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Facts are imputed or ascribed: They are not substantive or self-sustaining. It is the species which imputes and ascribes: It is the species which is substantive and self-sustaining. When we are vectoring on the future, we are vectoring on the nature of the species: We are making notations of 'footprints' and future 'footprints' of the species.
The future is predictable by reason of the absoluteness of existence. It is only by understanding the absoluteness of existence that we can understand the future. (Note: As to the Absolute and absoluteness, see propositions 1-9).
Most people find it difficult to understand that existence is absolute. They have been taught that 1+1=2 and they do not comprehend that 1=infinity and that 1+1=infinity, as well as 2 ... and that, which seems only finite, is also infinite. There are plenty of clues about us which spell this out, but most fail to perceive their import. All qualities (courage, love, beauty, etc) are unenumerable and infinite: The quality of perception itself is infinite. Intellectually, by fixation on Aristotelian logic, people foresake the infinitely real for the infinitely lesser finitely real.
The 1=infinity view is the integrative view of the one absolute God, which is wholly in each and every thing: It is a one God view. The 1+1=2 view is a disintegrative view, of separate things and many gods. The 1=infinity view is the view that all is the one God, and it is the view of the First Commandment.
Is it wrong to use 1+1=2 finite thinking? ... no!, but 1=infinity absolute thinking should always take precedence. The absolute logic, of 1=infinity thinking, is of an infinitely higher order than that of the finite logic of 1+1=2 thinking. Finite logic is the logic of divisiveness, separateness, ignobility, possessiveness, selfishness, meanness, bestiality, aggression, hate and violence ... whereas absolute logic is of divine oneness ... it is the logic of Heaven.
Everything is of genes and is genetic, including perception and thought. Everything in the environment is perceived genetically and is genetic. We are genetically programmed to see what we see. Light, energy, mass, qualities ... everything we know is a function of, and integral with, our genes.
Everything in the universe is genetically derived and genetically perceived and genetically understood. All actions in the universe are genetic. Everything is the species and of the species, and the species is genetic.
Our awareness of the numinous is our awareness of the quintessence of our species, is our awareness of the Holy Ghost, is our awareness of the presence of God, is the awareness of the awe and wonder of our species.
Each one of us is unique, as of design ... and it is by our unique personal attributes that we can best assist society as a whole. We should be law-abiding but we should not seek to copy others, for each of us is purposefully different. And we should not try to act as others think we are going to act ... nor should we try to live according to the ideas which others have of what and who we are. No one else knows you as well as you know yourself: Your inner self is not accessible to others. You should behave as you know yourself to be, and not as others think you are. Live true to your own self and you will feel a welling up of strength within you ... and you will reach with your roots the nourishment which is for you alone.
The sixth hypothesis of applied intelligence is as follows: 'Applied intelligence progressively becomes more and more intuitive and less and less dependent upon processes of reasoning'. (For other hypotheses, see propositions 1000 - 1004).
The seventh hypothesis of applied intelligence is as follows: 'Applied intelligence becomes entirely intuitive when the species metamorphoses from physical to transfinite expression'. (For other hypotheses, see propositions 1000 - 1004 and 8832).
When we use processes of logical reasoning to describe and interact with our environment, we prejudge and presume the adequacy of these processes to the truth. It is possible that intuition, instinct, insight, and common sense may access the truth.
Clarity is a function of understanding: Nothing is clear unless it is understood. That which is clear to a society is commonly understood by that society. That which is clearly understood by a minority may not be clear or understood by the majority.
Readers of this network should not assume that my propositions (marked by a dot in the left margin) are meant to be incontrovertibly consistent with each other. (Note: See propositions 1227 - 1277).
Entropy diminishes our factual realities ... but creative imagination augments our fictional realities. But, as factual realities are provisional, we may easily replace them with fictional realities. That, of which we are most certain, is the most real to us. Reality is a function of certainty.
The critically unstable condition of negentropy, of our pre-1945 physical species, was one of explosively high entropic potential ... and the nuclear advent was the beginning of an enormous 'flood-gate' release of tension, and of immediate transition to physical self-destruct mode.
When we say that our species is one with its environment, we mean that it is one with all which it perceives. As to the physical environment, our species is one with the entire physical universe.
