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The language of aesthetics is one of the tools that a mind uses in pursuit of its values.

Truth is a property of representations ... that is, of beliefs, sentences, theories, pictures, and signs generally.

Truth is a property of ideas which have consistently proved to be useful.

Man has a desire and a need for beliefs which make him feel happy with the world in which he finds himself ... but it is desirable that these beliefs should conflict as little as possible with his practical beliefs.

If a man is to promote his values, he needs beliefs which serve to reconcile him with the world in which he finds himself ... but these beliefs will be counterproductive if they undermine the beliefs which enable him to predict the consequences of his actions.

If a man is to promote his values, he needs two pictures of the world ... one which tells him how to act, and one which makes him want to act. Either picture can enhance the other, but also either picture can obscure or even obliterate the other.

Until we know who and what we are, it is ridiculous to demand proof of an objective world. There may not be an objective world ... or the objective world may be integral with us, and we may be seeking to describe ourselves. Why are we so obsessed with the need to prove things? ... is it because we are legally-minded, or unsure of ourselves? There is much to be said for the utilitarian approach ... namely, 'if it works, use it'.

At the beginning of Earth's history (prior to 3800mya) the lithosphere was thin and so unstable that it was being reabsorbed into the mantle, like the skin on the surface of molten metal. By 3800mya, the first unsinkable granitic crust had formed on the Earth.

Both atmosphere and surface waters appeared about 3800mya. The earliest Earth-atmosphere contained large amounts of carbon dioxide, nitrogen, and water vapour.

The earliest Earth-organisms developed in surface waters about 3500mya.

During the pre-core-explosion period (prior to 180mya), the core-plasma was being subjected to increasing constrictive pressure from inward advancing base-mantle accretion: This increasing pressure had a squared effect on the temperature/pressure of the core-plasma. (Note: Plasmas are very susceptible to energy applied as a pinch or constriction. When the electric current, applied to toroidal plasma, is 25,000 amps the pressure is one atmosphere: When the applied current is increased x4O to one million amps the pressure on the plasma mounts to 1,600 atmospheres.)

Nobility is a personal quality, which may or may not be inherited ... and it cannot be acquired by title.

One may be aware of a monad by being aware of its spiritual, mental or physical presence.

God exists to an individual in the degree that the individual is aware of God.

To enlist the help of God is to enlist the help of existence, as a whole.

By reason of their unique understanding, monads are distinct from one another.

Monads may be distinguished from one another by awareness: By awareness, monads are discernibly distinct from one another: Monads are discernibles.

Monads exist to those who are aware of them.

Monads are transfinite discernibles.

Every monad in a physical body has a degree of self-awareness ... and it knows itself, consciously or subconsciously, to be a spiritual being ... that is, a monad.

In Cantor terms, a monad is a transfinite being of the Aleph + orders.

Scientific 'facts' and laws are arbitrary constructs, designed to meet our needs and to make action more effective in the satisfaction of our needs.

Common-sense and common-expression are easy and familiar ... but there is little use in talking as the 'man in the street' when this does not meet the problems that must be faced.

Vision seems to be primarily a means of reaching for, manipulating, and/or avoiding objects. There is visual imagery and there are colours, shapes, textures, and a host of other visual possibilities, to which we give perhaps insufficient attention or appreciation.

It is probable that the person, who gets great enjoyment out of his/her senses, is in pretty good mental health.

Heredity and environment must work in the same direction in order to effect a certain mode of behaviour. Heredity and environment, in harmonious coordination, are more effective behaviourally than when at variance with one another.

The behaviour which we call deviant or anomalous is often based upon anomalous perception. Clinical psychologists should study perception, and build their systems of understanding and therapy upon insights into the nature of perception.

Scientists can start out in no other way than by making either tacit or explicit assumptions, called axioms. Axioms are propositions which one takes for granted ... not through absolute proof but by choice. They may represent one's best judgement, but it should be recognised and borne in mind that to begin with axioms is to begin in philosophy.

