Saturday, December 28, 2013

Successful Test Confirmation, Weeks Later

My experiment on November 10th did not include confirmation by using a level.

Now I have used a level to confirm that the track I built out of cardboard (the 'trough' of the modular trough leverage device, which has been partially built) conforms to the requirement of including an upwards-oriented slope.

This means the device, even in it's present form, IS capable of recovering all movement, from a position of rest, including some overall upwards movement of the entire apparatus. Although the counterweight moves downwards during that time, the mobile weight is later able to operate the counterweight, compensating it for it's usefulness.

So, according to my observations, even in it's present form, this is an OVER-UNITY DEVICE!

Perpetual motion should be within reach, although I have doubts about my ability to build a full-scale device in my living room any time soon, due to space constraints. I also do not have all of the appropriate building materials presently. Maybe I can order aluminum pipettes online, or maybe they are hard to locate. Either way, there is a space constraint on building a model at the same scale. Larger would be better, but such a device wouldn't even fit in my apartment.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

How to Write Aphorisms

Book Description

Nathan Coppedge, previously the author of the 1-Page-Classics, describes a comprehensive body of techniques advanced enough to yield full-fledged aphorisms of any length and complexity.

This title is to be released in 2014.

Ninesquare Notebook

Book Description

As Nathan Coppedge writes in The Dimensional Philosopher's Toolkit, "The amelioration of jagged potencies is really the second center". This text was his early inspiration on that subject, and in some ways more ambitious. It was here first where Nathan realized that a new method of categorical deduction using exclusive opposites was possible, and also where he later, upon revising, discovered that deductions could proceed indefinitely in binary form. This is savory philosophy, and the effect is avant-garde. Find the source insights of this most profound and knowledge-oriented methodology.

This title is to be published in 2014.

God's Tractatus

Book Description

Mr. Coppedge (previously the author of The Dimensional Philosopher‘s Toolkit) extends his objective philosophy into the realm of the theological, with a comprehensive index of the transformations of God. The material is based on an essay written on the principle of immortality some months earlier. Sixty-four categories of God have been expanded into 1024 proverbs or aphorisms establishing interdependent relationships between aspects of divine manifestation, and especially God’s role in ethical decisions and metaphysics.

This title is to be released in 2014.

Poems by God

Book Description

“The book is inspired incidentally by my father’s idea, that someone ought to write a book called ‘Poems, Bye God’, written for atheists… [However] I began the project on an assumption that these poems were in fact written by God…Coming from a Unitarian Church, my beliefs were not openly religious, but I felt that from the value of poetry I could be consoled with religious belief, even if at other times it seemed like suspended disbelief…Around the same time I began this book I conceived of the idea that religion is only for God... [Later]  again I felt conflicted, as I realized that the poems did have threads of reason which bore out their meanings between the different small verses…The meaning of my work, if it could remain in the project was that God made them originally…”

This title is to be released in 2014.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

I have updated my website


It now contains more future book previews and a diagram of an over-unity device which I believe to be proven to work, based on an experimental project from last month.

Of course, the main portion of that site at this point is the pages. For those that haven't investigated, that is the main original purpose of that website.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

More Evidence of Madness (Scientists, Apes, and Bananas)

“Even generalism is a form of specialism
when it has a method”

“Scientists, people say, are engineers
of knowledge”

“The greatest intelligence is rarely achieved
without being specific”

“Some say that life in general is a vast
exception, a specialized language in
the face of many unrecognized

Quotes from my book The Dimensional Critic's Toolkit, the Singular Sourcebook, A Book of Quotations, in a section called "On Specialism". The goal is to have at least four quality quotations on a wide variety of important subjects. The book is not to be confused with the DPT. The DCT is due to be published around 2018, unless I get ahead of myself. I have considered re-titling the book to "The Dimensional Book of Quotations," except if it is a volume of the encyclopedia, it should fit the Dimensional Title Toolkit format, and 'quotations' doesn't fit the bill for that approach. The choice of the word 'Critic's' seems justified for a book of quotations, lending a unique feel. However, it does conflict a little bit with the subtitle for the first volume of the Dimensional Encyclopedia, which is 'The Essential Criticism'. So another name for the sixth volume, by implication, is "the unessential criticism, which can be taken to mean traditional knowledge, or things not subject to critique. Which takes it back to the question of whether it is a critic's toolkit in the first place. Perhaps only in an avant-garde sense. But I have begun to attach appendixes which explain how the approach to quotations relate to methods of criticism, and it has seemed to work so far. And considering that it is about 1/3 complete, it is likely that the attitude will continue to work. I'm also not sure what else fits after 'aesthetics' in terms of the overall plan of the encyclopedia. I have to really blow some dirt / spend some variables, in the high-minded critical sense, if I want the encyclopedia to succeed. Apparently, to appeal to critics, I have to be a critic myself. And this is one of the creative approaches to that attitude. The earlier books (Volumes 1-5) set up the dimensional tradition. Whereas the following books (Volumes 7 - 16 or so) strategically reject the role of the critic, and therefore maintain vitality.

I hope readers will approve, although I'm not yet sure if I'll have a large volume of readers.

By the way, the original motive for this post was the observation that all the quotes under "On Specialism" seem to relate to a devious scientist who wants his ape subject to slip on a banana. Oh well.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

More Recent Quotations by Nathan Coppedge

"Complexity and potential compose the potential of neutrality, an infinite system with no inherent energy...Numbers are disorganized lists, potential categories.Categories are forms of completeness, statements of meaning. Shapes are morphizations of coherency, potential systems. Systems grant meaning to numbers, by losing form...Duplications of functions and paradoxes may occur. It may be prudent to see these two phenomena as rationally identical" ---Nathan Coppedge, The Ninesquare Notebook (not yet published).

"This type of physics [metemphysics]... is the study of the materialism of ideas" ---Nathan Coppedge, from Metemphysics and the Philosophy of Concepts (Article).

"[T]he acceptance of populism is the benchmark of any attempt to improve democratic values...Perfect government can afford to be complex. And complex government can afford to be perfect. That much should be realized...[I]t is necessary on some level to intellectually engage the concept of government, ... for viable concepts based on existing government practices". ---Nathan Coppedge, The Inquisitive Quiz (Article)

Recent Quotations by Nathan Coppedge

"Exception is foundational for complexity" ---The Physics #100

"Physics may be the study of differences...Physics may be the study of inbetweens...Physics may be the study of energy...Physics may be the study of physics...Or it may be that physics concerns some as yet undefined idea" ---The Physics #228-232

"Politics has public and private motifs, past and future definitions of function" ---The Politics #64

"Beneath government lies the technology of citizenship" ---The Politics #100

"If you don't know how to live to 1000, you have a 50% chance of living to 500; If you don't live to 500, you have a 50% chance of living to 250..."---The Dimensional Immortality Toolkit (not yet published)

Note: The Politics will be featured in The Dimensional Politician's Toolkit. It is already available HERE. The Physics will be featured in The Dimensional Physics Toolkit, and is present HERE.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Coherent Neocodes As Economic-Political Hypertext (Recursive Ecology)

'Windowjarpool' - You have to make something of a jar in a pool: if it has sand, you can see all of it; if it's clean and clear, then you know it absolutely. But if you drop the jar, it's invisible. If you pee in the jar, it might be a yellow jar. But what if you're a scientist, with a window on the pool? The pee and sand doesn't always seem so significant. Part of what is significant about the pool is that it is fully clear and manifest.

'Minnowtarbowl' - Let's say you eat minnows. If one of the minnows eats a gob of paint, then you have to eat the paint. Unless the minnow has a special way of digesting. But how does the minnow know not to eat the paint? Do you want it to have a big brain? What if big brains know not to eat paint, but love to eat tar? What difference some little instructions would make!

'Terrajunkbowl' - We don't just have paint going into the ocean, we have diarrhea, and dish detergent, and other waste products. Some would say it's just a work of art, and life is always functional some how. But what if football players got tired of dirt, or if theologians declared that God was fecal matter (because it would be divine in any case), or if humanity decided it had to evolve beyond shit by dying? Does this mean it is the end of football, God, or humanity, or is there a solution to the 'junk bowl'?

