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