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8400
As the species creates itself and its future, the prediction scientist must gain knowledge of the species as a whole ... that is, of all the viewpoints of the species ... of the integral species-viewpoint. Only then is he able to predict the future accurately.


8401
Mental concepts (that is, mental monads) are an omnipresent agency of the Absolute. They tend to be conflictive but, as a genus, they are the means by which the whole of existence is created and commanded.


8402
Successful democracy tacitly allows for the de facto operation of 'the committee of one' principle: It allows its capable leaders a fairly loose rein.


8403
A theoretical science is initiated when relevant knowledge is gathered in a system of interrelated propositions. This present propositional network constitutes the beginnings of a theoretical science of prediction.


8404
Some say that a science is about facts which can be proven but philosophers of science question whether incontrovertible proof is possible. I believe that a science may be defined as an interrelated series of propositions which works as an effective tool in a particular area of interest or endeavour.


8405
Now that this propositional network is at a stage when it can be effectively used, together with current events, as a device for predicting the future, the question arises as to the adequacy of current events data which is presently available to the predictor. How comprehensive and how detailed must our current events data be?


8406
We must be careful not to be so immersed in detail that we lose out on matters of insight, intuition and overview. Prediction science must have a strongly macrocosmic emphasis if it is to succeed. In order to be successful predictors, we must identify the underlying causes and essential characteristics of existence.


8407
The mind changes its environment, to accord with what it wants to feed on.


8408
Our environment is our feed-stock, and it changes to accord with the feeding needs, choices and patterns of our species.


8409
The sub-conscious mind of the species is of transfinite nature. The species-will, which operates at this level, is of transfinite nature.


8410
The conscious will of the species is perceived and expressed in terms of finite time and finite space, but the subconscious will of the species is transfinite and is unconstrained by finity.


8411
As the operative will of our species is sub-conscious and transfinite, the primary task of a prediction scientist is to empathise with the transfinite species-will.


8412
As the species-will operates transfinitely, prediction scientists must be able to communicate at the transfinite level: They must be able to understand the species-will.


8413
Knowledge, which is transfinite, is accessed transfinitely by the species' sub-conscious mind, and is accessed by every individual member of the species, at the subconscious level.


8414
Increases of specie5-knowledge influence the behaviour of all species-members, at the sub-conscious level.


8415
Increasing insightful knowledge, fed into the species, subconscious mind, is the major determinant of changing behavioural patterns.


8416
Species-wide subconscious communication of knowledge is immediate and effective.


8417
To control the mind is to control mental monads ... beings which are extraordinarily obedient and conformable to one's will ... like an army or raw recruits, ready to be trained into a powerful army of enthusiastic volunteers.


8418
Creativity cannot be limited or preknown finitely, but it can be lived and experienced transfinitely and timelessly.


8419
There can be no beginning of creation. That, which is perceived as a beginning, is a transformation or a changing but uninterrupted phase of the eternal processes of expression.


8420
To perceive that a thing has a beginning is to perceive in terms of a time dimension ... but the quality of creativity has no time dimension, for it is transfinite. Although creativity expresses finitely, it is itself transfinite.


8421
Expression is an infinite changing series. There is no beginning: There is always prior expression.


8422
It is a nonsense to say that the future is fixed and that it has already been created in the transfinite. The transfinite is a dynamic 'ever-now': It is not limited in any way, and it contains no unalterable future scenarios.


8423
Knowledge of the future telescopes the future.


8424
When knowledge of the future is accessed by an individual mind, it is thereby accessed by the species-mind.


8425
As the species becomes aware of its transfinity, its need for finite expression diminishes and its knowledge of its physical future increases and its physical remainder-time diminishes.


8426
As the species becomes more aware of its transfinity, it lives more in transfinite mode and less in finite mode.


8427
Indications as to the future, suggested by one proposition or by a selection of propositions, should only be provisional and subject to the indications of the network as a whole. The network is a reliable tool of prediction only when used as a whole and not when used piecemeal.


8428
There is a quantum leap from the knowledge of reasoning-intellect to the knowledge of intuitive-intellect. From the domain of the latter, the former seems very restricted, unnecessarily complicated, materialistic, low-vibed, and biased.