'Terabunkerjew' - Now, what if we could solve all problems with a computer? How much depends on that? What if the computer is a waste product, or composed of irreplaceable materials? Doesn't it have to solve all problems, if it is a one-shot deal? And what if the computer user is solving personal problems (humorously, 'Cabbalah'), rather than global problems? Does that make the computer useless, or instead contribute to the value of waste products? And, what if it all looks like clear water? What if there's poison? What if the same problems apply to the brain? Are the first problems the most important or the final ones?

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Interface Sequins

I have a concept of secret accesses which consist of perfected, abbreviated data channeled into new constructions. These are synergies or synapses of linguistic, ontological, and memetic knowledge, specifically in the context of hypothetical interface technology, such as virtual reality, 'mind-hacking', and other forms of potential cerebralism.

Here are some examples:

Pretzel Players: Somehow helps to understand Italy.

Noos: Greek concept of mind, or perhaps Athena's mind.

Alethosphere: Not just a noosphere, but something specific.

Pedural: 'Place-of-endurance'.

Pay Day: More and more often becoming a figurative place.

Of Fleas: A book for curmudgeons of knowledge.

Pandaemonium: That hell that isn't hell.

Archefactect: A small computer.

Boologos: An access to mathematics for philosophers.

Primary: An exchangeable name for some favoritism.

Pode: The central dot of this mereology.

Vect: Where you go when you have a rhetorical opinion.

Pede: Historical process place.

Railery: An artifact of conceptual engineering.


How to Write Aphorisms is Due to Be Released in Early 2014


Nathan Coppedge, previously the author of the 1-Page-Classics, describes a comprehensive body of techniques advanced enough to yield full-fledged aphorisms of any length and complexity.

The publisher will be Amazon Publishing.

The Dimensional Psychologist's Toolkit is Due to Be Released in Early 2014


While this is titled a ‘serious joke book’ this book is not a joke; It is designed as a creative reference and sounding board for therapists and patients, centered around mental illness and emotional well-being; The knowledge-based approach, using diagrams, sheds light on nuances and terpitudes not found in other encyclopedias; As the second volume of the Dimensional Encyclopedia, it is the only volume devoted exclusively to psychology; The majority of the included text establishes bases for knowledge in areas surrounding therapy and mental health::

The D. Psy. T. is the second volume of the Dimensional Encyclopedia. The first volume is the Dimensional Philosopher’s Toolkit.

The publisher will be Amazon Publishing.

Exceptional Mechanics

6-principles of advantage in 3-dimensions (d * 2 to eclipse format).

Time (4-d) becomes exceptional.

6-principles at-a-time. See Design.

2-d = 4 principles at a time

= Categorical Deduction

1-d = 2 principles at a time

= Yin Yang / Roichus

Interface Euphoria 5.0

Ubartybujet - is when something sexy happens.

Generica - is the classification of all things that have been so perfected that they are standardized like a set of furniture, works of art, or technical programs.

'If they only knew my agency rating had standing!'

'At last, another morning server!'

Thursday, November 28, 2013

How to Build an Over-Unity Device

"Trough Leverage Partial Perpetual Motion Machine"

"SMOT Without Magnets"

1 X 1/8 in. diameter aluminum rod (approx. 12 in. long).
1 X long k'nex member (orange, black, or tan) approx. 6 in. X 1/8 in.
2 X medium k'nex members (red or yellow) approx. 4 in. X 1/8 in.
7 X medium-small k'nex members (blue or yellow) approx. 2 in. X 1/8 in.
1 X Additional optional k'nex member, easily replaced with wire
7 X half-circle k'nex connector pieces (yellow) approx. 1.5 in. X 1 in X 1/4in.
Duct Tape
Indefinite number of Amazon book-box quality cardboard of medium thickness.
1 X Medium (slightly larger) marble
1 X Standard marble
5 X pennies (not always necessary)
3 X packets of sculpee clay or small heavy block of wood.


Attach the 1/8 in. diameter aluminum rod to the long k'nex member, wrapping tightly with as little duct tape as is necessary to make it secure. Remove the duct tape if bunching occurs, as this will reduce the stiffness of the member. Favor lightweight over heavy connections, and making sure that the entire length is about 16 - 18 inches.

Take two half-circle k'nex connectors, and attach 2 medium k'nex members, attaching one to each, close to the flat side. Now place a member through the hole in the connectors, with the previously attached medium connectors facing the same direction, with the flat ends of the pierced connectors up. Now securely fasten the bunched medium members to the earlier-made long member, so that the hole in the connectors is located at exactly 1/4 the length of the entire long member (preferably on the side with the k'nex member---as opposed to the aluminum rod---so that there is a more stable connection) with the majority of the length opposite the members just attached. Adjust the tape if necessary to make sure that a member can freely rotate inside the connectors which are attached to the lever.

Now take two more half-circle connectors, and attach 4 medium-small members, 2 per connector, in each case forming a symmetrical 90-degree angle on the connector. Place a member of any adequate length through the secured lever-connectors and then support this new fulcrum joint with the attached medium-small members, by piercing the new half-circle connectors.

Attach two additional half-circle k'nex connectors to the ends of the taped unit (now a lever), positioning them so the flat sides are turned towards eachother, forming a narrow floating base. Then attach a medium (larger than standard) marble to this base by duct tape. Slight additional weight may be necessary later, but can be offset by re-positioning the lever forwards or back. Make sure the marble is secure, but that there are not excessive globs of duct tape, which would weigh down the machine. Later, during testing, it may be necessary to re-attach the marble using the same amount of duct tape, or to attach additional duct tape with small additional weights, or just duct tape serving as a weight.

Create a cardboard base of indefinite dimensions, at least 4 in. wide by 12 in. long.

Take more pieces of cardboard, cutting the cardboard to create two very slightly sloped panels, from 6 - 12 inches long (about 1/8 in. thick), and towards the outer end relative to the position of the lever, incorporating a slight slope of only 0.5 degrees which extends for about 4.5 - 5 inches horizontally and has a height of about 2-3 inches, such that the lever passes through at an angle of 6-5 degrees below level (this can be adjusted by raising or lowering the fulcrum or hinge), the steeper angle being the angle at which the upper surface of the lever meets the beginning of the 4.5 - 5 inch long slot in the track.

Alternately, cut sheer horizontal pieces of the dimensions 8 inches by 3 inches, and later cut the cardboard to approx. 0.5 degrees upwards slope after it is taped in place.

Tape the cardboard track members to the cardboard base, allowing room for the lever to pass through freely. Make sure the track members are taped securely by placing tape laterally over the vertical duct tape pieces, once the track is in position for the lever. Make sure that the gap is narrow enough to support a marble (when it is stabilized) along the 0.5 degree upward slope, and wide enough to accommodate the lever passing through the slot.

Test the position of the lever, allowing a gap thick enough to accommodate the long end of the lever.

Three of the medium k'nex members can be used to stabilize the separation between the two sides of the cardboard track. Tape the three members closely together, so they form a 3 X 1 unit on their shortest length. Cut two approx. 2 in. X 4 in. cardboard members, lower the lever into the slot,  These should be fastened with duct tape to the bottom of the outer sides of the portion of the track unit which does not include the slope, without obstructing the lever. Then tape the cardboard members to the two side lengths of the 3 X 1 member, inside and outside of the slotted arrangement, but without obstructing the lever. The 3 X 1 serves as a separator and stabilizer between the two sides of the track, keeping the gap somewhat less than the width of a standard marble.

Tape cruder outer horizontal cardboard panels around the active track portion of the unit, e.g. on the outside side of the actual track portion where the smaller marble will be rolling, allowing some visibility, but allowing for greater control of the marble when it is being placed, and to prevent the marble from flying out when the lever is in the wrong position. Now the track portion is complete, assuming that the altitude of the lever can be adjusted, and that the angularity of the track is very slight (only about 0.5 degrees, and extending for about 4.5 - 5 inches).

