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

More Quotes at: Famous Quotes on Poemhunter

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

More quotes:

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Author Status

At least 70 of the 90 or so books I've published have sold one or more copies!

This marks a certain degree of triumph as an author.

View books by Nathan Coppedge here:

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Quotes Late February 2017

(Sorry for the comment about rum. Apparently my account had been hacked, either that or it was a really bad spell check program. At any rate, I am not even alcoholic, so the comment made no sense).

"I don't think anything ABSOLUTELY ABSOLUTELY lacks perspective about anything else. Things are bound together by cause and effect, identity formation, and even by lack of interaction, and lack of identity." ---Nathan Coppedge

"I would like to say that lack of awareness about other things is ironically ultra-realistic." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Determined information--pure information--is the opposite of identity in reality terms." ---Nathan Coppedge

"There might be other perspectives than one's own, but they are likely to be needier, more technical, or involve different substances." ---Nathan Coppedge

"I think rather perspective is always a negative of identity." ---Nathan Coppedge

"The view that all modes of understanding are luxuries undercuts the entire inquiry." ---Nathan Coppedge

"We are fundamentally needy (universal), but cause and effect lead us to have an identity (something specific, in which assumptions are made) and that leads us to be technical, to see benefits in existence, and to have luxurious theories about what it all means. That is my thesis." ---Nathan Coppedge

"If identity were not necessary, it would also be a questionable luxury."---Nathan Coppedge

"Metaphysics might be explained as the plurality of physics." ---Nathan Coppedge

"'It's not supposed to be a big time-ripple. It's supposed to be a machine! And after it is a machine, it can be emotional! And after it is emotional it can be meaningful! And after it is meaningful it can be perfect! And after it is perfect it can be complex! And after it is complex it can be truly dimensional! And after it is truly dimensional, there can be universal metaphysics! At that point, if everything succeeds, problems will then be solutions, and solutions will be problems, or we will find something better than limits...'" ---Nathan Coppedge

"The 2-d reality expresses the nature of unqualified relation, represented by sensation or relevance. However, the implication of this, if it is that only philosophers are real, may be unacceptable, even if it provides an inroad for metaphysics." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Almost anything can come into existence through an exceptional law which simply states that it happens to be true by some authoritative definition. Without this rule natural law would be far more natural, and evolution would be a largely unnecessary exception." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Coherence does not need to be the only standard for objectivity, as any official standard --- indeed, even any perspective-- is no more than an application, even if in some cases it become desirable not to perceive what it is." ---Nathan Coppedge

"One of my early theories was that the majority of perception is a form of sophisticated blindness, or justified self-contradiction serving the purpose of exaggerating the preferences." ---Nathan Coppedge

"There is a choice between the nominal objectivity of objects, and the qualified objectivity of the senses." ---Nathan Coppedge

"The existence of the luxury platform explains how necessary exaggeration necessarily results in some type of validity, even if interpretation has not always found it's appropriate corollary in coherence." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Subjectivity is the power over the objective world, and objectivity is the power over the subjective world." ---Nathan Coppedge

More Quotes Here:

Monday, February 20, 2017

Sunday the 19th of February I was almost held hostage

The location was the Starbucks near the headquarters for Skull & Bones:

I have been advertising that my art is worth more than a million dollars, even though it has never been appraised for more than $5 literally, and sold for a million only once, usually for less than $500 (not 500K, not even $5K, but sometimes literally five hundred dollars or usually more like three hundred, and sometimes I give away my work for free, even though one time I did sell for a million and gave the money back because I thought it was a loan).

Well, I was using my laptop in Starbucks when I heard the voice of a man off to my left.

The odd thing was, he said something threatening about plastic surgery, and then said he would kill me if I didn't "get in the van."

However, he said it so inaudibly, that because I hallucinate sometimes, I couldn't be sure he was there. I was too terrified to look him in the face.

A young woman said something about how threats weren't allowed in Starbucks.

Then I think a Starbucks staff member came over and said New Haven is police central, and if he did anything threatening whatsoever he's be dead in a minute.

No one ever talked to me, and I didn't look up from my laptop for several hours, so I was never quite sure that it happened.

But I did remember hearing two or three guys talking about abducting me one time when I got off the bus near the New Haven library. I thought about telling the police, but decided not to, because my mother always thinks I'm delusional.

