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11600
With its creative intelligence, our species probes, feels, prehends, and creates its future.


11601
The scenario approach to future planning involves the depiction of a number of possible future scenarios, and the assignment to each scenario of a probability index. This propositional network may be used to evaluate specific future scenarios and their probabilities.


11602
The creative intelligence (and, by symbiosis, the human species) has infinitely powerful survival characteristics.


11603
Concerning transfinite life: Mathematically, life is an absolute mainset which has transfinite and finite subsets ... and the absoluteness of all subsets is inalienable. We are transfinite beings and, while body-death ends our finite life, our essential being is unaffected. Transfinite life is unaffected by time and space. The transfinite viewpoint is that we enjoy our eternal transfinite life now and always. We don't have to die bodily in order to enjoy the company of those who have 'passed on': We can enjoy their company now. Each one of us is a transfinite being now: Each one of us has eternal life now: It is only a matter of becoming personally aware of this reality.


11604
Our qualities, values and attitudes are the qualities, values and attitudes of our transfinite eternal life.


11605
It is not within the power of the individual to opt out of absolute existence: The absoluteness of one's existence is inalienable, unnegotiable and non-disposable.


11606
The teraphim are enlivened images: We create them all the time. The created images of literature, fiction and poetry ... and the hypotheses of science and philosophy ... and paradigms, memes, customs, tools and techniques ... all are of the order of teraphim. In so far as we believe in them and give primacy to them, they are our gods ... and such is contrary to the first commandment.


11607
Teleduction is inference by reasoning from far to near ... that is, from future to present.


11608
Vector-fixes on the future enable us to teleduce a progressive sequence of future scenarios.


11609
This network provides insights or previews of distant future scenarios ... enabling one to reason teleductively as to what the intervening passage of events will be.


11610
Blame and guilt are needful of mention, for the absoluteness of existence absolves us from all except social blame and guilt. The Absolute is wholly in each personality, and each personality is designed by the Absolute to provide a unique opportunity for the exploration of the uttermost potentials of self-awareness. What a person does is what the Absolute does. In absolute morality, each one of us is always blameless and guiltless.


11611
Why then do we feel blame and guilt? We have these feelings because of the societal pressures to which we are exposed. Blame and guilt may be seen as part of the price we pay for communal living.


11612
The psychological burdens, which arise from blame and guilt, are huge. We have made gains of individual political freedom, but now we need to gain our psychological freedom. If we can rid ourselves of our burden of blame and quilt, we will make enormous gains of self-esteem and happiness.


11613
Each of us need to be conscious that the Absolute lives our life. The implications of such consciousness are absolute.


11614
When religious authorities preach blame and guilt they do not preach the Absolute view, they preach the societal view and societal morals.


11615
Spiritually and psychologically, it is counterproductive to blame each other and to blame ourselves.


11616
A compassionate human is absolutely a fine thing: It is its own guarantee of species survival and continuity. Compassion derives from the Absolute's quality of being wholly in each of its parts: Compassion derives from the Absolute's love and caring for its own self.


11617
In the tribal societies, there is a place and a living for everyone ... but not so in a modern urban society.


11618
Modern urban societies do not share as tribal societies used to share. Urban dwellers, with paid jobs, don't feel that they should share with the unemployed.


11619
The anti-tribal pursuit of individual wealth is alienating more and more people worldwide. There is a growing sub-species of the underprivileged and the dispossessed.


11620
In New Zealand, we have a tribal approach, whereby we care for all members of our society. To be a New Zealander is to be a member of the New Zealand tribe.


11621
The tribal concept is not based on equal sharing. It is accepted that capability and hard work grant entitlement to a bigger share ... but every member of the tribe is entitled to a living-share and to respect and care.


11622
While New Zealand is wealthy enough (national income relative to population) to sustain a tribal-sharing approach, many countries are not wealthy enough to make such a policy practicable.


