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1800 - 1899


1800
We are part of and participants in a gene-system, a gene-universe.


1801
Our species is inseparably one with its universe.


1802
As we develop genetically, our system/universe develops.


1803
A gene-stream is a physical expression of a monadic host.


1804
Our universe is, at once, what we know it to be and what we need it to be and what we create it to be.


1805
There is no phenomenal universe other than that which we create for our own needs and purposes.


1806
The time-space dimension is a function of self-discovery ... that is, of knowledge.


1807
Without self-discovery, there would be no time and no space.


1808
All time-space expressions are self-arrays, for self-discovery and self-examination.


1809
When we, as a race, know all that is to be known, time-space remainders become zero.


1810
All our knowledge is gene-based.


1811
We are gene-conditioned to see as we see and to see what we see.


1812
Each monad moves in and out of gene-streams at will that is, to suit its needs.


1813
Time-space expressions are, at once, the forms of our needs and the measure of our self-ignorance.


1814
Monads of blood relations are members of the same transfinite monadic host.


1815
Entropy is randomisation, a condition intermediate between mass and singularity.


1816
Entropy is transfinite, for its effects upon mass are of time-space finity, while its powers to convert energy to singularity are infinite.


1817
As singularity has no time, it is equally present in past, present and future.


1818
Knowledge is entropic and, as it increases, the rate of entropy increases. As the rate of entropy increases, singularity comes closer in time. As the rate of entropy increases, remainder-time decreases.


1819
All cohesion/control knowledge is negentropic at first and entropic later. Negentropic action is obstacle-forming. Obstacles are means of gathering and tensing energy, which enable cathartic leaps of entropic energy release to take place. All knowledge is, directly or indirectly entropic, and all action is, directly or indirectly entropic.


1820
Prediction science is at its beginnings. What can be said of a network which is partly successful as a tool for prediction? What could be said of a flint which was partly successful as a tool for cutting? The case is similar, for both flint and network are tools at a primitive stage. As the flint has been vastly improved upon as a tool for cutting, so the network may be vastly improved upon as a tool for prediction.


1821
Does the propositional network constitute truth? Well, one may ask whether the flint cutting tool constituted truth. Truth derives most of its meaning from utility. Both flint and network are truth in so far as they are useful.


1822
Are the constituent propositions of the network reliable? The answer is that they may or may not be. Individual constituent propositions cannot derive reliability solely from the fact that the whole network has a proven degree of reliability.


1823
The network is an artifact or construct, and all that can be said of its constituent propositions is that they are parts of a somewhat successful network tool. Such parts may or may not serve some other useful purpose, and they may or may not be separately reliable.


1824
Useful knowledge is a means to an end: All useful knowledge is a tool or instrument ... that is, it is instrumentalist.


1825
All knowledge is, directly or indirectly, useful and, therefore, instrumentalist. Apparently useless items of knowledge are gained because we know, intuitively, that they will be useful some day, directly or indirectly.


1826
Once we know the future, it is not worth visiting. The unknown is a means of learning. We are here in order to learn and, when we can no longer learn there is no point in being in this time-space environment. 40


1827
To know the future is to eliminate the future or, rather, to translate it into the present. Ignorance of the future prolongs remainder-time ... while knowledge of the future curtails remainder-time. Time is the dimension of the unknown and singularity is the dimension of the known.


1828
Effective means of prediction are effective means of reducing remainder-time.


1829
Prediction science 'rolls up' the future and brings it into the known-now. The future always has been, transfinitely, now, but not a known-now. Knowing the future removes its finity ... that is, its time-space expression.


1830
The known-now is that, of the future, which is known-now. The future is only what we do not comprehend now ... that is, what we are unable to confront now.


1831
Work on the future enlarges and speeds up the present and the impending present ... and the future is collapsed in the process ... that is, translated from future to present.


1832
The so-called 'day of judgement' is the day when all is known ... that is, the day when all is present and there is no time-space future.


1833
Indications of impending race extinction include:

(Note: Aids, listed under 8, may also be listed under 7, as the increase of Aids is largely due to increased levels of UV attacking human immune systems.)


1834
Existence is an Absolute and its unexpressed condition is that of singularity. An organic species creates, of singularity, the environment which it needs for survival. Our differentiated universe is a function of our organic species.


1835
The universe (and all its expressions and viewpoints) is a singularity ... an infinite integral ... an Absolute.


1836
Because all viewpoints are singularity viewpoints, light-speed is constant from all viewpoints: Viewpoints only appear to be separate ... they are one and the light-speed constant is evidence of this.


