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Irreversible, non-equilibrium processes can give rise to organisation.

While, far from equilibrium, global entropy increases, ordered behaviour may occur in the very processes of randomisation.

In the case of thermodiffusion, the rate of internal entropy production is at its lowest value when the final concentration gradient of the gases is established.

When they are far from equilibrium, steady-states which are pushed out of balance, may become unstable.

From any infinite set, one may create a new set which has more elements than the original set.

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.

Physical laws are ways of talking about existence which help us to predict action-reaction, cause-effect and general behaviour. The uses of physical laws are primarily predictive uses.

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.

Tenseless, absolute thinking is creative thinking: All things are possible to the consciously transfinite monad.

Cohesion pertains to monads and not to anything else. When a monad perceives that its environment is becoming less cohesive, the monad is imputing cohesion to alternative environments.

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.

An important point is that each piece of information is, itself, a creation and it may be replaced by another piece of information or disinformation, which is also a creation.

Disinformation is fiction, but people may believe it and accept it as their truth and reality.

Tautologies aside, who can say whether there is any unequivocal, undoubted truth whatsoever? Truth is essentially a personal concept.

There is no objective truth, or reality, which is separate from and independent of observers.

A fiction is a reality to a person who believes it.

Meaning is personal, and reality is personal.

Individuals decide what is their reality and what is their truth.

As chaos and entropy increase, ideas and concepts proliferate and confusion becomes almost the norm.

Information and disinformation will become increasingly indistinguishable: They will tend to merge.

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.

It will become increasingly difficult to assign meaningful statistical and accounting values.

As entropy increases, finite time-space categories will become less clearly defined and enumerability will become less meaningful generally.

It is not possible to convey or report information without in some way affecting that information. To convey a message is in some way to affect its content or meaning.

Every person who conveys or imparts information contributes, directly or indirectly, to its creation.

There is no truth per se, only useful information, which is a kind of pragmatic truth.

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.

Information which helps us to survive, physically, socially, psychologically or spiritually is useful and, therefore, truthful.

A person's truth is a composite of how the person believes things to be and how the person wants things to be.

To the degree that prediction methods enable us to successfully predict the future, they are useful and truthful.

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.

Our race has not only survived a flood of fictions and disinformation, it has thrived upon them.

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.

All outcomes are optimal, including the outcomes of disinformation and of apparent error and of apparent evil.

Our knowledge system is a bio-system and it is peculiar to the human race. It may be regarded as a closed system.

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.

Philosophy may be perceived as psychological anthropology.

Truth has cohesion and integrity only within the limits of a closed system: Truth is essentially cohesive and negentropic.

Form and subject cannot be separated: Formal logic is one with its subject: Logic and the processes of reasoning add nothing to content.

Life is both truth and the criterion of truth.

The human mind is the creator of its own reality.

The self is a free, self-creating agent, which transcends any constraints in the pursuit of the necessities of its own self-fulfillment.

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.

Man needs to supplement reality by an ideal world of his own creation. It may also be posited that all reality is of man's own creation.

A balanced overview of existence can only be achieved by giving due recognition to the important creative element of fiction.

Many propositions, which appear to be false, may work as if true (note: This is the philosophy of 'as if').

In order to cope with life's demands, we need false but expedient fictions.

There are non-rational solutions to questions which have no rational answers.

Fictions often represent spontaneous adaptations to the circumstances of environmental challenges.

Logical thought often uses fictions in an active appropriation of the partly known and the unknown: Fictions are prehensive ... that is, they are a groping for the unknown.

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.

Means tend to become indistinguishable from ends: Means tend to become ends in themselves.

Striving may be as important, or more important, than the achievement of objectives.

The strength of the spirit is only as great as its expression; its depth is only as deep as it dares to spread and lose itself in its explication.

The explication of a monad is its universe.

Spirit gains its truth only by finding itself in absolute dismemberment.

The creator of this present universe found itself in the dismemberment of this, its universe.

Philosophy is the knowledge of knowledge: It is the basic science.

The next determinate moment is utterly different. Timespace is the expression of the dynamic expansiveness of the Absolute.

Orthodox empirical scientists are busy looking for new 'facts' without realising that they, themselves, must create them.

All of our knowledge is bio-encoded: We know in order to survive: All knowledge is survivalist.

All concepts and propositions are creative and generative. All they need, by way of broth, is the attention and interest of a creative mind.

Every time a person reads another person's writing, different and further meanings arise in the consciousness of the reader.

Each writing is a creation and is potentially creative of an infinite variety of meanings. Each writing, in its creative reading, is endlessly evocative of meanings.

A reader, of another person's writing, cannot fail to experience meanings which are different from those of the writer. Each person is unique and each person derives unique meanings.

The differing viewpoints, of the network, 'spark' each other creatively and generatively, in a creative reader's mind.

Each alternative statement of a proposition, generates new propositions. To, in any way, alter a proposition, creates one or more new propositions.

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