Friday, May 31, 2013

For those who collect confusing links:

Aadhaar (religion?) mix-up about beliefs and registration techniques:

Nevermind: it's just a name for photo IDs in India. Still, entertaining the way it was written.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Yahoo Answers with a Grain of Salt

I have a Yahoo! Answers profile at: Nathan Coppedge on Yahoo Answers

I was once a best answerer in the philosophy category, but now I'm just trying to get my percentage of best answers up, not a very frenetic pace. Some weeks I avoid it.

My answers, however, are publicly available for anyone interested in gleaning knowledge, and / or references to book materials and categorical writings.

Here is a sample of a recent post I felt good about. Maybe it wrankles those that don't occasionally entertain atheism. I'm not really an atheist, I think life is sort of like a video game with complex rules and a non-synthetic value system.

Spiritually discipline of captivity, what must we do to return to God?

"There is no returning to God, the answer is existentialism.

And avoid cigarettes.

Worship the ceiling, worship that you don't smoke cigarettes.

This kind of thinking is more productive than religion for most people.

Even if church-goers look busy, they spend a lot of money and look confused.

I have a principle that any great man would start his own religion. But it isn't always the best move in the world. Humility might still be great for him.

As life says, the world comes before God. The sun is greater than the earth, but it has a different business. Don't confuse the sun for the earth, God for the sun, or immortality for God. They are all different things."


Sunday, May 26, 2013

Not to Jinx Myself

I'm two months ahead of deadline for the Dimensional Psychologist's Toolkit, scheduled to be released next year by Amazon Publishing.

Only about 30 or 40 more pages to write: excellent progress.

Here is a link to my published works on Amazon: Nathan Coppedge Author Page

Saturday, May 25, 2013

I have purchased

a domain at HYPERPHILOSOPHY.COM in an attempt to attract more visitors to my website.

Update: My website at HyperPhilosophy has been cancelled. It wasn't attracting additional visitors (actually the number of visitors decreased, perhaps because of keyword conflicts).

Fortune Cookies Posted on My Refrigerator

"It is very possible you will achieve greatness in your lifetime"

"You should be iconoclastic, even visionary"

"You are born with a sixth sense, and superb insight"

"Your success will astonish everyone"

"Your sense of generosity will be appreciated by others"

Dreams and Portents of the First Five Months of 2013

I have dreamed of magical flight, a white house with a tiger and mazy rooms, and snatches from a newspaper in a school room with a lesbian teacher.

Some of the dreams have been optimistic, expressing potential for success or new insight, while others, like a dream that (in more than one event) morphed from a shark eating me, to leaping across flotation boards, to the defeat of a virtual dragon, seemed to express daunting obstacles and hideous failures.

I hope to find better signs in the future to match the ambitions and accomplishments of my artistic and intellectual enterprises.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Good news

A library may have bought another of my books of it's own volition.

A copy of the DPT was reported sold in Massachusetts.

Also, a medical staff member related to my treatment for schizophrenia ordered a copy of the Creeping Cadence book, according to one of her co-workers.

So that's two sales in the last week or so, and another sale or two two weeks before that.

Maybe goodie.

I'm trying to have a standard at all at this pace of publicity. Maybe switching to Amazon publishing will be a good move.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Supplement for the Four Genii of Innovation

It is also worth re-posting a (actually two) comment(s) I submitted at a Project-Syndicate article called Innovation and Philosophy by Santiago Montenegro. The comments included what some searchers might call the "Four Genii of Innovation", that is, categorical knowledge on the subject of designing products and creating new business ideas. Here are the comments:

What is neither a conservative approach nor disappointing is the use of a quadratic qualia system using a diagram similar to the one familiar in mathematics by Descartes. As might be observed, the opposite of Category A (field A or ++) is Category C (field C or --); the opposite of Category B (field -+) is Category D (field +-).

The use of this system may be demonstrated shortly and sweetly, especially without invoking competition or numbers. Every variable considered is reduced to a category, and must consist of an exclusive quality, defined as a quality that has an opposite. Axis A-C and Axis B-D are then set to be opposites, one (the first) being a subject axis, and the second a context axis.

In one example, Digital-Watch (two variables, which we will treat as not opposite, and hence the basis for two further opposites) reduces to Math-Time. Math-NonMath becomes one axis, and Time-Immortal becomes another axis. Here the possible comparisons are not between opposites, because this would be contradictory, but between non-opposites. However, multiple non-opposites can be combined. The result is two ideas: [1] Immortal Math, Time for Non-Math is one set, and [2] Immortal Non-Math, Time for Math is another set.