Shock, issuing from the 'big-bang', has traumatised singularity into energy, and energy into patterns and forms ... that is, into programmed and enmassed energy.

Patterns and forms of energy evolve to knowledgeable life-forms ... and, as life-forms progress in knowledge, they progressively de-traumatise and disperse patterns and forms.

By knowledge, enmassed energy is progressively de-traumatised to zero-mass, and thence to singularity.

Complete knowledge within a universe detraumatises the universe to singularity.

Progressive self-awareness induces, and conduces to, tranquillity of mind and spirit.

In seeking to give a sensible and understandable account of past events, historians gestalt 'broad-brush' pictures, scenarios, models and concepts, from incomplete information. In attributing more form to past events than they actually had, historians tend to fictionalise and to 'gild the lily'.

To achieve one's own individuality (and one's own world), one must examine critically and evaluate all the knowledge one has learned or accepted ... altering/rejecting/replacing/adding, as one proceeds.

Thought processes, which may be illogical to a formal logician, may be logical survivally. Logics of survival are supreme among logics. If effective survivally, even fallacies may be 'enobled' to the status of logic.

The practical exigencies of societies often force upon them patterns of reasoning which, although at variance with processes of strict formal logic, may be said to constitute logic of a pragmatic and survivalist kind. It may be said that societies develop such special forms of logic as are necessary for their survival.

Survivally, processes of reasoning which help a society, are of a high order of utility, whether they agree with academic concepts of logical reasoning or not.

The survivalist 'logic' of the id has no formalism and, when necessary, it overrides, interposes and generally plays 'ducks and drakes' with the processes of formal logic.

Life is a dynamic and complex action-interplay, which cannot be described or controlled by the reasoning processes of formal syllogistic logic.

The world which we see is the creation of our species: It is our creation.

What the world is, is how we see it. How we see the world is all-important, for this is how we create it to be.

How we see the world changes, and it is we who create these changes.

Our species has created, and continues to create, itself and its environment.

We are a unique and absolute species.

We create everything which we discover.

Discovery is transfinite, and we are a transfinite species.

That, which we discover, we discover and create transfinitely.

We are transfinite; creation is transfinite; discovery is transfinite; all is transfinite.

The discovery of a thing, transfinitely creates the entire sequence of the thing's priors.

The experiencing of an event, transfinitely creates the entire sequence of the event's priors.

8xistence is a transfinite integral, and all things and events are transfinitely integral.

It is only by understanding our transfinity that we can understand the nature of existence and the full extent of our creative powers.

For as long as we continue to restrict our understanding to concepts of finity, we will continue to impute independent objectivity to things and events.

For as long as we continue to put things and events outside of ourselves, we will not completely understand them.

When we think in finite terms, we tend to believe that we cannot influence past and future things and events but, all things and events are transfinite atid we are created transfinitely.

In the finity-paradigm, we think that we cannot influence things and events which are spatially distant from us but, in the transfinity-paradigm, we create things and events both near and far.

What is transfinity?: Transfinity is the oneness and integrality of things and events. (Note: Check index references for more information on the concept).

When we think in the finity-paradigm, we constrain our creative powers: When we think in the transfinity-paradigm, there is no constraint on our creative powers.

That, which sees and creates, sees and creates as absolute agent and absolute principal of our absolute species.

When we think in the finity-paradigm, we believe that we are progressively discovering more of what is already there: When we think in the transfinity-paradigm, we believe that we are creating what we discover.

In the finity-paradigm, one lives in terms of the concepts of past, present and future ... and one governs oneself by these concepts. In the transfinity-paradigm, there is but one tenseless 'here-now' ... a state of complete freedom, where all is possible.

The transfinite person is all that the person has ever been and ever will be: It is the timeless and spaceless self. The transfinite persona conveys intuition, d6ja vu and foreknowledge to its present self. The process of self-realisation is the process of becoming aware of one's transfinite being.

Nietzsche's 'will to power' is a will to gain and use quality. The 'will to power' does not imply a desire for power: It's emphasis is on 'will', and 'power' is secondary or ancillary to 'will'.

