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Chapter Two
What We Are

President John F. Kennedy said that the Americans would put a man on the moon, at a time when the necessary technology was just not available. Then, it seemed impossible but, nevertheless, the Americans went ahead and did it. The human species can do anything it decides to do. A lot of the things we have predicted may seem impossible but, if we decide to do them, they will be done. Existence is absolute, and our species is absolute. What does the term 'absolute' mean? That which is absolute is:

The author maintains that:

The creative process is essentially absolute and transfinite ... and it expresses in seemingly finite terms. Herein lies the confusion, for we tend to think in finite terms. Me processes of formal logic are based upon finite assumptions and finite syllogistics. We are taught to think mainly in finite terms. However, qualitative thinking is essentially transfinite. Concepts of beauty, equity, compassion, excellence, and so on, are unenumerable and unquantifiable. Via our aspirations and emotions, we reach out romantically: we have subconscious yearnings and the will to create: we are creators: we are the creator-species.

Also, we are beginning to realise that our immensely capable future descendants participate in the creation of all that went before them. We are beginning to realise that we, of the present, are transfinitely one with our future descendants. Everything is in the transfinite 'now', and it is only a matter of realisation ... a matter of perception and will.

We humans are the creators, of our species and its environment. It has been customary for us to think 'it was here before we came, therefore we couldn't have created it'. However, this reasoning assumes that creation is a time-constrained process ... but my work indicates that this is not so. Existence provides evidences of infinity and, as Bolzano pointed out 150 years ago, just one infinite aspect of existence is evidence that the whole is infinite. He was the first to recognise that the infinite magnitude exists in its own right and not just as an extended finite series. Later, Cantor developed a transfinite series of aleph-plus powers: he realised that, aside from enumerability, only powers exist. Early philosophers, such as Plotinus, and many subsequent thinkers have conceived existence to be an absolute. They perceived existence as infinite ... with no boundaries or limitations. By virtue of its infinity, existence is wholly in each of its parts ... and, while a part may be seen as finitely separate, it always remains infinite. As the absolute-existence is wholly in each of its parts, it is wholly in the human species ... and all powers of the absolute-existence are inherent in the actuality and potentiality of the human species.

Without the ability to see light, light does not manifest. We have reason to think not only that the ability to see light but light itself is the creation of the living species. Genetically, all living species are one, as to origin and provenance. All creative processes are transfinite, and all living species are transfinitely self-created. Each creative act or event is integral with its priors and with its futures. What our species perceives, it creates: what our species creates, it perceives. our species self-generates, self-improves, self-selects, and self-purges: this is what we refer to as the evolutionary process.

It is important to note that our species not only creates itself, but it also creates its environment ... as its 'egg and yolk', so to speak. The environment is there for our benefit, and not vice versa. The Earth is the initial breeding ground of the living species, but its future embraces the universe ... and this we may see as only the fledgling stage. Free of the 'egg', the species creates absolutely, at its will. This is what it all comes to in the final analysis ... the absolute will. Individually, and as a species, we are in the process of discovering our absoluteness, that is our power and our will to power. As we explore the stellar vastnesses, we will create what we discover and we will do so absolutely and transfinitely. Yes, it may seem that we find what was there before, and so it was finitely ... but, essentially and necessarily, it is created by one transfinite integrated process. Nothing can be there independently of us, for we are the creator-species.


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