11623
Monopoly or quasi-monopoly control of internet software is characterised by the selection, editing and restriction of information flows. There are also indications that interpretation of information is being influenced.


11624
While the computer internet service scores well on entertainment and ease of information access, there are serious reservations concerning the non-inclusiveness of information and the interpretive bias implicit in many programmes.


11625
Some vectors, on the future, flicker: Sometimes they operate very strongly and at other times they fade ... but invariably the ones which fade come strong again later. They seem like 'strange attractors', taking their turn on the stage of expression ... and almost vying with each other like rugby players fighting for possession of the ball.


11626
The emotive phenomenon of fundamentalist ecstasy is a vector which comes and goes in strength: The arts and political vectors also tend to flicker. Fortunately, most vectors on the future are constant and strong.


11627
By virtue of the infinite variety and dynamism of expression, each situational problem is unique.


11628
Every problem is directly or indirectly linked with its solution or resolution.


11629
Suspect popular memes include the following:


11630
Our science, at any time, is a collection of hypotheses or standard stories concerning the nature of existence. Science is, at once, strongly fictive and strongly creative. We build our future imaginatively and creatively as we go.


11631
History is an autobiography of the species ... and prediction seeks to preview the following chapters.


11632
Catalysts facilitate the breaking of old chemical bonds and the creation of new chemical bonds.


11633
Catalysts are control-programmes. They do not themselves enter into chemical change or interchange: They direct these processes.


11634
A catalytic agent is one which affects change while not itself undergoing change.


11635
It is characteristic of intelligence that it wonders, queries, discovers, criticises, imagines, ideates, directs, guides, suggests, supervises, plans, influences, persuades, reviews, justifies, corrects, and controls ... and, as all this is without direct physical involvement, its actions may be regarded as catalytic.


11636
As catalysts initiate and facilitate the dissolution of old bondings and the creation of new bondings, so likewise intelligence initiates and facilitates the dissolution of old ideas and expressions, and the creation of new ideas and expressions.


11637
Accurate predictions are, at once, intelligent and catalytic: They influence the nature, shape, concatenation, direction and outcome of events.


11638
Existence is the Absolute, in expression mode. What does the Absolute seek to express?, and how will it express in future? In order to predict the future, it is not enough only to observe events: One must empathise with the Absolute in order to know what it seeks to express and how it will do so.


11639
The will and determinations of the Absolute (as to what happens now and in the future) are transfinite as to their nature and operation. As we are one with the Absolute, we are one with its will and determinations.


11640
Prediction is about understanding the will of our species ... and about correct interpretation of that will in action.


11641
We, the integrated Absolute, exist in a self-created void. As we come to understand ourselves, we become more self-leading and more consciously purposive ... that is, more clearly conscious of what we will to achieve. In all this, our creative intelligence is a very important and powerful agency.


11642
We, the Absolute, move prehensively in the void. Why do we do this? ... because this is our nature and we want to do this. The Absolute is an infinitely capable, laidback persona.


11643
What we must do, let us do it ... and, when it is done, the pundits can argue about the whys and wherefores and how it was possible.


11644
The creative intelligence, seeking a 'window' for its exponential development, is frustrated by the enigmatic unintelligence of the mass of humanity, and frustrated by the rundown of space exploration: But, now creative intelligence is gaining a 'window' of unlimited nanobio potential. The point we seek to make here is that nanobio development is of creative intelligence and not of humanity per se.


11645
Computer creations, including virtual reality, also provide a 'window' for meme development.


11646
The memetic or creative intelligence evolution has been parasitic on the gene evolution ... but memes are now able to modify and create genes: The meme is now supreme. The meme is of higher order of transfinite power than the gene.


11647
Power equates means, to achieve ends. In so far as the creative intelligence is the pre-eminent means, it is power.


11648
The way that some lives are lived may be regarded as an art form. A life may be, in itself, a work of art.


11649
Creative intelligence is itself power and, as it develops, it requires less and less physical energy in carrying out its tasks.