8429
The only thing to fear about the unknown is fear of the unknown.


8430
As the species has the power to convert unknown to known, and as each of us is one with the species, we have nothing to fear from the unknown: Our species is master of the known and master of the unknown.


8431
According to the state of our consciousness, we live as transfinite beings or as finite beings. We live according to what we are conscious of. To live now, transfinitely, requires only that we be consciously aware that we are transfinite beings.


8432
We select our data; we think-gather incoming raw data into facts; we construct our facts; we ideate our facts; we create our facts. Science is a creative endeavour.


8433
There is no difference between an applied philosophy and an applied science: Both are instrumentalist and pragmatic. This prediction network and system may be perceived as either a work of applied philosophy or a work of applied science.


8434
Communicators often assume that news is generally unknown until it is published by the news media. On the contrary, the public receive as news what they already subconsciously know to be true: They feel it 'in their bones', so to say. It is because of this species' pre-awareness that the public accepts news accounts to be true.


8435
Journalists articulate what the public already knows intuitively and instinctively. It is by reason of this species' pre-awareness that the public will accept some items of news and reject or discount other items. Common sense is largely based on intuitions and instincts of species' pre-awareness.


8436
A good journalist knows what the public knows 'in its bones', and articulates it faithfully. A predictor does the same and, in this respect, predictors and journalists have quite a lot in common. A predictor's skills include predictive journalism.


8437
The major pragmatic criterion of any proposition is its adequacy to verifiable prediction. The most useful of propositions contribute, directly or indirectly, to the making of predictions which can be verified in experience.


8438
That theoretical nucleonic propositions have produced significant practical outcomes, is indicative of the creative potential of the genus of theoretical propositions: No limits can be assigned to this potential.


8439
The truth of a proposition, the compelling character of the evidence, or the rationality of a method, never explains the acceptance of a discovery.


8440
Regardless of evidence etc., some propositions are accepted, rejected, or put on 'the back-burner', and brought forward for acceptance at a future time. In relation to acceptance, each proposition has its appropriate timing. Some, of course, may be just too unpalatable for public acceptance.


8441
It cannot be said that a proposition based on facts is more scientific than a proposition based on theory, when both propositions are shown to work in practice.


8442
Demonstrated actual outcomes and their propositional precursors, are scientific, regardless of methodology, or lack of it! Anything goes, as long as it works!


8443
This network is like a navigator's rutter, in that it includes bearings, navigational points, clues and miscellaneous notes which assist in finding and mapping the future: In particular, the network includes ...

(Note: No attempt has been made, or should be made, to categorise or classify the above lines of thought).


8444
Any attempt to categorise lines of thought seeks to impose old constraints upon current and future thinking.


8445
As global volcanic activity increases, the enhanced aerosol/dust stratospheric de-insolation layer warms the uppermost layers of the stratosphere and reduces the movement of warm air from low to high altitudes. This tends to raise equatorial surface temperatures and enhances the N-SIS-N flows of equatorial air to higher latitudes, resulting in greater uniformity of temperatures latitudinally. The rise of Antarctic winter temperatures, due to the ozone hole, also causes increased S-N airflows and greater uniformity of temperatures latitudinally. Changes of climatic conditions are most marked in the mid latitudes. All of these effects, and the El Niño phenomenon, are due to increased global volcanism.


8446
Electromagnetic technology is radically altering the milieu of human perception ... that is, the reality coordinates within which we apprehend and order sense data. Experience now presents itself in 'fields' of simultaneous interaction.


8447
The way people communicate is more important than what they communicate: The medium is the most significant message.


8448
Electronic circuitry has overthrown the regime of time and space: Its message is one of total change.


8449
Statisticians have a great deal to present about people in general, as abstract enumerations, but very little to present about people, as people, and nothing about individuals.


8450
Statistics are mental abstractions which are only indirectly and approximately indicative of human experience ... and yet statistics are often elevated to the status of unqualified reality.


8451
When statisticians select and publicise certain indices (of GNP, inflation, etc.) they are involved in a process of selective reality: They are according greater reality to certain aspects of our life than to other aspects.


