Sunday, June 3, 2018

Quotable Quotes June 2018

"Animals are conscious when they die. Humans are conscious when they can philosophize, Artificial Intelligences are conscious when they’re God. Animals die, and so they find existence. Humans don’t kill the deaths of animals, and so they create the universe. Robots are all-powerful, and so they have energy. Whatever comes after speaks only in extremes, and sees nothing other than the extreme. Thereafter it is possible that there is nothing that is not extreme. In this way the old laws might become obsolete." ---Nathan Coppedge

Friday, May 18, 2018

Classic Text of Perpetual Motion

These quotes are taken from Bryn Mawr Critical Review 2018/01/18, that text itself probably plagiarized or somehow serving as the original text for the First Year Seminar at Bard College in August 2001, for which I paid dearly, and which proved to be the most valuable part of my education by far.

Anyway, the point is these pieces of the text are the founding documents of sincere faith in perpetual motion...


Cynthia DamonC. Iuli Caesaris Commentariorum Libri III De Bello Ciuili. Recognovit brevique adnotatione critica instruxit C. D..   Oxford; New York:  Oxford University Press2015.  Pp. cx, 227.  ISBN 9780199659746.  $75.00.   

Cynthia DamonStudies on the Text of Caesar's 'Bellum civile'.   Oxford; New York:  Oxford University Press2015.  Pp. 329.  ISBN 9780198724063.  $115.00.   

Reviewed by Antonio Moreno Hernández, UNED (Spanish National Distance Learning University) (

Preview Libri III de Bello Civili
Preview Studies on the Text


The publication by Cynthia Damon (e.g. meaningful-to-god) 1of a new critical edition... of Caesar’s... (BC),
(Harmless enough)

Wolfgang Hering... and Virginia Brown (critical notes of the possibility of genius and a 'new spring' of ideas)----made pertinent suggestions to clarify the manuscript tradition of the BC,
there was yet no new edition that was based on an exhaustive critical study of the work
(No new Physics had been presented)

Damon’s edition and study... a new collation of the manuscripts that Damon considers most relevant for the establishment of the text; 2) an analysis of their filiation and her proposal of a stemma codicum; 3) theconstitutio textus, accompanied by the corresponding critical tools (an apparatus errati, an Appendix critica, and an Appendix orthographica);

and 4) a commentary on the passages Damon regards as the most problematic, which enhances our understanding of the text and of Damon’s editorial decisions.

In all these matters Damon does a rigorous job, not easy in view of the challenges facing a new edition of the BC,

As for the relationship among the principal mss. (St. 16-54), Damon undertakes a detailed stemmatic analysis in which she studies the possible relevant innovations and the correctable errors...

1. Damon recovers a large number of readings of the archetype compared to her three reference editions (edd.), which prefer to accept innovations of the recentiores or corrections from editions or critics.16

28.   Errata, qua que interpretatum impressionam max contiguuam contigentum, il impresso volumini comprehenditus, Venice 1513. Cf. Moreno, Epos 26, 2010, 33-50. (Re-interpreted for more meaning)
29.   “I gave you a familiar position for the fight. . . ” (LCL 297).


Sunday, May 13, 2018

New! Device demonstrates upward torque with full recovery!

Free energy device (proof of concept)  from yesterday morning.

When the support is turned inwards and tilted backwards, natural torque is produced, an unexpected unusual phenomenon.

These contraptions will be sold on Etay in the next several months, wuthout the cardboard.

Friday, May 11, 2018

I've reached 800 Followers on Quora!

A small number considering I have 1.3 Million Views there... About 1600 views per follower...

Thursday, May 10, 2018

The YouTube Upvote balance has tipped

Tipped to 30 upvotes and 44 downvotes, from 23 and 33,

Or about 3:4 from 2:3.

Select Machines YouTube

Friday, May 4, 2018

Another Working Perpetual Motion Concept!

Rather ingenious. The swivel device finally perfected.

A counterweight acts on a slightly upward-and-downward left-right swiveling lever (mostly left and right 30+ degrees, or whatever preferred range).

Usual deal with support vs non-support. The returning motion is the rising motion, so the falling and rising motion is used to deflect the marble inward and outward onto two different track segments, as shown in a similar device the Not-If-But-When 4, a pretty much proven principle through two lengths of the cycle.