This may seem useless at first, until the analogy of the digital watch is introduced. [1] Immortal Math refers to the function of the watch (originally a digital display), suggesting a possibility of more accurate displays, called immortal displays, such as a Subliminal Watch, a Wireless Watch, or a Health Watch, or some combination of these. [2] Non-math is originally a reference to the opposite of the display, but here could mean an opposite category of watch function, such as a Mechanical Watch (a watch that serves as a tool rather than a watch), a Kinetic Watch (a watch with an aesthetic, musical, or game function), or a Self-Winding Watch. [3] Immortal non-math refers originally to the pure opposite of the digital watch, and occurs at stage three to inspire creativity. What might be considered is a watch (the base function) upon which time has operated, instead of one that operates time by itself. In this case, good solutions might be a Time Sculpture, a Screen Saver, or a watch that operates by changing shape or acquiring physical rather than linguistic marks. For example, a watch that appeals to emotions, or a watch that depicts things that happen during that time of day. [4] Time for math returns the categorical puzzle box to the original position, concerned with what the watch already is. Essentially, any of the above-mentioned types of watches and watch functions might be applied to the original design. The key insight is that there is a direct variable-to-variable correlation. For example, if we want to depict storm clouds on the watch on a screen, the storm clouds must relate to one of the two original elements: time or math (the name of this category). For example, the storm clouds could be a number system, or the storm clouds could rain when it is time for an appointment, etc.

I think that clarifies the potential importance of categorical knowledge in inspiring innovation and design. More about this in my book, The Dimensional Philosopher's Toolkit (2013), which explains the method of categorical deduction in detail, with examples of advanced methods and variations.
Read more at 

Another simpler approach to the digital watch example is to interpret Math-Time directly, producing 'time displayed as mathematics' or 'chronology that obeys math functions'.

The context article can be found at: 

The Four Genii of Immortality

I think it is worth re-posting a comment I submitted at Peter Singer's article on longevity, concerning 'Four Genii' or principles of immortality. The subject has also appeared in my articles on the subject at, but this is the freshest context, as it preceded the publication of those articles:

    In my conceptual studies of immortality, I think it is worth underscoring that there are multiple strategies to achieving longevity.

One is a path to wisdom, minimal fitness and no terrible mistakes, symbolized by age before youth, eliminated by some sort of chronic effort, producing a pragmatic remainder.

Another is sheer fitness, which has been more popular, but poses the problem of strain and rest, which can cause fatty accumulations, as has often been experienced by athletes. I think stress is under-represented amongst studies of athletes.

A third method is more similar to vampirism, and represents stimulating the body with drugs, or refurbishing the blood through artificial means. In the best cases it might involve genetic treatments.

A fourth method involves exceptional adaptation such as having an 'immortality threshold', that is, highly specific responses to environment gradually 'affect' immortality. This may be prone to sudden changes, eliminating it's long-term benefit, but may supplement other methods.

I suspect that if there are other primary methods than these (and 'drug' may fit under multiple of these categories ultimately) then it involves nobility or grace of some kind, perhaps resulting from specific lessons learned in older age.

Certainly an interesting subject. I hope that I've been helpful in clarifying genii (Four Genii !) related to immortality.

From Nathan Coppedge's comment at Peter Singer's article: 

Principles of Youth

I will take some time to elaborate my childhood commitments.

I glorify aspects of my existence for practical purposes, for example I exaggerate the role of classicism in defining my standard and or religious education (at the Unitarian Universalist Society), the justice of my location, and my own bodily appearance. I also don't find justice in the view that life is neither complex nor perfect. The result is the implication that classical ideas---archetypes, such as mathematics---are 'in play' no matter how I change my rhetorical stance. However, it is unselfish in the sense that I think these archetypes play a role in others' lives too.

Then I argue, where other people are communicative, they have absconded with some of the inner silence; they have, in some sense, decided that there was no decision to make. Yet I also argue, where gregariousness is attained gradually, or more naturally---without compromising---then that attainment has a kind of divine justice, which, at least, should serve the common good.

