Sunday, September 3, 2017

Nathan Coppedge Quotes September 2017

“The end of pain is the beginning of the purpose of pain.” —Nathan Coppedge, Wisdom of the New Ancients

"There is a useful myth that triangles require quadratics. The difference appears to be functions." ---Nathan Coppedge

"The alternative to meaning of course is the meaningless, which may be capable of both intellectual arbitrariness and violence." ---Nathan Coppedge

"In the direction of matter, there is a black hole. In the direction of definition there is death. But there is also a terrible efficiency which is the greatest truth we know." ---Nathan Coppedge

"3-d seems to produce efficient entities." ---Nathan Coppedge

"I'm not even saying I'm a genius, just do something with my work!" ---Nathan Coppedge

"I thought I was obligated to present an alternate route." ---Nathan Coppedge, concerning coherentism's lightness on mathematics.

"The products of late-blooming genius are wasted, just like the results of childhood prodigy are wasted, just like politics is wasted, and poetry is wasted, and the thoughts of perpetual motion are largely wasted…" ---Nathan Coppedge

"There is a question for every statement, a word for every problem, a system for every idea, and at least one idea for every system. That is about all I can get out of meta-knowledge questions, if I summarize the wise parts." ---Nathan Coppedge

"The most radical thing about my philosophy is not philosophy at all: perpetual motion machines." ---Nathan Coppedge

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

I have 500 Followers on Quora now, for the first time!

Update: 100 upvotes and 6000 views on the 27th or 28th! Passed the 900,000 total views mark


Friday, August 18, 2017

I happened to notice I have exactly 123 videos on YouTube

So, I'm celebrating (note: no alcohol or drugs, believe me...). Note: my channel is at Coppedgean and has evidence of working perpetual motion principles....

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Progress on Quora

90,000 views this month for the first time!...

About 15 Upvotes 3 days in a row on Quora!

(Usually previously I got spikes and nothing...)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Quotes August 2017

"In general everyone in the third lives between the 2 and the 4, with very few metaphysically living in the 2 or the 4." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Some question the existence of metaphysical dimensions, but as long as we have three spatial dimensions and only a limited perception of time, then there is a strong argument we live at or near the 3-d." ---Nathan Coppedge

"If the fourth dimension were linear (chronological) then it would just be an extension of the 3-d, and so it wouldn't be the true 4th dimension." ---Nathan Coppedge

"It can be argued each dimension has knowledge of the lower dimensions if we assume it is a progression, or that everyone is qualified to live in the dimension they live in. However, metaphysically we may not know exactly how the lower metaphysical dimensions live unless we have direct experience of them. It seems likely that the metaphysical second dimension is very different from the conceptual second dimension. It seems likely to me that the lower dimensions have proportionately greater knowledge of the higher dimensions than do the higher dimensions of the even higher (we call this when 'God cheats’). After all, the lower dimensions may be more fundamental, or more responsible for a larger number of later dimensions. Specifically, fhe 2nd is responsible for the third, but is otherwise no different from the third, etc and so on down the line. In this way the dimensions are less and less responible, although really they are equally responsible relative to their complexity. Complexity is possible because if the dimensions were all the same, they would be equally fundamental." ---Nathan Coppedge

"There is no responsibility without getting what we want." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Sometimes responsible people don't know how responsible they are." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Measuring the worth of worth is futile." ---Nathan Coppedge

"The evolution of evolution. Perception must always have an unconscious military, or the laws of civilized nature favor pleasure, and everyone lives on a Luxury Platform. The evolution of the military is to not be in the military, because it is better defense to not be in the military if one is inexperienced, and the only way to gain experience is to take risks. Also, experience will never be absolute and the military takes big risks. In essence, the military is not really macho when evolution means that evolution has already evolved. Everyone is equal, there is no need for muscle, madmen can be powerful or good. All is useless that can be stripped away." ---Nathan Coppedge, on the razor of luxury and swords to plowshares and the evolution of warfare

"How to prove one perpetual motion machine without proving many? The puzzle-box of fame..." ---Nathan Coppedge

