Monday, January 16, 2017

Quotes Late January 2017

"Two or three possible core approaches for politics to respond to ideas: 1. Respond to ideas by using them to benefit the consumers. 2. Constructively use them to benefit government. 3. Save the best systems for education." ---Nathan Coppedge

"To cause harm to other beings is to accept and revel in the imperfections of the world. Philosophers tend to be happy, because they feel wisdom is justified, and wisdom feels that happiness is justified." ---Nathan Coppedge, self-improvement advice

"Metaphysical continuum equals all physical dimensions. Position in existence may be arbitrated by a perspectival continuum." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Other dimensions have a number of ideal laws, equal to the number of corresponding perspective dimensions. So, for example, the 2nd dimension is ideal when it successfully realizes complexity and perfection, while the 1st dimension is ideal when it fully-realizes God. So far as the 3rd dimension goes, these previous dimensions are missed opportunities, which in a developmental model we already experienced. The goal of the current dimension is to realize the trinity of matter, energy, and meaning. The next opportunity (in the 4th dimension) is to realize universal information, creating properties such as time travel and immortality. The current trend is for metaphysics to improve at great expense." ---Nathan Coppedge

"In the fourth dimension, technology begins to be subsumed into nature. In the fifth dimension, the subsumption is absolutely one-degree complete."

"Sorry to burst your bubble, but in the future combat has diminished into ‘automatic operations’ to protect planets, community policing to prevent terrorism, and intellectual citizenship, which may involve virtual combat or not. My sense is that combat is a brief stage that lies between the state of nature and the state of economic modalities. After economics there is an intellectual stage." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Smooth out the initial impulse." ---Nathan Coppedge, guide for turning incandescence into meaning.

"I would rather be a philosopher and gamble on success, than be something else, and gamble on happiness. In my opinion, this is the more confident attitude, and the best road to take." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Many logics seem to amount to aesthetics, that is, they only work at a fundamental level." ---Nathan Coppedge

"The war of individuals, the war of everyone, leads to philosophy. In this way it may be seen that love is no more than understanding. Metaphysics comes with a modicum of virtue." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Virtue is the benefit of the doubt about sacrifice: it is humility, conformity, preservation, and grace." ---Nathan Coppedge

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Coherent Laws of Physics

This has been posted on my primary blog at Quora for awhile. Anyway, I thought I'd post it here, since it has not been getting as much traction as I would like... Remember you can find links to both blogs, as well as many other materials by simply searching Google for 'nathancoppedge . com'


Relative absoluteness.

There are many functional objects, but some functions are TOTALS.

What is not a law, or chaos, or desired, or explained, is nothing.

Motion has a choice between choice and purpose. Motion without purpose is immortal.

Computation has a choice between conflict and universalism. The realization of computation is completeness.

What is absolutely neutral must be universal.

Zero is universal computation.

Exceptions define hierarchies.

Where exceptions apply, absolute complexity is defined by a law of non-existence.

Relativity of zero creates reality. Everything that can't not be relative creates reality.

Knowledge really IS structural, but only in a post-historical way.

When knowledge does not serve as a universal, does not have relevance, or does not serve as an explanation, it is false knowledge.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Recent Photo

I judge that I'm in moderately good health, although I now weigh 168, (5'9") so that's not so good. Close to the upper end of what is considered normal weight, anyway. I don't eat a lot of full meals, but I go heavy on sugared drinks, and my medication causes me to gain weight. My ears are bigger than shown.

Link to Quotes from Early January 2017

Possible Resolution of the Right-Brain, Left-Brain Controversy (Which Every Mathematician Should Know!)

Truly exceptional artists are often right-Brained.

Mathematicians are often left-brained.

In fact, most people are left-brained whether they are mathematicians or not.

Many artists are not in fact right-brained, because they are not particularly smart.

They need to master their left brain before they become right-brained.

Some other categories of artist such as musician and computer-aided design people may actually be left-brain dominant, or split between right and left.

Brain dominance is generally the opposite of your handedness.

Left-handed people tend to be at least a little bit exceptional.

Ambidextrous people at this moment in history tend to have larger or slightly more complex brains than average.

Right-brain people are exceptional when they are mathematicians and musicians.

That's my sense of it for now!

NATHAN COPPEDGE'S PERPETUAL MOTION QUIZ: Would You Be Useful for Perpetual Motion?

1. Have you ever been attacked by an action figure?

2. Do you think religion is unambiguous?

3. Are you literally a slave?

4. Do you work for the military, but not in a research capacity?

[If you answered Y to any of these questions, you are not likely to be useful for perpetual motion].