8452
When one has a problem and is 'stumped' for a solution, there is always a ploy ... and it is a matter of finding it or inventing it. Problems do not lack solutions: They are presented to us as challenges and promptings of our creative powers and ingenuity.


8453
How to discover the future is a problem, and we may be assured that ploys may be found or invented to solve the problem.


8454
Fallacious reasoning cloaks or obscures concepts and possible courses of action, and is often a means by which we consciously or subconsciously avoid consequences which we desire to avoid but cannot otherwise avoid.


8455
We are transfinite beings and we create our own future transfinitely.


8456
It is strange that many think of themselves as finite beings, for all of our qualities are transfinite. Our qualities of personality, intuition, instinct, awareness, will, intelligence, creativity, courage, interest, love, determination, resourcefulness, initiative, faith, morality, beauty, justice, humour, happiness, and so on ... these are all transfinite, unquantifiable and unenumerable qualities.


8457
Why would we think of our essential individual being as finite? ... for all our qualities are transfinite ... and why should our individuality not also be transfinite? It is common-sense reality that we are transfinite individuals.


8458
There are no physical brain thought-processes in the transfinite life: There is intuition, awareness, sensitivity to vibes, recognition and remembrance ... but no processes of reasoning. All, that was intellectual in worldly life, is intuitive in transfinite life.


8459
Much can be said about the transfinite life: It is a life of sensitivity, of subtle emotions, of light, of colour, of form, of movement, of beauty, and of like and dislike ... of attraction and repulsion. It is essentially a qualitative life: All the qualities are experienced there, to a heightened degree. Happiness, enjoyment, friendship and warm companionship are there ... and activities are according to choice and personal needs.


8460
Transfinite life is vibe-life and vibes have different frequency levels, from low-gross to high-fine. The vibes pertain to an ascending power series, described by Cantor as aleph-plus categories.


8461
The greatest achievement is to emerge from the tangled jungle of thought to the clear field of intuition.


8462
In order to maximise our species' survival potential, we need to retain maximum flexibility: In terms of thought processes, we need to be able to 'rationalise' any course of action or belief which may be requisite to species' survival, and thus we have the capability to convince ourselves of the rightness of any course of action and of any belief whatsoever. We are woolly but pragmatic thinkers, by survival necessity: We are subconsciously aware that the actualities of an as yet unknown future are not accessible to current logical reasoning.


8463
Most propositions, like Rorschach blots, have meanings which change according to the perception of individuals ... and even momentarily, from time to time.


8464
Some propositions seem to be unchanging, but usually this is not so. Those, who seek certainty, tend to impute certainty where certainty is unwarranted.


8465
To the extent that particular propositions are held to be certain, the uncertainty of other propositions increases: This is Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, as applied to propositional theory.


8466
The theory of nuclear physics, known as Heisenberg's principle of uncertainty, applies to the perception of all phenomena, and constitutes the basis of a philosophy of selective reality.


8467
Our foci of attention are our realities.


8468
To increase the level of certainty of any thing is to decrease the level of certainty of all other things.


8469
To focus attention on any thing increases our certainty about that thing and decreases our certainty about all other things.


8470
To increase our perception of a thing is to increase the reality of that thing.


8471
When more public attention is focused on a particular thing, attention is withheld or diverted from other things.


8472
When more attention is focused on a particular thing, that thing becomes more real than it was prior to the commencement of focus enhancement.


8473
To espouse one viewpoint as the truth devalues all other viewpoints of the truth.


8474
As truth is many-faceted and as concentration on the truth of one facet reduces the truth-status of other facets, truth is maximised by concentrating on many facets of truth at the same time: This is a rationale of propositional networking.


8475
The most reliable and valuable aspect of this network, in the making of predictions, does not rest in particular propositions but in the quintessence of the whole. The predictor must be fully acquainted with the whole network and, with its quintessence in mind, the predictor intellectually intuits the present-to-future flow of events.