All monads, and all monadic viewpoints and creations, are of singularity. A creation by one monad is a creation by all monads. The first monad to see-create a star, sees and creates it for all monads.
The species is a creature which creates itself and its own future. A predictor, who knows the nature of the species, has a pretty good idea of the future which the species will create of itself. It is the task and m6tier of the prediction scientist to know and empathise with the species.
The calling of prediction and prophecy has always been a solitary one. A predictor ventures into the future on his own, as a lone hunter enters a wilderness. He must have no company and no distractions whatsoever. He communes with and becomes part of the wilderness, until it becomes a known and friendly place ... and no longer a wilderness.
This process, of becoming one with the wilderness of the future, is far more difficult for a group than for a single person. Whereas a single person goes in as an openly valenced 'atom', a group goes in as a closely valenced 'molecule'. A single person is more easily accepted and absorbed into the future. This is an important point.
In a similar way to how a photographer adjusts his lenses, and other equipment, in order to obtain the clearest image, so a predictor 'fiddles around' to obtain the clearest image possible of the future. There is a lot of craftman's skill involved in this.
Predictions have a kind of gestative period, in that a prediction needs to be sat on like an egg before being hatched as a published item. After it has first come to mind, the predictor needs to dwell on it and meditate on it before announcing it. During this gestative period, the idea develops and matures and gains full reality.
As the work progresses on this propositional network, the author is involved in a learning process ... and some of the later propositions represent an improvement on some of the earlier propositions. However, the author finds it helpful to re-read the network, as it developed ... and other readers may also find this to be so. Accordingly, the author has left most propositions unchanged. This is one of the reasons why the network should be read and understood as a whole.
All ideas and concepts are transfinite. Viewpoints are transfinite and their separateness is transfinite. Physical brains are separate in time-space, but ideas and viewpoints are not. It is because all viewpoints are transfinite that the speed of light is constant from all viewpoints.
Intuitive awareness does act depend upon logical reasoning: Intuitive knowing is immediate, non-reasoned knowing. The individual awareness, which continues transfinitely after physical death, is wholly intuitive.
An individual's viewpoint is a classic example of transfinite expression. From its absolute infinite singularity, an individual viewpoint devolves, differentially and transfinitely, to its unique status.
As it is with an individual's viewpoint, so it is with every phenomenon, for all things finite are subsets of the absolute and infinite mainset ... and everything finite is infinite by transfinite integration.
As we are aware of the meaning of love, we are feeding on the quality of love; as we are aware of the meaning of justice, we are feeding on the quality of justice; as we are aware of the meaning of nobility, we are feeding on the quality of nobility.
Complete freedom for a few, means tyranny for many' is true of physical activity, but it is not true of mental and spiritual activity. The powerful desire for freedom, of the enslaved, oppressed and under-privileged, is a major component of the force towards metamorphosis.
Every thing finite is absolutely eternal and absolutely infinite: Every thing finite is absolutely transfinite. The Absolute, which is the whole and wholly in each part, is the mainset to its less comprehensive subsets. Every thing subset is absolutely mainset. Our species is absolutely mainset. Finity obtrudes upon our awareness, but we are essentially a mainset species ... that is, an absolute species.
If one builds one's life on facts, one builds on the shifting sands of provisional truth ... but, if one builds one's life on faith, one builds on absolute truth. Faith is the intuitive certainty of our species: Faith says 'here we are, and this is what we are'. Faith is simple, powerful and unequivocal; it is our common heritage; we are a faith-species.
The lunar space programme was as spiritual as the building of a great cathedral. The moon landing was an episode of spiritual exultation for the entire human species ... and now we are left with an unconscious and unsatisfied longing to be uplifted again with a like experience.
An inflow of communications is an inflow of quality from the environment. A communicator is a distributor of quality. A communicator receives or extracts quality from the environment, and makes it available to receivers. When people pay money for news, they pay money for the quality made available to them.
More and more people will become alienated from nuclear governments: They will see them as essentially fascist ... for power is in the hands of the few. Nucleocracy is seen as a major threat to peoples' democracy.
