Einstein, Money and Contentment
Einstein, Money and Contentment
Cosmolaw: Unifying Cosmology, Economics and Faith
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Bridging the academic and practical, Palmquist has taken what the open minded reader will view as a first step toward defining a generic “Grand Unification Theory.” Objecting to the use of the word, “Theory,” Palmquist refers to “Cosmolaw,” because he bases his work upon proven formulas controlling the behavior of electricity.

His proposed answer to the long-sought-after “GUT” should interest physicists. His inter-disciplinary application of those principles to the field of everyday life should interest economists. The attention he centers upon the commonalities between the laws of nature and the nature of God should get the attention of theologians.

Even skeptical scientists must fill out 1040 forms. If they take issue with Palmquist''s views of Physics and cosmology they can nevertheless grasp his reasoning that no government under today''''''''s monetary policies can be rational if it also insists upon collecting income taxes from its citizens.

The formulas discussed by Palmquist are shown to be common to all of nature and can be applied to all of life. His study embraces the fields of Economics and spiritual life. Blending observations from natural law with his observations about Economics and ordinary life, Palmquist makes the case that economists should try to provide a better society for us, while we as individuals, using Cosmolaw, find contentment in whatever state life finds us.




How can one plus one equal three? Here is how it works. A function, according to Webster, “depends on and varies with something else.” There are two parts to a function: an Essence that depends upon a  Dynamic. These two wrap around each other and are interdependent. So, there are two parts to a function. Any function operating in a Structure creates a Result.  One Structure plus the two-parts of the function equals three. These three create a Result. You started with Structure and function, one plus one; but now you have Structure, Essence, and Dynamic coming to a single Result. That's three: three-in-one. Keep this three-in-one key idea in mind as you read, and you will be able to skim over technical details without missing the important tool of thought this book offers you.

Within any function you will find an Essence. Wrapped around that Essence will be a Dynamic. If you have studied Calculus, you know the concept of function involves a derivative and an integral,  working together.

In electricity, Amperage and Voltage have this same relationship. In physics the functional Essence is a particle, and the functional Dynamic is a wave. The particle and wave are inextricable. They work together within the resistive Structure to produce the Result we call the element.

Orientals call the Essence and Dynamic the yin-yang. Call them what you will, the Essence and the Dynamic function within a Structure to accomplish a Result. This is the core of natural law. I call this characteristic of natural law “Cosmolaw.”

“To communicate is to shape concepts, language, and style in ways that simultaneously satisfy the desires of the communicator and the unfilled needs of the audience,” writes Burton Kaplan. This strategic communicator has fallen into our Cosmolaw pattern at the outset of his book. His desired Result is communication. He looks to concepts as the Structure of his quest, with the Essence being language wrapped in Dynamic style. If you internalize these concepts, and if I can stimulate your thinking with my language and style, within the Structure of Cosmolaw, we should be able to communicate.

Now, let's demonstrate the infinite flexibility of the Cosmolaw formula. Look at the word language in the above paragraph. Think of it in its context there. Now, let's view the source of the term “language.” Where does it come from? Language is the Result of the Essence of semantics, wrapped in the Dynamic of rhetoric, within the Structure of phonetics. Let this example keep you from thinking of Cosmolaw as a simplistic view of the universe. The complexities of interrelationships cannot be fathomed. An in depth treatment of the interrelationships of these concepts defining language can be found in Norbert Wiener's book The Human Use of Human Beings, Cybernetics and Society. 

James P. Carse is quoted by Robert Fulghum, “Finite players play within boundaries; infinite players play with boundaries.” We are finite. We work within boundaries. The boundaries of this book are set by its outline. All books hang on an outline. This book not only is written around an outline – it is about an outline. The outline is my understanding of the arrangement of everything in the universe.

If you are a Greek scholar, you may object to the hybrid term “Cosmolaw.” You may prefer the term our professor son, Dr. Stephen Palmquist, suggests: "Cosmonomos." The Greek word for law ("nomos") has its root in the idea of "parceling out food." There is nothing more basic to human physical welfare than food. There is nothing more beneficial to human social welfare than the law, justly applied. I opted for “Cosmolaw” because few people know that the Greek “nomos” means law. 

The secret to a simple grasp of Cosmolaw is to view everything you think about as existing within a Structure. Let's look again at the cover of this book. Think of the cube as the Structure of the Grand Unification. View the electron as the Essence and the wave as the Dynamic. As the cube bursts into creativity the Result is the universe.

The Structure contains an Essential element. Wrapped around that element is a driving force, a Dynamic. This function, the Dynamic-wrapped Essence, moves within the Structure toward a Result.

This is the way electricity works; and because the laws governing the behavior of electricity are proven and reliable, we can use those laws as a model for Cosmolaw.

Nature operates by a simple law imposed upon every aspect of the universe. Everything involves an interlocking particle and potential working together in a place. The universe is the Structure where Essential particles of every size, whether microscopic or as large as a sun, respond to Dynamic forces making those particles spiral to create the complex Result we call nature. This is Cosmolaw. 

So, we will use the term "Cosmolaw" whenever we are not applying the outline specifically to Economics. I apply Cosmolaw to economics in Part Two. There I refer to “Electrionomics.” This

       Richard Palmquist is a broadcaster and publisher. In 1958, he co-founded Family Stations, Inc., headquartered in Oakland, California. In 1965, he and his wife Dolores and their five children moved to Sun Valley, California.

       Palmquist became a consultant, building FM radio stations. One of Palmquist’s client station builders was a company headed by Bill Seidman who went on to serve as President Gerald Ford’s Chief Economic Advisor and was later appointed head of the FDIC during the Savings and Loan crisis. Seidman arranged for the Palmquists to attend a “White House Conference on Productivity,” affording Palmquist the opportunity to gain first-hand testimony to support his views on monetary policy.

       The Palmquists published the Enterprise News, a weekly newspaper in the Central Valley of California, from 1975 to 1993. For many years they created annually a “Handi-Directory” phone books for two local communities.

       The author operated Radio KDNO, based in Delano, California, from 1970 until 1997, when the station was sold, allowing the Palmquists to move into retirement in Nipomo, California. Truth Radio Network (www.truthradio.com) replaced the radio station. Palmquist continues as Chief Financial Officer of the Truth Radio Trust.

       Palmquist has been listed in Who''s Who in Science and Engineering. He is an associate member of the California Grand Jurors'' Association and the Nipomo Chamber of Commerce.


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