11650
We may say that the greater the application of creative intelligence, the lesser the requirement of physical energy. It may be more correct to say that greater intelligence provides energy requirements transfinitely, rather than finitely. Creative intelligence up-powers energy, from finite to transfinite expression.


11651
Creative intelligence is inseparable and indistinguishable from energy. Creative intelligence equates energy, equates power, and equates means.


11652
Increasingly, creative intelligence will be the means to power and survival.


11653
Our species is becoming more aware and more self determining ... and, more and more, it is becoming able to influence the nature of its future.


11654
During the 2001-2010 decade, creative intelligence will manifest great development, not only in bio-engineering and computer technology, but in new discoveries and inventions affecting every aspect of our lives.


11655
Bio-technology will be supported as a path to:


11656
As the more wealthy nations develop expensive offensive and defensive capability, the less wealthy nations will develop less expensive capability. As the defensive means of bio-technology are relatively inexpensive and of huge potential, many less wealthy nations will develop them. This will change the distribution and direction of global political power.


11657
The 180mya core-explosion places a time-limit on Earth habitation and, as a species, we are on notice to leave. As a species, we know this intuitively ... and we are developing our space-travel capability in readiness for emigration.


11658
The geological indications are that Earth will be habitable for at least another 40,000 years.


11659
In view of the almost exponential rate of increase in scientific and technological capability, our species has adequate time to adapt and prepare for emigration.


11660
The increasing level of volcanism will provide warnings and indications of Earth-habitation remainder-time.


11661
Teleportation technology will be developed to provide the means of population relocation in space.


11662
Nanobio technology will be developed to supply the needs of space colonies.


11663
Most of the space technology and means will be provided by private enterprise capital and personnel.


11664
Judgement is mine', says God: Yet we individuals judge every moment of our lives. Every choice and every differentiation and every reaction is a judging. Does this not show us that the Absolute is wholly in each of us all the time? When we judge, it is God the Absolute which does the judging. Each of us is one and integral with God.


11665
We are certainly unique as individuals but we need to be aware that the Absolute is wholly within each one of us.


11666
The free will of each individual is absolute: It is of the Absolute, which is wholly within each individual. Our free will is the free will of the Absolute.


11667
Many have been puzzled how individuals have free will, for how could an individual's will be different from God's will? The answer is that individual free will is the free will of the Absolute.


11668
The mind is both finite and transfinite in its operation.


11669
By virtue of our transfinite mental creative powers, we are a self-created species.


11670
In order to see facts in their various interpretations, and to seek the changing truth, an observer must have imagination. Each time an imaginative person revisits facts, new and different interpretations will arise.


11671
The observation, creation and interpretation of facts all require imagination.


11672
The future imperative commands its priors. When we discover the future imperative, we may deduce its priors.


11673
To the degree that we understand and obey the Absolute, is the degree of our power as agents of the Absolute.


11674
Each of us has a burden, and those who help us to carry it are our friends.


11675
Those, who respect sacredness and sanctity, themselves create and sustain that sacredness and sanctity.


11676
When some thing or concept is held to be sacred, its sacred quality needs respect ... for lack of respect shatters sacredness, and it cannot easily be restored. Sacredness is like a very precious art treasure.


11677
The truth of sacredness is in sacredness itself and in its worship: Sacredness and sanctity are as a holy grail.


11678
When one holds a thing or idea sacred, one holds an aspect of oneself sacred. Those, who deride or belittle sacredness, kill a most precious and fragile creation and, in so doing, they kill their own personal sacredness.


11679
The essence of any religion is its faith, mysticism, sanctity and worship. It is vital to a religion that it generates respect.


11680
No thing is a fact until it is known. Knowing is essential to factualisation. Knowing is not only catalytic in factualisation: It is knowing which creates facts. Knowing creates facts transfinitely.


11681
Spirituality is simple, but attempts to intellectualise it result in complexity and confusion. Spirituality can only be understood in terms of actual spiritual experience.


