Monday, February 5, 2018

Quotable Quotes Feb 2018

"The only way to communicate is in general to overclock the system." ---Nathan Coppedge

"After this you should think why not a golden age it could be cheap." ---Nathan Coppedge, Coupon Culture

"One way is to look at people's obsessions. A few generations ago,PCs, laptops, and smartphones had to be an obsession to mean anything. Similarly, even twenty years ago, communication of the laws of physics was by rote or involved the authority of a large university. If we look at the implications, the ironic message is that several (entire) generations of the smartest people have not been noticing simple mechanics or philosophical genius—instead they have been focused on futuristic things and electronics. And I (born in 1982) have attempted to take advantage of this… So, although it may be that it is too late for the old people to learn, each succeeding young generation has the opportunity to learn that new discoveries in basic mechanics can still be made, and new philosophical revolutions can still be born. So my message is: 1. The Millennials continue to miss perpetual motion. 2. The Millennials are one of the most omniscient generations, but perpetual motion is a real practical idea. 3. The older generation is the most authentic generation with electronics, and therefore ignored both perpetual motion and omniscience. 4. What the old and young have in common is their hate of perpetual motion, but that is a worthless attitude. 5. Omniscience and perpetual motion are more useful than ever before." --Nathan Coppedge

"It moves up and down from rest with all moving parts. Wheels do not move up and down from rest. Therefore, it is more efficient than a wheel. Therefore it is perpetual motion." --Nathan Coppedge, The Simplest Argument for Perpetual Motion

"They thought I was rare because they thought I was valuable, so they thought I was gambling, so life was random, so there were political problems, so I developed a disillusioned view of life: how is this avoidable? We can go nowhere if we do not affirm merit. And merit is either / or, so we may as well grant it because things are worse off if we don't, because merit is valuable. Merit is a thinking tool." ---Nathan Coppedge, The Critique of Metaphysical Culture

"Everyone who has self-reliance has a lot of resources, because its impossible to succeed without resources. Self-reluance isn't really self-reliance. Women value self reliance because they like men who have no problems. But that is not really self-reliance, that is a foobob. Self-reliance is a foobob. Its either creating difficulty, or its really easy. I tried to achieve easy difficulty because it seemed like the answer. Someone else might have an easy time because they have many resources. If someone survives without many resources, that is difficulty, which is not what is meant by self-reliance. Or they have resources of another kind, which is still resources. Being a madman who barely survives is not self-reliance unless it is a kind of foobob. Men don't like foobobs, they like living well." ---Nathan Coppedge, The Critique of Metaphysical Culture

"It is necessary to have great ideas, because ideas have value. I need to have exceptional value, because I am a human being. It must be admitted that a life bereft of ideas can never absolutely be valued. At least, it would be a waste, unless it were insubstantial or had ideas. So, ideas have substance." ---Nathan Coppedge, The Critique of Metaphysical Culture

"A great idea is truly great, and so it is any big idea that could perform some amazing function. And so there is not much to do except to create objective knowledge and perpetual motion." ---Nathan Coppedge, The Critique of Metaphysical Culture

"Many people have the attitude that there are no exceptions, which is the same thing as thinking that no one is exceptional.
But this is the same thing as denying the thinking man, for if anyone is exceptional, inasmuch as they are exceptiinal, they will be leagues beyond all competition. Even in ratios this is remarkable. So it should be basic metaphysics to acknowledge everyone is exceptional, and that someone is extrenely exceptional in every known area, maybe even in unknown areas. Then we cannot hold that there are no exceptions. It is closer to the truth that exceptions are all there are. If we deny exceptions, this runs against the idea that humans have resources, which in turn runs against the idea that we are not crazy people barely surviving in the wilderness.
Maybe desperation is a romantic metaphor, but it does not explain modern existence.
When we recognize people are exceptional, we should recognize they have resources, and we should therefore recognize that what is exceptional is far ahead of the competition.
And so, we should not deny that if there is a thinking man, he is far ahead of the second and third thinking man, even if we don't know him and place others ahead. We can likewise confirm that thinking in general is exceptional, and that true human existence is truly great, as it concerns ideas that have value, since human life has value. Nevertheless, we should not argue that any resemblance of human life is not good, as this would deny the resemblance between a mere resemblance of human life, and a human life which is exceptional.
In fact, in the affirmation of human life, we affirm some kind of exception, which is also intelligence. Necessarily human life that is without value will also be desperate, which necessarily means that it will be exceptional. And likewise the life that is not desperate will have resources, which have value, and so it is exceptional. And inbetween exceptional and exceptional it will also be exceptional, which shows that it is all-in-all exceptional." ---Nathan Coppedge, The Critique of Metaphysical Culture