"We don't argue that bricks can't make a wall, so we shouldn't argue against exponential efficiency. 12 bricks is almost like a wall!" ---Nathan Coppedge, arguing for his device with 12 compound advantages

"If philosophy is more suited to paradise than science, then we will either have a lot of philosophy, or an alternative to paradise." ---Nathan Coppedge

"People often think technology is the paradigm, but they have yet to think paradigm can be a technology. In that way, I have innovated." ---Nathan Coppedge

"The world we live in is not so different from a scheduling system for ideas—that is what it is." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Some of what C.S. Peirce propogates is merely bad Booleanism or a hard-nosed view of skeptical semantics. It should be unnecessary to say that skeptical semantics is an unnecessary discipline, as skepticism and semantics are mutually redundant." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Specific locations should really pay for everything." ---Nathan Coppedge, wisdom of the new ancients

"Before knowledge it seems, people were building in stone trees. It may be truth is more organic." ---Nathan Coppedge, after reading The Birth of Tragedy

"There is some truth in this statement that Brian believed in gods and had sex, while I believed in sex and became a virginal god." ---Nathan Coppedge, after reading The Birth of Tragedy

"Physically, something can work mechanically, under a physico-metaphysical supposition... we know logic should have a mechanism under some definition... If there is no criterion of meaning, there will be no necessary circularity... However, if there is a criterion of meaning that is met, still... we can state conditionally that we know how something works. (We) could know because it doesn't matter, or because we're an expert, or because we have special knowledge even non-mechanical knowledge, or because we have successfully qualified our criteria in a certain way even before assessing them. We will now have to prove these claims... only the best machines and other functions survive... there are two major exceptions: 1. When someone is doing some intense thinking... for example, in mathematics, where everything is built on thought, and 2. When there is a practical reason, like a random reason, why something does not work. A problem arises when the definition itself is ambiguous, but if the physical or logical conditions of function can be agreed on, then conditionally there should be a way to avoid circularity. The problem at this point will be 1. How to adopt a successful definition qua physics, metaphysics, or logic, and 2. How to change or otherwise universalize the criterion without adopting further and further definitions. The most general problem from the very beginning is not having an actual physics, metaphysics, or logic, and I think this is the root of the problem with circularity. Thus, it is apodictic to say that the true logical criterion would have no problem with circularity. And this can be true even conditionally. And so, qua condition circularity must be impossible. A further problem is simply the denial of truth, which amounts to the drnial of relevance (practically, intellectually, emotionally, spiritually). However, what is true is still true qua relevance if it is true, conditionally or otherwise. One technique I have used is to adopt systematic assumptions which create the universal logic, accept that the systematic assumptions are modifiable, apply the universal logic to certain cases in which the systemic premises hold, and leave the larger questions to the diapute about systems and similar entities. The systemic dispute may be valid, but it does not mean all validity is eliminated... To claim that anything is absolutely not useful / universal to anyone or in any way is an argument out of hand (a type of fallacy). Thus, the first condition of knowledge functionality is conditionality or (else) triviality." ---Nathan Coppedge, on circular reasoning

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Maxwell's Demon

I thought this was pretty significant...

Sunday, July 30, 2017

New Release! An Arrogant History of the Western University!



Here is a very Avant-Garde, almost Metamodern, Alternate History take on what is important in Western culture. Each volume comes in four parts. In this history, which attempts arrogantly to explain what is important in a university, the sections are: 1) How To Build a 100-Dimensional Universe, 2) Delineation of Math Education, 3) How To Be Smart, and last but not least, 4) Socrates On Ethics by Coppedge. The longest section is How To Be Smart, which includes sections on Calculus, Medicine, Physics, and other subjects, from the standpoint of a dimensionist philosopher. Worthwhile reading, in the author's opinion!


Friday, July 14, 2017

41 and 35 views over two days at my websites!

This is some of the biggest traffic I have received in a long time to my websites.

This always strikes me as a good sign of interest in my extensive works.

With luck, it will create more interest in artwork, perpetual motion machines, and my large collection of published books.

I also hope it brings more positive press on the subject of Nathan Coppedge, philosopher, artist, inventor poet.