Although there has been some attention in my thought to archetypes and gregariousness (although I'm not gregarious), the primary principle I evolved was based on concepts of time. I had a belief or superstition very early, perhaps even before birth, that the source of my life was a golden age of consciousness, like a god, omniscience, or immortality. Later I thought that perhaps everyone is immortal, and the most foolish people are simply the most compromised immortals. This view seems pragmatic to me even when it isn't real---it raises the health of my metabolism. My first years were divided into epochal stages, which I made casual note of in my mind as they passed. The first age was a 'floating age' between 0 and 3, during which I decided that I was Death. The second age, between 3 and 9, I determined that I had a principle of immortal life, called age before youth. Between 9 and 22 I defined an ironic age in which I felt that the best principles were too subtle to manifest in life. I was devoted to secret projects which I could not communicate to other people, and which after all, I could not understand myself except in the most tenuous way. Every stage was a morphization, which elapsed beyond the rules of the previous stage. Previous rules were ostensibly rejected, but were still understood symbolically. Thus, the stage after Death, was Time. The stage after the principle of seeking immortality was the principle of surviving death. At 22 I began my meaningful or 'project' stage, devoted to creating meaning for other people and most directly, myself. I felt disillusioned by my lack of popularity, even though according to my previous principles real influence was hard to detect. There was a conflict between the real and the conceptual, which I traced to an immortal re-emergence of Cubism. If Cubism was abstract, it was also generic, and thus universal. My prospects of immortality still seemed to depend on virtual information which groped onto pieces of history.

Belatedly, I attempted to attach forms of classicism to my living practicum. I reasoned in several ways. 1. My obscurity was justified by a stealthy pursuit of survival, a kind of ninja legend. 2. The classical writings I produced represented immortal knowledge. 3. Relative to my resources, I had achieved something remarkable and exceptional, which according to principle would affect permanent influence.

Not much going on

There were two recent Amazon sales.

Oh, and I saw a mentally handicapped person named Alex that had gone to my childhood church. Which was a sheer coincidence, since I had been writing a short section on mental handicaps for The Dimensional Psychologist's Toolkit.

To abbreviate the writing, two out of four concepts of recovery from handicap are the slightest bit viable, even in the abstract. Some forms of recovery involve not being objective, or not being a perfectionist. The viable methods simply involve reversing degeneration and granting life opportunities to the individual affected. Opportunity is really the most viable method for most people that really have a mental handicap. But it's a tough road. Anyway, since I probably won't write about it again any time soon, I thought I would expand on the subject.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Nathan's Thoughts About Love

I have been playing the role of a jealous person for most of my life. I have also encountered multiple women who dress in green. The thought of green women has been perplexing to me. On the one hand, it may be a favorite color, or an appeal to an abstracted, general audience. On the other hand, it appeals to my notion of heraldic romanticism.

Who am I to take these women seriously in something which is unintentional? Who am I to remain a jealous person? Who are they to wear a jealous color, when all it could do is inspire jealousy? Who am I to love these women?

There is different trend which is not love or jealousy, but instead art. Art and aesthetic possesses virtual love: pleasure, urbanism, horticulture, in a way that I cannot possess as a jealous person. In some ways I and these women equally belong in the garden of urbania, in the location of jealousy. But that does not make us any closer; nor does it seem that the garden or city justify jealousy, or that love would justify the relationship.

I have been arguing to myself that I am an old person, and perhaps my days of wisdom were past. I made a lot of secret decisions in my private life separated from the activities of everyone who had free choice. I took part in a certain knowledge which bound me to a fundamental difference. My knowledge was neither jealousy nor love, and neither have come as a product of the knowledge.

I have remarkable contact with cities and gardens however, so in some respects I feel justified in my retirement. But, as I have always reasoned, why not grow out of retirement? Why not finally attain youth? Why not flirt with the agons of jealousy? Why not pit my heart on these flagrant deals of death? It seems like love. It also seems like a casual life.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

I've made some progress

on a book about time-travel.

Here is a sample from the list of methods which is part of the book:

" *Time travel by memory and location

This includes the following sub-methods:
1. Identify a location with more than one time;
2. Travel to the current time;
3. Identify the location with travel;
4. Travel to the other time;"

Tentatively the title will be the Dimensional Time-Travel Toolkit. But, if so, it may not be released for 17 years, as I have other projects also in line, and I have to synch it with the appropriate four-book part of the encyclopedia.