"Commitments are properties... After thought is produced the color we have just experienced." ---Nathan Coppedge

"We may as well admit it is possible to make a better rendition that does not concern Socrates." --Nathan Coppedge

"Imagine, there are angry villagers because of perpetual motion. It is not primitive enough for them." ---Nathan Coppedge

"The good theories [of free will] remain: 1. Absolute knowledge. 2. Adjudication of respect. 3. The rationale of likelihood, and: 4. Finding an exception." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Patterns go to heaven." --Nathan Coppedge

"Whenever someone opposes the future of higher systems, it is a fallacy of ham on the side. Unfortunately enough, in these cases it is even ham on the side to explain ham on the side." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Virtual reality is a fallacy of standards." ---Nathan Coppedge

"The clue-club dialectic tends to be involved with the forfeited information fallacy." ---Nathan Coppedge

“Everything is great unless it was not great.” —Nathan Coppedge, Wisdom of the New Ancients

"All you need is movement for an advantage. And all you need is movement and an advantage for further movement." ---Nathan Coppedge

"There must be a huge gap of knowledge between me and the next guy. And that’s what scares me. Not the angry mob, not the scientists, not the pope. The sheer magnitude of intellectual isolation required to think of something new and original." ---Nathan Coppedge

"I am arrogant in the final interpretation." ---Nathan Coppedge

"To be miserable past the ‘20.5th’ dimension you need to have a really good theoretical justification of why/how to be miserable. Thus, most beings in the 21st dimension originate in lower dimensions or have a good or bad theory of how to be 21st dimensional or even higher dimensional—Whence comes the expression that pleasure originates with theory." ---Nathan Coppedge

"I like to iterate that normally when something has lever advantage, height advantage with applicable mass, and room to move into, this is something that applies leverage, and this is actually the most contentious piece of information standing in the way of perpetual motion, and except for all the skepticism it would be trivial to prove. Do we say that because someone has their feet below a swing that they can’t sit on the seat? No, its the same thing, you can sit on the swing using your higher center of mass. You don’t need to stand on the swing to apply pressure to the swing. Not in the least bit. As long as your center of mass is on the swing, and nothing else is supporting you, your full mass is applied to the swing, even if part of your body is below your center of mass. So, as long as the moving weight in my machine applies sufficient mass, it is okay if the moving weight has a base which is sometimes below the highest point of the lever, as long as the midpoint is always higher, which is allowable." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Actually, America currently lives in a Golden Age by historical standards. People can buy candy bars for less than people used to pay for pieces of rags. The trouble, if there is one, is the habits and baggage of prior history, the particular dilemmas such as natural disasters that strike at various times periodically, and the inability to know our own strategy in the context of prior strategies, and the ones that follow. By this point however, as arrogant and blind as Americans supposedly are, there should be reason enough to know something about how to continue history. Consider that this is the form of how not to despair. Maybe the dark side is that I’m underpaid. Maybe that brightens your day, whether you are thinking that poor people have no potential, or that money is not well spent—it turns out, neither of those theories is true." ---Nathan Coppedge