Tape the k'nex fulcrum supports with the lever attached between them from an earlier step to some sort of solid base, about three inches off the surface being used, and ideally with at least 2 sq. inches of surface area at 3 in. height for attaching with tape. Packets of sculpee clay are ideal, but other things such as blocks of wood can be substituted. It is best if this item is solidly attached, because otherwise it is possible to inadvertently lose appropriate angularity, or even to damage other elements of the device. Tape the lever to this second base when it is ascertained that the angularity of the lever at 2 - 3 X the distance of the center of the counterweight is equal to 6 - 5 degrees below level, with 6 degrees occurring at the beginning of the (0.5 degree) and 4.5 - 5 inch long upward-sloping track.

Alternately, test the position of the lever with attached counterweight by trial and error, locating the angle at which the smaller marble moves when placed at the beginning of the finished track.

When the unit is complete, additional experimentation may be required to find a repeatable process, but when all the steps are followed, the process should be significantly repeatable. Here is a troubleshooting guide for the final success stage:

(1) If the lever won't move the marble upwards, maneuver the lever up and down, to see if there is any obstruction in the slotted track. There should be zero obstruction, and the marble should still have support from both sides of the track. Be careful to avoid bumps in the angularity of the upwards slope of the cardboard, because this changes the effective angle of operation. Adjust the construction or lean and rotation of the track and track base if necessary.

(2) If there is no obstruction and the counterweight will still not lift the marble at 2 - 3 X counterweight distance on the opposite end of the fulcrum, or if the counterweight catapults the marble vertically instead of pushing it horizontally, then it is time to add or subtract weight from the counterweight. Did you use a large marble, instead of a medium one, for the counterweight? If so, that is too heavy to use. Try carefully adjusting the weight of the counterweight with pennies, without the large marble. If you used a medium marble, but the smaller marble won't move, and there is absolutely no obstruction in the track portion, then try adding one or two pennies. It is possible that you used heavier plastic members, or attached the aluminum rod differently. You can also try once again adjusting the distance between the fulcrum and the slotted track.

(3) Now, experiment by trial and error. In earlier stages, it should have been certain that the counterweighted lever could push the marble horizontally. Now, with a very slight upward angle, the same process should repeat, and it should become clear that the lever returns back to its height after being operated. It is also clear that every part which operates can return to its beginning altitude, that is, when stops are placed on the range of the lever, and when the mobile marble is stopped when it drops to its beginning altitude. Over-unity!

A perpetual motion machine requires crooked levers (that is, levers designed with a double-bend somewhere between the fulcrum and the 2 X distance to allow the tracks to cohere), and a duplication of the above concept eight times, maintaining identical altitudes, with every lever end chopped at or immediately after the end of the upwards track, and with the base of every upwards track positioned immediately beneath a previous track, with an angular difference in orientation of perhaps 45 degrees for every unit that follows, creating an octogon, or perhaps with a use of short-range assistive slopes, 180 degrees and only 2 X modularity.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Proven Perpetual Motion Machine

Here is the diagram I created a few days after posting my genuine over-unity video at ACADEMICROOM.COM. According to the partial device that functions in the video, the full device should work also. It seems to follow.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Four Reciprocals of Perpetual Motion

This clarifies some of the most general principles that might be used in design:

--> It generates energy through motion
-->It creates motion, so it creates energy
-->It is a finite proportion
-->But it's scale is indefinite
-->The (lever) is acting at greater or less than level
-->But the mobile weight doesn't need to go to a higher level
-->If it is linear
-->It may be circular

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Real Over-Unity Device Experiment: A Success

Successful over-unity device.

Not a perpetual motion machine, but proof of principle for what might become one.

Over-unity means generating energy from nothing. Whereas a perpetual motion machine must cause itself to continue moving not only once, but repeatedly.

In other words, this is a successful time-frame of a principle that would work, with the right additional design.

My argument for how it is over-unity is as follows:

1. It begins from a position of rest, with no battery power (correct).

2. If the mobile marble is prevented from moving the additional fall-length to the bottom, then all motions are recoverable, since the mobile marble begins at a lower height, allowing for a short length of drop at the end of the upwards-sloped track.

3. The counterweighted lever which permits the motion returns to its initial altitude automatically (it does).

4. The marble has the strength to cause the initial leverage position to sink to the bottom (it does).

It goes up, it goes down, with no loss of energy, from a position of rest!

In other words, this is an example of over-unity!

See a more technical description at Academic Room. Notation: some of the technicalities have been deleted, due to a single complaint. E-mail me at if you want the details on the over-unity experiment.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Two of my books

will be available for order at physical Barnes & Noble locations soon.

If anyone is interested, the service may be available even now. I don't know.

The two books are:

           The Dimensional Philosopher's Toolkit (~19.95)
and      Creeping Cadence and Cadence Continues
               (poetry, ~15.95)

Friday, November 1, 2013

It's too early to say,

but I may have a deal with B&N.

I sent materials to their office in New York, and just now got a response saying that they plan to stock my books via a service called Lightning Source.

Although the message was kind of meandering, it did say that B&N would "stock my books."

So that's probably a good sign.

It's still possible that they will not be present on bookshelves, but only available for order.

Not immediately, but presumably before December.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Nathan Coppedge's Personal Art Gallery

Is open to friends and the occasional art collector.

93 Orange St. Suite 503
[Buzz 1046]

Visits by appointment.

My personal gallery, which I call "The Dimensional" offers a view of dozens of Nathan Coppedge works inspired by M.C. Escher, the Surrealists, and others.

Note: According to the zoning rules, I can't call it a museum, and I can't make it an official gallery. That's why I have changed the name from the "Dimensional Art Museum," to "Nathan Coppedge's Personal Gallery."

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Interface Euphoria 4.0

Flower Button - a metal button that adds value to clothing

Gold Bug - An encased object that adds value to buildings

Interface Sequin - a special object leading to "the next level" if such level has already been created

Top Dog - A sign of a happy, successful culture that promotes a secret of one kind or another

Vas Lens, Bas Lens, Staff Lens, Ros Lens - glass objects that magnify

Monday, October 21, 2013

The "Generic" Soul of Hyper-Cubism

Because Hyper-Cubism is so varied in its formulations,
there is some argument for a generic soul of the art ---

An art so perfect it has no typology
Or perhaps it is the first movement which does.

The Temporal Soul of the Hyper-Cubist Aesthetic

resembles a Picasso. It is visible in my window on the 5th floor of 93 Orange St. (from across the street).

The Critical Soul of Hyper-Cubic Cinema

"That's how we really are"
This can be brought into doubt for several reasons:
(1) Is there really such a thing as a critical soul?
(2) What if the inner soul of the movie is not hyper-cubic, e.g. what if Hyper-Cubism is only a technique?
(3) What if hyper-cubic people are not people / return to alienated framework
(4) What if Hyper-Cubic cinema is only an extension of photography?

Friday, October 18, 2013

Simple Secrets

Secret place equals secret space

Stay in one place, no loss of location

Sneak at night, commissioning the stars

Blurry boundaries, second concepts of animal

Worried about work, shift priorities to creativity

Banned from giving thoughts, collect bon mots

Wary of progress, determine cancellations

The art of truth, prior lessons

Naked, without a claim to fame

Derisions, eyes of needles turning

Photographs of enigmas, burning

Temperatures of ionomas

Ligattures of sarcomas

Arete sans Ballot

Thursday, October 17, 2013

I have a video demonstration

which shows it is possible to return a ball weight of a pendulum to the outward end of an inward and upwards-curving spiral simply by rotating the fulcrum with another weight of almost equal mass on the other end of the fulcrum, but not supported by the track.

It is my hope that the modification of this device would result in over-unity, as there may be evidence that an inward-curving spiral would result in motion of the outward weight, when the inward weight is of equal mass, and perhaps less. Notice that the upwards incline is rather slight, and might be even less in the reconstruction.

Unfortunately, the video has to be downloaded, because I couldn't get the imbedded video window to play in my Chrome browser.