11682
All things are possible to and available to the Absolute. The Absolute is wholly in each of us. All things are possible to and available to each of us.


11683
The Absolute has no restrictions and, being wholly in us, there are no restrictions or limitations on us.


11684
We may think that there are restrictions on us, but there are none such.


11685
We may will certain things to be ... but no imperatives are placed upon us except those we will upon ourselves.


11686
Until we are absolutely self-realised we do not realise all our absolute powers.


11687
Every thing which is created and every thing which happens is created and happens by will of the Absolute.


11688
Conditions of partial self-realisation are such by will of the Absolute.


11689
Computer models, of global climate, have a strong tendency to fall into the 'white-Earth' equilibrium. It has been suggested that a condition of 'almost intransitivity' prevails, which results in the Earth's climate drifting in and out of glaciation at mysterious and irregular intervals. (Note: Lorenz pioneered the 'almost intransitivity' concept).


11690
We use many vectors when we observe and sense an individual's personality ... and so also we use many vectors when we observe and sense the Absolute's personality.


11691
Energy is the tensing and detensing of the infinite Absolute. As the Absolute is of infinite potential, so also is its energy of infinite potential.


11692
We release and control energy, catalytically, by low-powered neuronic interventions ... which we call 'intelligence'.


11693
A powerful invention of modern science is the technique of phase-space. At an instant of time all plottable data, re a dynamical system, is represented on a graph by a single point. As the system changes over time, the point moves and traces a pattern in what has become known as 'phase-space'. This plotting technique makes it easier to watch change and, also, graph-voids are indicative of physical impossibilities. Phase-space plottings of physical systems expose patterns of interaction which were otherwise unobservable.


11694
As our interpretive concepts of the universe become more intellectually sophisticated, the question arises, 'to what extent are we creating the things we observe?'. This question arises not only in connection with developments in dynamic topology but also in connection with the nuclear, nanobio and other sciences. And the implications of Cantor-transfinity add the further question, 'to what extent is our creativity operating causatively in a transfinite continuum?'.


11695
Why is it that our species never discovers a final and unalterable fact about the universe? The reason for this is that our species creates the universe progressively, as it goes.


11696
Feynman asked why it should take an infinite amount of logic to figure out what one tiny piece of space/time is going to do. My answer would be that as existence is absolute (that is, both finite and infinite), it cannot be encompassed or expresed in terms of finite logic. When we approach the infinitely small (or the infinitely anything), the inapplicability of finite logic becomes apparent.


11697
Geometric imagery comes naturally to most humans, and it should not surprise us that scientists are able to envision geometric patterns in what was previously supposed to be chaos.


11698
Mandelbrot, the chaos scientist, mistrusted analysis: He confronted problems by depending on his intuitive 'feel' for patterns and shapes.


11699
Like Mandelbrot, Libchaber was interested primarily in shape, and the mathematics of shape and the evolution and development of shape. Libchaber was particularly interested in bifurcation.


11700
Bourbaki rejected the use of pictures: They said that a mathematician could always be fooled by his visual apparatus. To Bourbaki, geometry was untrustworthy: To them, mathematics should be pure, formal, and austere.


11701
The advent of the computer's power to feed a new mathematics of the eye, may influence mathematical development along topological lines.


11702
Imagery is a naturally creative facility, whether of geometry or symbology.


11703
Schwenk believed that nature had certain innate propensities and predispositions. He said that flow 'wants to realise itself, regardless of the surrounding material'.


11704
D'Arcy Thompson considered his proper study not just the material forms of things but their dynamics - 'the interpretation, in terms of force, of the operations of energy'. He thought of life as being always in motion, always responding to rhythms - the 'deep-seated rhythms of growth'.


11705
Ortega y Gasset observed that man is accumulation and not an Adam ... always beginning from the beginning.


11706
Gasset observed that 'noblesse oblige' means that nobility is defined by obligations. The noble or select man ever makes further demands upon himself.