Perhaps someone taking interest in perpetual motion, belatedly for the first time!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Quotes July 2017

"The weak soul --- At that level, the body is the soul, but it does not count as a soul with weight. The Soul of the Common Man — can bring a weight upon small minds... The Soul of the Uncommon Man — is rumored to weigh as much as a spec of dust. The Genius soul —is worth it’s weight in gold... I have found a small blood-and-wax figure naturally formed in my ear which appeared shaped like the face of a little (genius)... The Gnostic Soul — The weight is judged in heaven with trickery. ... The safeguard is to be more tricky... and to become enslaved to the spirit. The Soul of the Magi — The magi are people authentic enough to have classic souls, and what this seems to involve is the power of the soul, to direct it into objects or places... phusis or psyche or noos... the soul may be able to ever-so-carefully acquire the weight of the vessel that contains it. An appropriate vessel might be one way to have a powerful soul in this case... as V. says ... the soul is only as strong as the vessel that keeps it. Which is meant as a reference to being a vampire immortal or wight... The Immortal Soul —With difficulty, one acquires a magic nature, and this is when the soul begins to physically grow. It is relatively rare... Not everyone would agree that it could become immortal. But so long as we are debating the strength of the soul we are in trouble... because we then seem to oppose its natural growth." --- Nathan Coppedge, The Weight of the Soul

"There is a house, surrounded by a garden. 'The trees look so ornate'. 'Ooh, I think I saw a tarantula!' The children chase it around, and eventually it escapes the wall of the garden. Lemonade is poured. What a significant moment!" ---Nathan Coppedge, The Story of the World Part 2
"Around the time of the Library Alexandria, Dark Ages, and Early Medieval period, people decided that lack of knowledge at the end of life was excessively cruel." ---Errata Erratum, on the history of cruel punishments, Nathan Coppedge

"Holiness does not take lives. Then, maybe they are in their first life, if it does not ‘take lives’ to get there!" ---Nathan Coppedge

"There are multiple perspectives, but this ignores the fact that there are multiple types of knowledge." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Notice, we haven't had a DOUBLE Golden Age yet!" ---Nathan Coppedge

"You may be bred to be skeptics, but there's no refuting evidence. (Counter-evidence is sometimes fallacious, so please be gracious…)" ---Nathan Coppedge

"The (4-d) civilized nature, with arms that are tools." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Identity is a contingent realization." ---Nathan Coppedge

"I want my material to live forever under my name, until reality itself is replaced with something better." ---Nathan Coppedge

"The flaky skin really may have been a strategy to get rid of pimples. In that way, I'm a wizard." ---Nathan Coppedge

"We are goodie to see… Goodie to heart one… And goodie to be… We are goodie! We are, we are goodie-goodie. This is, this is reality-reality. Heart ones good ones like ones love ones — we are good ones… hopefully like ones. We are all treasure trove ones good ones. Love is sublime one divine one. I love my good ones. My good ones are the future of reality. We can do everything. We can do everything at-the-goodie. We can do everything we see is goodie. What is good to do is good to be is how-at-we. How-at-we one good one! How much it is goodie! Economic goodies. Economic wowwies! We are, we are wowwie-wowwie! May we always be goodie-goodie! And so-at-one wowwie one good one! Perfect reality is worth living-living! Divine art life will bring, will bring! Totally am-a-zing, am-a-zing!" ---Nathan Coppedge, Cutism, July 2017

"There's an image of the inventor as some great laborer, while he is really one to want to solve the world's problems in one big flash of lightning." ---Nathan Coppedge

"If you have to believe everyone is being dishonest, chances are you're wrong." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Optimism and pessimism: They are philosophies, one good and the other evil." ---Nathan Coppedge

"As dimensions increase, the difference between dimensions gets smaller and smaller, even while complexity steadily increases." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Analytic depression is a bad idea, and should be avoidable. Then again, its surrogate underestimated genius should not either be ignored." ---Nathan Coppedge


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Sunday July 2nd I had a small disaster

I lost most of my private work since January.

Some of the things that were lost:

* 20 pages of The Dimensional Physics Toolkit.
* 2 or 3 recent entries in An Enchanter's Journal on the use of the soul for magic.
*A large part of Nathan's Proverbs / Parables.
*Countless small additions to other works.
*Any recent unpublished book projects.