Monday, October 14, 2013

The Happiness Lectures, Part Two

A concept of intuitive lectures

"I know that's true because of relativity"

"No one knows that method"

"Yes they do, yes they do!"

The Happiness Lectures, Part One

A concept of intuitive lectures

How can you say it is not amazing?

He said "It is amazing!"

Then he continued walking past the stadia.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Monday, October 7, 2013

The Most Useful Words for Generating Future Techno-Cultures

---An Attempt---

Wearable Aperture


Tele (Info)-Miracle

Ticket Catcher

Member City


Critical Mathematics

Flavor School

Psychology Robots

Death Lessons

Formal Revision

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Chimera Suplicca, Subtle Chimera

---I wrote this for it's feeling of temporality---

The eternal is a good
That we failed to capture
It is a snapshot
A weapon of composure
Nothing is left of
The old stones or trees
New miracles await which
Accept death and chance
The passing of time is now
more corporate---
The words of the sages
Don't seem like stones any longer
The way was afforded to play
A game of life
And now, without immortality,
We are winning and losing

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Works in Hyper-Cubism

Six recent works using a digital technique to overlap my hand-drawn Hyper-Cubist works, as well as two original hangable drawings/paintings are available at my art page,

Below: A close-up.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Thinness and Thickness Concepts in Dimensionality

There is a lot of uncentralized speculation about the role of technological concepts in dimensionalism (what I call dimensionism). To some extent these concepts are considered resolved by the specific assumptions of the disciplines which are claimed to be dimensional, e.g. mathematics is either applied or non-applied, aesthetic is mathematical or non-mathematical, philosophy is either rational or empirical, engineering is either aesthetical or structural, etc. Then, however, what can be concluded in the context where dimensionism is defined to be its own discipline? Ostensibly this angle has been overlooked. And a useful angle on this would be to address specific opposing concepts, so as to establish a dialectical form of reasoning about the subject.

Technology, I will treat as equivalent to dimensionism. It is in some ways more general---that it applies in theory to any functions concept, and in another way it tends to be an application, whereas dimensionism could be speculative. Thus I will treat this distinction as one between genus (dimension) and species (technology).

While technology is not the only concept used for thinness in our society, it is the predominant metaphor. It might even be extended into a person's desirable weight, or by extension, the tradability of weight with value---efficiency or ersatz equity.

What separates 'thinness' from invisibility is an interesting question. There has been some talk, on the fringe of future met averse (virtual reality) concepts, that invisible technology is the ultimate paradigm. But I suspect it is only a step along the path, and a step that is likely to be dramatized before it really exists. But, of course, as the trope goes, there has been considerable progress towards making laptops and smartphones more efficient. It tends to be a joke to deny that there has been a serious Moore's Law progression, even in very recent years, when critics claimed the technology could be shrunk no longer. Intel reports that it is continuing to shrink the circuits and increase the number of processors, in a sense a belated move towards technological dimensionalism. Apparently, however, dimensionalism has been deep on the mind of technologists, since there are not only numerous sophisticated logics involved in computers, but also evidence that Hyper-Cubism was introduced as a super-computer concept as early as the 1980's.

There are related questions to the invisibility of technology---for example, is there an optimal scale, or perhaps an optimal relation, when scale has succeeded in becoming abstractified? Perhaps the prime directive is simply that these technologies are dimensional.

Thus far, I would say, little progress has been made in expanding that concept. Although, I do point programmers, scientists, and philosophy students to my newly published book, The Dimensional Philosopher's Toolkit, which explains a useful method of categorical deduction. For a shortcut to the method, see my published essays at Ignore the physics paper unless you're looking for that kind of material.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

New Philosophical and Related Articles / Essays

On my academic profile:

The Only Theory, a defense of categorix

Full 78 Binary Laws of Physics, with Introduction

Coherent Theory of Exceptions: Rhinos and Caffeine

Primer on the History of Categorical Knowledge

A Future for Categorical Knowledge

Morality as a Function of Powerlessness

Hypocritical Knowledge in Protagoras

Saturday, September 28, 2013

I posted

my design for an Ideal Webpage: with characteristic creativity and symbolism.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Encyclopedia Developments

In the Dimensional Biologist's Toolkit (2015), a sense of how elaborate arguments for survival create equity fatui.

In the Dimensional Economist's Toolkit (2024), the introduction of a history model, in which:

The population difficulty in demand terms 
is the competing consumer information for 
peak population consumption when the peak 
of consumption including demand for 
populations based on information is information 
which is a product of consumption when it is 
still possible that the loss of consumption has 
information value.

In the Dimensional Physics Toolkit (2025), the aforementioned 78 Binary Laws of Physics.

In the Dimensional Time Travel Toolkit (~2027), 84 related methods of time-travel, consisting of 21 quadrae.

If I were the inventor of perpetual motion this would give me grounds to believe I had time traveled at some point, perhaps even by my own volition (theoretically).

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

A Work of Atheistic Theology

People who believe in God have a reason to avoid evil.

History, however insignificant, is written by those with a pure heart.

Those who consciously realize the accomplishments of good people are themselves significant, however insignificant their reward.

The puzzle of immortality is, from the mortal position, at least the discovery of good people by those who are insignificant, and is not necessarily the doing of evil things by significant people.

Uncertainty Principle in Psychology

From Appendix XVI of the Dimensional Psychologist's Toolkit (2014):

(1) Determined or undetermined, there is no rational reason to feel defended, because defense is an artificial emotion; (2) There is no certain defense of happiness, because happiness involves defense of emotion; (3) People who are happy are defended; (4) Authentic emotions are not a defense, because they require an authentic defense; But an authentic defense cannot be absolute (change, death, etc.); Authentic emotion raises authentic questions; Authentic people are gamblers; To ask questions, whether or not they are authentic, is required unless someone is omniscient, by virtue of the fact that life involves inquiry; The exception is utter folly; One can reject facts, or one can conclude that ignorance is god, or one must ask questions; To avoid authentic questions, one cannot be authentic; (5) Happiness, sadness, or doubt, the conclusion is that matter is the brain, and it has no defense, since defense is an artificial emotion; Evidently, consciousness is a free event on real estate where there is or is not a poison; Unless life is determinate, and if it were, it would be arbitrary::

(Nathan Coppedge, pre-release)

What Are the Dates of Nathan Coppedge's Unpatented Inventions and Inspirations?

(1999: Informs Israel of Downdraft Energy Tower Concept)

Experiments with Cubism)

(2001 - 2002:
Lost sanity)

Coherent Philosophy Unity Diagram
Ornate Style of Hyper-Cubism

Took hiatus from Hyper-Cubism,
wrote poetry)

Non-Ornate Hyper-Cubist Work
Grav-Buoy Device (at this point equivalent to Frank Tatay's design)
CatSpur Shoes
Compensation Clothing

Iteration 2 of Grav-Buoyancy
Motive Mass Machine
Repeat Lever
Tilt Motor
Continues Hyper-Cubism

'50 Miscellaneous Devices' or 50-Devices-Reached (ambiguous)
Continues Hyper-Cubism, feels uninspired
Gains Job at Public Library

Gives Knowledge Generation Bureau info about relative status as inventor)

Moves to Howe St., Loses Job
Organizes philosophical thoughts, continues artwork)

Meets Colleen Conlon, she moves away. Conflictive behavior ensues.
Uninspired about perpetual motion.
Circa 40 - 80 Ornate Works Lost at Cafe (in addition to the 440 or so given away)

(Moves to Orange St. in September)
Complete Categorical Deduction Method, while writing Dimensional Philosopher's Toolkit
Continues Hyper-Cubism, feels slightly more inspired

1st Magnet Concept
Inspired Hyper-Cubism
Begins Writing Secret Principles of Immortality at
Begins to sell art at

Continues Digital Overlapping Hyper-Cubic Works
My first painting that Looks Like a Picasso
Coherent Categorical Deduction
The Dimensional Philosopher's Toolkit published.
Successful Over-Unity Experiment 1 (popular video)

Extensive articles published.
Method for solving all paradoxes (paroxysm)
Several artworks sold online for the first time.
Granted a minor philosophy award.

