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Proposition (XVIII)

Ideal Platonic forms don’t exist in the universe – they are the product of the human mind only. Continue reading

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Setting Out

The Initial Mystery that attends any journey is: how did the traveler reach his starting point in the first place?

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14th October 2015 · 12:52 am

Lost for Words

The words and sentences of a language are simply coded human experiences.
If the meanings behind a language’s words are lost, then the human experiences cease to exist.

– Your Joyful Benefactor

 

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Proposition (X)

We can never own the new digital spaces that are springing up around us, we can only inhabit them. Like the spaces that we ‘physically’ move through; the rooms of our home, the countryside, and the city – we have never, ever owned any of these. Continue reading

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Proposition (IX)

Since all of the processes on planet Earth are powered by energy from the Sun only, all technological, financial, social and political decision making must be made with this singular fact as their basis. Continue reading

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Partly Rational

The Universe is completely rational, but as our brains can only create an incomplete simulation of it – we cannot be completely rational beings.

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Consciousness – The End of the Line

For your own comfort, happiness and survival, when a thought strikes you,  – you are always the last to know.

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Proposition (VIII)

All of the energy in the Universe is the product of oppositions – a manifestation of the tension between the ideal states of Something and Nothing.

Corollary. – The total amount of energy in the universe is zero, because the states of things only change as they pass through time (a narrative) using up the energy that was created during the Big Bang. The common perceptions that the universe came from nothing or an infinity of something do not provide answers about where existence comes from – sense can be made of this only if the tension between these two ideas produces an idea of something and this is the energy from which all matter is made. All manifestations of nature descend from this law: Light, Dark, Repulsion, Attraction, Heat, Cold, Life, Death.

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