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9200
People often promote concepts to the status of incontrovertible data, and as valid premisses for reasoned conclusions ... and they believe such conclusions to be unchallengeable and inevitable: Not so! All concepts are controvertible.


9201
When we postulate a physical 'law', this 'law' is provisional upon its continuing utility as an instrument. When we postulate a more useful 'law', we discard the old one and replace it with the new improved one.


9202
Terms, such as 'speculation' 'hypothesis' 'theory' and 'law', indicate the level of reliability assigned to concepts.


9203
A creative person is able and disposed to create new concepts, and is ready to replace old concepts with new concepts.


9204
As nothing can be proved, life itself and experience itself are largely a matter of faith.


9205
All concepts are largely based upon faith.


9206
To the extent that we rely upon the concepts of others, we have faith in adopting them as our own.


9207
In the final analysis, we have faith in our species ... that is, in the Absolute. As each person is one with the Absolute, faith in ourselves is faith in the Absolute ... and faith in others is faith in the Absolute.


9208
Those, who rely on experience, have faith that past experience will be a reliable guide to the future.


9209
We are a species of faith: We are a faith-species.


9210
All is Absolute, and it is of the nature of the Absolute that it has Absolute faith in its Absolute self.


9211
In the context of the methodology of this present work, the more thought one gives to the future the more one empathises with it and the more one comes to know it.


9212
Obstacles and sufferings do not issue from divine cussedness, but from our need to learn and our natural capacity to progress by learning.


9213
The spirit is of immeasurably greater power than minds and bodies. That, which the spirit determines, will happen regardless of seemingly inevitable rational and physical outcomes: Spiritual outcomes always prevail.


9214
In affairs of the spirit, reason is a fool, and completely lacking in understanding.


9215
Spirit now rules overtly and manifestly in world affairs: All phenomena now is5ue directly and patently from the spiritual will.


9216
Things spiritual, which were previously covert and esoteric to priests, will now be openly manifest to all people ... and every one will become one's own priest. There will no longer be intermediacy between God and man: All will be direct and personal and undoubted.


9217
Most argumentation arises from differences concerning assumptions made by disputants.


9218
We, each of us, tend to assume that our personal assumptions are also those of our interlocutors.


9219
We are a most profusely assuming race: The human capacity for assumption is quite phenomenal ... and, consequently, the human capacity for argument is likewise phenomenal.


9220
The following propositions bear repetition ... our species is Absolute. Existence is Absolute. Our species equates existence.


9221
We define God as the persona of the species ... that is, the persona of existence.


9222
Our species is real; our God is real; existence is real ... and all is Absolute.


9223
There are no exclusions from Absoluteness ... and everything is real.


9224
Belief in our species is belief in God.


9225
Our species is what it makes of itself: Our species is self-created.


9226
We are one with our species.


9227
Everything which exists is of the Absolute and is itself Absolute.


9228
We make our species; we make our God; we make ourselves.


9229
To make oneself is to make one's species is to make one's God.


9230
We (existence, species and God) are one and Absolute.


9231
When we develop ourselves individually, we develop our species and our God.


9232
We cannot understand the spirit by processes of reason: Only by spiritual awareness can we understand the spirit. The spirit knows the spirit, but reason knows only reason ... and logic adds nothing to content.


9233
Any thing or concept, which has a persona-spirit, is a fetish.


9234
Our species is a fetish, and we call this fetish God.


9235
Calling our Absolute God a fetish, detracts nothing from the Absolute being and power of God.


9236
A fetish is a spirit which we make. Our species makes itself, and makes of itself a fetish.


9237
Our species makes itself, and makes its own spirit: And, as it makes its own spirit, it makes a fetish of itself.


9238
God is the Absolute fetish.


9239
God is the Absolute all-things.


9240
Man is endowed with reason, and is driven by an irrational life force.


9241
A man of genius has the imagination to conceive great plans, the ability to grasp a multitude of relevant details, and the tireless energy to adapt perceived realities to his imagined plans, with the greatest speed and effectiveness.