The most common set of sea-level curves shows a rapid rise of about 1 metre per century between 10,000 and 6,000 years BP, followed by a much more gradual rise from 6,000 years ago until now. Over the past 100 years the rise has been approximately 10 to 15 centimetres. A part of this latter rise is due to the thermal expansion of sea water.
Following the volcanic eruptions of Hekla (Iceland) and Serua (Indonesia) in 1693, and of Aboina (Indonesia) in 1694, the weather in Europe in 1695 was outstandingly severe. Famines were recorded in Finland, Estonia, Norway and Scotland.
Wet autumns affect wheat production; wet summers reduce yields of hay, potatoes and grain. Frosts in late November (late May in the northern hemisphere) are a threat to growing crops. Frosts, at harvest time, are particularly hard on corn crops.
|Killed||Injured or Homeless|
|Landslides & avalanches||-||.1|
As photosynthesis appears to represent a localised reversal of the law of entropy, the question arises as to whether it constitutes a barrier which tenses and frustrates entropy, resulting in eventual explosive releases of energy. Indeed, a similar question may be asked concerning the whole process of organic evolution. Negentropic processes may be viewed as episodic tensings which subserve rather than subvert the long-term entropic randomisation of energy.
The amount of water actually bound chemically into the plant structure may be less than 1% of the total amount of water which has entered the plant structure during its growth: Most of this water transpires through the leaves. The rate of plant growth is strongly dependent upon the rate of water transit through the plant. The solar energy used to effect transpiration may be up to 40 times greater than the solar energy fixed by photosynthesis.
Stomatally, plants breathe out water vapour and breathe in carbon dioxide. The rate of photosynthesis depends on solar irradiance and an adequate supply of water to the plant roots. The presence of root-water, irradiance and carbon dioxide governs the degree of stomatal opening, and pump operating efficiency.
Concerning methane, hydrogen, nitrous oxide and carbon monoxide (gases produced principally by biological processes), the atmospheric mixing and residence data indicates that efficient sinks must exist for these four gases. The sink for hydrogen is probably autotrophic aerobic soil bacteria, which oxidise hydrogen. As to methane, over 100 species of methane-using bacteria have been identified. The stratosphere is an efficient sink for carbon monoxide. As to nitrous oxide, over 90% is reabsorbed into soils microbiologically (as an electron acceptor for oxidation by denitrifying species). Importantly, biospherically produced hydrogen does not escape from the atmosphere. Measurements of the hydrogen mixing ratios, up to 50km altitude, are remarkably constant.
Anaerobically decaying organic materials produce hydrogen as the most important primary product, plus carbon dioxide of course. This hydrogen is used by micro-organisms to produce methane and hydrogen sulphide. Nitrous oxide and nitrogen are other products of anaerobic action. Methane is the major product of the hydrogen evolution process.
As approximately 250 million tonnes of sulphur dioxide is dissolved or precipitated into oceans annually from atmosphere, it is probable that some proportion of this is converted to sulphurous aerosols which rise and add to the stratospheric deinsolation layer. (Note: As the stratospheric deinsolation layer is known to contain salt-water aerosols as one of its constituents, we may assume that ocean-spray aerosols can carry up to stratospheric altitudes ... and we may assume that a small proportion of these aerosols are mildly sulphurous.)
We know that volcanic emissions can add sulphurous aerosols to the stratospheric deinsolation layer (see proposition 3348) ... and we must now contemplate the possibility that some of the sulphur released by burning of fossil fuels may be adding to the stratospheric deinsolation layer.
Water is generated chemically in the upper atmosphere, largely through the agency of methane production at the Earth's surface and its subsequent diffusion upwards through the tropopause. The water vapour content of the stratosphere, and above, is unrelated to the general water cycle. The tropopause inhibits any significant transfer of water vapour from tropopause to stratosphere. (Note: Aqueous aerosols of the stratospheric deinsolation layer are an exception to this).
One often finds that the best thing in a shop is the least expensive ... for instance, a warm and sincere smile from a salesperson. Like water, fresh-air and sunshine, the best things are usually very easy on the pocket. In spite of the enormous certainty which economists have as to the nature of value, I find it to be enigmatic in a remarkable degree.