The Metaphysical Art
How to Build a 21-Dimensional Universe
Lever can lift its fulcrum.
Expanded psychic methods around this time.

Famous Quotable on Poemhunter
Extensive Systems Theory page (100+ systems also published as a book)
First device that functions almost like a perpetual motion machine (Pendulum 1).
Ignore the Elephant, flawless Hyper-Cubism
Granted membership in PESWiki (free energy alliance).
How to Build a 100-Dimensional Universe
Brand-name design concept
Method of devising the souls of literature (Library of Alexandria concept)
Top Writer in Quora categories such as Perpetual Motion, Analytic Philosophy and Modernism

Perpetual Motion Holidays

I have delayed too long in communicating the secret holidays of perpetual motion.

Mischief Night, 2006: Invention of the Tilt Motor, 1st Day of Perpetual Motion

What I remember is that I time-traveled back to the eve of (day before) mischief night, after inventing the Tilt Motor around 11pm, Mischief Night, 2006.

4/16/2007: Day of 5 Devices, 2nd Day of Perpetual Motion

4/26/2007: Day of 50 Devices, 3rd Day of Perpetual Motion

A Volitional History: Philosophical Developments Related to Perpetual Motion

~1000 BC 'Prokriti'

~500 BC Cosmos

~400 BC Theori

~1 AD 'Love'

~100 AD Sainthood

~300 AD Popular Physics Education

~1500 AD Mechanical Mind (Information)
                Empiricism (Natural Law)

~1700 Calculation (Decidability)
          Categorical Imperative (Decision-Making)

~1800 AD Philosophy of Process (Doing Something)
                Pragmatical Thought (Functionalism)

~1900 AD Nihilism (Denial Without God)
               Psychology (Academic Soul)
               Computer Programming (Virtual Mechanics)

~2000 AD Meaningful System (Coherent Categorical Deduction)

Precedents for Perpetual Motion

The Wheel (~4000 BC, and independently in the New World)

Failed Wheels (The Bhaskara Wheel, 1150)

Toilet (John Harrington's Flush Toilet, 1596)

Fuel-Based Motor (Michael Faraday,1821)

Bicycle (Starley's Modern Bicycle, 1885)

Energy Using Sprinklers and Differences in Air-Pressure 
(Philip Carson's Downdraft Energy Tower), 1975, introduced 2013

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Some Significances for Perpetual Motion

Relative Immortality (my aunt's name is Athena)

Math Advances, such as Recursive Values Complexiter

Ideas to Compliment Virtual Reality (e.g. tangible ideas)

A Work-Out for Depression

Fuel for the Imagination

A Reason to Have Big Ears

Dimensional Economics ("more money")

Free-Will Meets Fate (Volitional Mechanics)

A Reason to Time Travel (Historic Landmark of Economics)

Semiotic Things on the Horizon for Perpetual Motion

The Old Yes - The answer to neglected problems;

The Perfect Object - "Things" which are not nonsense;

The Gradual Quest - The road to greater things;

Liberated Machines - Machines not enslaved to humans;

Definite Work - Labor that is reliable to watch;

Real Mechanical Clocks - That don't need ratcheting;

Symbols of Immortality - Machines, thus, man, can be long-lived;

Profits for Heaven - Pain-free work;

The Work of the Mind - Genuine products of intelligence;

The New Horizon - A changeable industrial landscape;

Add to this: (A) New archetypes, such as mobile buildings
and full-scale toy cars, leisure jobs, free-food factories, thinking government;
(B) Another rags-to-riches story;
(C) The justice of the first machines;

Saturday, September 21, 2013

A Collection of Favorite or Desired Words

Episophy, Macrosophy, Microsophy, and Mesosophy

Ismics, Metempsychic, Prosthetic (said of arguments)

Mutible (a word for changeable)

Portrage (a serving of soup)

Travail (as a word for travel)

Mediocriticism (as a play on mediocrity)

Mereology - the study of how something is found, as of syntax or status quo

Phronesis - practical knowledge, sometimes interpreted as morals

Parametric - said of something like isometry

Corruvulated - rivuled, spinnioned

Ecstatic - very excited, riveted, fanatic

Expectorate - deliberate, analyze

Hypocritical - disingenuous

Involution - reversal

Latitude - willingness, compatibility

Melange - variety, miscellany

Paragon - emblematic idyll

Phrasis - high phrase, or language body

Proverse - verse elect, that is, a sanguine parser

Remand - subject to a contrary demand

Sui Generis - typical in general

Supplication - donations, homily

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Concomitant Theories

Less original theories which converge:

"Wisdom is knowledge, systems are practical"

"Happy is very happy" (I disagree with this one)

"Intelligence comes early and proof comes late"

"Architects are bald and gardeners tear their beards"

"Broad claims are those that witness facts"

"Fruit rots that is not eaten"

"Fortes are scintillations"

"Possibility is prose, theory is science"

"Capacity is an architect, visions are elisions"

"Products forget capacities and remember images"

"Nothing is quite identical to any one situation"

"Design betrays motivation, always"

"Fortune is the impossibility of dissatisfaction, however limited"

Systementologist Quotes by Nathan Coppedge

"Systems are applications"

"Quality is culture"

"Categories are really the standard of standardization"

"There is a context for every subject"

"The amelioration of jagged potencies is really the second center"

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Update on Soon-to-be-Published Books (2014)

Tractatus of Dualities will likely be sidelined for now, although it is complete.

I may or may not publish a book on writing aphorisms this coming year.

The plan for the Dimensional Psychologist's Toolkit is going forward.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Distinguishing Between Analogy and Categorical Deduction

We will use the following terms:

'Good', 'Bad'
'Cat', 'Dog'

An analogy would say that:

Good : Bad :: Cat : Dog

The conclusion would be that dogs are bad, and cats are good.

Simple enough.

An analogy would not draw the comparison as follows:

Good : Dog :: Bad : Cat

Because, according to analogies we could only conclude that we are relating two distinct things, a bad cat and a good dog. Or, so goes the reasoning, we could equally compare a bad dog and a good cat.

Suffice to say, in conventional reasoning (that is, conventional analogy), this type of comparison is considered meaningless. It is considered to be relative, or ambiguous. It is a form of amphiboly.

Consider for stark comparison what happens when, instead of analogy, a categorical deduction is implied in the system.

First, we set up four quadrants, in which opposites are held in diagonal locations.

A. Good. B. Dog. C. Bad. D. Cat

The conclusion is that A. A good dog implies a bad cat, or B. A bad dog implies a good cat.

If cat and dog are indeed opposites, then this holds to be true.

And if they are not opposites, then it could only be a rough analogy. In this way it proves what an analogy cannot prove. Furthermore, it establishes complex conditions which an analogy could not establish.

Consider that 'bad' and 'good' (just like 'cat' and 'dog') are really some of the simplest opposites to choose. In other cases the comparisons are more meaningful. In fact, there is even room for imagination, so long as the oppositeness cannot be disproven.

So it may be that geniuses in the large part of recent history have conducted a major mistake, the Folly of Amphiboly, by assuming that nothing could be drawn from comparisons of opposites, except so-called one-to-one-correlations. In the last several months, I have detected people attempting to re-define the meaning of one-to-one. And I think the simple explanation is that there is a new device, with a new standard of definitions. And it's name is the categorical deduction.

Cite my blog. Or better, buy my book and read the source material, if the above material appeals to your intellect. I hope it's infectious.

Nathan Coppedge is the Inventor of the Categorical Deduction

Here are arguments and supporting evidence for a statement that I am promoting, e.g. that I am the inventor of the most important method of philosophical logic ever invented.

A. As of April 2013, the term 'categorical deduction' was rarely used as a set of connected words. Instances included references to Nathan Coppedge's book, published in January of that year.

B. As the term propogated over the internet over the course of the months since January 2013, I saw many instances of its being misused. For example, when I spoke about the term and related terms on Yahoo! Answers, people often mistakenly believed that it was identical first to a categorical imperative (Immanuel Kant's), and secondly to a categorical syllogism (Aristotle's). In fact, neither of these assumptions is correct. Categorical deduction is a diagrammatic or correspondent, non-causal method of inference.