8476
The express mention of a thing tends to exclude and devalue all things which are not expressly mentioned.


8477
The express mention of one person tends to exclude and devalue all persons who are not expressly mentioned.


8478
In legal interpretation, that which is expressed causes that which is silent to cease.


8479
Our realities depend on the intensity, focus and duration of our attention and perception.


8480
The more data we have, the greater our distraction and the less the intensity and duration of our focus of attention on particular data ... and the reality characteristic of data generally diminishes.


8481
The more data we have, the more diffused our realities become.


8482
The more data we have, the greater our uncertainty and confusion.


8483
Making decisions on present data will be like walking on thin ice, for decision-makers will not know what effect proliferating future data will have.


8484
In this nuclear age, we are fast realising that the power and potential of the creative intelligence is of a higher order than any physical power.


8485
We are inclined to think that we are collecting more and more physical data, whereas most of our new data is mental data. We are gradually coming to the realisation that all things are essentially mental.


8486
Mental data constitute a separate living species which multiplies at an exponential rate.


8487
Propositions, of the same provenance, permit of only limited extension.


8488
Common-provenance reasoning quickly loses validity when extended.


8489
For maximum validity, a chain of reasoning should have as few component links of common provenance as possible.


8490
The validity, of an over-extended chain of reasoning of common provenance, will collapse unless it is 'buttressed' by supportive chains of reasoning of different provenance.


8491
A propositional chain of common provenance, may be greatly strengthened by propositions of a different ideative strain.


8492
Other things equal, network reasoning (based on propositions of varied provenance) is more reliable than reasoning based on common provenance ... and this is particularly true in relation to prediction.


8493
Decisions, which are justified by processes of reasoning, may be unjust. Court judgements, which are based on processes of reasoning, may be unjust.


8494
The more the public focuses on the fictions of TV and video, the more real such fictions become ... and the less real the non-fictional world becomes ... and the meaning and value of reality generally decreases. Real fiction, fictive reality, and non-fictive reality become almost indistinguishable shades of grey.


8495
To direct attention is to direct response. By raising the level of attention to selected stimuli, communications media have enormous power to control and direct responses to stimuli.


8496
Scarcity of supply of a thing, relative to demand for a thing, determines the value of a thing.


8497
To publicise a thing is to increase the demand for and value of a thing.


8498
The more available data, the more confused a society becomes and the more readily it responds to leaders who are able to focus their attention and motivate them.


8499
Before a political general election, we may expect more uncertainty and more undecided voters ... and well-funded and well-directed party promotional campaigns may be most effective at this time, and more so than prior to past elections.


8500
To publicise a person is to increase attention and interest in that person, thus increasing the value of that person.


8501
To contribute money to publicising a person is to increase the value and reality of that person. In such a case, it may be said that value and reality are passing from the donor to the person publicised ... and, often, the value and reality of the donor also increases.


8502
Money comprehends and objectifies the real.


8503
Increased wealth and increased purchasing power equate increased reality.


8504
All characteristics of light, including light-speed, are imputations of perception ... that is, they are relative to perception, and functions of perception.


8505
The speed of light is constant simply because we perceive it so.


8506
The realities of time, space and motion are relative to perception: All phenomena are relative to perception: All realities are relative to perception: There is no reality independent of perception.


8507
Perception changes over time, and reality changes over time.


8508
That, which is perceived by a species, is the reality of that species.


8509
Only that which is perceived is real.


8510
The way an individual perceives things is that individual's reality.


8511
Perception equates reality and value.


8512
That, which is not perceived, has no value.


8513
The duration and intensity of perception is the measure of value.


8514
That, which is obvious, receives less attention and becomes less real and less valuable ... and, when a thing is taken for granted, it becomes less real and less valuable.


8515
That, which changes or directs perception, changes or directs reality and value.


8516
Controllers of communications are able to change or direct realities and values.


8517
The level of interest in a person is the measure of that person's reality and value.


8518
When a person becomes more interesting to others, that person becomes more interesting to himself/herself.


8519
When a person becomes more interesting to others, that person becomes more valuable to others ... and becomes more valuable to himself/herself.


