This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
1 John 1.5
The Number 137 is well-known throughout the physics community as the approximate inverse of the Fine Structure constant. It even has a name - alpha - which seems to be a supernatural coincidence given the context in which this number appears - John 1.1-5 - and the numerous highly significant identities associated with the Greek word Alpha.
The history and precise value of alpha can be found on the U.S. Government's National Institute of Standards and Technology site. The current value reported from NIST is:
|alpha = 7.297352533 x 10-3
+/- 0.000000027 x 10-3
|alpha-1 = 137.0359997
The value of alpha is extremely well established, with an uncertainty of about 2.7 x 10-11 - i.e. about three parts in 100 billion. It appears in Quantum Electrodynamics (aka QED) as the probability of interaction between Light and Matter. It has been the subject of intense study - many of the best physicists have felt that there must be some connection between alpha and the underlying structure of the Universe. A light hearted review of some of the more famous attempts are described here: www.137.com/137 . Without doubt, the most famous quote concerning alpha comes from Nobel Laureate Richard P. Feynman . In his comment on page 129 of his book QED, he refers to the "coupling constant, e" - the charge of the electron - which is proportional to alpha:
There is a most profound and beautiful question associated with the observed coupling constant, e, the amplitude for a real electron to emit or absorb a real photon. It is a simple number that has been experimentally determined to be close to 0.08542455. (My physicist friends won't recognize this number, because they like to remember it as the inverse of its square: about 137.03597 with about an uncertainty of about 2 in the last decimal place. It has been a mystery ever since it was discovered more than fifty years ago, and all good theoretical physicists put this number up on their wall and worry about it.) Immediately you would like to know where this number for a coupling comes from: is it related to pi or perhaps to the base of natural logarithms? Nobody knows. It's one of the greatest d--n mysteries of physics: a magic number that comes to us with no understanding by man. You might say the "hand of God" wrote that number, and "we don't know how He pushed his pencil." We know what kind of a dance to do experimentally to measure this number very accurately, but we don't know what kind of dance to do on the computer to make this number come out, without putting it in secretly!
There are many reasons great minds have been strongly attracted to this number. Not only is it prime, but is a beautiful prime made up of Unity (1, God) and a prime division of Ten (10 = 3 + 7), with echoes of the Trinity and Perfection, Fulness, Seven Spirits of God. Three united divine digits - 137 - so different from the directional composites 4 (2D) and 6 (3D). To find this as the large prime factor governing the structure of the Divine Prologue - the premier text linking Creation and Light - is certainly intriguing, to say the least. This is all greatly amplified by the concepts associated through its value, such as The God of Truth, Miracle of the Lord, Wheel, and Cross or Crucifix.
There is a profound relation between the inverse Fine Structure Constant and the Holographic Generating Set (A = 27, B = 37, C = 73) revealed by the continued fraction expansion of 137.0359997. An explanation of continued fractions, complete with an online calculator (so the results displayed below can be instantly checked) has been made available by Stephen Schmidt. Here is the continued fraction expansion, displaying the first six terms:
The fist term is simply the sum of the elements of the Generating Set, denoted by the letter D:
137 = A + B + C = D
The table below displays each approximation (called a convergent) as an exact combination of GenSet elements:
It is extremely important to absorb what is going on here. The first four terms of the continued fraction - derived from the experimental value of alpha inverse - are expressible as extremely simple combinations of the GenSet numbers A = 27, B = 37, and D = 137. This means that this expansion could be used to define the GenSet, with the value of C = 73 determined by the definition of D = A + B + C.
The second term of the expansion involves the Number 3700 that links Genesis 1.1, John 1.1, and the GenSet, as discussed with respect to the John 1.1 fragment of the Creation HyperHolograph.:
Genesis 1.1 + AB = 3700 = John 1.1 + C
Dividing this equation by A yields:
This means that the second term of the continued fraction yields the exact value that unites Genesis 1.1 and John 1.1 in the the Creation HyperHolograph. To find that this number is generated by a simple combination of elements from the Holographic Generating Set establishes yet another independent line of evidence suggesting that this set was carefully designed by God before the foundation of the World - or rather, this set was designed for the the foundation of the world! Of course, this implication is greatly amplified when we recall that the GenSet is unique in the infinite sea of sets composed of three postitve integers, in that it is the only set able to generate the fundamental numbers of the Creation HyperHolograph with a metric < 4.