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Sophistication "I want to know how God created this world. I am not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element. I want to know His thoughts; the rest are details." -- Albert Einstein Inquiry "...and I cherish more than anything else the Analogies, my most trustworthy masters. They know all the secrets of Nature..." -- Kepler Survival "This is a good example of how professionals work. They do not actually know all the mathematics there is to know but they keep their eyes and ears open to everything they hear, no matter how remote it might seem from their immediate interests. Then, someday, these little bits of information end up being important. They may not remember it exactly but they know where to find the necessary knowledge. This is how all of us try to approach physics in the context of research." -- M.S.Longair, Theoretical Concepts in Physics, Hamiltonian Equations and Poisson Brackets

The needle and the patch the sewing and weaving together of psycholinguistics and quantum theory
Fundamental Dichotomies in Nature
Table of Contents What these ideas are about.
Magnetic Personalities in Politics
The Price of Symbolism Every definition involves the rest of the universe.
Analogy and the Law The appeal to a higher level of language
Uncertainty Ceci n'est pas une pipe ?
SIRDS and qubits Quantum Computers
Spatio-temporal pointers
Is economy more fundamental than physics ? draft
Stability as a state of equilibrium
Democracy as a Quantum Theory
Language as Social Software The coevolution of humans, animals and machines in a memetic space-time
Entropys Ordered and Disordered
Cybernetics
Virtual and Real The Uncollapse of the Wavefunction
Patterns Music, People, Winners and Loosers
Memetic Algorithms Programming Reality, Globalization; MeMes: melt in your head, not in your hands
Dinosaurs don't do Metaphors The Thesaurus Rex
The Theory of the Month Club
The Sane Sailor
The Electric River
Analogy- The UnLogic
The Social Masquerade
Thanksgiving - A Close Shave
Pauli Exclusion of subjective space-times
Pleasantville- civilty under change
Distinct yet Identical Robo-psychology defined
(E. H. ?) Simpson's Paradox and Quantum Entanglement
The Theoretical Map and the Empirical Path
Filters, Superpositions and Entanglements
Perception as a Young's experiment
The Wisdom Gap
The Zen of Model Helicopter Flying the Hopi- survivors of the desert economy
Thermocouples and Polarizing Beamsplitters Defining the thermoelectric Qubit for quasi-deterministic (quantum) space-like computations.
Distributions and Functions
Learning to fly Life escapes the gravity of the entropic attractor in 3 'easy' steps.
Metaphors in Science Mathematics as Metaphor
Deterministic and Semi-deterministic Languages or how I learned to love the bomb
Evolution, Adaptation and Conservation
Language Evolution
Moral concerns in Quantum Computation 991031
The uncertainty relation between theory and empiricism
Morality in Science
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Simpson's Paradox "Dr. Judea Pearl regards paradoxes as "the magnifying glasses of deep principles." In 1965, he proved this point by contriving an apparent contradiction of Faraday's Law to discover new phenomena in superconductivity. In 1995, he dissolved Simpson's Paradox, a statistical illusion first noted a century earlier, and thus created a new method of processing cause-effect relationships. These ground-breaking achievements span a remarkable scientific career in superconductivity, advanced memory systems, pattern recognition, artificial intelligence and the art and science of causal thinking."
Judea Pearl
Judea Pearl On the Testability of Causal Models with Latent and Instrumental Variables
Nils Abramson Light in Flight- physical McLuhan reversal ?
Dan Schweitzer Light in Flight's influence on the Holographic Art
Synthetic Holography
Language independant protocols: Sort of an extension to oop to encapsulate
not only data with methods but also grammars as well.

 What about personality independant protocols i.e. the generic citizen/employee
 capable of socializing/working with anyone ?

   ((((data)method)grammar)personality)

SCGUI Language Independance
IUL Language Independance
XML Language Independance

I am my own Grandpa By Dwight B. Latham and Moe Jaffe
SIRDS Single Image Random Dot Stereograms; see also SIRTS (Random Text)
Douglas Adams "Don't Panic !" The "artful dodger" of memes
D.G.Leahy cdegnen link
Gulliver's Travels Eigen-memes for programming reality
Memetic Algorithms Social Programming
CCT: Tbase
CTheory
Nettime
Jour. of Postmodern Culture
Comp Mediated Zine
Cultural Studies Center
My Spectrum Note that there are crossposted articles in the spectrum, it is non-orthogonal in that sense of alias. Now Fourier this into the below time series.
My Time Series
Pleasantville Civilty in a revolution
Herodotus' Conception of Foreign Languages It's greek to me
Marshall McLuhan
Marshall McLuhan "The specialist is one who never makes small mistakes while moving towards the grand fallacy."
Marshall and Eric McLuhan Tetrad
Cliff Stabbert 1
Cliff Stabbert 2
Webster's Dictionary
Latin Dictionary
Word Net
Babelfish
Infind
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"Conform !  Conform to anarchy. Conform to society. 
 You will conform to something and then we'll have you in a cage."

   - The measurement song of politicians and scientists

What IS the oroboros ?
The perspective geometry of deduction devouring its finite self with infinite induction 
until it is a mere point indistinguishable from nothing. 
compare to vector models of Simpson's Paradox
 
 Corrective lenses can restore 20/20 vision to the distinguishing nearsighted and 
 the non-distinguishing farsighted. But you have to first recognize the need to 
 wear them.

`Ah, well!  It means much the same thing,' said the Duchess,
digging her sharp little chin into Alice's shoulder as she added,
`and the moral of THAT is--"Take care of the sense, and the
sounds will take care of themselves."'

"Take care of the pence, and the pounds will take care of themselves."

 "To see the world in a grain of sand, 
  heaven in a wild flower, 
  to hold infinity in the palm of your hand 
  and eternity in an hour." --William Blake

Dictyostelium discoideum

Leviathan ? compare to prions
The farmers control space. The suits control time. The politicians and magicians control space-time. Once we procede past the ability of the normal human senses to make distinguishments and rely upon machines for further resolution, we become cyborgs, and science inherits in the mind-machine relationship many of the same concerns made by philosophers over the past 2.5 millenia or more regarding the mind-body problem. This "clockwork orange" must understand its relationship to what Eddington apparently called "pointer readings" as much as the less technologically enhanced human is concerned with its relationship to the Vedantic principle of non-distinguishement, or the mathematician to Kosko's fuzzy subsethood, or the theologian to duality,... &c. People don't like to 'solve' dualisms or paradoxes mainly because solving one of them tends to solve a whole slew of them, and that leads to big changes. People don't like big changes. There not enough paper and silicon to write down everything I've imagined. You really had to be me.

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