Here is the list of encyclopedias as I plan to publish them (Some of them may actually end up being published sooner, depending on how many secondary projects I have to publish):

Dimensional Philosopher's Toolkit (published)
Dimensional Psychologist's Toolkit (next year 2014, currently 200 pages)
Dimensional Biologist's Toolkit (2015, currently 60 pages)
Dimensional Phenomenologist's Toolkit (2016, currently over 20 pages)

Dimensional Aesthetics Toolkit (2017, love-hate relationship)
Dimensional Critic's Toolkit (2018, currently over 50 pages)
Dimensional Paralogy Toolkit (2019)
Dimensional Cosmologist's / Universalist's Toolkit (2020)

Dimensional Mathematics Toolkit (2021)
Dimensional History Toolkit (2022)
Dimensional Politics Toolkit (2023)
Dimensional Economics Toolkit (2024)

Dimensional Physics Toolkit (2025)
Dimensional Poetics Toolkit (2026)

Update on further editions: Metalogy and Etymology are out, Defense and Time-Travel are in. Plans are mostly in order for a Subjectivity, Anthropology, Spell-Casting / Wizards, and Trickery Toolkits.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Using Personality Typing As A Basis for Economic and Infrastructure Decisions

In my writings for the Dimensional Psychologist's Toolkit, I have re-interpreted the versalism duality (introversion and extroversion) into four categories: (1) Advantage / Priority (2) Selection / Collection (3) Generality / Digestion, and (4) Process / Mathy (A, S, G, P).

The categories are broad enough that they might also apply to social conditions, as represented by competing agendas for infrastructure and economics. The differing motivations are foundational for different political and monetary approaches, and for different computational and personal-relations paradigms, judging by the standard that no single one of these aspects is 'paradigmatic' by itself. At least, not usually (as a side note, it is possible that 1 always applies to 3, and 2 always applies to 4, but this is another issue that I will leave on the side, since it is likely to have the same problems as the introvert extrovert distinction in its applications to emotional and cognitive standards).

Here is social agenda and reform according to my personality types; The descriptions provide alternate and differering frameworks, and because they aim to be coherent, the choice is between one of them; there is no option to opt-out:

(1) Advantage / Priority

A dominating economy and military
The best education in the world
Market monopolies
Mobile government

(2) Selection/ Collection

Widely available jobs
Abundant resources
The best consultants
Cultural capital

(3) Generality/ Digestion

Mobile citizens

(4) Processing / Mathy

Computing power
Easy applications

A Type of Philosophy Manifesto

Re-posted from Yahoo! Answers:

If you study epistemology, you need a system

If you study ethics, you need relevance

If you study logic, you need answers

Philosophy should be coherent, referring to reality in terms of its specified qualities, such as absolute knowledge of absolutes, and skeptical knowledge of conditionals.

People should treat traditions with a grain of salt, but borrow deeply.

Every example of philosophy is also an example of literature, and should be criticized so that it may be perfected.

Spiritual attainments such as religious thought should be differentiated from the study of truth, which is itself differentiated from education.

Education should be easy, and encourage the student to think and out-perform him or herself, rather than other people.

All philosophers should be ambitious, but not everyone should be expected to teach.

Philosophy should realize the paradoxes, but it should also have something to say.

Philosophy should exist as a form of literature, but not a literature without meaning. Nor should it be mere logic, mere ethics, or merely 'think about thinking' (as in epistemology).

Philosophy should defer to psychology and politics when necessary, but also culture its own profound sense of originality.

Philosophers should be artists who comprehend graphical significance. Metaphors can be used, such as visions of birds, and crimson streaks in the sky.

Philosophy is the traditional revolution. It is the genuine student. It is the grasping after truth.

Philosophy can be both constructive and supplementary.

It can be didactic, and ordinary.

It can be technological, and visionary.

Philosophy is inspired by architecture and the soul, freedoms and wrath, humanity and immortality, poetry and dreams.

Philosophy is one of the major genuine sciences, and in its fine instances outperforms the arts, and re-invisions landscapes.

Think philosophy. Know philosophy. Do philosophy.

New artworks at my gallery

Hyper-Cubism gallery online

See also my guide to identifying Hyper-Cubism: Hyper-Cubism Identification Guide

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Recently Published Articles

Secret Principles of Immortality, Edition 19 conclusion about awareness and experience of ambergris

Secret Principles of Immortality, Edition 20 initial clues about the meaning of immortality from analysis of the conclusions of article 19

News Picks

I'm officially about two months ahead of my writing deadline for the Dimensional Psychologist's Toolkit, scheduled to be released next year from Amazon publishing. I also have long since completed the Tractatus of Dualities, a short work that I'm publishing in a smaller format. It involves some unique category combinations, which are not easy to create in the strict two-part system.

