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Information is a life-form, and its constituent data have living characteristics. We feed energy to information by giving it our interest and attention ... and thus information grows, and its rate of growth is determined by the level of inputs of interest and attention.

Interest and attention are means of transmitting energy.

We tend to think of information as separate from us, as persons, but the data of information are our prehensile tendrils, by which we feed and grow. Our information and information sources are very much part of us.

Chaos science, in biological applications, has discovered that a small change in one variable may push an otherwise stable system into qualitatively different behaviour.

The concept of a phase-space fix may be that of a multi-vectored intersect, plotted at a given point of time. This concept, useful for handling complex dynamic phenomena, enables a trajectory of points to be traced over time ... and, when new inputs (such as increased energy) are introduced to the system, geometrical patterns of chaos topology may develop.

If all vectors relevant to a complex dynamic system, including time, were plotted, the plot would be an unmoving, magnitudeless point ... that is, singularity. Thus, we may view the geometric patterns of chaos science as the net tracings of all unknown, or unspecified, relevant vectors. Chaos topology may, however, afford clues as to what the missing vectors may be.

Time is usually assumed to be a linear function, but we can have no certainty that it is invariably so.

Instead of concentrating on linear data and screening out non-linear data, chaos scientists now see irregularities as opportunites for us to widen our knowledge of non-linear phenomena. Investigative science has discovered a new paradigm in chaos methodology ... a new way of looking at the universe.

Scientific endeavour is now regarded as instrumental: It no longer seeks its 'holy grail' of proof (which is now seen as chimeric) but is satisfied by 'honest' utility.

All forms are creations and functions of living species ... and they are progressively gestalted from chaos.

In biology, randomness is death: Form is essential to organic life.

Organic life-forms can only perceive formally ... that is, they can only be aware of an environment of forms.

For a fixed-point attractor, the pull is inwards towards singularity.

Monads are transfinite attractors, which attract forms at Cantor Aleph-plus categories (or powers) of transfinity.

Ordinary language contains more than 50%, of sounds or letters, that are not essential to the communication of messages.

Attractors often conflict in seeking to express their forms ... and such conflict creates new information.

Any and all kinds of conflict create new information.

Information is transmitted from small scales to large.

Intellectual comprehension is a macro-function.

Turbulence transmits energy from large-scale patterns to small-scale patterns.

The mind has access not only to information accumulated in this life but also to the evolutionary information-banks of our species.

The patterns of chaos are transfinite; they are intermediate between finity and singularity; they are of the same genus as Plato's ideal forms.

We don't see a thing until we liken it to something we already know: Analogues and metaphors are essential to perception.

Our species consistently displays a wonderful proclivity to the gestalting of wholes from partial data. By reason of this proclivity, we often jump to unwarranted conclusions.

Every activity generates creative patterns: Every pattern has the potential of eternal life, in that it may be induced at any time in the future.

Complex geometric flows of energy characterise the workings of the mind ... and each mind has attractors in its programmes.

Organic life-forms are order-systems which extract and absorb energy from the disorder of chaos. As foetal fluid subserves the foetus, so the energy of chaos subserves all life forms.

The primal bio-data are seeds and the life-supports of the seeds.

To maintain its life, any formalised energy-system (including this network) must increase its usefulness at a faster rate than its rate of entropic dissipation.

Percepts are information; we are what we perceive ourselves to be; we are percepts; we are information; we are information systems.

We are information systems which stretch out tendrils for the finding and absorption of new information: Information is our food and drink: Information is our energy and our quality ... our means of being.

Energy is information. New information has more useful energy than old information. Like energy, information loses usefulness every time it is used: Energy and information are both subject to the entropic law of thermodynamics.

Enmassed energy is enmassed information: Mass is information mass.

Chaos is potential information: Forms are temporary stores of information.

We have our preferences for food, news, music, etc ... that is, for different types of information which interest us. Interest indicates need: That, which we need, we are interested in.

Censors, and other information managers, who seek to screen and select and withhold information, seek to reduce our means of living ... they seek, in effect, to reduce our life.

Censorship involves societal deprivation,

All information is a 'food-pool' from which we feed selectively, according to our interests and needs.

