An index for the ten-step tour of the Universe Table and Big Board-little universe

A ten-step tour of the Big Board-little universe and the Universe Table

Touch down on ten different parts of the two charts and get a little overview of both (is back under construction).

    Introduction / Tour Overview:
     – The Planck Length
     – Step 202-to-206: Observable Universe
     – Step 101 to 103: In the middle of the universe
     – Step 116: A child within
     – Step 97: Our caveat and a little blood
     – Step 84: A water molecule
     – Step 66: Proton-Fermion
     – Steps 1-65: Almost too small for words
     – Steps 136: Transition to the Large Scale
     – Steps 158-180: From Solar System to Galaxy to Superclusters
     – Please read these Guidelines: Consent & Disclaimer before taking the first survey after the first tour.

The next tour and survey. More in preparation – access all right here.

     –   The Universe is Very Small
     –   The Universe is Very Simple
     –   The Universe Uses Very Big and Extremely Small Numbers (Make friends with numbers and geometries).
     –   Please click here to go to Survey #2.
A research paper and introduction by Bruce Estes
Reflections on “Walk the Planck” by Bruce Camber, an adviser to Bryce Estes
Title board: 22″ wide 35″ high (total display, 44″ wide and 70″ high)
Open Letters – Mostly Emails
     –   To Alan Dershowitz on a path to Natural Law – February 2014
     –   To Stephen Hawking regarding Carl Sagan, Sir Arthur Clarke and Space Elevators – February 2014
     –   To Brian Josephson regarding tunneling and bridges – February 2014
     –   To Stephen Wolfram on Cellular Automaton – January 2014


Notes about Look-Feel and Navigation: If the line just above extends out of the white background, please open your window larger (perhaps full screen). Also, within the tour, if you click on the last sentence in each description, you should go to the next page.

More related pages:

Universe Table, An Ongoing Work

There are over 202.34 and as many as 205.11 notations. This table focuses on the Human Scale and notations 67 to 134-138. The Small Scale (1 to 67-69) and Large Scale (134-138 to 205) will follow after updates, verifications, and the footnotes have been completed for this first table.

Big Board – little universe, An Ongoing Work

This chart is 60″ x 12″ and it was the original depiction of the 202.34-to-205.11 notations.


An analyze and opinions about the Universe Table and the Big Board – little universe

Concepts & Parameters

The simplest parameters of science and mathematics opened the way for this entire inquiry.

Introduction & Overview

The question was asked on December 19, 2011, “Why isn’t this stuff on the web someplace?” It seemed like somewhere in our midst was a fundamental logic flaw. Very cautiously, this page was put up on the web over on the Small Business School website so family and friends could be asked to read this introduction and caution us or encourage us along the way.

Proposed Wikipedia Article, April 2012.

To invite critical review and collaboration, this article was submitted and then publicly posted within Wikipedia back in April 2012 yet it was deleted in the first week of May. That original iteration was again published within Small Business School.

202.34: the calculations by Joe Kolecki, retired, NASA scientist

Joe Kolecki was the first person outside our little group of students to help. He provided us with this calculation in May 2012. Soon thereafter, the Argonne National Laboratory and Nikon Small World helped a little, too.

Just the numbers

This page provides all the numerations from the first Planck Length through all 202.34 doublings.

A little story

The background story about how this perception emerged and when it was introduced in high school geometry classes on that last day before the Christmas holidays, Monday, December 19, 2011.

What are we to believe?

Universals and constants can be applied to every belief system. If the belief system is unable to accommodate both, then it is incomplete.

First Principles

The conceptual foundations for this work start with the thrust or energy to make things better or more perfect.

May we turn to you for insight? That big chart on the left measures 62″ x 14″ so it can be a bit awkward to use at your desk. We wanted to present the data in a more simple format (to be printed on 8.5×11 inch paper or displayed on a smartphone) so we created the chart on the right. We are calling it, the Universe Table. This is a long-term project, so we would like to ask a few questions to help us prioritize and focus on important things to do.

The large-scale universe seems so much more approachable. On the Big-Board-little universe chart every notation is listed. Within the Universe Table all the notations within the Human Scale are listed, but those within the small-scale are in groups of ten notations and within the large-scale they are also in groups of ten, each corresponding to one of the images from Andrew Colvin.

