Cognitive-Theoretic Model of the Universe
The Cognitive-Theoretic Model of the Universe, or "CTMU" for short, is an alleged proof of the existence of God proposed by Christopher Langan. Many consider it to be an example of Argumentum verbosium -- an effort to impress the reader with sophisticated sounding wording in order to bypass efforts at critical examination.
This is an excerpt from the description of the Cognitive-Theoretic Model of the Universe.
- "In the Cognitive-Theoretic Model of the Universe or CTMU, the set of all sets, and the real universe to which it corresponds, take the name (SCSPL) of the required extension of set theory. SCSPL, which stands for Self-Configuring Self-Processing Language, is just a totally intrinsic, i.e. completely self-contained, language that is comprehensively and coherently (self-distributively) self-descriptive, and can thus be model-theoretically identified as its own universe or referent domain. Theory and object go by the same name because unlike conventional ZF or NBG set theory, SCSPL hologically infuses sets and their elements with the distributed (syntactic, metalogical) component of the theoretical framework containing and governing them, namely SCSPL syntax itself, replacing ordinary set-theoretic objects with SCSPL syntactic operators."
- Chris Langan’s defense to his CTMU theory, Chris Langan's response to the above