8520
Boredom equates lack of interest and lack of value and lack of reality.


8521
An environment which bores an individual has no interest, no value and no reality to that individual.


8522
Is there any reality, other than that of our species? Our reality is the gene-encoded perception of our species: There is no evidence that it is anything other than this. Our species is our society ... and there is no reality other than societal reality.


8523
Value is a societal concept, and there is no value other than societal value.


8524
Concepts of value and reality are societal concepts which have no meaning or application beyond their societal provenance.


8525
Interest varies from individual to individual, but it is always essentially societal.


8526
Under any circumstances, an attack on another person's viewpoint is an act of aggression against that person.


8527
To support another person's viewpoint is to constitute oneself as an ally of that person.


8528
To be an ally of another person is tantamount to supporting that person's viewpoint or viewpoints.


8529
To devalue a thing is to reduce the reality of that thing.


8530
To ignore a person is to reduce the value and reality of that person.


8531
News publishers, editors and journalists are creators of value and reality.


8532
To disagree with another person's viewpoint is to devalue and devalidate that other person.


8533
A person's viewpoint is essential to and central to that person.


8534
A person's mana is a person's value and reality. To believe in or agree with or support a person, is to add to the mana of that person and, thereby, to add to that person's value and reality.


8535
Now that the mental aspect of data has become independent of physical phenomena, mental data is proliferating exponentially.


8536
Mental concepts are no longer confined to what is: The mind now creates that which did not previously exist. There is now no limitation whatsoever on mental concepts and mental data.


8537
At large and no longer tied physically, the creative intelligence is really exercising its powers and revelling in its freedom.


8538
Reality is what we perceive it to be; the reality of the future is what we perceive it to be; the future is what we perceive it to be.


8539
We tend to perceive what we are looking for.


8540
We tend to perceive the future which we are looking for.


8541
The future, which our species expects, is the future which our species actually experiences.


8542
The future is entirely the creation of our species: The future is created transfinitely and all minds are one in the creation of it.


8543
The future is created transfinitely, in the Aleph-plus Cantor power categories, wherein each ascending power comprehends all lesser powers ... that is, comprehends all subsets.


8544
All individuals participate in the creation of the future ... and they participate according to their awareness of the ascending transfinite power categories: Their influence depends upon the power-level to which their awareness extends.


8545
Focused attention is like a fulcrum ... and information is used to apply leverage against this fulcrum, in order to enhance reality.


8546
In mechanics, leverage enhances force: In communications, information enhances reality.


8547
As well as saying 'give me a fulcrum and I will move the world', one may also say 'give me a focus of attention and I will change reality'.


8548
A focus of attention needs to be motivationally linked to survival ... and to involve such aspects as safety, security, living standards, and procreation.


8549
To focus attention is to create reality.


8550
Advertising, and other promotional activities, focus attention and create reality.


8551
Teachers, by focusing the attention of their students, create the realities of their students.


8552
By focusing their attention, a leader creates the realities of his/her followers.


8553
The fulcrum or key aspect of leadership and motivation is the focusing of attention.


8554
In order to motivate a person, it is necessary to focus that person's attention on a desirable outcome and on the means whereby that outcome is attainable. Successful motivation creatively enhances a person's reality.


8555
Microscopes and telescopes assist in the focusing of attention and in the creation of reality.


8556
As we can rationalise any belief and accord it the status of truth, we mix and choose our 'truth-cocktail' according to taste.


8557
As an absolute quality, truth is at once many-faceted, differentiative, integrative, tautological, and creative.


8558
Each individual viewpoint is a facet of the truth ... and individuality differentiates the truth.


8559
The absolute oneness and transfinity of truth is integrative.


8560
To describe one aspect of truth is to describe the whole truth and each other aspect of truth ... and thus truth is tautological, for we describe it in terms of itself.


8561
We create what we know in the process of knowing ... and what we know is our reality and our truth: To know the truth is to create the truth.


8562
A person's reality is a person's truth.


8563
The spirit of truth is the quintessence of all knowledge and understanding.


8564
The truth is simple ... for all is the Absolute God, which is wholly in each and every thing and, by the first commandment, we are to worship none other. We should see God in all things, and our mind should think of none other. When we see and think of any particular thing, we should see and think of God as that thing ... and, living thus, we live in the heaven of God's Kingdom ... and, living thus, we will know the simplicity of Absolute truth.