9242
Romanticism is a kind of high-vibe existentialism ... an existentialism which is infused with faith, hope and the courage to prevail.


9243
As the categories of mind produce all knowledge, it may be said that individuals collectively create the universe.


9244
Romanticism may be likened to an inclusive voyage of discovery.


9245
As we dissect, we murder that which we dissect ... and, somehow, we feed upon the dissected remains.


9246
Grey, dear friend, is all theory ... and green alone life's golden tree.


9247
Analysis of the mean global temperature variations, from 2.5mya to the present time, reveals fluctuations about a trend-line which falls steadily from 15 degrees C (2.5 mya) to 10 degrees C (present time).


9248
The 1995 mean global temperature, of 14.5 degrees C, is 4.5 degrees C above the trend-line.


9249
The Earth is now emerging from a mini-interglacial period, which started 10,000 years ago and peaked about 4700 BC at a global mean temperature of 16.5 degrees C.


9250
We may expect the global mean temperature to drop down to and below the trend-line level of 10 degrees C. It is posited that the decline of the global mean temperature will coincide with an upsurge of global volcanism ... and the rate of temperature decline will depend upon the timing and severity of land-based volcanic eruptions and the nature of the volcanic emissions which add to the deinsolation layer of the stratosphere.


9251
Spiritual beings, including saints, act in accordance with holy obedience, which takes precedence over the rules of reasoning and the indications of logic.


9252
The processes of reasoning and inference are often useful but they should never be unreservedly relied upon ... that is, they should never be completely trusted.


9253
We are generally biased in favour of reason; we live in an age of reason; we tend to place too high a value upon reason; we see things through spectacles made of 'reason-glass'.


9254
Truth is not something which is already made: We make our truth, and we make it progressively: Our truth is a changing truth, but it is one transfinite truth.


9255
To be a good predictor, one must also be a good philosopher: Sound predictions issue from sound philosophy, along with sound observations and reliable intuition.


9256
That which is seen and that which sees it are one and indivisible: They are one creation.


9257
The powers of faith, holy obedience and intuition are unlimited, but the powers of reasoning are limited.


9258
A concept is a subset of the Absolute, and the Absolute mainset is wholly in each subset.


9259
By intuition, we are able to access the Absolute mainset from any concept-subset.


9260
Every concept has finite limitations.


9261
The processes of finite logic are unable to access the Absolute mainset by reasoning from concept-subsets.


9262
A concept, like a model, has limitations as to its logical implications.


9263
Each concept may act as an attractor of patterned expressions.


9264
Common sense is a sap which rises from the main plant of the species: It tells us what we need to do to survive.


9265
Predictions, issuing from the methodology used here, will be largely characterised by intelligent and practical 'common sense'. Some might say that 'common sense' is not very intelligent, but I would disagree: The species infuses its 'common sense' with a great deal of intelligence.


9266
Communion with nature is communion with God, the Absolute: There is nothing more important.


9267
Every person has the ability to elevate his or her life by conscious endeavour.


9268
A philosopher has noted that, when scientists begin their research by making assumptions, they begin in philosophy.


9269
No scientific research can proceed without tacit or explicit assumptions being made.


9270
If a black line is drawn around the edge of a shadow, the gradations of the shadow will disappear ... and the shadow area will appear as a dark surface.


9271
Jungian psychoanalysis stresses the importance of strivings for achievement, progress and success.


9272
Adler's individual psychology emphasises the ego's fight against feelings of inferiority.


9273
All attitudes have affective or non-intellectual and emotional aspects.


9274
The psychological law of closure refers to the general compulsion to complete wholes which are perceived as incomplete. In perception, individuals tend to form a complete figure out of parts of a figure: This is the basis of the Gestalt phenomenon. The mental 'putting in' of parts is called closure.


9275
The halo effect, in psychology, is the tendency to rate an object or person high or low on all variables as a result of it/he/she being high or low on only one or a few relative variables.