Lack of interesting information induces boredom.

Boredom indicates lack of an interesting variety of information.

Any restriction of variety of information, increases boredom.

Anything which increases boredom decreases life.

Depreciation and obsolescence measure the onset of objectified boredom.

Bodies die mainly because they lack new useful information.

Old, hackneyed information has been deprived of interest ... that is, of usefulness.

That, which is assigned to 'past', is squeezed-out information ... that is, information which has become 'old-hat' and boring.

We are ourselves time-machines: We ourselves create time.

We live by processing information: We live on the usefulness we extract from information ... and we label the tailings as 'history'. History is used information.

The unknown and unexplained are our food sources and food stocks: It is from them that we derive interesting new information.

The universe is comprised of useful and used information: The first is the emerging future, and the second is the past.

That, which stimulates, adds interest ... that is, adds useful information.

It is not possible to deal with information without creating information.

When creating disinformation, one creates information.

We are creatures of information.

Information processors and creators (whether via news, fiction, TV, art, graphics, photography, music, entertainment, speech, advertising, etc) fashion our lives: They add to, or take away from, the very essence of our being.

New paradigms are aggregations and seedings of new energy: They are new life.

Absorbable energy is information: Every thing we absorb is information, including all food, drink and the intake of all our senses.

All qualities are conveyed by energy: Energy is the bearer of quality.

Information is the bearer of energy and, as such, is the bearer of quality.

Information transmits energy: Information transmits quality.

Information is integrally related to both energy and quality.

Individuals vary enormously in their ability to extract and absorb energy and quality from information received.

The more qualitative the person, the more quality it is aware of, in the information it receives.

Awareness of quality is an essential prerequisite of quality absorption.

The more qualitative the person, the more quality it absorbs from information received.

The qualitative status of a person is its monadic status.

Each individual is a monad ... a qualitative, transfinite being.

Monads are quality-attractors: They may be likened to vortices, centred on singularity.

Quality is the usefulness of energy.

Whenever energy changes form, it loses usefulness ... that is, it loses quality.

Quality is absolute and never abates or becomes less than absolute and perfectly complete.

All quality entropically lost by energy, is absorbed by monads and converted to singularity.

Monads develop to self-realisation by absorbing the quality of their environment.

History is a limbo-store to which our species has assigned information left over from the living process.

As our species lives, it extracts usefulness from information, and leaves the residue as history.

As we are a wasteful species, historians and philosophers are able to glean considerable usefulness from history.

Time is what we create as we process information and discard what we don't immediately use.

By checking information against personal experience, we assign our personal evaluation of its reliability. Reliability is essentially a personal, experiential and evaluative concept. In 8o far as we delegate reliability evaluations to those we have faith in, reliability also becomes a matter of personal faith.

This network is a map of existence, which is more abstract in some parts than in others: Some propositions are more abstract and some are more detailed ... but, of course, our perception seems to be a mixture of abstract and detail. Considering the network as a whole, it is a model and models are abstractions. So, we may say that the network is an abstraction which includes a lot of detail. We may also say that most micro-detail, on closer examination, takes on macro characteristics and, what were previously considered as details, become viewed as abstract models. Essentially, all perceptions and propositions are abstract constructions ... that is, abstract creations.

We make no claim that this network 'map' of ours coincides with 'reality' ... but, then again, we do not believe that there is a 'reality' which is independent of our species. The initial aim of this exercise was simply to fashion an instrument or tool to help us in the prediction of the future. However, as the propositional network developed, it seemed to offer further assistance in respect of:

The wider role, into which the network has grown, now includes prediction, stocktaking, philosophy and creation.

Of singularity, our species perceives energy and, of energy, our species perceives mass. The only reality is that which pertains to perception. To understand reality, we must understand perception.

Our species is a life-form, of singularity, which exists and grows by reason of its powers and propensity to differentiate of and from singularity.

Each individual's view of existence is a cluster of paradigmatic models, which may be used to provide a vectored fix on the course of the future. The more views of existence we have, the more vectored fixes we have on the future. One view alone is useless as a navigational fix: It is our collective species which prehends its future. How do we judge the accuracy of predictions? ... we judge on results: The methodology is instrumentalist.