Truly sad.

The saddest thing is I feel almost completely selfless about it. I haven't cried at all.

Fortunately my websites were recovered and the majority of my recent writings were made on Quora.

Update: The two missing parables on The Time-Traveler and Ethical Knowledge may have been recovered from Quora.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Up to 3 Citations on Google Scholar!

This is getting easier.

1. Interesting topic.
2. Scientific method.
3. Citing my own work and the work of others.
4. Published on Academia for at least a few weeks.

See my citations HERE: Google Scholar Citations

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Programmable Heuristics Will Be Available as a Book!!!


This text is now available on Amazon:


This is the long-awaited text edition of Coppedge’s valuable philosophical heuristics, designed to aid programmers (and everyone else!) in all matters of knowledge. The contents may be beneficial for economists, programmers, machine learning, and even for political advisory and more common tasks like philosophy and creative writing. This is truly a treasure trove for heuristic analysis! Included at the end are eight or so writings on big ideas to give needed perspective and clarify problems, as well as provide a little education.


Alan H├íjek, who earned his PhD. in philosophy at Princeton in 1993, argues that “philosophy has a variety of heuristics” (1). And goes on to say that “such heuristics can enhance one’s ability to make creative contributions to philosophy.” (1). As recently as 1972, Karl Popper did not even consider philosophical objectivity (in other words, progress) possible. He writes: “From a rational point of view, we should not ‘rely’ on any theory, for no theory has been shown to be true, or can be shown to be true.” (Popper 21). This is a strange absoluteness to hold, which must be self-contradictory. Typology, which is perhaps the closest to realizing coherence outside of mathematics, emerged as recently as the 1870s (145 years ago) with Charles Peirce. (“This theory  of meaning (‘speculative grammar’) was to provide foundations for his writings in logic” OCP). Nicholas Rescher’s book (1973), dates work on coherence somewhat more recently. However, not all heuristics involve coherence. I have made an effort to include anything that might be helpful to my readers.


Nathan Coppedge, b. 1982, is an author and member of the International Honor Society for Philosophers. He is a famous quotable, and visionary artist. His recent project has been to re-construct the lectures of Socrates. He lives near Yale University.

Friday, June 2, 2017

New Quotes June 2017

"Being a wizard is about having the right mind. Being a scientist is about having the right universe. But we are more responsible for minds than universes." ---Nathan Coppedge

"With the right influence on the 3-d world, it might be possible to buy into the 4-d world. But it still requires good ideas."

"Good solutions to problems are nominally worth keeping in a magical library." ---Nathan Coppedge

"For me, when life is unbearable, that seems dishonest... Optimism is good, and a good life may be difficult, but optimism isn't the only good thing."

"At some point it seems functionality and the universe will be different things (Because functionality can evolve, but that implies a lack of knowledge of what the universe is, as a function of the unlikelihood of functionality)." ---Nathan Coppedge

"What can be done in zero degrees with nothing can almost never be done in one degree with something." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Properties of infinity: It's not a sandbox. It's just a guppy. The philosopher has quite an appetite. Archetypes lock together." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Recipe for consciousness: Infinity, priority, the drama of atoms, the drama of sex, the drama of intellect, the boredom of immortals, the infinite priority, sex with atoms, intellectual boredom, infinite atoms, infinite jealousy, good ideas." ---Nathan Coppedge

"4-d might not know that the temple is empty, the garden is complete, the flowers are green, and the tower has one floor." ---Nathan Coppedge

"They are equally virtuous, except the victim has a bad metaphysics, the one who is ambitious is not always rewarded for creating significance, and the one living the good life may sometimes not understand how to live meaningfully. As a result, metaphysics is always flawed in an imperfect world." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Devil-IGSHS (Goals of an immortal life:) diabolical, immortal, great, significant, happy, smart." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Coherent problems: the dialectic of philosophy, method of solving paradoxes, all problems are ideally philosophical, what is good is really good, problems are problematical, impossibility is impossible, insofar as we die we're already dead so if we die we've become someone else."