Nietzsche's 'will to power' is the inner id-self, seeking self-realisation and expression ... and seeking the free living-space which is needed for that expression.

Nietzsche speaks of willing as creating, enjoyment, freedom and giving. He speaks of will as if it were a will to self-realisation of the higher self ... of a noble self. The overman is man self-realised as God.

Nietzsche's overman does not will to command people and things, but wills to be empathically and absolutely one with all people and things. Nietzsche's 'will to power' is not of despotism, but of a self-realised nobility which is suffused with magnanimity.

The adoption of multi-paradigmatic truth avoids the arrogance of selecting one viewpoint as superior truth and rejecting other viewpoints as inferior truths.

The process of human metamorphosis is the process of transfinite self-realisation ... that is, progression through the ascending transfinite (Cantor) aleph orders of awareness.

Although the satyagraha strategy of non-violent protest can work in a democracy, it is unlikely to work under a despotic regime, unless there is a loss of will to power.

Every proposition in the network contributes to overview. Soundness of overview contributes to soundness of ensuing predictions.

The philosophy of the author, as written into the network, has contributed to the accuracy of ensuing predictions.

Operator-insight cannot be separated from network-insight. The network is itself insightful ... but so also is the operator.

A person's insight and intuition seem to merge, and it is not possible to separate them or to clearly distinguish the one from the other.

Any creative thinker may initiate his own propositional network by writing his own views in propositional form, and adding such other propositions he may approve of. If he applies thought and research, he will find that his network becomes self-generative and will grow rapidly.

To use an analogy, each propositional network is like a plant which is different from all other plants: It has its own particular roots, shoots, stems, leaves, branches ... and flowers and fruits of characteristic colours, shapes, flavours and scents.

Each propositional network has its own characteristic persona, vibes and ethos.

Titchener considered that images, thoughts and feelings were the three primary elements forming the structure of consciousness.

William James emphasised the dynamic, changing nature of mental activity and questioned whether it could be analysed into structural elements.

Functionalists, such as John Dewey and James Rowland Angell, stressed the ways in which an organism adjusts to environment. Their views helped to align psychology with biology, and to bring about a genetic approach to psychological problems.

John B. Watson, the pioneer of behaviourism, considered introspection to be unscientific. He said that psychology's real concern was to study behaviour, not consciousness.

In the field of psychology, common-sense observations are often superficial and untrustworthy.

Karl Pearson opined that the criterion of a science is not its subject matter but the methods of investigation which it employs.

The ultimate test of scientific discovery is whether it enables accurate predictions to be made.

People react faster to touches, electric shocks and sounds than they do to lights or other kinds of stimuli.

Practice and fatigue affect reaction speed very little, although distraction slows reaction speed considerably.

Mental work causes bodily changes similar to those accompanying physical work ... and mental workers, like physical workers, absorb more oxygen and give off more heat.

Human relationships motivate workers more strongly than financial incentives or good working conditions.

Worker-output is strongly related to worker-interest in the job to be performed.

Adler said that thwarted self-assertion causes neurotic disorders.

Neurotic disorders include:

Kohler was of the opinion that learning involved total reaction to a total situation.

While Kohler's experimental animals made trial-and-error efforts, they perceived relationships, often quite suddenly. K6hler called this quick grasping of relations 'insight'.

That insight constitutes learning is shown by the fact that when a person solves a problem by grasping a principle, he can solve similar problems immediately.

Learning may come about rapidly or may take a long time. When insight occurs, there is sudden improvement.

Association and memory are influenced by a person's 'apperception-mass', or sum total of past experience.

In some persons' minds, imagery is as 'clear-cut' as though objects and events previously perceived or experienced are actually present or actually happening: This is known as eidetic imagery. Often an eidetic image includes details a person failed to note in his original observation.

Most dreams consist of visual imagery. Less than half as many dreams are auditory, as compared to visual ... and practically all dreams are visual or auditory, or a combination of the two.

People blinded before the age of five have no visual dreams.

It is probably a common-sense observation, but nonetheless noteworthy, that emotional appeals are considerably more effective than rational appeals, as a propaganda device.