Perhaps it is that we ourselves are creatures of order but, whatever the reason, when we are confronted with a wild untamed thing, most of us feel an urge to tame it. This propositional network behaves and grows like an untamed thing but I feel no urge to tame it ... and the network continues to thrive untamed ... and I can almost feel it thanking me for letting it grow as it wants to grow.

Most of us are overwhelmed and overawed by what we perceive as the mighty universe. Our environment is like a huge juggernaut of 'fait accompli', moving seemingly inexorably from past to present to future. But, what if we ourselves have made this juggernaut from chaos by our own mainly sub-conscious determinations of mind and will, and what if we ourselves have the power to change it all? Perhaps we are being overawed and deluded by a puffed-up shamster of our own devising: Perhaps we naively give the environment too great a billing ... and perhaps we are mistakenly perceiving the universe as marvellous, gigantic, complex, mysterious and important ... and mistakenly seeing ourselves as small and of little account. Worldwide, much rethinking is in process concerning human status and powers.

Sciences are no longer preoccupied with seeking to prove the unprovable. It is now recognised that scientific data, propositions and models can only be evaluated in terms of usefulness ... that is, in terms of instrumentalism. If it works, OK! ... and, if it doesn't, forget it!

Those, who empathise fully with that which is eternal, become themselves eternal.

Friendship and love are life-lines of information and energy and quality, without which we cannot exist.

All forms are stores of information, energy and quality: Analysis and knowledge are the keys by which we gain access and use of these stores.

History is a store of used programmes which we may re-run selectively, as suits our current and future needs.

Time is the measure of our growth, as a species: Time is not a self-standing, independent quality. By our faculties of perception, we impute time, energy and forms to singularity.

Metaphorically, we are fish-folk ... and chaos is our sea, and ideas are the fish we eat ... and new paradigms are tasty new fish varieties.

As paradigms are selective and abstract, we should not expect all truth to be encompassed in one or a few paradigms: Truth is essentially multi-paradigmatic. Thus, truth is democratic, rather than dogmatic and authoritarian.

Each individual viewpoint is as essential to the whole democratic truth as each individual vote is essential to the whole democratic polity.

In order to realise our eternal nature, we must empathise.

To be privy to the truth, we must be privy to all viewpoints.

When people deny that they have a God, or that there is a God, they deny that they have a soul.

By respecting and worshipping a thing, we give it life: By respecting and worshipping God, we give Him life. God does not exist independently of His people: God is the creation and soul of His people.

Names do not make Him other than the one God. Allah, Tao, Yahweh, Ahura Mazda, Amaterasu-Omikami, Brahman, Vishnu, Shiva, Dharmakaya, Amon-Ra, Aton ... and countless other names, He has been called. He does not mind what name we call Him by, provided that we speak His name respectfully and worshipfully.

God is the shared essence of our being: In Him, we are one people.

He, who is empty, shall be filled ... and the empty proven vessel shall be brimmed with the spirit of God: Prepare then the vessel and prove it worthy, and make of it a holy grail.

When we need time, there is no time ... and, when we don't need it, it is available in endless quantity ... and so I conclude that personal time is inversely related to need. Those, who are eternal, have no need of time.

Those, who need to process information, need time for the task. Those, who empathise with information (knowledge), do not need to process it and do not need time. The wise do not need time: They are eternal.

Eternity is not an eternity of time: Eternity is the absence of time ... that is, of the absence of any need for time.

When we look at existence, from a detached viewpoint, it looks like an unstoppable juggernaut ... but, when we move into it and empathi5e with it, we find that we are influencing its nature and its future. We tend to underestimate our powers to influence things and events.

Humans are monad-centred information-systems, with qualities of learning, memory, recall, and creative thought. As monads, we are absolute and have free and full access to all qualities of the absolute.

It is but practical common sense to have our God and to believe in Him.

There is no God apart from us: He is God of us and by us.

He is the essence and soul of our species ... and we naturally believe in Him.

As we believe in our species, so we believe in our God.

