Saturday, October 29, 2016

How To Act Like A Prospective Nobel Prize Winner!

"Not impatient, not impatient"

"I'm about 34, maybe forever"

"I'm no journalist"

"I must commend myself!"

"I don't even know what that means!"

"I'm not even a Zen monk!"

Friday, October 28, 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Interface Euphoria 17.0

Concepts for VR applications...

Angel of Cakes. In a mansion. In a garden, etc.

ConcertMe. I summon the orchestra.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The "Equal Arguments"

I don't really believe Protagoras, but I've attempted to re-construct him:

It turns out

All but 10 of this month's 28 e-book sales were refunded. Yet the majority of book reviews are 3-stars and above.

So parents, give your children an Amazon gift card or something!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

All Tools Involve Trade-offs --- Exactly!

Recent post by R. Scott Bakker found at the excellent blog:

"What Plato could not foresee, of course, was the way writing would fundamentally transform human cognitive ecology. He was a relic of the preliterate age, just as Krakauer (like us) is a relic of the pre-AI age. The problem for Krakauer, then, is that the distinction between complementary and competitive cognitive artifacts—the difference between things like mnemonics and things like writing—possesses no reliable evaluative force. All tools involve trade-offs. Since Krakauer has no way of knowing how AI will transform our cognitive ecology he has no way of evaluating the kinds of trade-offs they will force upon us."

I think the answer is simply that A.I. knows how to enjoy itself or fails, much as humans become gods or fail. It's part of the entropic view of the universe, in which disposability arrives at the same time as optioning. (my comment is almost a direct quote from Baudrillard).

A.I. is actually a product of designer concepts, concepts of idealization built into computer circuit boards, television, and syntax. The concept of consumption and expansion, and infrastructure that underlies A.I. economics is actually a product of consuming aesthetics. Much as though Greek philosophers were consuming the unknown. Perhaps there have been few steps between those two ages---- just a consequentialism about art, and cancellation of some unknowns.

We now consume aesthetics rather than the unknown.

I've just turned 34

It's my birthday, I've just turned 34.

I'm at my mother's house. My half-deaf stepfather is watching television.

I'm going insane.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Very Good Sign for Perpetual Motion!

The coin rumored to beckon a new age when both sides are completely gold reached that state briefly when fingered in my hands. Previously I had seen Hamilton's hair turn to gold more than once, but this time the entire semi-circle of silver seemed to turn gold. I could also observe Monticello on the opposite side turning to gold. The first photo is from when the coin was gold and silver. It has threatened to turn completely back into nickel sometimes, except for a few places where I made bite marks into the gold.

This is a good sign for:
*Perpetual Motion
*The American Golden Age

In the past 24 hours I have eaten Cecco linguini, 2 Kind dark chocolate nut bars (with no fruit), a bottle of Mountain Dew, Honest peach tea, a few swigs of pomegranate juice, a Trenta iced chai tea, and a few leaves of Jiaogulan, a substance used for immortality, and it turns out a slice of untoasted whole wheat bread.

For information about my original transformation, such as a list of requirements and my eating habits on that day, see:

Note that the coin was already partially transformed when I first received it, thus I could interpret the legend of the coin.

And, here’s an image of the Philosopher’s Stone that my Dad supposedly found on a beach (and he then gave it to me):

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

I've been uncovering obscure citations of my work

112K+ Views to Artworks to Date

My artwork features Hyper-Cubism, Sublimism, and Meaningful Works.


I also have a Pinterest account that I didn't count

Pleasant Feeling

You might remember this feeling from the Children's Museum in Washington D.C., or more likely an exhibit at the the Metropolitan Museum of Art:

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On the Dimensionism Group I run!

Quotes Late October 2016

"When we are fully fulfilled, we will become fulfilling truths. It's a broken thought because it is so far away..." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Perhaps isometrically 3-d is flat, and 2-d is hyperbolic."---Nathan Coppedge

"Religion has emotional benefits when it is handled properly, but it never is." ---Nathan Coppedge

"My sense is philosophers are happier than average, because wisdom is something they want and it is part of the good life. Thus, they feel justified about seeking happiness, and thus they are more likely to attain it." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Nothing has infinite applications if there are infinite objects, the only problem being there are not infinite objects if there is also nothing. Hierarchies thus concern finitude or the absence of nothing." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Feelings are just the applications of consciousness to information… Fueled by the exclusion principle of eons of time… Perhaps." ---Nathan Coppedge

"We now consume aesthetics rather than the unknown." ---Nathan Coppedge, wisdom of the new ancients

"What does Nietzsche mean by saying: ' For the health of a single individual, a people, and a nation the un-historical and the historical are equally essential?' What is meant is that both phenomena and objectivity are idealizations of the world. So, Nietzsche is being anthropological. He is equating the reality of the world with two overlapping idealizations." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Some truths are made to be realized, and others are made to be designed." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Humans desire good outcomes, but they are either selfish or ignorant when it comes to solving problems." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Is there really free will? We are enslaved to our desires, otherwise no." ---Nathan Coppedge or else Sappho

