1 + 8) = 9
243 X 2167 = 531441