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

250 Followers for the first time!

250 on Twitter, and 250 on Quora, on the same day!

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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!