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

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

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