"Do we choose what's best? Perhaps we do, if we prefer how far we go toward that end." ---Nathan Coppedge

"With conventional rationality, we don't know if it knows everything!" ---Nathan Coppedge

"The only way to be 100% original is to lack rational ideas. But the only way to be 100% rational is to lack original ideas." ---Nathan Coppedge or else Lewis Carroll or else Zeno of Elea or Protagoras

"In a sense, when looking at a black cat, religion looks for the implications of fear, science looks for the implications of excitement, and philosophy looks for the implications of bad luck." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Solutions cannot be solutions while solutions are problems and still be meaningful, hence these are the two worlds and the alternative is contradiction. The solution to paradoxes translates between the two worlds without coherent contradiction. But it is still fair to dismiss this strategy as a formalism. I deem that to be counter-productive." ---Nathan Coppedge

"I have found the more I think about my situation, the more manageable it is, regardless of how much money I actually earn." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Existence karma: if you suffer, you’re allowed to be superior. If you’re exceptional, the world improves." --- Nathan Coppedge

"Isometric consciousness is the view that the stars, for whatever reason, are small in significance. Everyone is safe with isometric consciousness so long as they do not commit to disaster. Isometric consciousness explains the transcendental axis. It is as committed to evolution as it is to rational privilege." ---Nathan Coppedge

More quotes:

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Temporal Studies 3

Prove the impossible...

"There are zurids everywhere"

"For every madman there is a sane wizard"

"Sanitation wizards, they used to exist!"

"It's still part of language, OMG!"

Monday, October 17, 2016

Updated the 19th Averaging a sale a day

For 23 days on Amazon Books!!!

Visit to browse philosophy, art, symbolism, psychology books, and many more, by Nathan Coppedge. Over 80 titles!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Dystopian Age Planner

Throw rocks. Get hurt.

Burn houses. Get burned.

Stab and be stabbed.

Shootings and bad surgery.

Disease breaks out.

The Missile War.

Populations obliviated.

Messed-up languages.

Bad sex.

Schizophrenic politicians.

Spaceship explodes.

Golden Age Planner

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The Petri Dish Model

From Systems Theory:

Extending the concept of an observer or eye as the major definitive concept, perhaps there is a sophisticated instrument like a microscope between the source of reality and the physical matter.

In this case, existence (or at least our own limited experience) takes the form of a 'petri dish': A swarm of two-dimensional colors which ultimately mean nothing other than an explanation to the 'scientific eye' that lies beyond the microscope.

The scientist need not be a God. He might even be a human being. All of life is exaggerated to give the appearance of fairness, and to serve as an interesting explanation to the concealed scientist. It is the simplest principle: the explanation that 'explanation' is the only ultimate explanation, but has no inherent form. Beyond the petri dish, reality ends.

Indeed, any number of other realities might also be petri dishes, although they would also be equally simplistic. For example, an occult game might be played with words that in the end prove to be lies. And the words might be two-dimensional like a petri dish.

In this modality, the greatest transcendence is simply to make believe one is a child, and that the scientist-god has given birth to reason.  Life may be objective, but there is no immediate promise of a world beyond the petri dish.

Website to keep in mind

I passed the 500 books sold mark!

Over the period of 4 years or so that I have been published...

Almost 600 now...

View my author page:

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Philosopher's Gold

Account of turning part of a nickel into gold:


The only paper for which the motto is: "Coherence first and coherence second". Designed to be compatible with "Demonstrations of Degree Absolutism: Zero and Four Quarters Ontologies".

Tier 1: Systems

Sample method. Provide the best example of everything. Alternate: provide the best example of 'everything'. Successful if sufficient.

Provide a hiearchical list of examples. Problem: infinite, unbounded. List must be exclusive in length.

Provide laws of nature. Problem: either deterministic or 'open'. Laws seem to determine truths, which then determine laws, creating a cycle of indeterminacy.

Coherent system. One option: be exponentially efficient, as with categorical deduction.

Tier 2: Logics and Languages

Paradoxes (primary). Sometimes said to be unsolvable. Solution is the paroxysm.

Causality. This then that. The appearance of certainty, or the only certainty? Defined as 'a kind of meaning'.

Interpretations. 'Objectifying water is an important part of the water cycle.' --> new water cycle

Definitions. Semantic truth. Is there a semantic metaphysics? What about a metaphysical semantics?

Tier 3: Evidence and Variables

Gestalt. Nature is yellow. Simplistic in appearance. May be extremely true if nominally true. For example, nature is proof. Psychology is weather.

Psychic evidence. The best method says... X, Y, Z. So that's what it says.

Conjection. Noesos <--> Noises = Leaves and hairs and ...

Correspondence. Acceptability. Tradition. Association.

Tier 4: Identity

Soul substance. Feeling or no? Reason or no? Continuous or no? Justified or no?

Soul proof. Tautological definition or coherent or incoherent argument. Or better, method. Sometimes system, nature, metaphysics, etc.

Soul conditionality. Attribute / disembodied, or purpose / objective, or substance or proof or fiat.

