Bit-string physics is an body of theory which supposes that reality can be represented by a process of operations on finite strings of dichotomous symbols, or bits (1's and 0's). Bit-string physics has developed from Frederick Parker-Rhodes' 1964 discovery of the combinatorial hierarchy: four numbers produced from a purely mathematical recursive algorithm that correspond to the relative strengths of the four forces. These strengths are characterized by the strong, weak, electromagnetic (fine-structure constant), and gravitational coupling constants. Other leading contributors in the field include H. Pierre Noyes, Ted Bastin, Clive W. Kilmister, John Amson, Mike Manthey, and David McGoveran.
In a 2001 paper by Noyes, evidence was presented for predictions made by the theory that were later confirmed.
- Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker
- Combinatorics and physics
- Distinction (philosophy)
- Digital physics
- Ted Bastin and C.W. Kilmister, Combinatorial Physics, World Scientific 1995, ISBN 981-02-2212-2
- H. Pierre Noyes (2001). J. C. van den Berg, ed. Bit-String Physics: A Finite and Discrete Approach to Natural Philosophy. World Scientific. ISBN 978-981-02-4611-2.
- H. Pierre Noyes (March 23, 2001). "Observational Evidence for Two Cosmological Predictions Made by Bit-String Physics" (PDF). Publication 8779. Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. Retrieved June 22, 2011.