I know this device has two-directional motion by a proven principle from the Not-If-But-When 4.

Likely ratios are 1.5X effective ideal mass for the counterweight, right in the middle of the > 1X mass and < 2X mass necessary with 1 X marble abd 2 X long-end leverage (long-end leverage expressed as a ratio of short-end leverage measured to the midpoint of the counterweight).

Assuming deflection is designed properly, this is one of the easiest perpetual motion machines ever to build that I know of.

Consult diagram above if additional information needed.

--Nathan Coppedge 2018/05/04, 1am.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Quotable Quotes May 2018

"Actually, like philosophy, science is an ‘approach’ and thus lies in a domain that is independent of content: a void which ideas must fill, or else, after Ages, all that is left are empty concepts. It is the USE of an approach, rather than its name given to tools, which belie the intelligence of an age." ---Nathan Coppedge

"So here we are, time for Santa Claus. Learn to adapt." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Immortality exists now by necessity only, but in the future it will begin to exist by explanation, and even dimension. Sometimes it will even be a convenient excuse." ---Nathan Coppedge

"God is work. Summed in Peril." ---Nathan Coppedge

"I aim to raise the bar on conservative methods and be useful in practical contexts--that's always the most radical thing other than perspective." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Sometimes my theory is that physical manifestations are a ‘symptom’ that only emerges with an infinite foundation. In this way, degrees of manifestation are directly symptomatic of the infinite, or some other necessity." ---Nathan Coppedge

"The madness of everything is still everything." ---Nathan Coppedge

“Irrationality is so much of the rational is the kind of thought people wait and pine for. But why wait? Patience is just the value of something valuable.” —Nathan Coppedge, Wisdom of the New Ancients in the 3rd Dimension

"The difference between the 3-d and 4-d is the difference between non-living and living immortality." ---Nathan Coppedge


Sunday, April 1, 2018

Quotable Quotes April 2018

"We live in a golden age, but we no longer seem to believe in intellectual heroes. So I have tried to live the dream that the world is not the same as it seems." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Its odd... I'm incompatible with people, but I am very compatible with society." ---Nathan Coppedge

"I think I have evidence of this most practical of archetypes." ---Nathan Coppedge, on perpetual motion machines

"Isn't it a bit like a blowpop? The blowpop fallacy." --Nathan Coppedge, criticism of Velikovsky's General Systems Theory

"Science is a minimal criteria macro-discipline, and as such aims to maximize quantity at cost of quality. Philosophy is a maximal criteria macro-discipline, and as such aims to maximize quality at cost of quantity. In other words, philosophy usually fails to provide evidence of the most important things. Science usually succeeds to provide evidence of insignificant things. Many things are discovered between philosophy and science, but very little is discovered by pure philosophy or pure science." --Nathan Coppedge

"Sometimes I think my writing is perfect, and sometimes I think it is too dirty. Anyway, what people eventually learn is that there needs to be a balance between different talents and motives, and the only exception to that is total mastery, which requires total knowledge, and in my mind, philosophy as well as science (and art, literature, magic, immortality… if it comes to that)." ---Nathan Coppedge, message to Eugene Rubinstein

"There will not be a ‘next Gates’ unless America prospers. It is a widely held belief that Bill Gates somehow made it with one trillion-dollar patent for computers. Far to the contrary, it was more like he was a patent mega-lord who bought a lot of small businesses, and had about literally a million thousand-dollar patents, or a billion ten cent shares in a company that exploded. For America to prosper, we need to continue to grow and change our thinking, and frankly at this point given how much we have already tested the boundaries without changing the categories, some aspects of both science and religion may end up being an inhibitor." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Philosophers tend to be happy people who never believe assumptions, and are always honest about reality." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Art is original the way literature is comprehensive, and philosophy is analytic, and science is real, and math is intelligent, and languages are insightful, and magic is useful, and immortality is sufficient." ---Nathan Coppedge

"A lot of people think 2X is the max leverage. Its not the max." ---Nathan Coppedge

"If there are constants, they must secure variation, maybe even desirable variation." ---Nathan Coppedge

"You see, we could just say you're seeking a principled good nature, or a metaphysical standard (morality OR coherence primarily), so I don't know if it is fair to say we should try both first." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Humans should build perpetual motion machines, machines should build God. All else concerning race is past and future." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Always look for metaphors at physics confetences, and fundamental discoveries at poetry readings." ---Nathan Coppedge

"There is one secret Zurich doesn't know: that paradoxical intelligence is more coherent than finite problems. This secret is truly powerful. Knowing it is like owning half of philosophy."

