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vol VII: Notes



[Sunday 14 February 1999 - Saturday 20 February 1999]

[BOOK, DB 50]

Sunday 14 February 1999

[page 157]

Monday 15 February 1999

. . . Steering the ship of state. CYBERNETICS. Sum up the steering of a ship a la NORBERT. Wiener

POLYTHEISM -> MONOTHEISM (Pope, Jesus, God, Spirit) -> POLYTHEISM (we are all gods with all these powers)

The MOMENTUM OF THE SHIP OF STATE is a product (function) of its multiplicity.

Once again I have to assume that you have a parent / child / boyfriend / girlfriend/ friend/ somebody who has done enough cybernetics to decode / expand this outrageously precise representation of something deep in modern technology to you with all the passion, excitement and intelligence that it deserves. I take it that this sort of stuff is bread and butter to all the mathematically cultured intelligentsia that purports to advise my governments, so I am allowed to speak in code for sheer want of space.

I notice that our little rat faced PM wants to put God (big G) in the preamble of our constitution and play down the Aboriginal.

The reason, moderation and learning of the English Church was beautifully done but poorly founded. Darwin, as the fathers of the Church knew, totally cut the ground out from under them, but like all those bomb factories shut down

[page 158]

by the end of the cold war, they continue to go through the motions more than a century later because they know nothing else.

The ship of state navigates through a state space which is immensely complex.

This complex state space is the environment of the state and includes the natural world, including all those highly evolved animals called citizens, and also includes all the other states (eg SA, Australia, the US, the UN, etc etc etc)

Our minds (here by mind I mean all internal information processing) are formed by our environment.

Junkies: take the drug for what it is, a painkiller for personalities rather too sensitive for the environment in which they find themselves.

Tuesday 16 February 1999

[page 160]

Wednesday 17 February 1999


An entity can be represented as a transformation (computation / process). My passage through life is manifested by a track of transformation in my environment, like grub tracks radiating

[page 161]

from oviposition under bark.

Looking for a line through space - back to the generalized geodesic. We seek the line of extremal action, the path through heaven. But how do we know how we are eon the right tack? Seek some model to justify the course taken.

We seek the path we want our children to follow - the path of maximum entropy ? complexity / life.

Force: increasing entropy - CANTOR - decreasing entropy E-THEOREM Cantor, Khinchin

KILL = Decrease entropy? Life is a maximum entropy state (if we count our entropy right?)

Maximise entropy for given dynamic realization of the system. Still cannot see it, but it is there. A few hundred more IQ points would surely help. Has to be some measure theoretical link between transfinite numbers.

[page 162]

Just talking ad lib here, on the monkey principle that if we try every possible sentence, we will find the right one (through variation and selection).

Thursday 18 February 1999
Friday 19 February 1999

The moving equilibrium - moving target requires feed forward (prediction) to maintain stability. Simple reaction leads to hunting, overshooting etc.

Cybernetic symmetries in the transfinite network.

Physics is an account of the symmetries in the transfinite network.

Speed up theorems (Goedel) and Cantor's principle of finitism (Skolem Lowenheim theorem?)

Structures: Planetary disc

Newton's law founds cellular automata called gravitating systems.

[page 163]


Static ACTUS PURUS is a CONTRADICTION. GOD MUST GROW if GOD IS ALIVE. Theology models god; here we have a new growing model of go, TNN (transfinite neural network)

The entry of a luscious woman into my life <++> the entry of my life into a luscious woman.

Particle moves in space. Space moves in particle. She enters my environment (me) I enter her environment (her)

A sequence or motif in DNA specifies an action to be performed by the resulting protein, ie it specifies a tool and the proteins of a cell are a set of tools spanning life.

TECHNOLOGY: A spanning set of tools a) tools for life b) tools for culture or civilization.

Release of tools in to the environment causes execution of the tooled activity whenever substrate(s) are present in the warm (random) environment

[page 164]

of the tool.


So the release of lego into the environment of children causes the evolution of lego structures, as car factories cause cars. But car factories do not make roads.

An implemented (realized) equation is a CONSTRAINT on the Universe.


Technology = TOOL
Economics = MARKET

Saturday 20 February 1999

The trouble with Xian god is male, simple and univocal. So now we introduce quantum mechanics, superposition, complexity,

[page 165]

femininity. Newton's linear superposition - the parallelogram of forces.

Central question: Neural network, humanity and superposition.

Theology: private /public experience. Drug is public externally applied chemical that changes private experience.

Addiction is disordered desire, outside the control of the whole system. One should not cancel a desire because some might become addicted to it.

A living god must grow. God became congealed in the notion that actus purus means realization of all possibility.