"Touching a stone will prevent reality from slipping away, while kicking it will cause it to leave." ---Nathan Coppedge

"True depth: if we can't see it, it's infinite. If we can see it, it's condensed! Same logic." ---Nathan Coppedge

"It is sincere to say there is no appropriate future (in philosophy) without interpreting all of the past." ---Nathan Coppedge


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Friday, May 26, 2017

Increasing Popularity at Academia

175 daily document views for the first time one day recently!

Update: Currently in the Top 0.1% of researchers in the past 30 days!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Link to Quotes from May 2017

Perhaps the birth of the phrase 'standard vignette'

I had been seeking this expression for a long time. This may be my first conscientious usage:

Recent writings you may be missing

Mandate Manifesto of Multifarious Meaning with further links:

"The Index":

Proofs of Everything:

Coherent Philosophy Systems (this is the correct link):

Programmable Heuristics:

The Task for Future Philosophers:

Coherent Proof Theory:

Perpetual motion:

A lot of views recently: Tied with Nietzsche Yesterday on Poemhunter!

Nietzsche: 72 Views Wednesday:

Nathan Coppedge: 72 Views Wednesday:

Also, more recently, 6 days above 60 views / day in a row on Poemhunter. High of over 100.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Socratic Writings Will Be Published!

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It turns out, it is already available on Amazon! SOCRATIC WRITINGS BY NATHAN COPPEDGE

An e-book edition is also available if you do a search.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Let's Just Throw Up Our Arms: The Sky Is Grue!

Hard to tell from this picture, but the sky was an unseemly mottled purple-green color, similar to the philosophical color 'grue' or 'bleen' (an arbitrary additional determination on blue-green or sea green).

Since I have been practicing magic to change the color of the sky, I found this a little exciting (one of my profs may have once admitted that I might be one of the great philosophers remembered).

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Two books are to be released soon!





Wednesday, May 3, 2017

List of Odd Attributes Acquired in Unlucky Times as a Perpetual Motion Inventor

* "Tesla Hair".
* "Dead Brain like Zeus I S'Pusse".
* "Paranoid with Lightning About".
* "Love foe Eureka, hates love relationships".
* Perfectly / Retarded / Folly- / Wise: "Nathan the Improbable" (answered the riddle but doesn't know the answer etc).
* "Schrodinger-Shot Feet".
* "Devilish Hips".
* "Satyr's Legs".
* "The Face of a Beautiful Woman".
* "The Ears that Fooled God".
* "Freckles that Eat Their Spectacles / Art Invisible / Invisible Art".
* "Big Pimple".
* (Formerly) "The neck that deserves a noose".
* (Formerly) A "Perfect Nose".

Quotes May 2017

"Everyone will have something to believe in when perpetual motion is invented. And I think in some ways IT HAS!" ---Nathan Coppedge

"If I have sex, I want to be inventor of perpetual motion first." ---Nathan Coppedge

"True souls know other souls, and as such they are wise." ---Nathan Coppedge

"If it is impossible to have any history without a planet, light is the relative history of massive bodies. Immortality may be like a shortcircuit." ---Nathan Coppedge

"I invented perpetual motion, so it will eventually be built. Even if there is political chaos, there will be something to believe in that is not God, the devil, religion, or science." ---Nathan Coppedge

"If we insist that there is a problem, we will need a paradox. If we insist there is solvability, we will need triviality not-closed under consciousness." ---Nathan Coppedge, solution to the P versus NP problem

"In what I call meaningful semantics, problems are what is considered the most meaningful thing. There are some simple arguments which say the meaningful semantics is superficial: because all problems amount to philosophical problems, and philosophical problems are still problems, and the un-challenged life can be equally meaningful. Therefore, the meaningful semantics may not be necessary, and if its meaning is not necessary, maybe it is not meaningful. However, if it is necessary, it may be meaningful even if it does not pose a challenge, and perhaps it can be meaningful even if it is not necessary." ---Nathan Coppedge

"All my energy comes,from a lack of problems." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Intelligence that happens to be coherent is coherent just as the world that happens to be coherent is coherent. They can be well-qualified even if they are different, because they are different to begin with. And, this doesn't make them wrong, so long as they meet the criteria." ---Nathan Coppedge