1837
To become aware of our singularity is to become aware of our essential and natural condition.


1838
We are of singularity; we are infinite and integrally one; we are eternal. We create our own environment and we create our own light: We create all antecedent events and things: Our environment is of ourselves: There is nothing other than our absolute self: Our consciousness of self is our environment.


1839
As the time of our universe decreases as to remainder duration, its space increases ... for time-space is an integral, Time and space are inversely related aspects of the same quality. When the universe was miniscule, time was huge: Now time is miniscule and the universe is huge.


1840
As time decreases, G (universal gravity) decreases and space increases.


1841
When the speed of recession of stars (one from its most distant) reaches light-speed, time-space singularises ... that is, expression ceases.


1842
The design-limit of space-stretch is the C-speed of recession. The speed of light is the measure and parameter of expression. We express on a 15 billion year time cycle, in a 15 billion light-year space.


1843
The design-limit of time-space is the time required to attain light-speed recession. When expression reaches its C-speed elasticity limit, it reverts to singularity.


1844
Time-space does not merge into infinity: It is a finite subset of the infinite Absolute and, as such, it has its limits.


1845
Time-space expression is a finite sub-set of the infinite Absolute, and C-speed denotes the elasticity or stretch limits of the sub-set ... the boundaries of expression.


1846
We, monads, are not beings of time-space: We are transfinite absolute beings: Time-space expressions serve us but do not in any way limit us.


1847
Existence has two aspects, namely singularity and timespace. The first is the expressionless aspect and the second is the expressed aspect, which is created by us according to the survival needs of our species.


1848
As existence is a singularity, there are no boundaries to existence.


1849
As each perceiver (monad) is of singularity, it is the centre of a singularity universe and the centre of the time-space universe.


1850
Perception collapses time inwardly to the locus of perception, and it collapses space outwardly away from the locus of perception. Gravity effects aside, when stellar objects are perceived from a particular time-space locus, they recede at a rate proportional to distance.


1851
Qualitatively, perception implicates awareness, knowledge and creative intelligence. As perception increases, space and entropy increase and rernainder-time decreases.


1852
As all perception loci are of singularity and as lightspeed C is the expression limit, it follows that lightspeed from a given source will be C from the viewpoint of a perceptor, whether it be approaching or receding from the light source.


1853
Monads move back and forth between past, present and future generations of their gene-stream, always in harmony with both individual and host needs.


1854
When stars recede from each other at the speed of light, they occlude each other: That is, they progress to singularity. The void of space is an inverted black-hole: The infinity of space is the infinity of singularity. Whether infinitely small or infinitely large, there is but one singularity: The infinity of a black-hole centre is one with the infinity of the space void.


1855
From a culture broth of singularity and chaos, our organic species has evolved (itself and its environment), as one integrated creation.


1856
Without our species, there would be singularity ... that is, the condition of singularity is that natural equilibrium condition which maintains in the absence of any organic evolutions.


1857
As we have evolved, as a species, our environment has evolved ... and both species and its environment are completely interdependent and inseparably one.


1858
As our species changes, its environment changes, and species and environment are two aspects of one creation.


1859
Genetically, we inherit not only our bodies but also our environment. Our ability to perceive our environment is genetic: What we see and how we see it is genetic.


1860
The race-mind is all-powerful ... and each individual mind operates uniquely, within the oneness of the racemind.


1861
In DNA, the genetic code is chemical ... of A,T,G and C ... that is, of adenine, thymine, guanine and cytosine. There are three billion base pairings in human DNA. A always pairs with T, and G always pairs with C.


1862
In order for DNA to serve its critical function of making each of us unique, it must ... store information, pass information from generation to generation, and pass information from cell to the cytoplasm (where it tells the cells how to make the various proteins and enzymes that regulate the chemistry of the body).


1863
Genes are those segments of DNA that carry the code for proteins and enzymes. There are between 30,000 and 100,000 genes in humans.


1864
A chromosome is a large collection of genes on one long piece of DNA.


1865
In propositional network development, as in gold-mining, when one discovers a promising vein one follows it. One does not know where it will lead, but one follows it nevertheless.


1866
Sometimes a vein will join up unexpectedly with another: And sometimes one feels an urge to dig a new shaft in a different direction or level. As Whitehead says, there is prehensive groping for truth ... and, of course, truth is the finest gold.


1867
Evolution is the descent, with modification, of replicating DNA.


1868
Evolutionary transformations are negentropic ... that is, they represent an increase in order, a transformation from more likely states to less likely states.