11707
Charles Osgood developed the 'semantic differential technique' for the measurement of meaning. Subjects were asked to rate a number of concepts on different scales indicating the intensity of meaning. All three of his major analyses yielded nearly identical evidence for three massive factors, which were easily identifiable as 'Evaluation' (good, nice, beautiful, honest, etc.), 'Potency' (strong, powerful, big, capable, tough, etc.), and 'Activity, (active, quick, excitable, hot, nimble, etc.). Osgood thus developed a method to evaluate and compare the meanings of various words.


11708
Pareto observed that social laws only achieve probability in relation to their data: They cannot serve to predict future behaviour, and a single law is never the only law relevant to a given phenomenon.


11709
Charles Peirce generally characterised the scientific process as involving: An abduction phase ... which is the original generation of an explanatory hypothesis. A deductive phase ... which has to do with the logical elaboration of the hypothesis and the derivation from it of specific predictions. An inductive phase ... which bears on the confirmation or falsification of the hypothesis by future experience.


11710
John Plamenatz pointed out that nationalism posits enemies, while patriotism does not.


11711
Stephen Pepper pointed to the dangers of method running away with issues, evidence and value itself: He saw much research, thinking and science as methodolatry. His views, in this respect, are close to those of Feyerabend.


11712
Henri Poincare said that the perception we have of fact is 'a constant link in our sensations', and this link is at the same time the subject, the content, and the truth of science.


11713
Poincar6 observed that theory was interpretive. He was aware that a scientific fact has already been interpreted ... but, nevertheless, he made it a function, in his philosophy, as raw fact. Poincare sourced facts to the mind la priori', and to experience 'a posteriori'. His philosophic direction was always the same, namely, enquiry into the origin and nature of 'fact'.


11714
Ezra Pound said that 'an image is that which presents an intellectual and emotional complex in an instant of time: It is the presentation of such a complex instantaneously which gives that sense of sudden liberation that sense of freedom from time limits and space limits that sense of sudden growth, which we experience in the presence of the greatest works of art.


11715
Ezra Pound said that one of the main functions of criticism was 'excernment' ... that is, the ordering of knowledge so that the next man (or generation) can most readily find the live part of it, and waste the least possible time among obsolete issues.


11716
W.V.Quine invokes Duhem to show that the truth or falsity of each sentence can be established only in conjunction with our entire system of beliefs.


11717
Karl Rahner said that man has a supernatural existential structure. Man learns about God by experiencing himself, in a process of self-transcendence directed into the supernatural order.


11718
Ernest Seilli6re's system of thought was built on the central idea that all human activity is the expression of a basic instinct for expansion. This instinct manifests as a wild aggressiveness serving the deeper purpose of self-preservation. He saw that, as one's power increases, so one's chances of survival increase. He said mysticism provided the blind confidence and certainty of success needed in the battle for survival ... and reason served to restrain and direct aggressiveness, to prevent it from becoming counterproductive to survival.


11719
There may be a tendency to interpret the Absolute as perfect in the sense of a static completeness and in the sense that it has nothing further to experience. Such interpretation is erroneous. Absoluteness implies omnipotence and absence of all limitations, experientially or otherwise.


11720
One would be mistaken to believe that the future is already written transfinitely and is there to be read. The unlimitable Absolute is nowhere and nowise summated or resolved: It makes its future as it goes ... that is to say, as it lives.


11721
To the creative transfinite mind nothing is inevitable or unavoidable or unchangeable.


11722
Increasingly our species will realise that it is the master of its fate.


11723
The Absolute, being wholly in each of its parts, is wholly in each individual human. As the Absolute has no limitations, we humans also have no limitations. There is no future imperative other than what we ourselves create ... and it is within our powers to change even those.


11724
Prediction capability depends on the predictor's ability to empathise with the Absolute ... by gaining in knowledge, sensitivity, insight and understanding.


