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If, from any given set (finite or infinite), one can create a new set which has more elements than the original one, then this process can be repeated; that is, from the new set we can create a set with still more elements, and so on ad infinitum. We have generated, in effect, an infinite hierarchy of infinite sets, in which each new set (of subsets) has a greater power than the one from which it was derived. Sets are generative ... that is, propositions are generative.
Infinite sets are of powers, rather than of numbers ... and of mind rather than of physicality: But, as all things finite are subsets of infinite powers, all things possible finitely are possible infinitely.
All sets of the same power can be matched with one another on a 1:1 basis, while sets of different power cannot be so matched: But, as existence is an Absolute, each aspect is wholly in each other aspect and can be matched on a 1:1 basis. The first rule applies to differentiation of power, and the second rule applies to the absolute singularity of power.
Quantity and power are qualities of the Absolute, and may be differentiated or singularised. Each and every quality may be differentiated or singularised. The differentiation aspect is the expression aspect and the singularity aspect is the non-expression aspect.
Nothing is finite in an absolute sense. Finity is relative and arises from differentiations of expression: It involves comparisons, of the differentiated Absolute in terms of the Absolute, which are unavoidably tautological.
Mathematical models often omit qualitative aspects and they tend not to generate new insights: They tend to impose constraints upon creative thought. Furthermore, their users tend to apply them beyond their logical parameters. Mathematical models may be useful if applied logically and sensibly ... and with consciousness that they are abstractions from reality.
The use of symbols, mathematical or other, tends to give a false impression that only one meaning can be imputed to each symbol. In some cases it is difficult to impute alternative meanings to particular symbols but, in many cases, a variety of meanings may be imputed.
Any description of existence is an abstraction from reality and is a model of reality. There will always be different conflicting models of reality and of the meaning of reality. This propositional network does not purport to be a complete or final model of reality: It purports to be a collection of clues which may help us to understand existence, ao a whole, and ourselves ... and which may help us to predict the future.
We are transfinite beings and past, present and future is determined by us transfinitely. When we create past or present or future, we create the entire time-sequence of events. Our mental concepts are displayed on a time-space screen, so to say, but the mind itself is essentially transfinite. The implications of our thought are across the entire spectrum of time-space and have absolute and equal effect on past, present and future. We are not only engaged in writing a chapter ... for, as we write, we write the whole script. It is as if we are operating a time-space machine and a transfinite machine, and they are interlinked and integral as to their operation and effect.
All things of the past are as alive, transfinitely, as they ever were. All time-space expressions are there in the transfinite, perfect in all respects, and can be revisited or recalled whenever we wish. The essence of all reality is transfinite ... and, to think of the past as irrecoverable, is to misunderstand the nature of existence. Everything is happening in the transfinite 'here-now'. Alexander the Great is cutting the Gordian knot now; Christ is suffering on the cross now; your body is being born now, and is dying now; and you are living everything in the 'here-now'.
How can we come to terms with transfinite life?; how can we gain an introduction to what eternal life is like?; and how can we live the eternal life now? We can do this by living the past and future all together now and by seeing the whole of existence in each thing and in each happening. Thus, we may develop our transfinite personality and bring it into active, conscious being ... and, then, our finite physical life will take its place as one aspect only of our eternal life.
Environments are the creation of their indwelling monads. Increasing chaos indicates that the indwelling monads have no further use for the particular environment, or that they intend to radically change it.
Information is a negentropic creation and is, itself, subject to the second law of thermodynamics, the law of entropy. Each time it is processed or handled, it loses value and usefulness ... that is, it loses quality.
It has been suggested, in information theory, that information equates organisation and that information is negentropic. This present network suggests that information is a flow of cohesion, to monads from their environment. Information is itself cohesive and negentropic but the more information we have on our environment, the more chaotic the evironment becomes. It is important to note that information is itself negentropic but that it has an entropic effect upon the environment.
Monads are essentially cohesive ... that is to say, they are essentially negentropic. They create the environment negentropically and, in transforming the finite environment to monadic transfinity, their action is entropic in finite aspects and negentropic in transfinite aspects. The creative function of monads is negentropic and their destructive function is entropic. The essentially cohesive nature of monads stems from their singularity and absoluteness.
Each item of information may be assigned integrity and credibility ratings. An item of information can be upgraded or down-graded as to its integrity and credibility. Information controllers can alter, add, remove, replace, emphasise or de-emphasise component elements of information so as to create disinformation.
Increasing entropy causes increasing change and statistical bases of comparison become less and less meaningful. Indices, which purport to compare different time-periods with a common yardstick, are becoming more unreliable and misleading.
In the future, people will become more and more confused as to what is true and what is false. Most will adopt the practical view that what is useful is true ... and that usefulness is truthfulness.
Deliberate misinformation may be published in order to mislead, confuse or confound general or specific target populations. In such cases, information is used to gain ends instrumentally and truth, where used, is designed to lend credence to untruth.
All information, disinformation and fiction is directly or indirectly valuable: All perceptions, ideas, conceptions, thoughts and propositions are valuable: All activity and all experience is valuable.
As we test our truths within our system of knowledge, our truths cannot purport to be universal or absolute truths, but only truths of our particular knowledge system ... that is, of our particular species.
Altruism stems from the ability of animal species to put tribal survival above individual survival. The altruism of the moral categorical imperative is an attempt to move from tribal primacy to racial primacy ... that is, to a kind of universal altruism. Tribal and universal altruism, alike, are essentially generative ... that is, they are based upon the need and urge to preserve the species. All of our thinking is bio-encoded and survivalist: Altruistic thinking is no exception.
Scientists, generally, tend to be introverted, detail-oriented and unintuitive. They tend to derive a hobbyist's enjoyment from their area of interest and curiosity, and they tend to be tribal, collective and orthodox. They generally display a strong need for peer recognition and peer approval.
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