Possibility is as real as action. Possibility and action are PEERS, not an ORDERED ST. POTENCY IS CREATED BY ACTION and ACTION is driven and defined by POTENCY.

[page 166]

On the measure of justice (GOVERNANCE)

Bandwidth as a measure of JUSTICE.


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Further reading


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Beale, R, and T Jackson, Neural Computing: An Introduction, Adam Hilger 1991 Jacket: '... starts from basics and goes on to cover all the most important approaches to the subject. ... The capabilities, advantages and disadvantages of each model are discussed as are possible applications of each. The relationship of the models developed to the brain and its functions are also explored.' 
Cantor, Georg, Contributions to the Founding of the Theory of Transfinite Numbers (Translated, with Introduction and Notes by Philip E B Jourdain), Dover 1955 Jacket: 'One of the greatest mathematical classics of all time, this work established a new field of mathematics which was to be of incalculable importance in topology, number theory, analysis, theory of functions, etc, as well as the entire field of modern logic.' 
Dirac, P A M, The Principles of Quantum Mechanics (4th ed), Oxford UP/Clarendon 1983 Jacket: '[this] is the standard work in the fundamental principles of quantum mechanics, indispensible both to the advanced student and the mature research worker, who will always find it a fresh source of knowledge and stimulation.' (Nature)  
Feynman, Richard P, and Robert B Leighton, Matthew Sands, The Feynman Lectures on Physics (volume 3) : Quantum Mechanics, Addison Wesley 1970 Foreword: 'This set of lectures tries to elucidate from the beginning those features of quantum mechanics which are the most basic and the most general. ... In each instance the ideas are introduced together with a detailed discussion of some specific examples - to try to make the physical ideas as real as possible.' Matthew Sands 
Khinchin, A I, Mathematical Foundations of Information Theory (translated by P A Silvermann and M D Friedman), Dover 1957 Jacket: 'The first comprehensive introduction to information theory, this book places the work begun by Shannon and continued by McMillan, Feinstein and Khinchin on a rigorous mathematical basis. For the first time, mathematicians, statisticians, physicists, cyberneticists and communications engineers are offered a lucid, comprehensive introduction to this rapidly growing field.' 
Pais, Abraham, Inward Bound: Of Matter and Forces in the Physical World, Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press 1986 Preface: 'I will attempt to describe what has been discovered and understood about the constituents of matter, the laws to which they are subject and the forces that act on them [in the period 1895-1983]. . . . I will attempt to convey that these have been times of progress and stagnation, of order and chaos, of belief and incredulity, of the conventional and the bizarre; also of revolutionaries and conservatives, of science by individuals and by consortia, of little gadgets and big machines, and of modest funds and big moneys.' AP 
Schwinger, Julian, and (editor), Selected Papers on Quantum Electrodynamics, Dover 1958 Jacket: In this volume the history of quantum electrodynamics is dramatically unfolded through the original words of its creators. It ranges from the initial successes, to the first signs of crisis, and then, with the stimulus of experimental discovery, the new triumphs leading to an unparalleled quantitative accord between theory and experiment. In terminates with the present position in quantum electrodynamics as part of the larger subject of theory of elementary particles, faced with fundamental problems and future prospect of even more revolutionary discoveries.' 
van der Waerden, B L, Sources of Quantum Mechanics, Dover Publications 1968 Amazon Book Description: 'Seventeen seminal papers, dating from the years 1917-26, in which the quantum theory as wenow know it was developed and formulated. Among the scientists represented: Einstein,Ehrenfest, Bohr, Born, Van Vleck, Heisenberg, Dirac, Pauli and Jordan. All 17 papers translatedinto English.' 
Wiener, Norbert, Cybernetics or control and communication in the animal and the machine, MIT Press 1996 The classic founding text of cybernetics. 
Alan Turing, On Computable Numbers, with an application to the Entscheidungsproblem, 'The “computable” numbers may be described briefly as the real numbers whose expressions as a decimal are calculable by finite means. Although the subject of this paper is ostensibly the computable numbers, it is almost equally easy to define and investigate computable functions of an integral variable or a real or computable variable, computable predicates, and so forth. The fundamental problems involved are, however, the same in each case, and I have chosen the computable numbers for explicit treatment as involving the least cumbrous technique.' back
Apple Inc., Mac Dev Center:Mac OS X Technology Overview: Mac OSX System Overview, 'A Layered Approach The implementation of Mac OS X can be viewed as a set of layers. At the lower layers of the system are the fundamental services on which all software relies. Subsequent layers contain more sophisticated services and technologies that build on (or complement) the layers below.' back
