[Notebook Turkey, DB 55]
[Sunday 18 November 2001 - Saturday 24 November 2001]
Sunday 18 November 2001
On going with the flow: high impact, high energy, low complexity vs low impact, low energy, high complexity.
Business/political mode - we can take on the RCC quite aggressively in order to win ground. Although one is inclined to peace, survival also dictates that we use necessary force.
As with Nicholas Bourbaki, it would be good to establish an independent non de net, owned by TTC, as the overt author. Let us say X, which has overtones of Christ, also that x is a variable in mathematical convention, in fact the independent variable, housed on the domain of a function. [the role x may be instantiated by anybody] [priesthood and divinity of all]
Letter: Dear Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith,
There is a serious error at the foundation of Catholicism. Vatican I on God is exactly wrong . . .
That system is one which is controlled by one sovereign power. As required, a loosely fabricated structure may crystallize into a hierarchy when the demands of coordinated action require it. RCC vs C of E (Clifford Longley). Longley.
Theology is dominated by lust, like everything else, where lust is a succinct anglo-saxon(?) word for potential gradient manifesting as attraction or repulsion. We are attracted to people we want to interact with (and may be repelled by people we do not want to interact with but must - eg proton in nucleus).
Zenit 17/11/01 "Cardinal Avery Dulles called on Catholic colleges and universities to cease being 'apologetic, almost embarrassed' by their religious identity."
If my own feelings are anything to go by, I am embarrassed by the sheer hypocrisy of the RCC.
From a corporate point of view hypocrisy (as chosen by Jesus), is a good weapon to use on the opposition.
Change Theology/Story to /Stories.
Rousseau: Social contract concepts provides a formal/legal beginning to the mathematical modelling of social structure in the transfinite network. CONTRACT = BINDING, BOND.
The overall meaning of the world is reprogrammed at every move (like a DNS) so that the meaning is a flow.
A COMPLETE society is one that can deal humanely with every human eventuality (instance)
Monday 19 November 2001
There has been a subtle change in the concept of 'physical law' over the last century. The concept of law as a constraint on behaviour (in some way imposed from outside, by the Creator perhaps) has been replaced by the concept of symmetry, something that stays the same while other things change.
This brings us back, in a formal sense, to Aristotle's matter and form. He like us saw that we need some sort of symbolic duality to describe [make sense of] dynamics. He said matter and form; we say symmetry and symmetry breaking.
Aristotle, like many scientists, worked
from his models of the phenomena of the physical world to models of the whole world. He generalized matter and form to a more general duality, in English potency and act.
Aristotle was a forerunner of science, but, like modern science, he worked in an environment populated with rationalists, ie people who have a stronger belief in logic, argument [and opinion] than in evidence.
The historical father of rationalism, appears to be Parmenides, who argued that change was illusory.
Tuesday 20 November 2001
Wednesday 21 November 2001
Thursday 22 November 2001
A much more formal book encourages much more formal notes. CONSCIOUSNESS: Awareness of what is happening, which is accompanied by an ability to steer events in a certain direction, each agent trying to optimize its reaction. The natural law that cooperation pays constrains all optimizers towards cooperation, as the law that defection pays (sometimes) constrains optimizers to defection.
Again: the action principle correctly interpreted might show us the optimum mix of order and chaos at each peer level.
Friday 23 November 2001
Saturday 24 November 2001
The fundamental bullshit that we have received is that we are above the animals, above survival, a little less than the angels. To be spiritual is to have independent existence, to have an independent income, not to be a worker, but a bishop, priest or public servant living by taxing the peasants and enforcing the taxes by violence, keeping just enough law and order for the peasants to pay their tax.
The ruling class religion is fully designed to protect the interests of the ruling class. Why does it take so long to see these things clearly: because the indoctrination is intense and begins from birth. In the stable form of human existence, where generational changes are minimal, the lack of plasticity in indoctrination, "the faith" is probably adaptive, but in the modern era of liberation it is a load an the generation of peace since exploitation remains entrenched even when people aspire to be free and it is entrenched within us as well as in our environment.