My guess is the guy was arrested and tried to call his cronies at the tapped phone at the police department. If I'm psychic does that make me wrong? If I think about it does that mean nothing happened? Is this why you have to be in an 'in circle' to think my art is worth a million dollars?

Update: Starbucks has no record that anything illegal took place, so either they didn't hear what the guy was saying, or what happened was a delusion.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

More views than Friedrich Nietzsche

Two days ago on Poemhunter!

And again on Feb 21st! (Nietzsche 62, Nathan Coppedge 64)

Nietzsche's views (Feb 9: 83):

Nathan Coppedge's views (Feb 9: 123):

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Quotes Early February 2017

"At least, if it means something better it will have a better standard of meaning." ---Nathan Coppedge

"I am inclined to think applied knowledge only happens in an imperfect world. Real life is philosophical and ideal." ---Nathan Coppedge

See also Coherent Systems A.3.C.1. to at least B.3.B.2. with a few exceptions within that range.

Set 1,
Set 2,

"The thought itself may be important." ---Nathan Coppedge

"My supposition is that a lot of theories are forgotten over the years. That is the theory I work with primarily in philosophy of physics. There is room for comprehensibility as long as we are willing to cross barriers." ---Nathan Coppedge, conversation with James Rose

"Wisdom is not best seen as limited, as it is only useful when it is possible. Wisdom may require exaggeration and significant experiences. Wisdom is generally not absolute, and it is not always those who consider themselves wise who are wise. The limit of wisdom is not usually comprehended, it may consist of the difference between the wise life and the life that is less wise. Neither life actually realizes its own limit, unless it has crossed the limit. The limit, therefore, is just a limit on interpreting wisdom after the fact. It is possible to be exceptionally wise in one thing through terrible sacrifice, or to make terrible sacrifices and do nothing particularly wise. Therefore, the limit of wisdom occurs after the fact. Sorry to disappoint, but much of wisdom occurs through realizing the freedom to be wise, and how good it is, if it is good at all." ---Nathan Coppedge

"For someone who lives an unwise life, but didn’t have a choice, then the limit is choice. For someone who lives an unwise life, but had a choice, the limit is the perception of wisdom. For someone who lives a wise life, but doesn’t have a choice, the limit again is choice. For someone who lives a wise life, but has a choice, there is no definite limit. Therefore, the limit of wisdom is the limit upon choice and the limit upon the perception of wisdom." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Objective knowledge can theoretically exist without relevance in an inhuman capacity. It’s structure can mean something even if it doesn’t mean something right now. But subjective knowledge is all about ‘now’ and finding relevance for it. Ideally, one has benefit for the other, but only in terms of values that actually exist. Destroying value destroys the connection between the subjective and objective world." ---Nathan Coppedge

"What I discovered is ideas only exist by a standard... The more we have a standard, the more we can know them." ---Nathan Coppedge

"The more real something is, the more acceptable are all of the many standards about it." ---Nathan Coppedge

"I like to call metaphysics the lemma of physics, just as physics is the lemma of science. Physics is important, so metaphysics is important, but metaphysics is easier. And physics is important, so science should be important, although that is actually an incorrect argument unless physics is actually coherent (which, so far as I know, it isn't as a discipline)." ---Nathan Coppedge

"I have been told the usage in omniscience is under the older root of 'to know or perceive' rather than meaning science, which seems unfortunate to me from the standpoint of technology." ---Nathan Coppedge

Laughing is Lucky, VS. Laughing to Death is Optimistic

The hidden psychological conflicts of perpetual motion.

That, and many others.

Like whether a diabolical question can be more diabolical (I say no, by absolute definition).

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Up to 2 citations now!

Although at least one of these citations might be slightly dubious, at least they are enough to count on Google Scholar! One of them meets the H-Index criteria! Not bad for an undergrad, in my opinion!

Nathan Coppedge Google Scholar

And up to 100 Followers on!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Perpetual Motion in the News

Last thing I knew the deficit was $1.2 trillion, so this lower amount (by 500 billion) might spell perpetual motion, especially given the government's usual tendencies...!

Although recently I have learned in Economics class that a large part of federal debt is held by bondholders and corporations working for the government, and the government can basically adjust as it pleases, as long as it doesn't raise inflation or cause a lack of faith in the system. I shouldn't talk about that, though. The relationship with banks is fairly rational, based on the realities of checking and borrowing.