1869
Negentropic transformation is common to the evolution of all life forms, and it culminates in metamorphosis from physical-finite forms to mental-transfinite forms.


1870
Evolutionary mutations are like paradigmatic leaps from one phenotype to another distinctly different phenotype.


1871
The symbolic interactionist viewpoint (in sociology) is that human interaction is mediated by the use of notational symbols. This mediation inserts a process of interpretation (of meaning) between stimulus and response. We use symbol-networks to interpret each other's actions.


1872
Each human being has an innate, natural duality ... in that he talks to himself; gets angry with himself; takes pride in himself; reproves himself ... and tells himself what to do and what not to do.


1873
By reason of his duality, a human being may be the object of his own actions: He may act towards himself as he might act towards others. This ability, of the human being, to act towards himself, is the central mechanism with which the human being faces and deals with his world. He makes observations to himself ... notations or propositions ... and he records them, with some kind of transfinite symbology, which may be called a notational network.


1874
The notational process is indicative. Anything, of which a person is conscious, is something which he is indicating to himself. Anything, which a person is not conscious of, is something which he is not indicating to himself.


1875
The conscious life of a person is a continual flow of self-indications ... that is, notations of the things with which he deals and takes into account ... that is, selfindicated and self-recorded propositions.


1876
The self-indicating central mechanism, which every person is equipped with, is analogous to this present propositional network system. The difference is mainly that between a single-paradigm system and a multi-paradigm system.


1877
To indicate something is to extricate it from its setting, and to hold it apart and give it meaning ... and, to make it into an object. In this sense, a proposition is an object.


1878
The character or meaning of the self-indicated proposition, is a private creation of the individual.


1879
The self-indicated object is a product of the person's disposition to act (instead of being an antecedent stimulus which evokes the act).


1880
Rather than being surrounded by objects which stimulate him, a person constructs his objects progressively, as the outcome of his on-going activity.


1881
A person refers each of his experiences to his propositional network before reacting ... that is, if he has the time to do so.


1882
A great proportion of a person's reactions are, of necessity, fast and instinctive ... with very little time for reference to his self-indicational network.


1883
All networks are propositional and symbolical and they call for personal and individual assignment of meanings.


1884
Every person programmes himself in terms of his own unique, assigned meanings.


1885
The individual makes and aligns his actions on the basis of his interpretation of the acts of others. His self-indicational network is the basis of his social interpretations. Societal action is a series of network alignments, of varying correlation and duration.


1886
In so far as a person's individual network is survivally effective, it is reinforced; and, in so far as it is defective, it is allowed to atrophy or it is changed. It is instrumentalist, in that its status is accorded purely on its survivalist usefulness.


1887
Individual, societal or general networks (such as this present work) rely on symbology, meaning and interpretation. Networks cannot escape privacy of meaning: They are all subject to individual interpretation.


1888
It appears that self-indicational propositional (notational) networks are natural, and common to our species.


1889
An idea is, at once, a concept and a private symbol. By reason of the uniqueness of each person, every idea and its symbol-meaning is private and personal.


1890
Each person assigns private symbol-meaning to every societal symbol it uses. Language is both societal and private.


1891
It is noteworthy (from the symbolic interactionist viewpoint) that human interaction is mediated by networks of notational (propositional) symbols. In so far as these networks are successful means of survival, they tend to become ends in themselves and objects in themselves: They tend to take on their own reality.


1892
Each society has its own propositional network of conventional wisdoms, shared beliefs, mores and customs. All human behaviour, individual and societal, is mediated by notational (propositional) networks. Generalised propositional networks are a natural progression of a survivally successful bio-method.


1893
It is probable that the same propositional networking method applies to genetic inheritance ... and that behavioural network patterns, which have received great survival credence over millennia, are handed down genetically, from generation to generation.


1894
The mediation of behavioural and ideative notations is a characteristic of all human-species responses.


1895
Mediative notational networks can be so strong that they acquire their own reality.


1896
Our common environment is a genetically inherited mediated network of survivalist notations.


1897
Our environment is a creation of, and by, our species.


1898
Our personal environment is the unique interpretation and meaning which we give to our racial inheritance of survival notations, as modified by how they are checking out in our current personal experience.


1899
Survival, and that which contributes to survival, is reality ... or is the realest pragmatic reality. This begs the question as to what 'survival' means ... survival of what?, physical bodies or transfinite forms?, survival in time-space or survival in transfinity? Perhaps this is for us to decide!


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