"What is wrong is meeting the criteria of wrong, just as what is coherent is what meets the criteria of coherent. There is nothing that says meeting criteria is either simple or impossible. The only problem is a problem, and the only solution is a solution, and so on for any other thing. In this way we can qualify our terms. Experience is a measurement, a contextualization, but it is not proven to be anything but an experience, so clearly the only coherency proven to experience is a coherent experience, and it is unfair to ask for more without changing the terms." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Actually meeting criteria may be complex, but it need not be impossible." ---Nathan Coppedge

"[O]pen system... It doesn't mean that relative to our criteria a problem is not solvable, or that our solution cannot be qualified and measured." ---Nathan Coppedge

"If you can go halfway to happiness from depression, you can recover all the way."

"Paranormal people have tools to be realistic." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Much takes place after the invisible war with madness, and the refined distillation of impercunious meaning." ---Nathan Coppedge

"All that is required for imprecision is an art." ---Nathan Coppedge

"An attempt to be interesting without making many unnecessary assumptions. (10 words). By engaging in meaning, enchantment, and many other worthwhile qualities. (10 words). Leading to their appropriate justice and tranquil state of mind. (10 words)." ---Nathan Coppedge, response to 'In 10 words or more, what is life experience?'

"Rumor is: Someone smart is a snake. Someone clever tricks the snake. Someone brilliant invents the snake. Someone genius proves there is something better than the snake. And, a wise person is not tempted by the snake problem at all." ---Nathan Coppedge

"What is the perfect problem? The answer is the problem, the problem is the answer: immortality." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Basically, genius seems to be divided into artists, philosophers, mathematicians, physicists, and inventors." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Un-philosophical solutions do not have to be impractical problems. In other words, all problems should be philosophical." ---Nathan Coppedge

"All it takes is reasonable exaggeration and a little justified context." ---Nathan Coppedge, knowledge heuristic

"Original aesthetics or useful philosophy = big ideas." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Idealism is one qualification... And other qualifications must exist... The mind is a synthesis." ---Nathan Coppedge, Applicationist Critique of Berkeley

"Metaphysics allows the infinite soul to be humble, and to find meaning." ---Nathan Coppedge

"If something infinite is genius, it is a bit of a genius." ---Nathan Coppedge

"If life expectancy increases again, we can expect things like people who value immortality." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Physics doesn't always work unless it includes bad ideas... Perpetual motion might work." ---Nathan Coppedge

"A better idea is something more efficient or magical, which is just the two ends of information." ---Nathan Coppedge


Be sure to check recent quotes around page 81 in the above link!

Nov 9 - 10, 2017 will mark the 4-Year Anniversary of Successful Over-Unity Experiment 1

My Nov 9 - 10, 2013 experiment proved in my mind simple overunity principles, that is, energy from nothing with no electricity, magnets, inputted power, water, etc.

Friday, April 21, 2017

7 Books in the Top Million!

See them here:

Recent releases:

* An Enchanter's Journal
* Golden Ages of Philosophy
* "Psychology"
* Omnus Omni
* 100 Mind-Seals
* Updated Golden Notebook
*Updated Dimensional Time Travel Toolkit

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Progress on Academia!

Finally in the Top 1% for Philosophy at ACADEMIC PAPERS BY NATHAN COPPEDGE

A quick way to remember the page is just to link from:

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Brilliant Realization Perpetual Motion Holiday 

Turns out kid who 'invented perpetual motion machine' may have been delusional...

Evidence of spring-power (which is stored energy) behind 'genius' kid inventor:

Could the U.S. be testing a perpetual motion battery-powered spacecraft?

It is mysterious that the supposedly promising M-Drive was switched out...

And, is the U.S. switching to some new, mysterious form of energy, perhaps perpetual motion?

Perhaps this article on 'crystal-based fuel' is hiding a more profound secret, the secret of perpetual motion...!