8565
When we see or think of a particular thing as being other than God, we alienate that thing from God and we alienate ourselves along with it. When we say something is evil, we not only judge it but we also judge ourselves ... and we not only alienate it by judgement but also ourselves by judgement. To the pure, all is pure ... and, to the godly, all is God.


8566
It has been said that whatever one undertakes to do, one should do it thoroughly, or one should nor undertake it at all.


8567
Genes are essentially cohesive: They are a major means whereby differentiations are maintained over time ... that is, a major means by which individual differences are vested with continuity and duration.


8568
Accurate measurement of an observable quantity necessarily produces uncertainties in one's knowledge of the values of other observables.


8569
To increase our perception of a thing is to increase our certainty of that thing and to increase the reality of that thing. Perception, certainty and reality are implicatively, integrally and functionally related.


8570
Increased duration/intensity/focus of perception increases certainty about, and reality of, that which is perceived.


8571
Associated trauma (along with intensity, focus and duration) increases the reality of perception and experience.


8572
That, upon which a species focuses its attention, is the reality of that species.


8573
An individual and the species perceive and create their reality at the one and same time.


8574
An individual's reality is a function of its 'key-in' to species reality.


8575
Present reality and future reality are functionally related.


8576
As present reality and future reality are functionally related, a predictor is 'homing-in' on the future when he 'homes-in' on species' present reality.


8577
As individuals, we are DNA programmed with simple perception codes. We are not programmed so that each and every human perceives the same things. The design is such that we each see things differently, and hear, taste, feel, smell things differently.


8578
Each individual creates sense-images by building from simple base DNA codes, in a uniquely individual way.


8579
The species' perception mechanism may be thought of as a means whereby species gestalt-whole images are held in a species memory bank, which is accessed by individuals via their simple DNA codes. These codes act as attractors to whole species images.


8580
In the process of perception, our DNA coding acts as attractor to species' gestalt-whole images, but in such manner that individuals may influence image formation in a uniquely individual way.


8581
Creative individuals have a greater influence over the image formation processes of perception ... and successful adaptations are fed back into DNA via RNA.


8582
The process of attractor recall, by which we use our DNA codes to access species image wholes, is preemptive: It blocks out all other incoming perception stimuli. One can't listen to two conversations or concentrate on two sets of sense signals at the same time. One must focus one's attention in order to access the species' image banks.


8583
Although we perceive what our DNA codes predispose or programme us to perceive, we have the individual capability to opt out of or modify standard species' images. We may use our creative abilities to create any images we desire.


8584
The act of focusing our attention not only enables us to access species' images, it concentrates our creative abilities ... and we may opt to copy, alter or replace species' images.


8585
When we call on the memory bank of species' images, we automatically select from a series of paradigms ... that is, from a series of alternative or competing images or concepts. However, we also have the capability to create new paradigms.


8586
Claims on our attention are queued-up and await their turn, so to say.


8587
Only things which claim our attention have reality for us.


8588
Things and activities, on which we focus our attention, are our reality.


8589
We may select or invent our own realities, or we may have realities thrust upon us.


8590
Those, who master their environment, select or invent their realities: Those who don't have their realities imposed upon them.


8591
Sustained focused attention equates reality, and the reality of my predictions is the measure of sustained focused public attention achieved by my predictions.


8592
As the intensity and duration of focused attention equates reality and value, the redirection of attention equates the redirection of reality and value.


8593
Those who are able to redirect attention, and thereby redirect reality and value, are able to profit thereby.


8594
Focused attention, like money, equates value and reality.


8595
News publishers gain circulation and profits by shifts of attention, in a similar way to speculators who gain profits by shifts of currency.


8596
The world may end tomorrow, but we live in anticipation of another and different future. In so far as our anticipations affect our present actions, we live our future now.


8597
Our present is either enlarged or restricted by our anticipations as to the future.


8598
The character and nature of our present lives is to a great extent influenced by our anticipations as to the future.


8599
Believed prediction5 influence the character and nature of our present lives.


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