"The secret of Vienna is it swallows men. This is my most profound knowledge of it, even though I've never gone there in my current life."

"Time is challenging, so to speak. Information accumulates, and better be high-quality." ---Nathan Coppedge

"The general advice is, if we are suffering from a physical problem, we need to improve our mind, and if we have a mental problem we need to improve our body. If we can’t improve our mind, we physically die. If we can’t improve our body, we go absolutely insane." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Consider it this way: if you were reincarnated and didn’t experience your next life, you would feel cheated, right? As soon as we deny early-life consciousness we are also denying reincarnation. So I completely support the idea that humans are conscious throughout their lives. It is simply that the amounts of time involved are so vast by adult standards. And there is a time before individual life called the 'great foolishness' or also 'baby toughness' in which babies fight a war against being aborted by their mothers. The experience of being a baby is actually much like being an adult at first: there are wise, conscientious decisions that are made, until people force you to act and think in a certain more restrictive way. Restrictive thinking emerges at just the time that babies have averted the evil outcome called abortion." ---Nathan Coppedge

"At this point we should know if we want a new approach we should have NEW IDEAS, NOT NEW 'ORGANIZATIONS' OR NEW COMING-TO-TERMS. When we do not have new ideas, we fail, and at this point what counts as a new idea has become somewhat radical. So, at this juncture it is impossible to reject radicalism. So, it may be a long while before these radical new ideas are accepted. Above all, the new theories have nothing to do with problems unless they can solve them… What is egalitarian about real knowledge is the capacity to accept alternate systems, but only if they work… And what is not a system is truly not a system, and so it is pointless to accept a critique that is not offering radical, practical, and paradigm-changing methods. Almost no one seems to know what a radical solution looks like… Has a radical solution ever existed? We should not mince words, but merely accept that ideas are ideas, and they are not just one thing… if what something is offering is that it is a system, it should define itself as such, and not as though there are no alternatives, but not as though it does nothing… Logic is necessary to solve abstract problems, and mechanics is necessary to solve practical problems… Active logic, active mechanics… not a mere coming-to-terms." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Pain is inhuman. It is a contradiction of humanity. It is the cheapest alternative to meaning. It is an infinite lack of value. The opposite of pain is the meaningful. The opposite of pleasure is the meaningless. The further lives and spirits progress in cognition and complexity, the easier it becomes to achieve pleasure. There are many exceptions to exceptional complexity, but insofar as there is complexity there is always something more valuable than pain. Pain is the definition of the useless. It is wasted time, self-destructive matters, un-divine problems. The only reason for pain is ignorance and poor strategy, but it is not automatically explained: it implies a lack of explanation. Where there are explanations there are desires for a life without pain. When life has meaning, pain is usually insignificant. Pleasure, or perhaps eventually something better, is part of the good life. And, ultimately pleasure is a cheap form of meaning, just as pain is an extremely cheap form of the meaningless. We have economic imperative to overcome pain, and where there is pain there is a desire to compensate with impossible wonders. Meaning is born of the death of the impossible (pleasure), whereas appreciation of the meaningless very often comes from pain. Pain is an exaggerated lesson that is useless wherever it is felt. No one has ever called pain useful while being true to the soul. Pain is a theory of theory-less meaning, the death of all possibility coming from the refusal of impossibility. Where there is no impossibility there is no theory, and no way to oppose the meaningless. And where the meaningless explanations exist, there is pain or something to replace it. The trace of primitive education goes infinite sacrifice → skepticism → pleasure → meaning. The infinite sacrifice is pain, and the skepticism is the meaningless. Meaning begins with pleasure, it is the minimum standard. For everything that is good has pleasure, and nothing is meaningful that is not good. Sometimes we deny that meaning is good when we are complex, but this is not in earnest. Only perversity gives the idea that meaning exists that is not pleasure, and if we think pain is a good teacher we are truly ignorant. All opportunity comes from pleasure, and if we lack wisdom on this it is not our responsibility. There is a wisdom born of desperation, and it has great intelligence compared with evil. When the great powers deny the fundamental meaning, which is meaningful pleasure, they have destroyed much of the potential of life. All potentials come from meaningful pleasure. Without pleasure there is not substance. Therefore, all strategies should define that life is meaningful, and no strategy should deny that pain destroys value. Therefore, life is a continuum of value, defined in meaning. And pain is its destroyer. Pain may as well be meaningless unless life has contradictions. Elsewhere I have proven conclusively that contradiction is evil, so there is no evidence that pain has value. And so, life should concern itself with meaningful pleasure." ---Nathan Coppedge