We believe that our God is eternal and that our species is eternal.

Our species is 'life' and our God is 'life': We believe in 'life' and we believe in our God.

It all can't happen, but it does. Life is a miracle: We are a miracle: Every thing and every event is a miracle.

By our being, we affirm our belief in life and our belief in miracles and our belief in God.

Anyone, who declares that there is no God, makes an empty and meaningless declaration: It is like looking at the sun and saying that there is no sun.

We cannot live without faith that we will continue to breathe.

Faith is as essential to life as blood and bone and feeling.

Faith and life are one, and this one is the strongest of all: We call it God.

If we lose faith in our God, we lose faith in our species and we lose faith in life itself. It is but practical common sense to believe in God: If we lose Him, we lose everything.

Those who believe in God live of God and by God and for God and seek to do His will.

Those who believe in God honour justice, are merciful, and respect lawful authority.

Those who believe in God believe in life eternal, and are fearless and courageous.

Those who believe in God are good citizens, and they are compassionate.

Those who believe in God see God in every living being.

Those who believe in God commune with Him always and continually seek His guidance.

Those who believe in God worship Him and are devoted to Him.

Those who believe in God believe in Him by all His many names.

Reason is cold, but loving faith feeds God.

God does not accept reason as a sacrifice to Him, but He gratefully accepts and lives by the faith and love we offer Him.

Reason is muddied by fallacy and sophistry, but faith is crystal clear.

Those who truly believe in God believe in Him with crystal clear faith.

Those who believe in Him feel the warmth of His love like magic blood in magic veins.

God, who is all, has no life except the life we give Him.

By giving life to God, we give ourselves life.

Life is no-life without love.

The essence of motherhood is love and love cannot be forced ... and no woman should be forced to bear a child she does not want.

A child has the right to be wanted and loved by its mother.

Scientific observations may be interpreted in many ways. Differing theories, based on the same scientific observations, claim equal empirical validity (see propositions 5368 and 5369). A classic example of this is the debate among geologists as to whether the Earth's volume is static or increasing ... and, mark you, they are arguing on the basis of the same empirical data (and a plethora of it, at that). To this conundrum, known as empirical equivalence, we may add the conundrum of unprovability. It is now recognised, by philosophers of science, that it is not possible to prove any thing, categorically and without qualification. Where does this leave our species?: We may say that it leaves our species, groping prehensively, in the way it always has, from its earliest evolutionary endeavours. I believe that we may ask a significant question, namely ... if our species is becoming increasingly intelligent (and evidence to this effect is compelling), why are we still groping to discover the 'true reality'? The answer probably is that there is no 'true reality' ... and that it just isn't there to discover. 'True reality' may be worthwhile as an ideal objective, like a holy grail, but we may no longer sensibly expect to discover it.

Are then our efforts, of science and of creative intelligence, in vain? of course not! The nub of it all is this, that we are a creative species, which creates its environment and its own life and experiences, as it goes.

Science does not deal with 'true reality': It deals with creativity and creation.

Endeavours of science are endeavours of creativity and of creation. Science is as creative as any area of human activity. Consider the tremendous creative implications of nucleonics, television, satellite transmission and genetic engineering!

If science is very effective creatively, perhaps we should consider more carefully what we want to create. Does our species want to put out rogue science-feelers at random, or does it want to exercise guidance, based on well communicated feedback?

It is now posited here that our species operates as an intuitive and prehensive organic whole ... and it is subserved by its creative intelligence, rather than governed by it. There is well communicated and effective feedback, but it takes place at the intuitive level, rather than on a deliberative conscious level.

Although we, as individuals and groups, may not know what existence is all about, our species does. We may be confused, but our species isn't. We may not know what the future holds, but our species does.

Our species is both finite and transfinite. Transfinitely, it does not blunder about, for it knows its future as well as its past. It puts out its feelers prehensively, but it knows what it reaches out for and what it grasps.

This is not a doctrine of fatalism: A fatalist is one who believes he has no power to shape his future ... but, we and our species create every aspect of our future.

We, collectively and individually, are the masters of our fate.