11725
Schematic presentations of this network invariably feature the creative intelligence as the central factor, font or nucleus. The understanding of the nature and consequences of creative intelligence is central to prediction.


11726
In pragmatic terms, our will is ineffective when it is out of phase with our creative intelligence. Our will either subserves our creative intelligence or it is integral with it.


11727
The future of our race will be determined by our creative, transfinite intelligence.


11728
Great works of art produce impacting images of mind and emotion.


11729
Every 'now', of finite time, is the now of timeless transfinity.


11730
As the Absolute is wholly in each of its creations transfinitely, each human retains its transfinity after body-death.


11731
The Absolute cannot eliminate any part of itself or any of its creations, for then it would have exclusions. The Absolute cannot have exclusions, for it is absolutely inclusive. It cannot diminish a life, and it cannot diminish a presence.


11732
Every thought and every person and every event is transfinitely eternal. That which is transfinite is eternal, and that which is eternal is transfinite.


11733
We may convince ourselves that a person is not here: But, once a person, always a person ... and, once here, always here.


11734
That, which is present transfinitely, is really and effectively present.


11735
Belief that a body-dead person is in some way diminished, does not make diminution to be a fact.


11736
A person is a transfinite being and, as such, it cannot be in any way diminished.


11737
It is not necessary that one's body must die in order to realise one's transfinity.


11738
Paul Tillich observed, from studies of history, that new things are possible only when the time is ripe for them.


11739
Vaihinger defined mankind as 'a species of monkey suffering from megalomania'.


11740
Paul Tillich subsumed both the divine and the demonic under the category of the holy. Both are creative and both are destructive.


11741
Fictions are 'kite-flying' hypotheses of imaginative possible realities. They are saying to our species ... 'try this one for size' and 'what do you feel about this?'. Fictions are explorations of possibilities which our species may or many not adopt as realities.


11742
S.S.Stevens' research indicated that the interrelations among all subjective variables can be quantified ... and that definitive descriptions of the operating characteristics of all the sensory systems are within reach. He observed that humans were very capable at magnitude estimation (involving the matching of numbers to perceived intensity). On a great variety of sensory dimensions, apparent intensity appeared to grow as a power function of the physical stimulus (Stevens' Power Law).


11743
Veblen commented that, throughout the greater part of its life-history, our species has been accustomed to make its higher generalisations and to formulate its larger principles in other terms than those of passionless matters of fact.


11744
Max Wertheimer said 'there are wholes, the behaviour of which is not determined by that of their individual elements, but where the part-processes are themselves determined by the intrinsic nature of the whole'. He pointed out, as an example, that a melody cannot be understood merely in terms of its individual notes. Wertheimer was a pioneer of gestalt thinking and of the type of thinking which led Einstein to relativity theory, and Keynes to his economic macro-factors.


11745
Von Hayek saw the economic equilibrium models as purely hypothetical constructs. To him, demand and supply schedules alter so frequently and variably that theoretical equilibrium points are useless. Von Hayek saw economics as a process of discovery, as indeed the other sciences were. Any hope of deducing an ideal solution from first principles is out of the question ... instead, economic life must advance by experimentation. He said that social institutions were often the result of human action, rather than of human design. He rejected the aristotelian dichotomy, betwen the 'natural' and the 'artificial', as dangerously misleading. Phenomena such as language and common law are neither 'natural' or 'artificial'. We should give due recognition to the role of cultural evolution.


11746
Von Hayek said that state intervention damages the process of knowledge-generation ... tending to reduce economic experimentation, and causing the information-network to give false signals (in respect of prices etc). But Von Hayek said that societies must have rules, and he condemned Freud's encouragement of liberation from traditional emotional shackles. Some of these rules will need to be state-enforced. He commented that the goals of individual members of a society are more diverse than its government can reckon with.


11747
Von Hayek saw himself as a liberal and he believed in progressive social evolution. However, he was very much a laissez faire thinker and believed that competition between variants led to selection of the fittest. It is perhaps noteworthy that Margaret Thatcher saw herself as a Hayek disciple.