9276
Some persons, under hypnosis, are able to perform in ways which are impossible to them at other times.


9277
The forms and patterns of order are subject to the spiritual mind and to the id.


9278
The id is the primaeval spirit-power of the species.


9279
The id (primaeval energy or shakti) subserves the monad's will.


9280
It is the monad's will, to be and survive, which commands the id.


9281
Each person has an individual sovereign right of meaning and interpretation, for to each is granted the power to perceive things uniquely ... as no other being perceives them.


9282
Prophecy and discovery are the makers of law and order: They create their patterns upon the void.


9283
To discover something is to create it: To prophesy something is to create it.


9284
Prophecy is discovery.


9285
A monad has no constraints upon it ... and a monad exercises no constraints upon itself.


9286
There are no spiritual controls. Controls are mental and physical devices.


9287
The validity of reasoning depends upon the validity of its assumptions. As perceptions and viewpoints are peculiarly personal, assumptions are peculiarly personal. The validity of reasoning is peculiarly personal.


9288
As assumptions are not held in common, there can be no common reasoning. There can be no shared valid reasoning. There can be no valid reasoning in common. There can be no shared valid reasoning, because there are no shared assumptions.


9289
Persons cannot agree as to reasoning: They may agree as to acknowledgement, support, undertakings, rights, objectives, purposes, ownership and other matters, ... but they cannot agree as to reasoning. They may purport to agree as to reasoning but, as their assumptions differ, they cannot in truth agree as to their reasoning.


9290
It is possible to prove validity in societal law, but it is not possible to prove validity in natural law.


9291
By reason of their innate transfinite coherence, dispersed forms tend to reform to their last configuration ... but, also, they tend to reform according to transfinite teleological imperatives. In time-space perspective, reformations progress via a kind of ratchet effect, and they are never regressive.


9292
As old forms must be dispersed to permit of improvements, the dispersal forces of entropy may be perceived as subserving the forces of evolution.


9293
A prophet feels and shapes the future, much as a potter feels and shapes his clay. Prophet, like potter, works until he knows that the shape is right ... and, as the potter fires his clay, the prophet sets his prophecy by clear utterance.


9294
Each time a prophet speaks his certain mind, he creates deeper channels yet by which the future flows more easily ... and, like a flooding river, moves quickly along and through them.


9295
A true prophet is an expediter of the future.


9296
Spirits are transfinite and, when we call a spirit-persona to mind, it becomes active in the here-now. We become the agency whereby the spirit-persona lives in the now.


9297
When we think about spirits they become more enlivened, and they become active and effective, according to their own life-force and according to the life-force we evoke and the life-force we invest in them.


9298
To think positively about a spirit is to invoke that spirit positively: To think negatively about a spirit, is to invoke that spirit negatively.


9299
A spirit-persona, whilst positively invoked, becomes a close ally.


9300
When a person invokes a saint, the saint becomes an ally.


9301
All spirit-personas are available and accessible by invocation.


9302
Eternity does not spend itself: Eternity is not expendable. Every moment is transfinite and eternal.


9303
Humans are qualitative, transfinite and eternal. The physical finite body is a disposable outer shell ... and the essential human being is eternal. The essential human is of the infinite mainset: Only the physical aspects are of the finite subsets.


9304
It is David Hume's view that:


9305
It may be posited that causation may be viewed in three ways, as follows:


9306
Causatively, all expression is transfinite ... and, qualitatively, all expression is transfinite: Existence is essentially transfinite.


9307
Insight, into the nature and implications of transfinity, is essential for the making of accurate predictions of a global and long-term nature.


9308
As transfinity is an aspect of the absolute, it manifests wholly in each moment. We may read the whole in any past or present moment ... that is, we may read the future in I any past or present moment.


9309
It has often been said that, if the universe is complete, it must be static. Such a conclusion may hold good in finite logic, but the universe is not only finite but also infinite and transfinite: It is an absolute. An absolute has no limitations whatsoever: It is both static and dynamic, and it is always absolutely complete.