When the Reserve Bank sells Treasury bills to the trading banks, the bill/cash ratio of the trading banks is altered ... and they then have less cash to lend to their clients. The sale by the Reserve Bank of Treasury bills is effective in the restriction of credit, but it is an expensive exercise when high interest rates are involved. Accordingly, when high interest rates prevail, the Reserve Bank will be reluctant to sell Treasury bills.
If, when seeking to tighten credit, the Reserve Bank sells some of its holdings of Government stock, such sales (during a period of rising interest rates) will probably reduce the market price of the stocks concerned, and will probably involve the Reserve Bank in losses.
The hardest aspect of credit for the Reserve Bank to control is velocity of circulation. During a period of inflationary pressure, the Reserve Bank can take measures to reduce the amount of bank credit and currency in circulation. However, if the general propensity/ability to spend is high, currency and credit will circulate at greater velocity. When business confidence and activity is high, the credit extended by business houses to each other increases, and consumers purchase more on extended payment terms.
Nuclear particles are vehicles of potential energy, which time-space jet in void. Time runs forward for the particles and backwards for their jet-streamed anti-particles. (See also proposition 5261).
The nuclear physical-destruction capability of the species will continue to escalate by reason of its own momentum ... rationales of defensive, economic and other benefits notwithstanding. Politicians and power-brokers may convince themselves that they have a controlling influence over nuclear developments but they will be mistaken.
It may be argued that there can be only one outcome or resultant from summation of all forces in action. It may also be argued that innumerable alternative scenarios or paths are available as courses of action to achieve particular ends. All things perceivable are not only differentiated but integrated on singularity via transfinity. Differentiation implies inevitability, but singularity and transfinity imply evitability.
The greater the number and complexity of initiating equations within a set, the greater the number and complexity of outcomes which may be derived from the set ... and outcomes may switch arbitrarily from various alternative combinations of constituent equations.
Information-use is a function of information received, intellectual capability, interest and initiative-drive. A feedback system operates, in that greater information-use fortifies and extends the neural and dendritic system of the brain ... which increases intellectual capability and increases the intake of information ... and the greater appetite for information is accompanied by greater interest and initiative-drive.
Useful aspects of our network methodology include (inter alia): Instrumentalism; holism; interconnectivity; implicativity; overview; multiparadigmatics; cross-fertilisation of ideas; navigational vectoring; transfinite thinking; 'close enough' accuracy; and the 901t probability criterion. Operator personality traits include enthusiasm, boldness, integrity, drive, interest, stickativity, resourcefulness, creativity, intelligence, thoughtfulness and carefulness.
It is not logical to assume that what one perceives as facts are incontrovertible realities. When one states what he pleases to call the facts, he states his own perception of reality ... which may not be shared by others.
As prediction is an essentially transfinite exercise, this propositional network includes a large number of propositions which have been posited from a transfinite viewpoint (see also proposition 5989).
In the interests of clarity, key concepts are often variously and differently stated ... even sometimes at the ris1c of appearing to be repetitive. Also, as unusual concepts are often not fully understood initially, some repetition is needful to many readers.
Have you experienced the primaeval id welling up within you? All of us have experienced it. It is the essential, evolutionary life-force of our species ... and it is most compelling evidence of the oneness of life. It is an awesome, raw, infinite power.
It is important to realise that we each have subconscious and intuitive access to the perfect memory of the species, including perfect memory of the future. From the accessed memory, we derive hope, faith and courage (see also propositions 6267-6273).
Societal justice is judgemental ... and, as society becomes less judgemental, the function of justice loses societal support, respect and credibility. The question, 'was he guilty or not?', becomes replaced with, 'was he caught or not?' ... or, 'did he win or lose the case?'. Justice is losing its mana and becoming a cynical game.
|Evg. Post Readers||Nat. Radio Listeners|
|Those disposed to accept my predictions.||40%||60%|
|Those who are mildly but positively interested.||20%||20%|
|Those who are disinterested.||20%||-|
|Those disposed to reject my predictions.||20%||20%|
As of October 1995, I estimate that 128,000 listeners and readers are disposed to accept my predictions, and that a further 44,000 listeners and readers are mildly but positively interested ... a total of 172,000.
Predictions are themselves qualitative, and prediction scientists need to give much attention to optimising the quality of presentation. The reference here is not to ostentation and marketing per se, but to intrinsic quality.
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