C. Categorical deduction is a coherent theory method which applies to some degree to any type of information (defined as having a quality) that can be measured as relating to one of any two opposite terms. It is thus utterly different from the categorical imperative, which was specifically a moral claim based on general applied reasoning, rather than a general application which applies a neutral system to language statements.

D. Categorical deduction is not a causal method of inference in the normal sense of the word. It's conclusions often refer to genus categories in a highly absolute sense, but always providing an alternative. However, the alternative has different truth conditions. In this sense, it is highly original. A categorical deduction does not depend on premises in the same way as Aristotelian reasoning. Thus, the distinction between categorical syllogisms and categorical deduction is actually very broad.

Article Published

Secret Principles of Immortality, Edition 25

I'm the author of the previous 24 articles as well. See my Ezine Author page at:

Friday, September 13, 2013

The Sacred Principles of Traditional Economics

We will have as much money as we have
We will not have what we do not have
We will desire what we do not have
We will owe if we do not own what we have
We will have possession if we own what others have
We will earn if we know what we do not have
We will project to determine what we will earn
We will invest so others earn for us
We will disinherit what does not serve our interest
We will stock what is held in demand
We will require our debts are paid to us
We will lend to those in our trust

Signs of the Perpetual Motion Gods

The date was the night of September 12th, 2013

Monday, September 9, 2013

Links To My Earlier Articles on Mathematics, as of September 2013

with some modification.

On the Incoherency of Mathematics, A Primer on Dimensional Mathematics

Part I.

I have acknowledged for some years a stipulation of my studies of philosophy, which is the following:

Systems must be dynamic or they involve work. There are two choices: mechanics or a labor-intensive project. This insight was first introduced by the late philosopher Alfred North Whitehead, who was the progenitor of process philosophy. However, he did not introduce a dynamic system in a coherent sense. That would involve the insight that Aristotle had no exclusive proofs, and that exclusive proofs required the Cartesian Coordinate system, which supposedly only came later.

Anyway, the theory that the choice is between mechanics and labor-intensiveness comes about by considering the alternatives. Those two are really just neutral categories. But, I think, only so many neutrals are possible in extant reasoning. For example, easiness or laziness is one alternate neutral category, and reduces to semantics. (Mechanical easiness is determinism, which reduces to semantics). The strong categories which are non-neutrals are absoluteness or pure energy, which when combined with labor is also a form of semantics, that is, relative effort, which must be concluded to be either labor or non-labor, but cannot be both. The other non-neutral category is passivity, which is not really a principle at all in most views. Combining passivity with mechanics yields dysfunction, rather than an alternative. In most views this is not open to interpretation. Another option for neutrals in the context of passivity and energy is magic, but that has been discarded in prior history. Some, anyway, would consider it to be a form of mechanics, or to involve labor. So the circuit of the diagram looks like this: [Energy] [Magic] Mechanics [Passivity] Labor [Laziness]. All the terms in brackets have been eliminated.

In conclusion, the two options remain mechanics or labor-intensiveness in any system. And labor-intensiveness has many forms, whereas mechanics is the efficiency of these forms, and it is always dynamic. Consider for instance Pascal's Numbers, or E = MC^2. They derive their value from dynamic operation, which is only possible when they involve dynamic organization. And that is not to say that they are prime examples of this phenomenon, in terms of pure theory. They may not be.

Part II.

Cartesianism, in dimensional terms, that is, "axiometric" terms, is a two-variable calculus (meaning calculus in a simple sense). It takes two operators, plus and minus, which express the single dimensional axis running diagonally. If it had four variables (as mathematicians evidently unconsciously assume), then multiplication and division would not be capable of being expressed in terms of addition and subtraction. But they are expressible in those terms. Indeed, a chart in which multiplication and division were a separate opposite comparison from addition and subtraction would be ridiculous, because it would be at least partially redundant. The only conclusion is that, in the simple terms of the original intentions of the Cartesian Coordinate System, it is a two variable calculus, that is, we can treat multiplication and division instead as simple functions acting on a single diagonal axis of comparison. See the following diagram for reference:

Part III.

What is the conclusion?

Math that does not state the problem of dynamics / labor-intensiveness in an obvious way runs a serious risk of being systemically incoherent. Accepting labor-intensiveness is not a good alternative. So the only option is to express systems at the functions level. When these systems are not coherent, the result is incoherence. According to this observation, much of math as we know it today has made a fatal error---very likely the types of errors which are now deemed to be mathematical knowledge, but which according to my system are no more than semantic references to the prior failure of mathematics. Math is possible. But it is really proto-math. Just like meta- (after) physics is the only study of reality.

Cite Nathan Coppedge if using this material, as a novelty or otherwise. I welcome inclusion of my ideas in student papers.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

I have hints of new physics principles

Cite Nathan Coppedge if you re-use any of these ideas. If you want a more official answer, you will have to wait for my controversial encyclopedia volume on physics, which won't be due out for perhaps ten years. Actually: REVISION, the 78 Binary Laws has been published as an Article HERE. See also a different related article, The Physics: 232 Laws.

I am printing this material with the knowledge that it is more difficult to buy a book than---for some prodigious individuals---to immediately and impromptu develop equations based on the merest hint.

So here is my greatest feat of physics genius so far, by conventional standards. The method is still further developed when a method of categorical deduction is applied, yielding (currently) seventy-eight 'binary laws'.

All statements refer to forms of matter or energy, as might be present in physics equations.


Interaction is relative and gradual
Size is quantum and neutral
Energy is rational and finite
Mass is always definite and infinite
Excess is exceptional and relative
Mergence is neutral and correlative
Newness is quantum and gradual
Projection is redundant and coherent
Surface is gradual and redundant
Source is quantum and coherent
Guidance is finite and definite
Association is infinite and rational

The 78 Binary Laws (not repeated here, but based on the above) were inspired by an article in the New York Times, raising questions about contemporary physics in the context of Einstein's Relativity and the growing uncertainty about the true nature of black holes, e.g. is there a firewall effect preventing us from knowing about other universes, is the universe genuinely matter-neutral, and what is the fate of quantum information, etc.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Interesting Ideas Encountered in Philosophy History Class

Thales, the Greek philosopher known to have begun philosophy in the West by predicting an eclipse, had an interesting theory of how magnets had souls. He is also popular for the idea that in some way, everything is composed of water. Later commentaries attributed water to 'one of the five (logical) principles', suggesting they borrowed it from the five Chinese elements.

Anaximander, the second Greek philosopher, introduced a combination of two principles, Arkhe and Apeiron---the original and the unlimited. In some way, a sourceless substance was the beginning and end of all things. This is similar to the Chinese concept of Wu Wei (Wikipedia).

Anaximenes had a simpler concept that all was made of air or mist which becomes compacted into other elements. For him, air was an eternal and boundless substance (apeiron).

Collectively, the first three Greek philosophers are known as the Milesians.

I added a psychological tractatus to my Psychologist's Toolkit

for those interested in that type of thing.

The Dimensional Psychologist's Toolkit will eventually show up (next year) in my Amazon Profile at:

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Interface Euphoria 3.0

I have been making efforts to compile lists of qualities and language expressions which evoke psychological sublimity for virtual reality environments.

There was the much earlier article (Interface Euphoria 2.0) using the expression PlayDolphin and SecretCloud and some other recommendations.

Now I will add to the list:

* "I will sequester in sleep"

* "The priest made a pattern of preambulations"

* "The gamer ambited over the course of the green"

* "The puzzle de-machicolated"

* "Heaven opened like the application of the will"

* "The worried stones had finally developed a fear of their own, to migrate towards the river"

* "Music gathered like water in the math"

* "There was a certain fitness, which could impress anyone"

* "The monster sat under the wall like it was a tree, and counted his tokens carefully"

* "Fear brimmed over the wall"

* "Chemical lightning, falling in forks upon the brain"

* "Idioms lost to silence"

* "Foreign words merged with her mouth"

* "The enemy was evacuated"

* "The roses were green"

Sunday, September 1, 2013

I found a new psychological technique

although I have a hunch I borrowed some of it from my therapist.

