Combinatorial hierarchy

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The combinatorial hierarchy is a mathematical structure of hierarchical sets of "bit-strings" generated from an algorithm based on "discrimination" (or equivalently XOR). Discovered by Frederick Parker-Rhodes, the hierarchy gives the physical coupling constants from a simple aphysical model. Remarkably, the relative strengths of the four forces—such as the dimensionless electromagnetic (fine-structure constant) or gravitational coupling constant—can be produced from the hierarchy, without any reference to physics.

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