The Law of Existence – Part 2

Law of Existence - continued In my previous post, I promised to illustrate how the Laws of Thought, as they are used today, emerge naturally from the Law of Existence. Time to make good on my promise. In a comment left by reader SelfAwarePatterns he mentioned that he didn't see how the Law of the…

The Deep Symbolism of the Mobius Strip

If ever there was something which merited the name "God" in my eyes, it would be the Mobius Strip. But I don't believe in a personal, let-alone sentient, god. I'd be far more inclined to call it "Tao" instead. Buddhists might call it "Om" (or "Aum"). Mathematicians should call it "i" (the square root of…

The Circle in the Plane: How bizarre is this?

The circle is a strange creature, and most definitely not as simple as it seems. In fact, you will see that a circle in the plane doesn't enclose anything - that 'inside' and 'outside' are completely arbitrary and in the end, meaningless. Hold on to your seats! Imagine a sphere upon which you've written the…

The Universe as an Analog Circuit

We intuitively describe an object's 'tendency' to remain as it is, in terms of how it was before. Talking of Time and memory, we perceive the past, but in a physically objective world outside of us, if everything is transformations, then Time is bogus - illusory. We only perceive it as a 'rate of change',…

The Present is “Not” – a Transformation Ontology

When you think about transformations, how they exist 'en soi' (they are, independent of origin or basis) because to exist is to be different, and to be different is to transform (or be a transformation), and given that Matter is, ultimately, Immaterial 'Energy' - which is just another word for transformation (even 'potential' energy is…

The Incredible Persistence of Life

I saw a long tangle (several meters) of creeper vines outside that have grown along the ground and begun to spread over a large expanse of sheet metal. And it got me thinking: left alone for twenty or thirty years, and this sheet of metal will be completely hidden by vegetation. First the tangled vines…

Set theory, Mereology, boundaries and continuity

With this notion of wuji, or apeiron, or continuum, or whatever, the whole idea of set theory never sat well with me. The null set (the set which has no members) doesn't quite make the cut. Consider the continuum - perfect homogeneous Everything - and you realize, like the definition of apeiron, it is limitless,…

More on Numbers

I'm still troubled by the notion of a number with relation to discrete vs. continuous, Rational vs. Real, etc. Why? Because you can't even talk about a number on a continuity which is infinite. There is simply no such thing, because there is no 'thing' upon which to attribute a number. The mere fact of…