Essentially, it involves using a set of specific definitions which interrelate in the same manner as a categorical-deductive typology. The end-result is the ability to differentiate multiple categories of personality and corresponding accurate prospective advice, based on only four category questions.

Another similar technique that I call psychic prediction involves an assessment of personal significance based on reference and negation.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

For those that don't know

I'm still in school (hopefully to be completed). I'm taking one class per semester, so at this rate I'll be done in about 12 and a half years, considering the requirements. Anyway, my current course is a course for my major called Pre-Socratics to Plotinus.

On the first day, the professor didn't show up. That means I've spent four bus tickets on this class---two to get the book yesterday, to be prepared for class, and two today for an untaught classroom.

Perhaps there is a detection problem, along the lines of "one of the students wrote a book of philosophy, so therefore the professorship is covered". I felt kind of like the philosopher of the day, although I admit it's exaggerated in my mind, because another student was saying as much as I was. I have a habit of exaggerating everyday conversations, although it's clear enough that it could be a short leap to interesting areas of interest.

By the time I finish at Southern, I'll have published nearly thirty books, at my current rate of production! And at two or three times that of works which I chose not to publish, or saved for a day when I had more capital.

Since I don't plan on earning a PhD., the only more prestigious thing I can think of doing after I graduate is to publish essays at peer-review quality journals on the internet. It's a pity my philosophy is going to waste in the meantime, but at least there's some significance to the idea that respectable journals require an education.

It will be interesting to see if there is a large difference between my final papers and my private work. They are becoming vastly divided, with the small exception of the composition class in which I was allowed to mention Gottlieb Frege.

I can feel the pressure to mention Mozart, and go down what appears to be an artificial lane of belated conceits and exaggerations, promising things that could only be achieved by a more humble-minded and acerbic approach.

Alas! How will I explain myself in twelve years? It is like the future is already gone, but much is being achieved without any evidence of reward! What a small world, with such bad ideas! There are some people who would mistakenly think the same thing of me.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

I made my biggest ever bible commentary

The only comment from another user is the statement that Jews are a treasured people.

Am I being too abusive? Is it wrong to think Moses was an advanced philosopher?

I am writing with the future plan of publishing a book of poems titled "Poems by God", and a second book called "God's Tractatus" taking a quasi-polytheistic position. So it's obvious people would take offense and question what I'm talking about.

I Created Two Memes at QuickMeme.Com


Update: Illuminati has been changed to 'Soulless Illuminati' to reflect my intentions for the meme:

Impossible Machine:

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

I Had a Dream Which Revealed One of the Secrets of the Lord of the Rings

There are two doors which stand eternal:
The first one [Hell] leads to life eternal:
In the second one [Blank] no one dies:
The first man chooses life eternal:
Then he learns he burns infernal:
The second one chooses door the second:
Soon his death becomes a lesson:
The third man chooses to be a demon:
Ruling Hell to survive reason:
The fourth one chooses no selection:
And infinitely goes in no direction:
The fifth one is ruled by demons:
The sixth one knows the door to choose:
And stands beyond all time confused:

The critical lesson appears to be that the ring travels in two directions, as though one is hell-slaves, and the other yogis. Parts of the Lord of the Rings are references to the riddle, for example, the dwarf halls are a way of reasoning about Hell: perhaps Hell has priceless treasure (the conventional argument for God's Hell, e.g. the meaning of suffering), or perhaps Hell is merely work, in which case one might "still get burned", a way of reasoning that the value of life is incomprehensible. The immortal, in contrast, is compared to madness such as fortuity (the wild wizard) and telepathy: the message from the elf queen: suggesting things like long life is inhabited by dragons, producing the conventional duality of good and evil; In any case, it is interesting to note that this sort of riddle is the beginning of the end of the Roman Catholic belief in Hell. Assuming it is incorporated or decorporated.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Monday, August 19, 2013

Recent Twitter Posts

"Applicationism: Metaphorical Literalism"

"Language is a to-do list for relative obscurity"

"Evil people can aspire to be good, reason can aspire to madness, good people can aspire to be moral"

---Nathan Coppedge

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

New Cover

Here is the updated cover for the Dimensional Psychologist's Toolkit, which will be published next year:

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

I have posted

a number of interesting articles at

Just search for "nathan coppedge".

Or guess which ones were posted by me anonymously, by searching the "recent additions".

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Building Ideas

Consider the following approximations:

1. Subjective subjectivity

2. Relative absoluteness

3. Boolean analogy

4. Universal parable

5. Metaphorical metaphysics


If you can go beyond this, you might be more advanced than my encyclopedia.

Categorical Introduction to Set Theory

Let {} represent a set.

{} is boundless or represents a definition.

By Wittgenstein, definitions are atomical facts. Conceptually, a definition can have any volume, and any shape a definition takes is a formality which seeks justification.

The argument that {} represents more than a point in space is untenable unless a formality is adopted.

{However, a point in space may contain any form of representable information}

Now consider three variables, which are NOT necessarily mathematical:

'{}, info, formality'

[{}] is the form of [formality]

[info] is the contents of the [{}]

[{}] is the observable [formality]

[{}] is the formal definition

There are infinite points in a non-typological line.

If [{}] is finite, it does not take up space, unless that space is typological.

To be an observable formality, the [{}] must be infinite or typological, or both.

However, [info] necessarily has a definition, a necessary bound.

[info] without definition would be an unbounded unbounded [{}], an empty [{}].

[info] must be bounded, while the [{}] must be unbounded.

Essentially, the [{}] must formalize the [info], or the result is an empty [{}].

The obvious answer is that the formality of a [{}] consists of typological [info].

At this point, the missing variable is mathematics.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Dimensional Psychologist's Toolkit Approaching Completion

I had about 40 pages in January, and now I have the equivalent of over 180, or about 370 printed pages.

So far I have neglected to include Adler and a number of other psychologists and researchers, but I have succeeded to find a psychic technique and a method of psychological deduction, which are well described in my text.

For those interested, The Dimensional Psychologist's Toolkit, subtitled the So-Called Serious Joke Book: The Dimensional Encyclopedia, Second Volume, will be available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble early next year, from Amazon Publishing.

Friday, August 2, 2013

For Those That Don't Know

Andromeda Galaxy is colliding with the Milky Way in 3 - 5 billion years.

Here is the source link.

That doesn't mean that there is much probability of colliding with another star or planet though, supposedly.

Increased Popularity, But No Recent Purchases

My commercial art gallery at has been included in over 160 favorites collections, but no purchases so far.

Also, there has been a small amount of feedback, some of it negative (but not very outspoken), on Amazon, in regards to my three published books: The 1-Page-Classics (2012), The Dimensional Philosopher's Toolkit (2013), and Creeping Cadence and Cadence Continues (2013). That is, customers have not considered the current reviews very helpful. I had two sales on Amazon in May, but none since then.

I'm waiting for a review of the 1-Page-Classics by Jamie "Cat" Callan and Samantha Kusiak. Both have delayed considerably, for unknown reasons.

However, there are six "likes" for the Dimensional Philosopher's Toolkit on Barnes & Noble, which feels like progress.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Recent Attempt at Book Promotion

Sent package to Barnes & Noble office in New York, with a copy of the Dimensional Philosopher's Toolkit and Creeping Cadence, both with accompanying materials.

No word yet.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Tractatus of Gamification

I found a video by gamifier Zichermann on Google+, which linked to the main gamification blog/website at

I felt inspired to share my ideas about gamification, in the form of a tractatus.

          1. The value of a game is its dynamic value. There is no game without dynamic value. If the end-user does not have a dynamic, the game must create a dynamic. If dynamics are artificial, the result is artificial value. But where the game actually has value, value can be created.

