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.

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Saturday, March 4, 2017

New Milestone!

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

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

Friday, March 3, 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Quotes March 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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