Honey, I Shrunk the Universe…

... or, "What if we were totally wrong?" Inside-Out Universe To say that the Universe 'exploded' from a 'thing smaller than an electron' in what's commonly called "The Big Bang" could be a complete misunderstanding of the data we've gathered from our observations of the galaxies and 'stuff out there around us'. Let me show…

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The Law of Existence – a better logic?

Overview George Boole's "Laws of Thought" have been extremely useful in many disciplines, but I contend that they are nevertheless incomplete. In their dominance over most of Logic and Philosophy, they have caused a conceptual 'blind spot' in the many fields of research which use or emanate from such reasoning - including the Foundations of…

“ALL Reality is Transformation” – A Review

Reality: It may seem absurd that I see Reality (indeed, all Reality, hence the capital 'R') as being 'made of' Transformations. I am the first to admit it because this is my view almost despite myself - "I would it weren't so". In fact, it's this very discomfort, this very dismay that motivates me to…

Set Theory 2.0 – a first attempt

Definition of a Thing: If a Thing is to exist, it must be, by necessity, at the very least 'not' that-from-which-it-exists. This 'not' is what enables it to exist, and as such is the transformation by which it exists. This transformation is the defining boundary of a Thing; the Thing is fully-bounded by "not". But…

Understanding Understanding: Two modes of mind

The human mind, I am convinced, operates in terms of sameness and difference*. From this conviction I have recently come to label two modes of thinking - ways which the mind 'makes sense' of the world: Apophatic Thinking (AT) The mind begins from the notion that everything is the same, and makes sense of the…

Adjacent Existents – A Theory

These ideas are a work in progress. Axiom 1: A Thing "exists" if and only if it also defines what it is "not", which is also a Thing. Axiom 2: A Thing "does not exist" if it is "not not" what it is not - i.e. if it is also its 'not-Thing' - this is…

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',…

‘Self’ emerges via the asynchrony between ‘internal’ and ‘external’ events

(first posted on Philosophy Forums: http://forums.philosophyforums.com/threads/self-emerges-via-the-asynchrony-between-internal-and-external-events-70543.html) Ok, so I was musing on the brain and perception this afternoon. I thought "Surely the brain doesn't compare each photo-receptor to see if any are different to each other - it must apprehend the contour as a whole - or does the comparison happen so fast that we…

On rotations as continuously-reflected translations

rotatn_is_reflected_translatns.pdf is a pdf of a little diagram I created this morning, where I muse with the ideas of transformations and how we can express Rotations (and circularity or curvature) using "not" - the 'omni-dimensional' Reflection (how would you describe a zero-yet-infinity-dimensional thing? "multi-"? or "trans-"?). I don't know why I called those vectors in the diagram…