We humans are transfinite beings: We live transfinitely, and death of our physical bodies does not interrupt our transfinite lives.

All individuals, of past/present/future, are alive transfinitely: Most of them have physical bodies.

When a persona is self-realised transfinitely, it has no further compulsive need to reincarnate, and it usually ceases to do so: Reincarnation becomes optional, as to body and period of history.

The process of self-realisation continues, transfinitely, after the compulsive reincarnation phase is completed.

All persons (embodied or disembodied) are able to communicate transfinitely with each other, at the level of the intuitive mind.

Most people cannot accommodate or 'handle' more than one truth-scenario at a time.

As knowledge and self-realisation is progressive, we progress from insights of truth to insights of greater truth ... and each level of insight has its own paradigms.

As God is absolute and wholly in each part and aspect of existence, so it is that when I have faith in God I have faith in myself ... and when I have faith in myself I have faith in God.

Communications, at the level of the intuitive intelligence, are 'vibe-talk' ... in the way auras communicate with one another, and in the way they interact.

Persons who have 'passed-on' and those who are embodied, are able to 'vibe-talk' with equal clarity: Vibes are transfinite and they do not diminish with time or distance or physical death. The vibes and vibe-auras of those who have 'passed-on' are as strong and clear as of those who are embodied.

We cannot truthfully think of people as the living or the dead, for all are living transfinitely: Bodies die, but the essential personas never die.

The vibes of the embodied are ever-present to the vibes of dear-ones who have 'passed-on': There is a continuing natural communication between them.

Those who are vibe-sensitive receive guidance and knowledge transfinitely, at the level of the intuitive intelligence ... that is, at the level of vibe communications. These communications are unrestricted by time, space and incidents of physicality.

A vibe-sensitive predictor receives communications transfinitely, at the level of the intuitive intelligence, which are extremely valuable and, indeed, essential to the quality and accuracy of his predictions.

The strident cacophony of modern physical-life tends to draw attention and awareness away from the intuitive vibe-life.

As a predictor needs to communicate at the level of the intuitive intelligence, he needs to devote much of his life to the quiet meditation and contemplation which is conducive to vibe sensitivity.

As all qualities are transfinite, they merge one with another, even when they appear to be in contradistinction with one another. Existence is a qualitative integral ... and no one quality is separate and independent of other qualities.

Paradigmatics extends to experience, as well as thought. For instance, in respect of outdoor sports, we have the mountain-climber paradigm, the tramper paradigm, the biker paradigm, the caravanner paradigm, the group-tourer paradigm, and so on. It is usually difficult for persons of one paradigm to empathise with those of differing paradigms

The advent of the multi-paradigmatics era has many implications, including (inter alia):

By reason of increasing volcanic emissions (due to core-explosion heat coming closer to the surface), Earth is entering a lesser ice-age, which will continue for approximately 10,000 years.

All of our senses are prehensive. We probe with light, sound, taste and smell ... and our feeling sense is prehensive. Our thought processes are based on sensing and are essentially prehensive: We are a prehensive species.

Any agency, which furthers knowledge, participates in the creation of what it discovers.

This propositional network may be perceived variously as:

One cannot create the present without creating the past and the future; one cannot create the future without creating the present and the past; one cannot create the past without creating the present and the future. All creation (effective and effect) is transfinite, integrative and integral.

All causations, accidents and wild variables must be factored in to any system or instrument which purports to assist in the process of prediction.

In one sense, my brain is like a computer with two main programmes, namely the propositional network and current events. However, my thinking is also influenced by my inheritance, personality, education, life-experience, and intuition.

Each idea has a ghost identity, which is the monad or spirit of the idea. It is this identity which constitutes the imperviousness and impregnability of the ideative paradigm.

Creation is taking place now ... that is, in the transfinite 'now'.

It is misleading to think that creation has already taken place, at some past time.

No creation is possible unless it takes place in the transfinite 'now'.

All acts of creation are one and transfinite: They occur in a timeless and spaceless transfinite milieu.