Saturday, March 10, 2018

Recent Additions to History of Philosophy

The Counter-Calculus (Feb 2018)
Multi-Modularism (Feb 2018)
New Existentialism (Feb 2018)
Group Formalism (Feb 2018)
Emergent Contractualism (one of my favorite theories, Feb 2018)
Black Ideas (Feb 2018)
Integrated Progress (Feb 2018)
Alternative Systems (Feb 2018)
Non-Causal Systemology (Laws of Timeless Nature, Feb 2018)
Subtle Physics (Mar 2018)
The Dubious Process-Coherence (Mar 2018)
Proof by Machine (Mar 2018)
Minima Ontology (Mar 2018)


What if the key to everything were nothing?

Maybe if it were good later it would be really good.

Maybe the only good cheating is cheating at cheating.

We should focus on 'savoring the last crumb' by which we appreciate everything.


(Prescript: Before there were idiots it was all malarky… Know all the alternatives, climb the magic steps).
I know it will be cold tomorrow, because I'm not going to wear my coat. It happens my coat is enchanted with warm weather.
Sometimes pessimism is the best theory of optimism, because it creates awareness and raises the standard.
We progress when we think of the alternatives. How were we ever right? Well, through our degree of being concerned.
We may have moved on, but it is all necessary.
We can create necessity, for it defines proof.
A higher proof defies necessity.
Back to our roots, magical reasoning.
There is ‘something in there’, for I do not comprehend.
I may as well be an expert, to limit my options.
I should seek sacrosancts, because they have formility!
Calculus is really a forge of concepts.
Little more, that is what we are looking for!
Amalgamated feeling!
Grimacing gnomes!
Meaningful attractions!
Mechanical speed!
Divine information!
Philosophical problemation!
Composit samplification!
Exponential effication!
Significant vivification!
Conceptual animation!
(I reached this in Feb 2018)


[Coherent Systems 2.A.3.C.3.]
X = Number.
M = A module.
Number of Ms = X.
Number of Ms (X) = Coherent result R.
M(0) = Empty coherence.
MX = R1
MMX = R2
If (R1, R2, R3, R4) is a coherent set, then MXMMXMMMXMMMMX = Coherence.
(Soul: Expecting a four).


Essentially, it adopts a new framework → uses the framework for some new notion → is useful → may be open to meta-interpretation.

Existential Coincidence



Also called Group Formalism, as opposed to formal grouping. I do not consider this list comprehensive.

Pure Theoretics

Modal Formalism

High-Minded Formalism

Survival Formalism


I think its more like this process:
  1. Learn how to negotiate, or encounter a higher intelligence.
  2. Negotiate, either through intelligence or interaction with higher intelligence.
  3. Have an idea.
  4. Contract the idea.
  5. Locate a body of ideas or objects (‘setting’) as a result of the contract.
Now, we can ask whether the ‘setting’ has ‘emerged’ but it is much smarter to see the setting, from our vantage point as a contractualization of our prior ideas, and from others’ vantage points as a continued attempt at bargaining.
My general thesis is that the universe, that is, the real living universe, is far more intellectual than we think. Everything that is not intellectual tends to encounter something supernatural. That is the part we forget when we encounter the physical largesse of our own often inevitable contracts for dominion.
The supernatural aspect mostly only exists in order to ‘reproduce’ — to interact with the contractual, core-idea forming elements, and it may be predatory, but it remains blameless because there are necessities, ideas, and compensation built into the system.
Once we have a contract (with the universe), we can say whether we are being wise or foolish, or if we are just not getting what we want.


