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Physical Laws as Sampling Error













Publisher: In-Sight Publishing

Publisher Founding: February 1, 2014

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Location: Fort Langley, Township of Langley, British Columbia, Canada

Journal: In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal

Journal Founding: August 2, 2012

Frequency: Three (3) Times Per Year

Review Status: Non-Peer-Reviewed

Access: Electronic/Digital & Open Access

Fees: None (Free)

Volume Numbering: 11

Issue Numbering: 2

Section: B

Theme Type: Idea

Theme Premise: “Outliers and Outsiders”

Theme Part: 27

Formal Sub-Theme: None.

Individual Publication Date: February 15, 2023

Issue Publication Date: May 1, 2023

Author(s): Richard May/May-Tzu

Author(s) Bio: Richard May (“May-Tzu”/“MayTzu”/“Mayzi”) is a Member of the Mega Society based on a qualifying score on the Mega Test (before 1995) prior to the compromise of the Mega Test and Co-Editor of Noesis: The Journal of the Mega Society. In self-description, May states: “Not even forgotten in the cosmic microwave background (CMB), I’m an Amish yuppie, born near the rarified regions of Laputa, then and often, above suburban Boston. I’ve done occasional consulting and frequent Sisyphean shlepping. Kafka and Munch have been my therapists and allies. Occasionally I’ve strived to descend from the mists to attain the mythic orientation known as having one’s feet upon the Earth. An ailurophile and a cerebrotonic ectomorph, I write for beings which do not, and never will, exist — writings for no one. I’ve been awarded an M.A. degree, mirabile dictu, in the humanities/philosophy, and U.S. patent for a board game of possible interest to extraterrestrials. I’m a member of the Mega Society, the Omega Society and formerly of Mensa. I’m the founder of the Exa Society, the transfinite Aleph-3 Society and of the renowned Laputans Manqué. I’m a biographee in Who’s Who in the Brane World. My interests include the realization of the idea of humans as incomplete beings with the capacity to complete their own evolution by effecting a change in their being and consciousness. In a moment of presence to myself in inner silence, when I see Richard May’s non-being, ‘I’ am. You can meet me if you go to an empty room.” Some other resources include Stains Upon the Silence: something for no oneMcGinnis Genealogy of Crown Point, New York: Hiram Porter McGinnisSwines ListSolipsist SoliloquiesBoard GameLulu blogMemoir of a Non-Irish Non-Jew, and May-Tzu’s posterous.

Word Count: 145

Image Credit: Richard May.

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN): 2369-6885

*Please see the footnotes, bibliography, and citations, after the publication.*

*Excerpt from Stains Upon the Silence.*


A nuanced presentation of intuitions formalized into reasoning by Richard May with the incorporation, naturally, of concepts from physics and mathematics.  

Keywords: constants, cosmos, Kurt Goedel, Ludwig Wittgenstein, May-Tzu, n-dimensional matrix, physical reality, Richard May, spatio-temporal scale.

Physical Laws as Sampling Error

There is no fundamental ordered physical reality. So-called “constants” are actually variables with a very slow rate of change at the level of scale of the “observer.” As in an infinite n-dimensional matrix of random numbers, every possible ordered series of numbers occurs somewhere by chance alone, there are pockets or subsets of apparent order within the multiverse at certain levels of scale. “Physical laws” and “observers,” themselves, are merely sampling errors within random subsets of data values at a particular level of spatio-temporal scale. This hypothesis cannot be disconfirmed within a finite interval of “time” at any level of scale. Propositions within “physics” cannot ultimately be disconfirmed, as there are propositions within a mathematical system that are true but cannot be proven, a la Kurt Goedel. Cosmos is chaos.

“A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes.”
—Ludwig Wittgenstein






American Medical Association (AMA 11th Edition): May R. Physical Laws as Sampling Error. February 2023; 11(2).

American Psychological Association (APA 7th Edition): May, R. (2023, February 15). Physical Laws as Sampling Error. In-Sight Publishing. 11(2).

Brazilian National Standards (ABNT): MAY, R. Physical Laws as Sampling Error. In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal, Fort Langley, v. 11, n. 2, 2023.

Chicago/Turabian, Author-Date (17th Edition): May, Richard. 2023. “Physical Laws as Sampling Error.” In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal 11, no. 2 (Winter).

Chicago/Turabian, Notes & Bibliography (17th Edition): May, R Physical Laws as Sampling Error.” In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal 11, no. 2 (February 2023).

Harvard: May, R. (2023) ‘Physical Laws as Sampling ErrorIn-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal, 11(1). <>.

Harvard (Australian): May, R 2023, ‘Physical Laws as Sampling ErrorIn-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal, vol. 11, no. 2, <>.

Modern Language Association (MLA, 9th Edition): May, Richard. “Physical Laws as Sampling Error.” In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal, vo.11, no. 2, 2023,

Vancouver/ICMJE: Richard M. Physical Laws as Sampling Error [Internet]. 2023 Feb; 11(2). Available from:


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