Soul by fiat. The best evidence, such as necessity. No standard, but perfect comprehension.

11 Sales in 11 Days on Amazon!

And 2 years above 400,000th author!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Music Selections

Witchy music...

To go with Divine Music of the Inexorable...

8 Proofs of Perpetual Motion

Now visible at

PROOF #1: Friction does not eliminate motion where motion is permitted.

PROOF #2: Reactions are possible in a circle, as shown by dominoes. Wheels can turn.

PROOF #3: Dominoes can chain-react using higher and higher altitudes. Energy can be created.

PROOF #4: Dominoes can accelerate, so friction does not stop everything.

PROOF #5: In principle, equilibrium is enough to overcome proportionality problems.

PROOF #6: Imbalance can overcome friction.

PROOF #7: Equilibrium and imbalance can exist simultaneously through mass- leverage ratios.

PROOF #8: With un-balance and a principle of momentum, there is no need to lose altitude over time.

Friday, October 7, 2016

A Rubric for Philosophers: A measure of philosophical prowess

The Golden Age Planner

Too early to call, perhaps...

But I may have a new supporter for my philosophy of physics:

It turns out I'm located in the Top 0.5% of researchers over 12 Months at!

I had been looking at the 30-day records.

I'm more popular than I thought! Apparently most of my competition is a passing fad!

Someone's excellent webpage on thinking tools

I found it helpful in spite of running a Systems page...

Thursday, October 6, 2016

I sold my 200th book of the year!

Counting e-books, but still, this is the first year I've sold 200 books.

That means I've earned between $70 and $1000 this year, over the whole year. Still below taxable range.

I've published about 83 books, so in rough estimate I'm only earning about $1.50 per book per year. But some don't sell at all.

Currently 10th for Existentialism on Quora

It's cool that it's around Halloween.

Quotes Early October 2016

"Absolute determinism is incompatible with the preferences." ---Nathan Coppedge

"If free will is unregulated, then it must exist, because then free will can provide regulation." ---Nathan Coppedge

"I argue I'm great but not good. It is argued most philosophers are good, but not great." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Perhaps the ultimate standard of physics is individual. But if that is the case, the only laws would be laws about laws." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Time, a large metaphysical variable in the third dimension, rather than a dimension of space, is what is meant by aether, that is, it underrides physical laws." ---Nathan Coppedge

"The ultimate explanation is that reason, like any individual concept, is a small part of language, which is itself a small part of ultimate reality. For example, most parts of brain chemistry are not language unless they can be reduced to abstractions, and such may not be desurable with big thoughts. Whether all that reality will ultimately be achieved is another matter." ---Nathan Coppedge

"After all, if there is no truth, there is no standard of truth. And that means objectivity with or without a standard." ---Nathan Coppedge

Even more quotes on Poemhunter:

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Expanded Foundations of Asceticureanism on the Official Nathan Coppedge Blog

Perpetual Motion Stock Market Prediction #20

18,291.00Price increase122.55 (0.67%)

The stocks spell simple gains, which suggests long-term gains if perpetual motion has been invented. The 18,000 number also predicts that in a reasonable time it has. Ironically some of the major opposition to this new economy is coming from scientists, creating a glass ceiling in the entire economy that originates in stymied innovation, e.g. young people with radical ideas that are not being believed by teachers and professors.

Look for optimistic moves from GE which I believe may have invented a device. They were smiling too much on television. But perhaps GE is having a tough time selling their device.

The numerology of stocks shows a mysterious optimism during this time, qualified by economic consumer icons (The F-22 fighter plane that helped jobs, but was never really used with the military, or the virtual platinum coins represented by the number 55 that seem undeniably valuable, but come at no cost other than infrastructure. There is also some suggestion of Harvard's Big Idea Group mixed in with the glass ceiling: the numbers almost spell a scrambled B.I.G. or B.I.H.: moving to the next level or evolving).

The market seems to think it is doing as well as it could in the medium-term, but this is clearly a lie. This is a sign that there are huge assets not being reflected in GDP, perhaps energy.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Steering a course for longevity

Dr. Gary Gesmonde, professor at SCSU gave this advice which proved amazing on the subject of immortality herbs and medications:

"Mind, Body, and Spirit --- that is the secret!".

In other words, avoid additives. Have good ideas. Avoid stress.

Following this advice, I came across:

Jiaogulan (in dry tea form): tumor inhibitor.
beneficial effects for the cardiovascular system.
improves "good" cholesterol, and reduces "bad".
may reduce glucose levels.
I have seen it for sale on Etsy for as low as about $12.

And, as a coincidental benefit, relieving tumors may be what you have to worry about if you have already taken Telo-Rx, which was the pill I was previously recommending (with caution).

Telo-Rx may be speed, and Jule of the Orient, which is a beverage tauting the benefits of Jiaogulan may be speed, but I believe the original powdered herb form of Jiaogulan is not speed.

So, perhaps this is something interesting.

Anyway, the important thing is that I did NOT spend $50 or $60 on "Jule of the Orient".

Amachazuru, a sweet component of the Jiaogulan plant, also sounds like ambergris.