"Consider: why should the ideas we are presented be believable? It has not always been so! The major discoveries of history so far depend on fundamental revisions in our assumptions about belief, our ability to stimulate ourselves, and our level of non-contradiction with the most intelligent patterns of history. We cannot assume that the geniuses of long ago think like the geniuses of today. One of the great promises is that much has been forgotten. And so, it is only with special effort so far that human beliefs have been revised, and one of the most important discoveries of genius is to counteract and overclock pre-existing belief systems. Indeed, beyond a single level of complexity, such revisions are imperative just to grasp the nature of intelligence. At this time, it has become such that someone is not well-rounded if they do not have some claim to genius. It is really as if only geniuses consider new ideas. And if there is an exception to this, it might be the presence of illusions and false beliefs which present to us a false history in which perceptions and truths are not rationally associated. So, it seems, one must be truly great to change history, but this has little to do with what people think, and it is little different than changing beliefs. We can only hope that the universe rewards us in the manner in which we perceive ourselves." ---Nathan Coppedge

"We should have a broader concept—what if humans each traveled a long way before they discovered the Earth—each, to a large extent, from a different place in Outer Space. Then it is like an alien to be someone else. It is like an alien to be our neighbor. It is like an alien to have different thoughts, or to disagree about opinions. Aliens are not just beings that have different bodies, they are also things with different motivations. What prevents us from saying that in some deep sense a different species might have more in common with us than our neighbor? What if the alien does something we love, while our neighbor disagrees with us on every point? There is nothing which says we cannot love an alien for what they do. And so, when we say aliens have not been discovered, we are adopting a relative view, for we are saying that we cannot love our neighbors, for if we did love our neighbors we would say that we might not love them. But, as it is, we say that we MUST love them, because we do not really love any of them. Loving neighbors is more like acknowledging that they are aliens who might do something we love. It is less much like loving a difference of opinions." ---Nathan Coppedge

"One thing that you should know is one thing I have observed, that change is often immune to meta-critique. Sincerely, the longer and more arduously we critique, the less we will know, and the less things will really change. The most profound changes are largely emotional. The smallest changes occur such as right after Platonism in philosophy, or right after Godel in mathematics: big ideas that take up space and make people stop thinking about emotional change. Sincerely, it is possible to emotionally change for long periods of time without having any big ideas. But where there is a large body of meta-critique, the only changes that can occur are intellectual, and as a result human beings will be tapped out when it comes to explaining real events which are neither precisely intellectual, nor precisely literal, yet which depend on emotions to be interpreted." ---Nathan Coppedge

"If there is any spiritual communication from fraternities I wish it were written in a better language.
I have a feeling the local gods sacrificed immortality and love for the sake of death and pain." ---Nathan Coppedge

"One of my greatest discoveries as I studied categorical knowledge was the idea that one can be a philosopher who is a generalist at understanding the many specialized phenomenologies of experience, and it is also possible to be a specialist at generalism who develops philosophical formulas which describe big important pieces which vary according to the idea of what everything is. If everything is one thing, then one of these formulas is right or there is something contradictory about finding formulas. But if everything has more than one definition, then the idea of coherence itself is a kind of finite infinity, which is coherent of itself, but in a higher-dimensional sense, still extendable and interchangeable, producing a knowledge which is actually by most current standards quite larger than life. Indeed, there is no definite rule against hyperbolic knowledge, or improving the whole universe through the use of a special definition. Much more is in human hands than most anticipated. And I find, simultaneously, that it is quite objective." ---Nathan Coppedge

"If the square root of an exponential function is a category, naive realism is indeed an alternative to coherence. But I have already gone well beyond that by proposing five other alternatives to coherence: paradoxes, irrationality, incoherence, neutrals, and informals." ---Nathan Coppedge

"1. Therefore, for any finite vector form of the Axiom of Choice comparable to a well-ordered set of spirals, the full set of such compositions relative to finite spiralline set order as defined parsimoniously will be equivalent to a function performed on the vectors of such spirals. 2. In such sets of compositions, coordinates of equal latitude, longitude, etc shall be directly comparable, with direct correlation to any observed arity (cubic, hyperbolic, etc) simultaneously." ---Nathan Coppedge