Differential equation - Wikipedia, Differential equation - Wikipedia,the free encyclopedia, 'A differential equation is a mathematical equation for an unknown function of one or several variables that relates the values of the function itself and its derivatives of various orders. Differential equations play a prominent role in engineering, physics, economics, and other disciplines. Differential equations arise in many areas of science and technology, specifically whenever a deterministic relation involving some continuously varying quantities (modeled by functions) and their rates of change in space and/or time (expressed as derivatives) is known or postulated. This is illustrated in classical mechanics, where the motion of a body is described by its position and velocity as the time value varies. Newton's laws allow one (given the position, velocity, acceleration and various forces acting on the body) to express these variables dynamically as a differential equation for the unknown position of the body as a function of time. In some cases, this differential equation (called an equation of motion) may be solved explicitly. back
Dynamics (physics) - Wikipedia, Dynamics (physics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, 'In the field of physics, the study of the causes of motion and changes in motion is dynamics.' back
FIFA (Federation International de Football Association), FIFA - Laws of the Game, 'On 1 July 2009, the new Laws of the Game, modified at the 123rd Annual General Meeting of the International Football Association Board (IFAB) in Newcastle, Northern Ireland on 28 February 2009, came into force.' back
Formalism (mathematics) - Wikipedia, Formalism (mathematics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, 'In foundations of mathematics, philosophy of mathematics, and philosophy of logic, formalism is a theory that holds that statements of mathematics and logic can be thought of as statements about the consequences of certain string manipulation rules. For example, Euclidean geometry can be seen as a game whose play consists in moving around certain strings of symbols called axioms according to a set of rules called "rules of inference" to generate new strings. In playing this game one can "prove" that the Pythagorean theorem is valid because the string representing the Pythagorean theorem can be constructed using only the stated rules.' back
Free Software Foundation, Free Software Foundation - GNU Project - FSF, 'What we do The FSF advocates for free software ideals as outlined in the Free Software Definition, works for adoption of free software and free media formats, and organizes activist campaigns against threats to user freedom like Windows 7, Apple's iPhone and OS X, DRM on ebooks and movies, and software patents. We drive development of the GNU operating system and maintain a list of high-priority free software projects to promote replacements for common proprietary applications. We build and update resources useful for the free software community like the Free Software and Hardware Directories, and the free software jobs board. We also provide licenses for free software developers to share their code, including the GNU General Public License.' back
Schrödinger equation - Wikipedia, Schrödinger equation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, 'In physics, the Schrödinger equation, proposed by the Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger in 1926, describes the space- and time-dependence of quantum mechanical systems. It is of central importance in non-relativistic quantum mechanics, playing a role for microscopic particles analogous to Newton's second law in classical mechanics for macroscopic particles. Microscopic particles include elementary particles, such as electrons, as well as systems of particles, such as atomic nuclei.' back
Victor M Fic, The tantra: its origin, theories, art and diffusion from India to Nepal, Tibet, China, Mongolia and Indonesia, Preface: 'The Tantra is a body of theories, techniques and rituals developed in India in antiquity. It has two fundamental aspects. The first aspect of the Tantra is the theory of creation, which posits that the universe has no beginning and no end, and that all its manifestations are merely the projections of the divine energy of its Creator. The second aspect of Tantra is the belief that the performance of Tantrik techniques and rituals facilitates access to this divine energy, enabling their practitioners to empower themselves, as well as other associated with them in the guru-disciple relationship. Thus the knowledge and proper application of Tantrik techniques and rituals is believed to harness the Creator's cosmic energies to the promotion of the mundane as well as the spiritual goals of their practitioners.' back
Wojciech Hubert Zurek, Quantum origin of quantum jumps: breaking of unitary symmetry induced by information transfer and the transition from quantum to classical, 'Submitted on 17 Mar 2007 (v1), last revised 18 Mar 2008 (this version, v3)) "Measurements transfer information about a system to the apparatus, and then further on -- to observers and (often inadvertently) to the environment. I show that even imperfect copying essential in such situations restricts possible unperturbed outcomes to an orthogonal subset of all possible states of the system, thus breaking the unitary symmetry of its Hilbert space implied by the quantum superposition principle. Preferred outcome states emerge as a result. They provide framework for the ``wavepacket collapse'', designating terminal points of quantum jumps, and defining the measured observable by specifying its eigenstates. In quantum Darwinism, they are the progenitors of multiple copies spread throughout the environment -- the fittest quantum states that not only survive decoherence, but subvert it into carrying information about them -- into becoming a witness.' back is maintained by The Theology Company Proprietary Limited ACN 097 887 075 ABN 74 097 887 075 Copyright 2000-2014 © Jeffrey Nicholls