About America's lower Federal debt:

Friday, January 20, 2017

My Time-Travel Experience May be Turned Into a Movie!

The only thing is, I vaguely remember someone saying at some point (possibly to my Dad) that "he's stupid enough" and then I may have drank something on the scene of a movie set, so possibly I was drugged. Maybe my Dad agreed to include me in the movie because I'm mentally ill.

Someone did claim they were Jesus---it was a lot like someone who called themselves the devil in one of my prior lives. I might be okay with that if I'm not hurt. But there were other occasions that really seemed like time travel without drugs, like the time I was on an airplane and woke up to find my brother had a different haircut and looked younger.

It is also true that that book contains the same photo, although whether the book was published in 1974 is less clear. It seems to be a print-on-demand book that has had later editions. The book does claim at least that the photo is from 1917, and doesn't mention time-travel.

You can trust at least that I'm not in cahoots with them.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Quotes Late January 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"It's one of those systems that's complete at step one. But numbers aren't typically systems." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Two degrees of perfection are what is  necessary to achieve aesthetic perfection." --Nathan Coppedge

"The aesthetic is real, but it is not predictive."---Nathan Coppedge

"Metaphysics and aesthetics are ideally co-variant." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Functions derived from qualities or functions are qualified functions. Systems derived from qualified functions are qualified systems." ---Nathan Coppedge

"You get a sensation of a quickly rotating wheel of categories." ---Nathan Coppedge, from The Creation of Time

"The decimal system is really a method for parsing infinity, not the only kind." ---Nathan Coppedge

"There's really not much of a difference between bad tastes and poison. Wine and certain gross foods are to be equally avoided." ---Nathan Coppedge

"The first goal of life is to convince yourself that you're unfair. The second goal is to reward yourself. The third goal is to apologize and be polite. The fourth goal is to go successfully insane. The fifth goal is to recover. The sixth goal is whatever remains."

"If something moves timelessly, it doesn’t take any time. Hence, timeless objects should be universal, so as not to require movement. If timeless objects are universal, physics itself should be universal.
Thus, creating universal physics might create universal objects, so as not to require movement, allowing instantaneous movement." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Brains are a new concept of substance that changes everything, and it is inevitable that they will get cheaper, that there will be ways of enjoying them from the outside, and some higher principle will emerge that represents the new paradigm of organism." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Religion is not so much necessary as 'usually desirable so far’." ---Nathan Coppedge

"After Babel, God translates as Many Gods. Math translates as Polymath. Rationality as Madness. Love as Hate." ---Nathan Coppedge

"That the universe ends contradicts evolution." ---Nathan Coppedge

"It's easier to posit pre-correlation than absoluteness. For what could posit absoluteness, except by positing a pre-correlative thing?" ---Nathan Coppedge

"We've done significant things for everyone living 60 to 120 years. The next bracket is 80 to 160 years, and then 90 to 180 years, etc." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Socrates. He is a standard to hold up, but there are also many other standards. Today it is safe to say that the Presocratics, even in a perfect formulation, are no more than a useful critical background..." ---Nathan Coppedge

"High-minded ‘excessive’ organization is a prerequisite for elaborate coherent knowledge." ---Nathan Coppedge

"At certain high levels of function, (there are) some benefits which cannot be had by rationality alone." ---Nathan Coppedge

"What is or becomes superb shall be made akin to the best known thing, with all due causation." ---Nathan Coppedge

"The lemma of functions becomes the degree of mastery of functions." ---Nathan Coppedge

"In my opinion all aspects of mathematics should be built into perfect, intuitive computer applications, and then people should move on to something new. In my mind mathematics is a very small part of logic, and ultimately less important than informal logic. The prestige of mathematics was given an early boost by the word ‘polymathy’. In my opinion today’s mathematics does not deserve that name. Informal logic is more imaginative, and less restrained by convention. For the moment mathematics is more believable, but that will not always be the case." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Finding meaning can be a matter of compulsion to a particular modality in which meaning can be found. It is not the only path. In fact, much of history as it has been portrayed to me has been devoted to solving critical problems, rather than finding something truly amazing. By this account society does not fully expect us to find a meaningful life. But it is virtuous enough to leave meaningful existence as an open possibility. If you feel compelled to find meaning, you are one of the lucky few who has a conscience about the meaning of life. And that may lead somewhere interesting and hopefully fulfilling. Don’t deny the possibility of meaning. Just try to make good on the meaning you can find. If life continues to improve forever, we’ll all find what we want, won’t we? It’s a pretty simple rule with some deep ramifications." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Unless there is a continuum or similarity between different dimensions of perception, there might be no way to evolve, and even no way to perceive." ---Nathan Coppedge

"The world is divided between 'universal' and 'definitions'. The senses may be an attempt for definitions to reach universals, and for universals to reach definitions." ---Nathan Coppedge

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Coherent Laws of Physics

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


Relative absoluteness.

