Global and Local Gauge Symmetry in the "Tetrahedron Model": Part I John A. Gowan Homepage (Revised June, 2014) Related Papers: PART I Abstract The phenomenon of "local gauge symmetry" is a ubiquitous and fundamentally important process in nature, essentially describing the normal activity of the field vectors of all four forces of physics. Although formidable in name, it is simple in concept: it comprises the process/mechanism of changing or protecting any conserved parameter of a single elementary particle. "Local gauge symmetry" is a necessary part of our world for two basic and interrelated reasons: 1) our universe is asymmetric in that it is formed of matter only, lacking a balancing antimatter counterpart; 2) our universe consists of an interacting mixture of a) free electromagnetic energy (massless light) in absolute "intrinsic" spatial motion at "velocity c", but with intrinsic rest in time; and b) bound electromagnetic energy (massive particles) at intrinsic rest in space but with an intrinsic temporal motion which is the metric equivalent of "velocity c". "Local gauge symmetry" activities in the short-range nuclear forces (strong, weak) are consequent upon 1); in the long-range spacetime forces (electromagnetism, gravity), such phenomena are consequent upon 2). http://www.johnagowan.org/gauge11.html This is yet further evidence that reality is One. That all things are actually one thing. And that this oneness has evolved to become a mind-like entity. The Upanishads take a holistic view of the universe as a whole, while western knowledge is symbiotic and constantly flowing in a similar but ever-changing process. I want to know if the universe has evolved to become a mind-like entity. That is why I study the CTMU. I have already given reasons for this belief in the Religion section of sciforums.com. I want to know if God is a Being that has evolved due to the existence of observers in an observer-dependent universe that we are ignorant of at birth, and only does it become an apparent fact after we ourselves evolve. I do not believe that the universe started from an infinitely dense point, it simply does not make sense given the discrete nature of Quantum systems. Hence quantization. If reality is really one, then all points are really one point explaining the non-locality of Quantum systems. This is the only logical conclusion.