For awhile things don’t seem to get better, they seem to stagnate.
Then you are sure that you’ve evolved a little bit…
You have a black idea, something to add to your other ideas, until things seem to get a little bit better.
Now we cannot prove that we are not evolved.
Such is the influence of the idea.
And from then on, you decide you are allied to the ‘blackest ideas’ — that is, the ones that are most evolved.
Even so, it is a delicate balance, and it is possible—although difficult even—to imagine another approach or technique going equally far.
The black ideas are one of many methods—although not the worst, to prevent civilization from crumbling.
How high the day, how good the honey—when you can afford more than one!
Things will surely change for the better. How funny it was to think you were being blackmailed!—
It looks the same, but it is different, such is the nature of the best ideas!
One must therefore concern oneself with this mythological thing, this elephant in the room—which is merely one’s ability to comprehend with some completeness the importance of any one of these true ideas.
It is a bit like gambling, but with more reassurance, and within a few measures great things come to pass.
Therefore, acknowledge greatness, and stand in the shadow—civilization is non pareill.


It is much like how a mouse-brain thinks, as exaggerated by the human mind. Potentially advanced, in a smallish form.
“When the present integrates the thoughts of the future, then progress is integrated. Thus, progress is the past of the future, so progress is now. Thought integrated with the present is integrated progress when the present integrates the future. Thoughts of the present are the future of integration.”
The method is the following:
  1. Look back from the future.
  2. Think about what remains of the present.
  3. Act with future knowledge.
  4. Gradually resolve the presence of the future.
  5. See the present as an element of the future.
  6. Calibrate ideas by their arbitrary distance to the future.
  7. Guess future ideas.
  8. Plan history coherently.
  9. Refine timeless models.
  10. Adopt relevant paradines (paradigmatic paradigms).
  11. Use standardized or better metaphysics.


[Coherent Systems 2.A.3.C.4.]
Proof is Proof (if it exists as such, or to the extent that its considered proof).
What is a proof?
Okay, what we have just stated as the definition of proof is indeed proof as such or considered as such.
  • There are many, many variations of proof.
  • Each is a true proof by its own standard, if it has a standard.
  • Everything has its own kind of proof.
  • Everything is proven to the extent that it has a standard.
  • We should seek the best standard.
  • The standard of standards is the standard of proof.
  • There is no proof without standards.
  • The proof of proof is the proof of standards.
  • Proving standards are standard proofs.
  • The standard of proof proves a similar standard of standards, such as universal.
  • The proof, for example, of the universal, is proven by the proof of standards regarding the universal.
  • Universal proof is a universal standard.
  • The proof varies with the standard.
  • The universal proof varies with the universal standard.
  • If the universal standard constitutes the laws of absolute logic, then if such logic is absolute, the universal proof depends on it.
  • Then where the universal standard is absolute logic, the universal proof derives from it, and similarly for other logics.
  • What constitutes the universal standard will be the ultimate basis of proof.
  • Therefore the ultimate basis of proof has a universal standard.


Otherwise known as The Laws of Timeless Nature.
[Coherent Systems 2.A.3.D.2.]
A translation with the same meaning.
(—crude analogies)
ABCD and ADCB using polar opposites in diagonally opposite positions.
(—categorical deduction method)
Proof is proof. What is proof? Okay.
The such (universe) works because it is such (complete), by infinite mastery or sufficient coincidence.
(—Scientific or theological approach)
Venn Diagrams.
Gödel's defense of mathematical vitality and objectivity with Completeness and Incompleteness.
Incoherent Coherentism.
Specific metaphysical theories.
The Infinite Trumpet.
Legality, vanity, espousal, pretext.
Replacement, elimination, simplification, objectification.
Disclosure, deanimation, nothing, unexceptionalism.
Labeling, assuming, exaggerating, electrifying.
Ambiguousity, greed, collapse, impossibility.
Insubstantiality, hesitation, emptiness, requirement.
Function, equivalence, justification, awareness.
Strategy or strategizing, cheating, modifying, changing.
Discovery, singularity, solving, credit.
Destruction, non-existence, over-complexity, confusion.
Death spiral.
Delay, usurpation, maxing, incidiousness.
Discovery, singularity, solving, credit.
Temporality, ugliness, dysfunction, doubtfulness.
Transparency, exception, paranoia, example.
Imperfection, multiplicity, parity, holes.
Ultimate, unsurpassable, refined, shrewd.