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

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

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

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

What is absolutely neutral must be universal.

Zero is universal computation.

Exceptions define hierarchies.

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

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

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

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

Friday, January 13, 2017

Recent Photo

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

Link to Quotes from Early January 2017

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

Truly exceptional artists are often right-Brained.

Mathematicians are often left-brained.

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

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

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

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

Brain dominance is generally the opposite of your handedness.

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

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

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

That's my sense of it for now!

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

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

2. Do you think religion is unambiguous?

3. Are you literally a slave?

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

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

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Improved Stats on Academia!


Gottlob Frege--0.2%
Category Theory--0.4%
Free Energy--0.4%
Contemporary Art--0.4%
Immanuel Kant---0.9%
Political Philosophy---0.9%
Black holes---0.9%
Information Systems---0.9%
Philosophy of Language---1%
Theory of Meaning---1%


Google Scholar Stats

Search within keywords... According to what I see...

14th for Analytic Philosophy
4th for Coherence Theory
165th for Category Theory
57th for Philosophy of Physics
19th for Metaphilosophy

Monday, January 9, 2017

I think I found my evil twin!

The parallels to this guy's Facebook page are fascinating. He seems to get a lot of the things I secretly wish for to happen to him:

Friday, January 6, 2017

Two movements I may have helped found now have thousands of followers!

I may have started the keywords on for:

Critical Realism, 6,685 Followers

Neoclassical Realism, 2,947 Followers.

However, these statistics do not reflect in my own work, suggesting that others' writings were considered primary for both movements.

Apparently, however, I managed to found many movements such as these just be submitting keywords.

I will think of two more now and check to see if they are there:

Analytic Realism,


Neoclassical Metaphysics

It turns out, neither of those are there.

I won't add them, and see how they do!

(Other spellings 'analytical realism' and 'neo-classical metaphysics' also weren't there, in case you're wondering).

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

New Release!


Coppedge divides the history of all philosophy into two distinct epochs: the Classical and Neo-Classical. His hope is to bridge the gap in history of philosophy, and dispel the myth of an un-surmountable dark age. Coppedge has interpolated a multitude of philosophers using special techniques: there are systems and aphorisms by Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, Thales, Anaximander, Anaximenes, Pythagoras, Xenophanes, Heraclitus, Protagoras and other Sophists, Zeno, Pyrrho, Epictetus, Locke, Kant, Novalis, Antoinette, Suffragists, Wittgenstein, Canetti,  Popper, the Chinese philosophers Confucius and Lao Tzu, and numerous others. This work, dedicated as a post-historical approach to history, will dazzle with its combination intelligence and wisdom shown through the art of exponential re-interpretation.

 It will be available on Amazon soon!!!

Here is the Index for now:


HERMES————————-——-p.  12
THALES——————-—————p.  14
ANAXIMANDER——–—————-p. 15
ANAXIMENES—–—-—————p. 17
PYTHAGORAS ———————————-p. 19
XENOPHANES —————-————-p.  23
HERACLITUS———————————-p.  27
THE SOPHISTS——————————-p.  36
ZENO —————–—-———–——-p.  42
SOCRATES-——————p. 43
PLATO————————p. 48
ARISTOTLE —————-p. 51
PYRRHO ——————-——-p.  64
ROMAN—————————-p. 65
EARLY HEBREWS———-————-p. 70
EARLY CHRISTIAN———–-——-p. 74

ARABIC—————–-————————p. 79
JOHN LOCKE———–———–———-p.  81
LICHTENBERG—————–—-—-p. 82
KANT —–———————————p. 93
VICTORIAN AGE—————————-—p. 95
NOVALIS—————————————p. 104
EARLY FEMINISTS —————————-p. 113
NAZI GERMANY ———–-————-p. 116
PICABIA —–—————————p. 118
WITTGENSTEIN ——————————p. 119
BORGES—–————————p. 120
CANETTI —-————————--p. 122