9310
Any interpretation which, while including some activities excludes others, severs the patterns of process which extend beyond all boundaries.


9311
That, which has no value, has no meaning: That, which has no meaning, has no value.


9312
Psychology is unable to maintain the duality of mind and body.


9313
Science divides the seamless coat of the universe ... and then expects to discover and know the whole seamless coat. This expectation seems to defy common sense.


9314
The very act of abstraction falsifies the nature of that which is abstracted.


9315
Whitehead, like Sir Francis Bacon, stresses the conception of bodies 'perceiving' or 'taking account of' each other ... and posits that everything in the universe is sensitive to the presence of everything else.


9316
The original nature of mind was unconscious and non-apperceptive.


9317
All interactions (of energy, mass, and life-forms) are 'feeling' interactions ... that is, they are emotive.


9318
An entity is a synthesis of its relations to all the events which it prehends.


9319
The context, which is prehended by an entity, is the whole universe. Each entity, while remaining unique, is prehensively integral with the whole of existence.


9320
Nature is analysable into a network of events, each one of which is conditioned by its relation to all the other events ... and every event is only what it is because the others are what they are.


9321
Nature is analysable into a network of propositions, each one of which is conditioned by its relation to all the other propositions ... and every proposition is only what it is because the others are what they are.


9322
A proposition is analogous to an event ... and an event is analogous to a proposition: They are both happenings.


9323
Prehension is both emotive and creative.


9324
An individual persona may be perceived as being a singular and unique collection of prehensive abstractions or as being a singular and unique collection of prehensive creations.


9325
Life is prehensive: The person, who prehends most, lives most.


9326
According to the quality of our prehension is the quality of our life.


9327
The propositions, of a propositional network, draw life and meaning and value from each other ... and the network, as a whole, has an integrated life/meaning/value of its own. This is the nub or key to this present methodology. The predictor needs to read and absorb the whole propositional network.


9328
Molecules, like propositions, are events or happenings. All atomic particles, sub-atomic particles, and genes, and patterns of physical and biological behaviour, are events or happenings. All perceptions are events or happenings. All expressions whatsoever may be seen as events or happenings ... and all are integrally and prehensively interrelated, and all draw life and meaning and value from each other.


9329
As empirically equivalent theories may have different consequences, we should not be surprised that computer graphic displays may switch patterns while operating on the same input of differential equations.


9330
When one studies a particular philosophy, one accesses not only the thinking of the philosopher concerned but also the various and varied interpretations of critics and commentators, and the varied interpretations which arise in one's mind. Thus, a rich harvest of ideas is the reward of a dilligent, intelligent and creative student.


9331
Following Husserl and Heidegger, one should seek to examine the data of immediate experience, rather than being influenced by preconceived distinctions between consciousness and the external world.


9332
Any theory which is formulated in terms of a perceiving subject, as a spectator demanding proof of an objective world, is absurd in failing to give an account of that which can demand such proof.


9333
An absolute cannot provide proofs of itself or its parts.


9334
Humans tend to become lost in present preoccupations, forfeiting their unique possibilities and potentials. They tend to lose and drown themselves in affairs of the daily round ... and they indulge in the irresponsible anonymity of complying with the do's and don'ts of society.


9335
Truth may be understood, not as the correspondence of propositions to states of affairs but as the disclosure, unconcealment and clearing of being.


9336
Heidegger commented that contemporary philosophy, with its compulsions of formality and calculability of truth, was bound to be one-track thinking.


9337
Heidegger remarked that the modern scientific era was an epoch of nihilism.


9338
With regard to the modern insistence on evidence, Heidegger questioned what sort of historical self-understanding lies behind this insistence on philosophy's search for adequate evidence ... and he questioned what lay behind its fascination with cognition and apodictic truth.


9339
In 1951, Heidegger said that 'the most thought-provoking thing in our thought-provoking time, is that we are still not thinking'.