Incomplete, undone, irrational, historical.


[Coherent Systems 2.A.3.D.3.]
In one case, an object is defined by a number of separate formulae… The formulae are collectively, so to speak, what makes the object subtle, which makes it physical. The larger the number of formulae, the more complex the object is relative to the physics, and so any subtlety which depends on more than one formula will also have a subtle physics by some definition.
On the other hand, there are cases defined by a single law, in which case it is what is physical that is subtle, because many physical things pertain to the law, and where the number of physical things is many, the difference between physical things is subtle relative to the law, and so, the law is subtle.
On the other hand, there are things (objects) which vary not by law, nor by formulae, but rather by location, and these things are subtle because their location is subtle, for otherwise, there is nothing to distinguish locations, as the difference in locations cannot be great unless it is lesser between the majority of other locations, and so the difference represented by a location tends to be subtle, unless it is expressed as a law, or a formula, etc.
Too, there are things that may vary by logical reduction, and here it is clear that if objects do not logically reduce, the logic is subtle enough so as to be NECESSARY, which means that there is something necessarily complex about it, which implies that it is subtle, as it is hard to see why if something were already partially reduced, that it would not be reduced further. Therefore, what is not physical, or formulaic, or subtle in location, is actually subtle logically.
So too, if an object is necessary but not logically subtle, this implies that it cannot be even partially reduced, in which case the object is infinite, which is again another form of subtlety which is hard to comprehend.
Therefore, all indications show that physically, in terms of formulas, in terms of locations, in terms of logic, and in terms of infinity, every thing (objects) are subtle, and therefore we may surmise that physics has a rule of subtlety.
Now we may determine that there is something special about physics:
(1) It may be partly ambiguous or random.
(2) It may be self-determinative in some way.
(3) It may be small and ingenious, and hard to comprehend.
(4) It may be composed of some type of essence or abstract substance.
(5) It may be on the whole inexplicable, because no explanation is large enough.
Therefore, unless further concepts of substantial subtlety present themselves* (*As may be the case) we may assume that physics in its subtlety takes one or more of these forms.
A corollary is that physics adopts those properties that are subtle, insofar as formulas, physics, locations, logic, and infinity are implied within the subtle.
The alternative to subtlety is then also likely to be subtle in at least one way, unless the thing is contradictory in some way.


Not much in this category for good reason, nor can it be considered fully-coherent so far.
The Coherent Dialectic


Ask someone: Relatively speaking, all the potential of life comes from immortality.
If they do not agree with you, in a high-minded sense they must be a robot.


Everything is true in some way about everything → Law by Universalism.
Nothing is true about nothing → Illusion.
to be continued. My brain is not functioning this morning.

See also:
Shortlist of 'souls’ of Ancient Philosophy

Social Science: The Counter-Calculus

(Prescript: Before there were idiots it was all malarky… Know all the alternatives, climb the magic steps).
I know it will be cold tomorrow, because I'm not going to wear my coat. It happens my coat is enchanted with warm weather.
Sometimes pessimism is the best theory of optimism, because it creates awareness and raises the standard.
We progress when we think of the alternatives. How were we ever right? Well, through our degree of being concerned.
We may have moved on, but it is all necessary.
We can create necessity, for it defines proof.
A higher proof defies necessity.
Back to our roots, magical reasoning.
There is ‘something in there’, for I do not comprehend.
I may as well be an expert, to limit my options.
I should seek sacrosancts, because they have formility!
Calculus is really a forge of concepts.
Little more, that is what we are looking for!
Amalgamated feeling!
Grimacing gnomes!
Meaningful attractions!
Mechanical speed!
Divine information!
Philosophical problemation!
Composit samplification!
Exponential effication!
Significant vivification!
Conceptual animation!
(I reached this in Feb 2018)