I have reports of one Amazon sale recently, which is disappointing from the outside, but certainly reassures me from the position of needing occasional sales to feel the least bit like an author. Reportedly the book sold was the DPT. So that's good news. Better news if it wasn't a friend or relative. But I may never know. Hopefully more sales in the future. I've been trying to advertise by word of mouth whenever I can. I certainly can't afford the best forms of advertising, and they're very inefficient anyway. It's really like people need to see an ad twice before it makes an impression, no matter at what tier of the puzzle it occurs in.

However, I have been advertising my artwork for only $7 a week, via a very affordable Etsy advertising program. That has yielded some exposure for my artwork (80 favorites), but no sales so far. Discouraging about sales, but encouraging about popularity. I didn't realize it could be that way, but it looks like there's actually a lot more ground to plow up before I make headway. Cheaper prices is not where I'm going, although I have tried, and some of my works are less than a hundred dollars, which is the cheapest they're going to be, since printing costs $60 per canvas. I reason that the more original works are worth well over the printing cost, which is what most people seem to agree about. But I need sales, so the price can't be much over $300.

Another piece of news is that I'm attempting to quit caffeine yet again. I have never been a coffee drinker, unless Chai lattes count (I didn't realize they could be coffee, and the jittery Starbucks staff told me that it wasn't coffee, at least by their standards---they didn't say that, but that's what they meant), but I had been up to about two chai lattes per day, it was definitely an addiction. So now I'm trying to substitute black tea, and avoiding the prospect of drinking bottled cola. So it seems like progress. Goodie.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

God Signs

The 'Volit' sign may be used as an attribute floating above the heads of any perpetual inventor;

My sign for the Dimensional Encyclopedia is potentially Platonic, and appears to show a video projector, one of the signs of the divine Director;

My Motive Mass Machine takes a form that Christians might quickly identify with a religious trinity;

In my writings on psychology, I have encountered a symbol of more-than-human extension, depicted at left; One major interpretation is that it is a sign of advanced artificial or biological intelligence, equivalent to deity, or perhaps the next stage of human development


Friday, May 10, 2013

Philosophical Developments

*'Tractatusing' within my writings on the secret principles of immortality, and perhaps more extensively in works such as the recently posted Most Absconded Theory (also at Ezinearticles), and in a future book devoted to duality, and titled A Tractatus of Dualities. These offer a promise of vast correspondences which may be read in a standard textual form with enumeration, a process that depends on some key mental vantage points, but which can also be constructed with a minimum of organization using opposite relationships.

*In an undisclosed writing, I have discovered four exclusive categories of exception. I plan to eventually publish the article in a professional journal, but for now I am barred because I have not completed school.

*I have discovered a method of categorical organization which allows linear projection of a sixteen-point configuration. The method follows a pattern:

[A, B, C, D,
E, F, G, H,
I, J, K, L,
M, N, O, P]



As mentioned above, the set is linear or flat, because it still involves sixteen categories.

The set can then be rearranged into a grid by referring to the first letter in the set.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Recent Concept Seems to Pass Abstract Tests for Perpetual Motion

Repeat Lever Type 12

Ramped proportion test is passed.

Uninhibited movement test is passed.

Reset principle test is passed.

That may be adequate in this case for perpetual motion!

Also, reluctantly I posted the real repeat lever type 5, after repeated secrecy (I had presented a phony diagram in place of that design when a gap appeared in the numbers).

Second diagram: the phony diagram.

(The first diagram is Type 12. Type 5 is available at

Article Accepted

Secret Principles of Immortality, Edition 18. Precepts based on analysis of ambergris.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Modifications at my Perpetual Motion Site

I keep changing the blurb that describes how to change physics laws. Not that I'm frustrated. It says about the same thing as before, except that I keep editing for clarity.

I also have added three 'perpetual motion buildings' or aperratures under Concepts.

Other recent additions include a new repeating spiral pendulum under Repeat Lever, and a modified Summary page, including the new Perpetual Motion Tractatus.

I bought some leeks

It was my goal to buy some, as I have a theory that leek juice contributes to longevity.

It's a subtle medicine, but I think it works well with carbohydrates.