Wednesday, May 25, 2016



Recently, some comments from Facebook friend William Treurniet have helped me to see how I might make the Calculus of Distinctions more understandable, at least in principle, to more people; and I want to share that with all who are interested.

I have presented the Calculus of Distinctions as a system of mathematical logic because I have used it as such to derive the TRUE quantum unit, Dimensional Extrapolation and the Conveyance Equations. It is a system of mathematical logic, but it is much more than that: The Calculus of Distinctions embodies the logic governing the elements that make up reality and are reflected in the conscious awareness of reality. That means that it is the formalization of the actual logic underlying reality. I have proved that it is that and not just an arbitrary system based on a priori assumptions. This proof is available, but in order to understand it, you should start by studying George Spencer Brown’s “Laws of Form”. Once you understand the nature of the calculus of indications, you are ready to tackle the rigorous derivation of the calculus of distinctions. Clearly, the proof of the primacy of the Calculus of Distinctions is beyond the scope of this blog, but I think you can gain a basic understanding of what the Calculus of Distinctions is if you think of it as the Logic of dealing with distinctions. With that in mind, consider the following:

Consciousness is the reality of awareness of the distinction of self from other. All distinctions of whatever kind, are forever related to, and derived from that primary distinction of self from other. Communication between conscious beings is certainly possible using only ordinal scales. That is, non-numerical, for example, small, medium or large, good, better, and best, etc. But that communication is limited to images and concepts common to both communicating entities. The success or failure of the communication is directly related to the degree to which the concepts and images in the consciousness of the communicating entities are identical, similar or dissimilar. All concepts and images in the consciousness of sentient beings are composed of distinctions. These distinctions may be distinctions of extent (geometric), content (algebraic), intent (with conscious meaning), or impact (quantitative).

Reality is not random or meaningless. All of the concepts and images perceived by conscious entities are built up of a variety of distinctions related to existential reality, and those distinctions, whether received as cardinal, ordinal, fractional, fractal, geometric, algebraic, holographic, or of any other kind, are meaningless unless related to each other and to the distinctions in the consciousness of the entities involved by the universal logic of existential distinctions. I call that logic the Calculus of Distinctions. If we were able to communicate telepathically, it might be done in one of several different ways that might not involve mathematics, but it will have to involve distinctions. Consider, for example,
communications with alien beings from a distant galaxy: The direct telepathic sharing of images may not require quantification unless the communicating entities actually interact in the 3S-1t, space-time domain. In that case, quantification becomes necessary because interaction without knowing the relative scale of mass/energy exchange could be dangerous and/or disastrous. For example, if the relative mass/energy scales of the interacting entities are vastly different, not knowing the quantitative difference in scale could result in one entity crushing or blowing away the other without meaning to do so. That would be a tragedy.

Conclusion: The Calculus of Distinctions, or the Logic of Distinctions, if you like, not mathematics, is the universal language.

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