11748
Alfred North Whitehead noted that every event is percipient (whether conscious or not) and that events 'prehend' one another, jointly sharing the same continuum, but selectively sharing the ingredient 'objects', which appear in such events, as their qualities. There is a mistake (the fallacy of misplaced concreteness) in supposing that a material object is a concrete chunk of reality.


11749
Bermann Weyl pointed out that the mass of particles (which is the source of gravitational fields) varies with the speed of the particles relative to the frames of reference in which they are determined. Thus, particle mass will differ, depending upon the frame of reference. Einstein pointed out that there was no clear way to separate the effects of the frame of reference from those of gravitational pull.


11750
The weight of the atmosphere causes it to press down on the Earth, at sea-level, with a force of 14.5 lbs per square inch: This is known as 'one atmosphere'. Within the Earth, the pressure increases rapidly with depth, so that at Earth-centre it is about 3.7 million atmospheres. Earth-centre pressures were much greater than this 180mya, and were a major factor in causing a thermo-nuclear explosion of core hydrogen plasma.


11751
Heat flow in the Earth is generally described as the rate of heat conduction per unit time and per unit area to the Earth's surface. The heat flow unit (HFU) is 10 to minus 6 power calories per square cubic centimetre per second. The average heat flow value for the Earth's crust is about 1.5 HFU, and is roughly the same for the continents and the ocean floors. The heat received from solar radiation is 2,000 - 3,000 times as great.


11752
The upper mantle beneath continents is probably at least 100-200 degrees K cooler on average than that beneath oceans: The continental shield regions have the coolest upper mantle and the ocean ridge regions the hottest. (Note: These differences become negligible at about 400 KM'S depth).


11753
As exploding-core heat comes closer to the surface, ocean-floor crust will heat up quicker than land. As the greatest heat-flow is at the mid-Pacific construction ridge, it is important to monitor temperature changes at the ridge, and at the crustal areas adjacent to the ridge.


11754
The effects of changing seasons may be felt after a lag of about a year at a depth of approximately 100 metres.


11755
At high temperatures, the thermal conductivity of many materials that do not conduct electricity increases greatly with increasing temperature. That is, it increases proportionally as to the third power of the absolute temperature; the dominant heat-transfer process in this case is radiation.


11756
The more developed and sensitive nervous systems are more susceptible to traumas and to psycho-somatic ills.


11757
There is an increasing need for more teaching/learning emphasis on mind-control.


11758
Existence is absolute. Our species is absolute, and it prehends its way absolutely ... that is infinitely, transfinitely and finitely.


11759
This network methodology seeks to emulate species, prehension: It seeks to prehend the way to the future.


11760
In expression, our species is essentially transfinite: It is a 'bridging, species, which has (so to say) one foot in finity and the other in infinity.


11761
Our species intuits its transfinite awareness: It is predominantly intuitive.


11762
The reasoning facility is but one means of the prehensive mind.


11763
Our prehensive mind operates as a mixture of intellect and intuition. We think our way prehensively, and then we rationalise what we have predetermined prehensively.


11764
Our species does not prehend its way with formal logic. We tend to 'package' our prehended determinations with logical rationalisations.


11765
In western societies, it is generally easier to 'sell' rationalisations than intuitions.


11766
We intuit discovery and rationalise praxis.


11767
It is easier to sell intuitions rhetorically than rationally.


11768
The crowd psyche is far more receptive to oratorical rhetoric than to logical reasoning: The crowd psyche is uncritically receptive psychically.


11769
As the crowd psyche is uncritically receptive psychically, so also is the human species uncritically receptive psychically.