KARL POPPER—-—————-p. 126
DAVID LEWIS ——–——-——-p. 127
AN ECONOMIST ——–-————p. 130

CONFUCIUS ——-——————-p. 160
 LAO TZU—–——————p. 162
BUDDHISM ————————p.. 207
CHINESE-AMERICAN———————-p. 209

BIO ———————————p. 220

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Monday, January 2, 2017

Quotes Early January 2017

"Knowledge really IS structural, but only in a post-historical way." ---Nathan Coppedge, Stoned Ape Theory

"Basically, the implication is that there are many functional objects (e.g. symbolic objects), and some functions are TOTALS." --Nathan Coppedge, What I Call Fermat

"If I drowned in my shadow it would save me... If I lived I would only appear more drowned." ---Nathan Coppedge

"When knowledge does not function as a universal, does not have relevance, or does not serve as an explanation, it is false knowledge." ---Nathan Coppedge

"My theory is the intellectual part of socialization is the tough part (for both humans and A.I.)" --Nathan Coppedge

"Nothing is quite the same as the earth where wisdom cries..." ---Nathan Coppedge's edition of Xenophanes

"Something of the thought remains in a form..." ---Nathan Coppedge's edition of Pythagoras

"The immortal is made up of that which came to be, followed by that which is, and shall remain eternal." ---Nathan Coppedge's edition of Anaximander

"While some things are infinite, what is definite takes the form of air." ---Nathan Coppedge's edition of Anaximenes

"The principle is the apparent effect of the thing, and it is what makes it plentiful." ---Nathan Coppedge's edition of Thales

"The next level is the hyperbolic, which, if we reach it will grant us access to truly abstract mathematics." ---Nathan Coppedge's edition of Edmund Scarpa

"Rumismatist" ---Nathan Coppedge's idea of a world leader

"The stars are weak; the years are rulers; one must make a form beyond desire." ---Nathan Coppedge, on the theme of Platonism and detecting my brain.

"The obvious similarity between these figures is the logic component. Another aspect is the structural process or index component. Another aspect is pushing the boundary of innovation within a defined area. Another component is having a trump card like Democracy, Programming, or Time Travel. There is also an element of creativity and value judgement." ---Nathan Coppedge, on Coppedgean Intelligence

"It is possible to have an information experience by identifying with others' time without having consciousness." ---Nathan Coppedge

"The wisdom of the fourth dimension is to preserve the third, while the magic of the fourth dimension might cause pain to the third. Causing pain limits the imagination of the fourth dimension, and perpetuating the third might limit 4-d consciousness, and yet magic. That is the crux of the 4th dimension. Everything from nothing, even with history."

"I was not claiming I had evidence in the unthinking sense of borrowed sources and constructed probabilities. Probability tells us nothing substantial about our sources, and we cannot have any idea that rests on a prior source without merely reproducing it. Every source should stand on its own authority. Formal considerations may be relevant (clarity, coherence) but the original rule stands." ---Nathan Coppedge

"As of early 2017, psychological and political hurdles remain (to perpetual motion)... perceived foolishness, loss of dignity, fear of avenging angels, fear of the devil, fear of political unrest, and fear of the loss of monopalies...." ---Nathan Coppedge

"It's almost as if future education could be summarized by Model, Media, Modal, and Meta Studies." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Assuming these systems are highly-qualified, I have now achieved three quarters of knowledge in two degrees." ---Nathan Coppedge, 2017/01/09 just before midnight

"The universe we came from is often different than the universe we're going to, although it's all technically the same universe. So, our history makes our position in the universe fairly unique (as unique as history)." ---Nathan Coppedge

"While we have brains, every idea is a little bit true. Now the question is not Is time travel possible, but is an adequate idea possible." ---Nathan Coppedge

"The four childhood ways to the good: 1. To learn imperatives. 2. To value philosophy. 3. To be a community builder. 4. To have the answer to life." ---Nathan Coppedge

Sunday, January 1, 2017

I Know Where You Can Spend Your Amazon Gift Cards!

A lot of deserving titles at my Amazon Page: NATHAN COPPEDGE ON AMAZON

Philosophy, Psychology, Symbolism, Art, Magic, Immortality, Time Travel, and more!