Our species is an integrated whole, which serves all its individual purposes and individual intuitions and individual wills. Our species is both our master and our servant ... and perfectly efficient withal.

As all existence is qualitative, what is amenable to finite logic? Only that, which is perceived to be finite, is amenable to finite logic. Logic is a function of perception.

All qualities are functions of individual sensitivity.

All qualities are essentially transfinite: The quintessence of a quality is its transfinity. That, of a quality, which cannot be measured or incontrovertibly described, is its transfinity.

As to measurement, because some aspects can be measured, we tend to assume that the quality measured is wholly measurable and, thus, wholly finite. No quality, even finity, is wholly finite.

Sympathy takes us into the transition phase, where finity merges into transfinity ... and, then, sympathy becomes empathy, as our sensitivities up-vibe to transfinity. Empathy is a classic transfinite quality.

Transfinite phenomena are not amenable to finite logic.

One can paint word-pictures of one's transfinite world but language becomes an art-form, rather than a means of precise communication, where transfinite phenomena are concerned.

Finite awareness is characterised, inter alia, by: Poor powers of qualitative differentiation; hate; conflict; jealousy; brutality; cruelty; sadism; hedonism; grossness; materiality; ignobility; insensitivity; lack of mercy and compassion; deviousness; low cunning; intolerance; dogmatism; lack of imagination; occlusion of perception; pettiness; meanness; spitefulness; and low integrity.

Transitional awareness (from finity to transfinity) is characterised, inter alia, by: Kindness; sympathy; compassion; fairness; devotion; improved powers of qualitative differentiation; tolerance; understanding; mercy; forgiveness; sensitivity; subtleties of humour; decency; loyalty; generosity; devotion; open-mindedness; greater happiness; sophistication; and greater integrity.

Transfinite awareness is characterised, inter alia, by: Clear, unoccluded awareness; empathy; clear insight; powerful intuition; great faith; spirituality; perfect understanding; perfect recall; perfect qualitative awareness; perfect sensitivity; complete selflessness; great intuitive intelligence; absoluteness; great vibe-awareness; selfless love; great creativity and imagination; perfect will; perfect happiness; tranquillity; wisdom; complete integrity; and transparent honesty.

If existence is essentially transfinite and if logic is inapplicable to transfinity, how does one deal sensibly with transfinite phenomena?

One's transfinite environment is a function of one's individual sensitivity: One's transfinite environment is essentially a private universe.

One's transfinite environment is a collection of personal paradigms (viewpoints), to which other people have only partial access.

How do we find our way, if we each live in a private world? We live by the love and friendship of family and group bonds; by common needs and shared endeavours; by common faiths and beliefs; by the bonds of common laws and customs; by common language, interpretations and definitions; by pragmatic actions and reactions; and by the gatherings, directions and dynamics of leadership and agreement.

Because our existence is mainly transfinite and private, and because it is continually changing, most of us need to cling to our communal 'raft', for sanity and survival. We tend to grab and hold on to any communal life-lines that are available: Most of us feel essentially insecure without these life-lines. Our personal sovereign powers are incomprehensible to, and beyond the grasp of, most of US.

If most people are 'raft-people', rather than completely self-sufficient beings, why do we concern ourselves with concepts of sovereign monads? Because prediction science is concerned not only with present man but with emergent future man, who is going to have less need of 'rafts'.

If we liken a 'raft' person to a fledgling, we ask what a fledgling needs, to enable it to fly from the nest. It needs ability, faith and courage. Like the fledglings, 'raft' people have the ability, but they need to screw up their faith and courage to the sticking point. Once they have launched themselves upon their several destinies, it all seems simple to them.

Most of today's turmoil follows from people doing their own thing. More and more people are leaving their 'raft'. Moralising and tut-tutting won't change things: There will be more and more individualistic activism, particularly amongst the younger generations.

Logic, on close examination, is a life-line of limited use and, often, only a panacea ... but 'raft' people will cling to it, as if there were nothing else. The more qualitative and transfinite awareness becomes, the less people will rely on logic.

People, worldwide, will tend to polarise between those who consider faith as supremely important, and those who consider faith as naive and of little importance.