Your Views, Worldviews, Universe View. All views are important. Yet, some views are more optimistic, some are more creative, and some more productive. Our hypothesis is that those who balance their views with a strong worldview and a truly integrated universe view will be the most optimistic, creative and productive.

It is going to take us a long time to figure that out, so we need to get started. We are asking our guests — “Would you please take a very quick, very simple survey, then go on the tour. On the right, you will see a green arrow. Just click on it to begin.

Both charts represent the same thing — the visible universe. The very smallest measurement is the Planck Length. The largest is the Observable Universe. From the smallest to the largest, there are less than 206 notations or steps. Click on each image to see the full-sized rendering.

Possible Foundations for Natural Law: A Question for Alan Dershowitz

Feb. 4, 2014:

Bruce Camber sends the following email to Alan Dershowitz about Natural Law


January 2014, after 50 years of teaching at Harvard Law School, Dershowtiz has stepped down to give his many unfinished projects his undivided attention.


Rights from Wrongs: A Secular Theory of the Origins of Rights, Alan Dershowitz, Basic Books, 2005, page 31

Dear Prof. Dr. Dershowitz:

Congratulations on a most-provocative, productive career; and, just think, you are just getting started!

I awoke this morning thinking about you and natural law. Now, that’s a first and it did seem a bit peculiar. I thought, “Maybe it’s an inspired moment.” So, at about 4:30 AM, I went to my computer and started reading about your disdain for natural law: “Human beings have no singular nature… We are creatures of accidental forces who have no preordained destiny or purpose” (Rights from Wrongs: A Secular Theory of the Origins of Rights, Basic Books, 2005, page 31). It is entirely obvious that you have very little patience for those who advocate natural law.

Given that you have spent so much time arguing the case against natural law, it may appear silly to learn that a group of high school geometry students may have found a basis for natural law. Though unusual, it is not frivolous. I would not waste your time or mine. It is instead based on simple logic and simple mathematics; and thus, it is simple enough to be compelling.

Base-2 exponential notation is a odd combination of words that simply mean, multiply by 2, then continue by multiplying each result by 2.

The Planck Length — — uncovered in 1899, is the smallest possible measurement of a length.

There are an increasing number of measurements for the Observable Universe – — which, of course, is the largest measurement of an actual length. There are limits.

If we assume the Planck Length as calculated by Max Planck in 1899 and 1900 is correct, then multiply it by 2, there are only 202.34-to-205.11 notations (doubling, steps, or layers) from the smallest to the largest. The range is given because there is a variance in the calculations regarding the age of the universe.

It is not easy to conceive of so few notations from the smallest to the largest so I’ll provide a link to the actual calculations so you can see that progression.

Basic geometries begin with the second doubling. It is not a gimmick, but a way of ordering the known universe that is efficient, relational, holistic, instructive, and simple.

And, because it starts with an inherent geometry that expands rapidly (cellular automaton), it has an implicit structure (form/function) that evolves within every notation. Here, time appears to be derivative of number and space derivative of geometry.

Bottom line, this construct first pushes out an inherent continuity/order, symmetry/relations, and harmony/dynamics that is wonderfully complex, ordered and dynamic. It also allows the freedom of its inverse. The pentastar1 (five tetrahedrons, seven vertices) and the icosahedron (20 tetrahedrons, 12 external vertices, one internal) actually create a basis for imperfection, or degrees of freedom, or within science, quantum mechanics. Taken together, it seems we have the foundations or the beginnings of a natural law.

It lets group theory, set theory, and systems theory evolve in natural ways from the Planck Length to the Observable Universe. By the 60th notation there are over a quintillion vertices for constructions. Fermions and protons do not show up until the 65th. Here is a chart and a quick tour if you are interested:

And, yes, and it all began in a high school geometry class in 2011 and is slowly evolving.

I thought you might find this work to be of interest. Thanks.




Bruce Camber
Small Business School
Private Business Channel, Inc.

A little recent history:

1 This simple little configuration is actually quite imperfect. Aristotle thought it was perfect yet it appears that a couple of chemists, Frank & Kaspers, in 1959 discerned the basic asymmetries. To make it simple, look at the Chrysler logo. That is a pentastar and notice the gap. That is the asymmetry or imperfection.