All creation is in the now, and creators must be present now to sustain creation.

By reason of finity, time exists as past/present/future: By reason of transfinity, all time is now.

The now is the transfinite mainset of the time series.

Transfinite beings always exist in the now.

Each one of us is a transfinite being, a monad, which always exists in the now.

The transfinite orders or categories of being are now beings.

As existence is absolute, all subsets are mainsets and all mainsets are subsets absolutely.

Creators are one and transfinite, and they never cease to create.

A finite expression is essentially a transfinite expression, for all things finite are subsets of the transfinite mainset. There can be nothing of subset which is not essentially mainset.

One with its creator-members, our species creates itself and its environment, and it creates of singularity: We are an absolute and singular species.

Creators and creations are one and integral, and they are in and of the transfinite 'now'.

Our race's ability to create itself and its environment, is genetically innate.

All qualities, of genetic inheritance, are transfinite.

All creative action is of the transfinite 'now'.

All 'nows' (past, present and future), of creation, are transfinitely one.

All creative action, of past/present/future, is of the transfinite 'now'.

The milieu of all creative action is the transfinite 'now'.

We need to understand and live with two equally true but seemingly contradictory views of the creation of the universe, namely that ...

When we say that 'transfinitely, the universe is being created now', we mean that every aspect of existence (past/ present/future) is being created transfinitely now.

To create any thing now is, transfinitely, to create its prior's now.

Whether they express in finite subsets or not, transfinite beings (monads) express transfinitely.

The ability to create accurate predictions is a transfinite and creative ability.

To the extent that predictions are accurate, they are creatively associated with the things and events predicted.

Why is a distinction made between 'infinity' and 'transfinity'? The concept of 'infinity' is of the unexpressed absolute ... while the concept of 'transfinity' is of the mainset of infinity, with all its expressed subsets.

The concept of 'transfinity' refers to the dynamic and expressive aspects of the infinite absolute.

As the essence of creation is interest, curiosity, exploration, discovery, change and differentiation ... and as all creation takes place now, we should be prepared for sudden changes: It would be unwise to expect the future to resemble the past.

All creative monads are transfinitely one, and they create in the transfinite 'now', as one.

As creation is transfinite, the process/act of prediction is transfinite, calling for transfinite vectors.

The most valuable things have no price, and things which have a high price are not the most valuable.

Creative intelligence is present in our species not only to ensure the survival and success of our species but to create our species transfinitely. Our species is essentially transfinite and is created transfinitely by transfinite agency ... namely, by our creative intelligence, at the behest of our will.

Many people say 'creative intelligence didn't occur evolutionarily until the holocene, so how could it have created the universe 15 billion years ago?' But such people haven't grasped the fact that we are a transfinite species which is created and creates transfinitely!

If we postulate that 'everything is genetic, as to perception, experience and environment', it is probable that no scientific evidence could be adduced to refute this thesis. We may be genetically programmed to sense things and events within our own environmentally inclusive being ... and there may be nothing in existence other than our living species. The whole of existence may be one self-contained and self-sufficient living species which incorporates its environment within its own all-inclusive being.

The mind's environment is the genetic mind's environment. Our mental imagery and thought processes are inherited. We are genetically programmed to see and think that which we see and think.

Our species is existence, is the entire universe, is creation, and is absolute. That, which our species sees and thinks, is all there is.

All is biological and all is pragmatic and all is of the species-mind.

When seeking to uncover the future, one must search very diligently for a clue and, having winkled out a clue, one needs to chew on it and chew on it. It is remarkable what can be achieved by much diligence and much chewing.

The rewording of a proposition often generates new thoughts and new propositions.

Prediction science has now reached a point where a government could well cover the predicted scenario, as well as the prevailing establishment scenario. By 'cover', we mean the making of adequate provision and preparations for the predicted scenario.

Order and chaos are integrally related: Taken to extremes, they both resolve in singularity. (See also propositions 8325-8331).