9340
In Heidegger's opinion, language was not the vehicle of thought.


9341
Heidegger observed that what people are called upon to think varies from epoch to epoch and relates to 'granting' ... that is, the bestowing and preserving of time and being, and thereby of the particular ways in which being as a whole is revealed in a particular epoch ... for example, in our time, as a stockpile of resources awaiting exploitation.


9342
The granting of time is the granting of duration ... it is the standing aside and observing, as in the case of Moses and the burning bush: It is the granting of a meditative pause. In a sense, singularity stretches itself meditatively, to think about aspects of its absolute being.


9343
If existence is absolute, it must be a being ... for to describe existence in any way implies being. There must be something to describe existence. If that something is an absolute, it must be a being which is absolute.


9344
To describe anything implies being: There must be something, to do the describing. Here I conceive of 'being' as participative consciousness. To describe anything implies participative consciousness.


9345
If that which describes existence as an absolute is a participative consciousness, and if existence is an absolute, then the absolute is a participative consciousness.


9346
Building this propositional network has been an exercise of tool-making, in as much as the network is a tool made specifically as an aid in predicting the future.


9347
Like a craftsman's tool, the network is useless without a skilled craftsman to use it. And, as craftsmen are of various levels of skill, we may expect network-operators to be of various levels of skill.


9348
This prediction work is scientific for the following reasons ... it accords high value to authoritative scientific data and to logical reasoning based upon such data: Propositions of philosophy, and of creative or intuitive intelligence, have only been included when not inconsistent with scientific data: The work is strongly instrumentalist and pragmatic: The work's in-built self-checking procedures (of multi-vectoring and multi-paradigmatics) enhance its reliability: And its predictions check out at an accuracy level of 90%.


9349
'Being' is a state of consciousness.


9350
We may produce convincing empirical evidence of any well-devised theory.


9351
A well-considered, coherent and announced series of propositions bearing upon the future pioneers the future in such manner that the future concatenation of events will be perceived to follow the patterns so prescribed. (Note: In this context, 'well-considered' means that which is consistent with the species' will).


9352
As diagnosis precedes prognosis, so we must first ascertain the state and condition of the world before predicting its future.


9353
As we self-realise, we consume the quality of our environment and absorb it into ourselves. As our rate of self-realisation accelerates, the rate at which we consume the quality of our environment accelerates. Accelerating depreciation of our physical environment is inevitable.


9354
Perception is a construction by thought on the basis of sense, ... and, in the degree of its extent and coherence, this construction is truth.


9355
Only in the whole, in the completed or absolute system of things, do we find what is fully true or real.


9356
To extract anything from its context is to miss seeing it as it really is.


9357
All things/events/concepts are implicated with each other and transcend themselves and are a natural network.


9358
What makes increasing wholes more intelligible is not merely their extent but also their organisation ... in that each approximates more nearly to a perfect system in which every part is implied by the others.


9359
All propositions of this current work are implicated with each other and thus transcend themselves, constituting a natural network which imparts its own truth and value which transcends that of its constituent individual propositions.


9360
Existence is one absolute integrated species, which has one mind and one will ... and this network seeks to empathise with it.


9361
Individual minds see existence differently: Individual minds are subsets of the mainset absolute species-mind.


9362
It is not the thoughts of individuals, as individuals, which guide the species-will: It is the prehensive knowing of the whole species which guides the species-will.


9363
Individuals tend to divide, analyse, classify and compare knowledge ... but we should recognise that knowledge belongs naturally together, as an undivided whole. This network is a 'putting together' of what has been intellectually disassembled: It is a re-assembly of knowledge.


9364
As the species is one with each and all of its individualised minds, and as the species prehends all knowledge and knows it as a whole, so the operator of this prositional network must know it as a whole ... and predictions must issue from this holistic knowing.


9365
This propositional network seeks to empathise with the universal mind.


9366
The nature of perception and its modus operandi are genetically programmed ... but our perception may also be adapted by learning and self-realisation.


