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

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