All phenomena are transfinite. Our faculties of perception are like a telescope or lens which gathers transfinite data into finite focus.

By our faculties of perception, we perceive transfinite phenomena as finite phenomena.

That, which we see clearly as future, becomes progressively clear as present.

As we perceive transfinite phenomena as finite phenomena, the clear images thus created become established in transfinity. In other words, as we create finitely, we are also creating transfinitely.

A predictor's skills and devices are like a zoom-lens which brings the future into the present ... and that, which was peripheral and penumbral, becomes clear focused reality.

Time series are subsets of transfinity, created by our species. Time is like a video-camera which is in-built in our faculties of perception. With our moving perceptual focus, we create time, where there was no time.

A predictor's skills and devices are like a zoom-lens. As our species improves its zoom-lenses on the future, it will progressively enlarge the present by bringing more and more of the future into the present.

As prediction becomes more and more accurate and powerful, it progressively reduces the time dimension towards a present point ... that is, towards singularity.

The future is decreasing exponentially, and the present is increasing exponentially ... and we are the creators of this interchange. Nothing is lost, as our species assumes transfinite mode.

We are one living species; existence is one living species; all creation is one living, self-created, absolute species. This key concept emerges ever more clearly, hour by hour, as this network develops.

Essential to the concept is that the one living species is finite and infinite and transfinite ... and that it has no dimensional constraints whatsoever.

The living species is intuitive and prehensive. The rationality and syllogistic reasoning, we so much prize, is but one capability of an infinity of capabilities of the living species ... and all these capabilities are available to us, and we are in process of discovering them.

It may well be difficult for many to conceive of a universe which they themselves create ... and that the entire environment, including the stellar universe, is an integral part of our species. Truth is often stranger than fiction.

Turbulence induces transition, or is indicative of it. Turbulence indicates that the boundaries of a state (or condition) have been reached, and that a different state is about to be entered upon.

The increasing turbulence of our environment indicates that a different state is about to be entered upon ... and that a metamorphosis is taking place.

Although much is said about the benefits of peace and of cosseting, the human race would lose viability if it were without wildness and conflict.

Our innermost selves are cohesive and quiet ... and it is strange that our outer species is so conflictive and disturbed. One is tempted to the analogy of the tranquil deeps of the ocean and its turbulent surface.

Atmosphere is the very soul of poetry ... as witness Coleridges's 'Ancient Mariner' and de la Mare's 'Listeners'. If a poet cannot create atmosphere, he or she has failed to create poetry.

The very soul of a work of art is its aura, its atmosphere ... its ghost.

An artist conjures up the ghost of his work and creates, of it, a living being.

There is a stage or point when a work of non-art becomes a work of art: It is the moment of its birth, so to speak ... the infusion of its breath of life. Before that moment, the ghost or soul was not present but, now it has arrived. I speak of the atmosphere ... the aura, of the work of art, without which it was dead but, with it, has now come to life as an eternal being.

To an empath, every single thing and event is art ... for all existence is the work of God, the great artist ... and the empath is able to be one with every aspect, and is thus able to appreciate its art.

Does a person produce its own aura, or does the person evoke responses in an observer, such that observer creates the aura of its own imagination and creative perception? Both views share truth, for auras are transfinite phenomena.

Legal precepts are not spiritual precepts ... and legal judgements are not spiritual judgements. Spiritual judgements are not within the province of worldly authorities or courts (lay or cleric).

Spiritually, it is permissible to make no reply to an accusation ... that is, to any accusation. (Note: This derives from Christ's silence before Pilate).

There is no need for questions or answers in Heaven.

There is no spiritual requirement to ask or answer questions on Earth.

Spiritually, every person is entitled to maintain his or her silence.

Truth is both the creation and the certainty of our species ... and it changes when we want it to change, and when we need it to change.

We use truth as hand-holds or stepping-stones, as we prehend our way. Truth is very important pragmatically, to our species. We should not devalue or under-rate our truth.

Are not we, each of us, Gods?: Is not God, the Absolute, wholly in each one of us?

We are, each of us, creators: Each of our thoughts is a mental monad, a new creation: And each new organic molecule we create is a new monad.

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