9367
Perceived space is finite, while physical space is infinite.


9368
Finity derives from perception: In order to perceive, we finitise the infinite ... that is, we create finite subsets of the infinite mainset.


9369
Science consists of making statements about events that are known indirectly through the medium of sensory experience, but are not themselves experiences or sequences of experiences.


9370
In order to understand the world/universe, we must understand the properties of the experiencing organism.


9371
Gestalt psychologists caution us against prejudging the structure of experience and against ignoring relational dependency in psychological events.


9372
Particular sensations may trigger genetically or traumatically programmed responses, which may have individual reality, as distinct from objective reality.


9373
Objects, which move too slowly or too fast, do not appear to move.


9374
One cannot have knowledge about a thing without such knowledge affecting one's attitude and behaviour relative to that thing.


9375
As life is an integral, one cannot have knowledge about a thing without such knowledge affecting that thing.


9376
The 'law of Prägnanz' is a proposal that processes in the brain (and hence in experience) distribute themselves in such a way as to produce maximum order and simplicity.


9377
One person may see simplicity in a series of phenomena, while another person may see complexity in the same series.


9378
In a paradigm switch, we may perceive the same set of stimuli differently, because the perceiver has learned or developed new responses ... and the perceiver may gestalt new wholes from the same data.


9379
All therapy involves judgement by the therapist as to the change of patient-status desired, either by:

Where the therapist has influenced the patient's desire, there has been a mix of (a) and (b).


9380
Most therapeutical processes involve intervention.


9381
A child perceives its experience as reality ... and its experience is its reality.


9382
An attitude may be defined as an individual's tendency or predisposition to interpret or evaluate events/objects/symbols in a certain way.


9383
Research has no value in itself: It is knowledge that we are after, rather than research for the sake of research.


9384
The test of a prediction method is the light it throws on the future ... not just the amount of prediction it makes possible, but the ability to predict what is worth predicting.


9385
In science, technology and philosophy, there is to be less of waiting upon collective agreement, and less of timorous and tentative hypotheses: Now is the time for bold approaches and initiatives: We may say that it is now or never.


9386
That there is no evidence of polar ice prior to 40mya, and that the global mean temperature started to drop from 22 degrees C 40mya ... indicates that 180mya core-explosion heat was reaching the surface via volcanism 40mya. And, as the global mean temperature has dropped steadily from 22 degrees C 40mya to 14 degrees C Omya, the indications are that volcanism has steadily increased since that time: This checks out with the geological evidence.


9387
The question arises as to how the thousands of various propositions of this network can be brought to bear in the prediction of specific outcomes. An observer has commented that the predictor is programmed, as a human computer, with all the propositions of the network ... and, when a specific question is put as to future, the predictor computes and gives a read-out. This is a good description of the prediction process.


9388
The sum of all momentum in the universe is zero.


9389
Energy does not exist without matter. Even a photon, which lacks rest-mass, possesses energy only by virtue of motion with respect to matter.


9390
The corner-cube reflectors placed on the moon, and optical Earth observatories receiving reflected laser-light from the cubes, will enable us to confirm that Earth-expansion is taking place. This confirmation is expected in the near future.


9391
The difference between a pragmatist and a theorist is that the former accepts facts as unarguable, whereas the latter will argue interminably as to what a fact is and argue even whether it exists.


9392
How did it happen?' logically precedes 'why did it happen?'.


9393
We cannot perceive without creating the perception.


9394
Descartes said 'I think therefore I am': On hearing this, my son said 'so what!?'. Equating thinking with being did not seem to him to be a very profound or creative observation: It seemed to him a silly thing to say.


9395
What is profound to one may be silly or trifling to another.


9396
All qualitative judgements are value judgements.


9397
Conscience and morality relate to values, namely personal values.


9398
When one talks of morality, one talks in a moral language.


9399
Moral language is one of the tools that a mind uses in pursuit of its values.


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