Or, perhaps those who believe in crystal fuel should believe in my perpetual motion machines too!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Quotes April 2017

"That shapes must change dimension to retain form with a different proportion in the same perspective." ---Nathan Coppedge, proposed solution to the Von Neumann Paradox

"String theory is a better foundation for relativity than relativity is for string theory." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Quantum is supposed to mean logic." ---Nathan Coppedge

"I can't help thinking that it is not so generous of you to take on the coat of all humanity if you predict its failure. If you do represent humanity, it could be a self-fulfilling prophecy, and if you don’t you have no real right to make the prediction. As a result, you should just accept that humanity is functional if you are not, or way more functional if you are only a little bit functional. And if you are highly functional, the earlier arguments follow. I do not feel hopeless, because I believe it is those who fail who are motivated, and so, the only reason for despair is success or meaninglessness. But meaning can be created, and success is all we will ever achieve." ---Nathan Coppedge, reply to Zsolt Hermann
"Belief in luciferized (literal) garbage: it was already there, or there's no there there." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Each thing can be it's own standard, and so, too, for coherence."---Nathan Coppedge
"Coherence is inevitable from the concept of the coherent object." ---Nathan Coppedge
"That's appreciable, I guess, assuming it's appreciable" ---Nathan Coppedge, wisdom of the new ancients, (rubric for accepting reality)
"Previously, magical charm was always unlikely." ---Nathan Coppedge, wisdom of the new ancients (the importance of the variable of improbability)

"Think of it this way: science has an eternal project to construct all the FACTS. Philosophy begins with the idea that all facts are expressed by experience, and constructs KNOWLEDGE." ---Nathan Coppedge

"If the meaningless happens by coincidence, then meaning is certainly possible." ---Nathan Coppedge
"Humans think God is the ultimate. Robots probably think it is the beginning." ---Nathan Coppedge
"There is no way to equate a human and a computer, except by turning the mind into little bits, or else determining that all that thinks is like a brain. Probably we'll see a mixture of both by the time life starts to look naturally significant." ---Nathan Coppedge
"I'm listening to this amazing news that came from me." ---Nathan Coppedge
"Maybe history is as delusional as me, if I'm delusional about perpetual motion." ---Nathan Coppedge
"I'm a very understated case doing very overstated things." ---Nathan Coppedge
"Daniel Radcliffe has said some very smart things that didn't seem smart. I've said some really smart things that didn't seem dumb." ---Nathan Coppedge


April "Genius" Day Special

Links to Big Ideas!!!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Improved Quora status!

Now up to 2K Upvotes to all my posts since around December 2015!

Recently I also passed 600K Views.

View my profile and answers at:

Saturday, March 4, 2017

New Milestone!

Stephen Yablo, known as 'Yablo diablo' for publishing many papers all at the same time, has recently viewed one of my documents on Academia. I thought I'd share that. He's in the Top 2% on Academia:

Here is a link to my Academia page: http://www.southernct.academia/NathanCoppedge

Friday, March 3, 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Quotes March 2017

"Meaning is the only reason for desire." ---Nathan Coppedge

"We don't even know everything about everything. But I would say that's a starting point." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Practical virtues and philosophy are good supplements when complexity and perfection fail." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Maybe to be female is the materialization of the ultimate metaphysics. Maybe Aristotle's metaphysics was a simple calculus of womanhood." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Pain is a corruptor of value, while meaning is a natural duller of pain." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Sometimes I think everything generic is a god." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Sometimes I think that I am the first and last of all philosophers, not because I am necessarily the greatest of all possible ideas, but rather because most of the ideas did not come into existence, and I am the only one I know to provide a coherent standard for their reality. Not only that, but the standard was so difficult to create, and so late in arriving, that like Aristotle's logic, there will be little alternative to accepting the standard, or rejecting altogether the possibility of coherence. For me, philosophy begins and may even end with coherence. But for those that reject coherence there will also be other possible standards, but none is likely to be rigorous. Without coherence, in my view, philosophy lacks a standard." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Thankfulness is about superiority. Religion is for gods. Exceptions are the rule. The soul is real. Immortality is the first major mode." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Except for objectivity, good things would be better, and bad things would be worse." ---Nathan Coppedge