11770
One cannot reason with the Absolute, but one can empathise with it and empathically influence it.


11771
When one empathises with the Absolute, one does so psychically.


11772
The most powerful and most immediate universal means of communication is psychic.


11773
It is easier to influence persons and events psychically than rationally.


11774
Psychic phenomena include personal auras; personal magnetism; psychic energy intake/outflow and control; and the subtle vibe-chemistry (or valency) of the way in which individuals react and meld with each other.


11775
Crowd prayer and worship operate at the psychic level.


11776
The powers of fundamentalist religions operate at the psychic level.


11777
Emotions access the psyche more easily and readily than reasoning and logic.


11778
Psychic communication is more effective than lingual communication.


11779
Arousal of emotions arouses the psyche and impels people to action.


11780
Personal magnetism is a psychic phenomenon: It is a key factor in leadership.


11781
Psychic phenomena are major factors in romanticism.


11782
Prehension is very much a matter of subtle feeling and subtle vibes: It is largely psychic.


11783
Our species is prehensive and largely psychic.


11784
All social communications involve interchanges of psychic energy.


11785
Emotional arousal is an essential prerequisite of psychic arousal.


11786
Id arousal results in a feeding frenzy of psychic energy. The fervour of sports fans and of popular music enthusiasts are examples of Id arousal. At Nazi rallies, Hitler was presiding celebrant at the invocation and arousal of Id psychic presence. Romanticism generally involves manifestations of psychic force.


11787
As the Absolute is wholly in each of us, we are wholly in each other. This is particularly true at the psychic level of awareness.


11788
When we think of species' prehension, the following come to mind ... feeling, groping, extension, growth, reaching out, creation, discovery, curiosity, sensing, instincts, intuition, awareness, intelligence, insight, vibes, valencies, psychic phenomena, id, personal magnetism, courage, challenge, need, excitement, enjoyment, achievement, and satisfaction.


11789
Intelligence is very creative and powerful: It gives a new dimension to prehension: It enables our species to create holds, by which it grasps and pulls and propels itself ... and thus enables it to make quantum leaps. Intelligence creates fulcra, in what would otherwise be ungraspable and unnegotiable void.


11790
In attunement with the Absolute, the creative intelligence can create and do whatever the Absolute wants to do. The creative intelligence is the lead-agency of the Absolute.


11791
We don't have to confine our creations to material things: We can create transfinitely anything we are able to envision.


11792
One prehends within void in seeking to know the future, much as the species prehends within void in making the future: Perhaps these exercises are one and the same.


11793
We are at the leading edge of creation: When we look into space, we look back in space and back in time: There is nothing ahead of us: We are the pioneer race.


11794
The Earth's grand mean temperature (of the biosphere) is about 15 degrees C, and this is greater than would be expected were its energy derived from solar radiation alone. The quantity of the Earth's internal heat now flowing outward, by conduction through the surface, amounts (for the whole Earth) to 10 to the 21st power of joules annually.


11795
Milankovitch said that three basic variations in Earth's movement affect global climate. A 100,000-year cycle of the planet's orbit, a 41,000-year cycle in the tilt of Earth's axis, and a 23,000-year cycle in the wobble of the axis. According to these cycles, we should be in the midst of a long period of cooling.


11796
It has been estimated that, for every one degree Celsius increase of average global temperature, the incidence of water vapour in atmosphere increases by about 6%. Any significant increase in global temperature causes a significant increase in global rainfall.


11797
Global climate is working through a three-phase volcanic cooling sequence, as follows:


11798
On the 180mya core-explosion scenario, the thermonuclear explosion in the core is powering Earth-volume expansion (currently) of approx. 11,300 cubic kilometres per annum, and where we now have mantle heat of 2,000 degrees C at 100 kms depth, how many years will elapse before core-heat arrives at Earth's surface? (Note: 30 degree C heat is now within only one kilometre of the surface).


11799
As core-heat has travelled a heat-expanded radial distance of 3,000 kms in 180mys, we may expect the surface to heat up by approximately 30 degrees C within 60,000 years. We estimate Earth habitation remainder time (EHRT) at approximately 60,000 years.


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