          2. To gamify, it is possible to add user-value. But this seems to incur a linear expense. How to add infinite value to a game without having an infinite game? It seems important to connect multiple games rather than leaving a dead end-product. The value of psychic games, the value of coherent games. The value of games with a functional concept, versus the commercial value of expendability. The need for phenomenological mapping. The value of creative games. Variablism: adding the exact factor that extends the value of the game, or the desire for relationships of products, sub-categories of functions, etc.

         3. The user should add value to the product.

         4. If the end-user /crowd-sourcee has no value, then where is the incentive to gamify? The need to add value to the consumer is also the opportunity to build the game into a more permanent context.

That's it for now, pretty brief, covers a lot of the source, solution, future, and problem.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Ascetic Virtues

3 Ascetic Virtues of the Cyber-Age


3 Diplomatic Virtues of the Victorian Age


3 Philosophical Virtues of the Classical Age


3 Noble Virtues of Ancient China


3 Dubious Virtues of Ambergris


Friday, July 19, 2013


I posted some more casual reviews, one from a bookstore employee, and one from an analyst I met at a cafe, along with a repeat of Phil Hall's encouraging review from the bottom of the page, at my DPT page on Amazon:

Anyone who has just stumbled on this site should read my earlier post on Prodigious Fame, and my much earlier posts about my Interview with Ian McGinn the Philosopher, and my Coincidental Interview with Warren G. Buffett or A Very Good Impersonator (maybe I'm in a different universe than I was then to account for the different initial---).

Recently I've been spending time at Starbucks a lot, and still avoiding coffee unless Chai Lattes count (the concentrated box gives 4 out of 5 stars for caffeine, I don't know if that means no matter how much milk you add or what. Anyway, I have been cutting down the number of pumps, just in case it's coffee. But supposedly it's not).

I have a plan to go to an art show on Friday the 26th at ArtSpace. A young woman named Erika, who is an analyst, will be showing art work there. She has agreed to analyze my book for me, and possibly provide some kind of review material. Hopefully so.

The biggest news recently is the earlier post about KGBANSWERS.CO.UK. They said I'm one of the top three perpetual motion theorists, along with Newton and Einstein.

I still have medicated schizophrenia, and I'm still not depressed. Things are pretty good, although not as economically or emotionally rewarding as I would like. This conversation with Erika was one of the best things that happened to me recently. Not love at first sight, but at least she's attractive and would talk to me. She has very short hair, which I attribute to Lesbians. But it's not like I'm a player, in the only language that's available locally.

Sometimes I think my sexuality is architecture. And I'm not an architect, so that rules that out. But don't misinterpret me if you're a young woman who happens to be obsessed or fascinated for good or bad reasons.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Tidings of Prodigious Fame

To quote

"Who is credited with 'the theory of perpetual motion' ?"

"Several scientist has been credited for their theories of Perpetual Motion such as Isaac Newton, Nathan Coppedge, and Albert Einstein."

Here is the link:

My perpetual motion website:

Background: I read a newspaper article some years ago that the KGB had been bought by England to serve as an information-gathering agency. Apparently it is true.

I was contacted around the same time, or perhaps a few years later, by someone who identified him or herself as an agent for KGB incorporated, or whatever it's called.

The question was, "What do you know about perpetual motion?"

My answer was much like the following:

Dear KGB Agent,

There are three theories of perpetual motion, or more like three people.

The first of these persons is expressed by Isaac Newton, representing conventional physics. Although many people have conducted physical experiments relating to perpetual motion, most of them fail Newtonian Laws. Thermodynamics is an extension of this. So Isaac Newton is a major category of perpetual motion attempts.

The third category attempts to do physical perpetual motion what I call the easy-hard way, that is, by advanced, specialized, and high-power applications, such as nuclear power. Besides the methods of production, and methods of perfecting conventional methods, this technique is rather easy. It is essentially represented by mathematics, that is, Albert Einstein. Note, these are to a large degree conventional methods, if it is accepted that mathematics has a foundation. Yet mathematics alone is not perpetual motion, and the techniques used in nuclear power are actually highly inefficient, causing permanent damage to the ecosystem.

The second category, which I skipped earlier, and which, perhaps for obvious reasons, occurred late in the process, is a theory of genuine perpetual motion. Until recently, this theory was missing, which explains the confusion about conventional and advanced methods. Earlier devices such as the Baskara wheel were really significantly resisted by the mere force of gravity. In this sense, they were conventional (and failed). The genuine theory emerges with the theory of an unbalanced principle, without using electricity (since electricity contradicts a conventional principle of over-unity, by using more power than it generates). At this date in history (April 2008[?]) unbalanced principle is best demonstrated in the works of Nathan Coppedge, such as the lever-versus-counterweight paradigm, the horizontal wheel paradigm, and the modular unit paradigm. That I happen to be this person is incidental.

After I send this message, I am deleting my e-mail.

My memory is poor.

You will be the sole bearer of this knowledge.

Perhaps you will be remembered as the perpetual spy.

I will hesitate to elaborate those theories.


--Nathan Coppedge
perpetual motion "inventor"

By the way, this entire story is true, although I later learned that the KGB actually stands for the Knowledge Generation Bureau, a British news-gathering company. The fact that many Russian KGB agents defected to Britain is apparently a coincidence. And I'm not sure if it was really written in April. It may easily have been a different month. I would have made up a different month, except I'm a very honest person, and I think I tend to be creative about media in April. People are sometimes also more open-minded in April, unfortunately.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Song of the Coquette

When will come the tilting coquette---?
What kingdom will lend its crown---?
Above the tree the form will tilt---!
By scaffolds built a gleaming machine---!

Older than the ancient em-pire---!
A seed, within a star
Higher than embiciles of gravity
It turns travelers a-jar---!

Here is this most simple infinity
Sitting beside a crumbling chimney
Made of brass or metal fair!

Physics lost its wits to make
The bricks stick together bricks, it takes
An engineer two thousand years to make----

A Til-ting Coquette!

perpetual motion designs & theory: coquette

I have been receiving some attention at the following websites

If you visit them I will feel even more popular--------!





Also, if you want to do the dimensional thing and buy a book, then visit:


Many of my works are available for free or in partial form, because I believe in reciprocity, innovation, and social utility. They are not what might be called backhanded works.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Gnomonic Symbols

 How To Interpret the Following Symbols?

The gridi-form structure appears to be composing or decomposing. It might be a symbol for language, graphical games, or physical structure. It appears to offer a manifestation of reality, a manifestation of secrets, an access to manifestation, and a secret access. These parts describe a two-dimensional pyramid.

          This more dimensional figure looks like a metallic orb with a path winding into it. It seems to express a duality. Secondly, there is a transposition of nature and architecture. It also looks like a woman's head. It could represent culture. Looking at the lines for independent value from representation, there is a latched quality which suggests mechanics and then again perhaps a plan of winding paths. It looks like a kind of marked serpent. Perhaps it represents the unknown.

This last gnomon looks like petrified rock. It has a Zen quality. The figures are both open and closed. The organization seems to be having a thought about itself. Nature seems both eternal and eroded.

Combining the three figures, we might find a structure that is paradoxically complete. The snake becomes the garden, the stones have variation, the grid is partially complete from more than one angle.

I've had several interesting dreams lately

I'm in the habit of recording a dream diary / journal in which I use the online dream dictionary (see my miscellaneous links) to analyze components of the dream. It is somewhat effective, but I get mixed results since not every word I want is present in the dictionary. Sometimes the results are a little surprising or even fall short of meaning much of anything.

For example, I had a dream that I was God with a vision of a symbol for two-thousand years of history, and the result the dictionary gave was something like "great accomplishments" and "uniqueness" (the closest approximation I could find for the symbol was that it resembled a cow. I couldn't find Zeus in the dictionary).

I also had a dream that I went on a field trip with some kids, and our parents and chaperones declared war on us, and we ended up victorious by commandeering a hover tank.

Sometimes I'm wondering if I'm taking my dreams too far due to my thirst for dream dictionary definitions. Seems possible (I've used up significant parts of all sections except Q, X, and Y, which I haven't clicked on yet).

I can fantasize that I have significant dreams, at least. That makes my days seem more important.

For those interested in the two-thousand year symbol and other visions I've had, see my Visions Page.