"An idea is what lies between qualities and properties." ---Nathan Coppedge

"It's a little bit like in any moment the poets are the only ones who don't curse." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Is it a better gamble that nothing has a principle, or that there IS some principle? But if something has principle, there is no reason to gamble." ---Nathan Coppedge

"There are those who argue it would take something of a revolution in optimism or completeness... to create a complete science, even if it were not understood by everyone. But it seems just as likely that it would." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Our sense of the significance of our lives, our priority for our own existence, is one of the most resilient things." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Aging is a strategy, so far as that is possible. People are always trying to do their best, and the only reason not to live a long life is essentially if knowledge is impossible, or if something else has higher priority." ---Nathan Coppedge

"When I gained some intuitions about calculus, I began to make my journey away from madness." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Do you really expect cheapness to be inefficient? Now, that's unreasonable!" ---Nathan Coppedge

"Efficient knowledge is possible. Perfect knowledge is possible. Coherent knowledge is possible. Generalized knowledge is possible. By this argument, complete generalized knowledge is possible by some standard. The standard doesn’t need to be very extreme. Consider that all you may need to understand is yourself —- “Know thyself” —- if you can reverse knowledge of yourself arguably you will understand everything else, because so long as you are yourself, all that you know must be in relation to that, and nothing else. If efficient, perfect, coherent, generalized knowledge is possible for you individually, then if you are perfect and know how to experience everything then you can have total knowledge." ---Nathan Coppedge

"I distinguish between two related terms: synergism and synergasm. I tend to prefer the second spelling. Basically, synergism means an act of synergy. Synergy can be defined many ways... A synergasm on the other hand is something that actively demonstrates genius. The interesting result it creates is ongoing in the mind of anyone who views it or thinks of it, etc." ---Nathan Coppedge

"I have simple experiments with contraptions made out of cardboard and sticks that have shown the following: 1. A marble can lift the same counterweight that lifted it, perhaps at no net loss of altitude (and certainly some gains during part of the motion). 2. A lever can lift a fixed fulcrum sideways using a second fulcrum at minimal loss of altitude, and gains in the base altitude. 3. In a very precise arrangement, a marble may be able to lift itself through a wedge-force created by momentum from a backboard. 4. A pendulum lever of a certain type with certain highly specific ratios can be made to rotate more than 360 degrees by a hard twist in spite of the resistance of the dangling mass. 5. A specific vertically-spirally-counterweighted-and-stopped pendulum may be made to swing naturally up to 408 times, considerably more than the predicted 160, although this may be the longer estimate." ---Nathan Coppedge
"If we get what we want, that is the maximal definition of free will. Desire is fulfilled, and free will is maximal. Or, We struggle, and there is some free will, insofar as we define our own desires. Or, Life is irrational because we cannot get our desires, including free will. Or, Another option is if the question of desire is meaningless, and there is no possibility of control." ---Nathan Coppedge

"The history of knowledge exists in epistemological space." ---Nathan Coppedge

"My instinct is to say that the more you expect to survive, the less you will be impressed by what happens." ---Nathan Coppedge

"The assumption of 'then' is just as bad as Hume's Arrow... for how are we going to get cause and effect without the concept of cause and effect?... If there is a better system we will need reason to believe it is better than Aristotle's." ---Nathan Coppedge

"If there is a failure of knowledge, there is probably a failure of real ideas." ---Nathan Coppedge

"I have been considering 3-reactions as a solution to the Abraham-Minkowski controversy, and this may suggest that complex reactions, e.g. 4-reactions, 5-reactions etc could be used to codify certain types of (specifically “mysterious”) data that doesn't require physical reactions, or that might not even require the same type of codification. Another way would be to get one qubit (?) to entangle with many particles simultaneously, and somehow read what the particle ISN'T. Another method is to generalize the types of logical results you get with qubits, and encode them logically instead. Finally, you could try to find a particularly logical particle or reaction, and encode for particular types of outcomes." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Within the 3rd dimension, Divine Art (3-d metaphysical creation) and Diabolical Science (3-d yogis) were the previous alternatives to Longevity Evolution (ideal survival). Evolution subtly implies the failure of God and demons, and either the success of ideal survival or the incrementation into the 4th dimension." ---Nathan Coppedge

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