It was noted in proposition 8340 that the gravitational force is singularity force. Both order and chaos (negentropy and entropy) tend to singularity and are subject to the gravity of singularity. Gravity is the force of reintegration: Gravity in the reintegrative force of singularity.

All existence is transfinite: Living and non-living things are all transfinite.

All qualitative concepts are transfinite concepts.

Transfinite life is qualitative life.

Quality only exists for a person when that person is able to perceive it: Quality is a function of personal perception and personal perception is a function of self-realisation.

Awareness of quality equates awareness of transfinity.

Those who are most aware of the qualitative aspects of existence are most aware of the transfinite aspects of existence.

Material wealth provides access to quality but does not provide the capability to perceive and realise it. Nevertheless, materially wealthy persons tend to live more qualitative lives than materially impoverished persons.

All humans are hungry for quality ... and most strive for material means by which they may access quality.

Highly qualitative persons, such as Jesus, have no need for material wealth. Such persons have complete and direct access to quality.

Highly qualitative persons tend to find material life too restrictive and lacking in qualitative satisfaction.

A hunger for quality is a hunger for transfinite life.

Full self-realisation is full realisation of self as a transfinite being.

Reality equates existence. There is no thing or idea which is unreal or non-existent. To conceive of a thing, or think a thought, is to endow it with reality.

Concepts of good, as opposed to bad, relate mainly to that which is perceived to assist the survival/success of the individual, family, or society. On to this substratum, we may add the moral categorical imperative, by which our human conscience intuits good and right judgements and courses of action.

Non-meddling, non-interfering do-gooders are well enough, but meddling and interfering do-gooders are quite often do-baders (See also propositions 8366 - 8370).

To describe is to denigrate, by omission and/or incorrect emphasis.

Analysis subserves description and is contributory to omission and/or incorrect emphasis.

The 2020 scenario, of universal physical dispersal (ref. props. 401 and 416), is predicated upon the omnipotence and the exponential growth of human creative intelligence. This current network research indicates that the destructive power of the creative intelligence is far greater than that of any other agency.

When we consider physically destructive agencies, the following come to mind:

Other agencies/eventualities, such as epidemics and lethal ultra-violet exposure, are potential threats to mankind. All of the above-mentioned agencies are integrally related as to cause, process and effect.

As to 9589(b), the thermo-nuclear core explosion of 180mya will not reach Earth's surface in a ma3or way until well after 2020 (although it will cause an upsurge of volcanic activity). As to 9589(d), astronomical collisions are of astronomically low probability. We are left with 9589(a), the creative intelligence, and 9589(c), the black-hole phenomena, to consider re 2020 physical dispersal.

As to black-hole phenomena, if Earth explodes at an event-horizon contact, all human physical life would be extinguished.

It should be noted that, as the physical universe is integral with the human physical species, the elimination of the latter would eliminate the former, and vice versa. The propositions of this network clearly indicate that the elimination of the human physical species would be accompanied by elimination of the physical universe in the same and one advent.

In transfinite life, there are no thought processes, and creative intelligence per se has no place or function in transfinite life. Transfinite life is a vibe-life of intuitive and instant knowing.

Creative intelligence is a powerful agency by which our species transmutes or metamorphoses from physical-finite to transfinite condition. The creative intelligence performs this task without being consciously aware that it is self-destructing.

How then is the creative intelligence to self-destruct? When all human life is extinguished, creative intelligence is extinguished. Creative intelligence self-destructs by bringing about the extinction of human physical life.

The human creative intelligence is an agency of the human will: Creative intelligence does not control itself, nor does it fully understand itself.

The most powerful destructive activities of the creative intelligence relate to nucleonics and the chain-reactive release of protonic energy to singularity.

Both negentropic and entropic forces tend to singularity, the one via cohesion and the other via dispersal. It is within the power of the creative intelligence to 'short-circuit' protonic and electronic forces, in a chain-reactive apocalyptic explosion.

Propositions 401 and 416 are predicated upon the omnipotence and the exponential growth of human creative intelligence and to a 2020 physical dispersal, causally related to nucleonic chain-reactions of creative intelligence origin/ initiation.

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