Cenocracy: A Declaration for Greater Independence
Let's Talk Peace XII

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Let's face it, humanity has a lousy definition (and accompanying practice) of peace.


Previous pages have provided numerous instances of recurring patterns distinctly highlighted as patterns-of-two and patterns-of-three as a means of indicating that a repetition in cognitive behavior exists in all subject areas. But the handful of examples are not intended to suggest these are the only patterns, but are dominant ones. And nor is there an intent to suggest humanity is incapable of thinking in larger as well as more complex terms. But what is shown is that such a recurrence of pattern existing throughout human history gives the impression of an environmental impression as if humanity has been subjected to a cattleman's 1, 2, 3/(3-to-1) branding iron. Because of the environment to which humanity is subjected, it is the environment that is calling the shots. It is that which is herding humanity along a shoot designed by processes set into play by forces that some prefer to identify with theological themes and others with secular, non-religious ideas.


Yet few see this as but another two-patterned example of cognitive activity that some... in their effort to think alternatively because of perceptions that suggest something is amiss and can not be adequately explained by conventionalized propositions; initiate the concept of a third way, such as those offering opinions amalgamated under a very broad rubric which permits the inclusion of multi-various divergencies of consideration because of differences of perception and opinion. An example of this is the "The Third Way of Evolution" idea of James Shapiro, Raju Pookottil, and Denis Noble. Though in as much as they provide a needed path and territorial claim that like-minded others may travel on towards a particularlized destination of gathering many different kinds of divergent thinkers into a singular encampment from which an established institution might emerge and participate in a rock-papers-scissors or checks-and-balances ideological provision; they are overlooking the presence of an underlying two... three— pattern that is embellished by the different vernaculars of those who perscribe to the idea that they perceive something uniquely different... albeit conveyed in the same patterns of arrangement.


Recurring cognitive patterns, such as the on again/off again peace efforts whose different proponents are brought to a conference table by a third party, do not see their actions as a compliance with an underlying two and three pattern of mental behavior. They do not deduce the simplicity because they are preoccupied with various garments 0f social activity that disguise and conceal the basic physicality of cognitive patterning. Nor would they like to think of themselves as a puppet to environmental forces whose deterioration is like a puppeteer pulling one another string within a scene whose underlying story does not change even though the dialogue may vary as well as the costumes and characters.


However, such a repetition and predictability offers humanity an opportunity to catalogue what effects are being brought about which may help to create a knowledge base of what to expect from other environments disposing their own life-form inhabitants to exhibit. Since environments can have an effect on cognition and overall developmental parameters, understanding such effects might well enable humanity to outline what types of different intelligences, physiology and overall behavior can be expected should humanity encounter them. Put into simply terms because of the present context, the so-called definition and practice of Peace used by humanity may be appreciably different. Another species' cognitive orientation may exercise peace in what humans would call brutal, or non-sensical, or be misunderstood altogether. Alternatively, an example of the situation might be explained by describing the expression of a smile interpreted by humanity as a good sign in most situations, whereas another sentient being might see it as a provocation for war, a sign of marriage, weakness, a contractual agreement, a bet, a desire for food, an insult, etc...


In any respect, let us say that the present thesis on Peace is excepted and humanity decides to leave the influences of Earth, the solar system and the galaxy. In as much as we might want to think that there will be need for a few adjustments, the reality may be that humanity will undergo profound physiological and mental changes once it has left the grip of the cattleman whose branding iron needs to be constantly applied... though some effects have seared into the depths of genetics and anatomy. Specifically, away from the Earth and its surrounding influences, humanity might well encounter such physiological and psychological disruptions that amount to distortions we might define as psychotic. And even if humanity somehow creates an earth-like environment in a space craft, the effects of an incremental deterioration may not be incorporated because humanity can not see itself being subjected to such. Many in fact disbelieve that the deterioration is different that that which we ascribe to the term death. Humanity has not yet entertained the idea that its underlying physiological, biological, genetic, emotional and mental patterns are undergoing a deterioration and that its changing ideas are part of an "rationalized adjustment" (or "adjustment rationalization") which permits it to adopt accommodating views whereby it overlooks or denies being affected at all.


Whereas in some cases humanity will devise ideas such as an after-life, second coming, end-time, etc., to prepare for a presumed eventuality, humanity doesn't see such ideas as rationalizations that spring into being as reflexes which help it accommodate to the deterioration... instead of looking at such ideas as an indication that humanity is being forced to go along with the planet's slow procession of death like a parental figure trying to soothe the fears of a child being forced by the parent to walk into burning flames because the parent is claiming ownership of the child and expects it to follow in its shoes. Though many people might disagree with the message of this analogy, they do so because their minds do not interpret any danger. There mentality is of a primitive type that sees danger only if it is in the form of a charging lion, avalanche, over-flowing river, swarm of bees or ants, a churning tornado or screaming mercenaries who burn, rape and pillage. Thus, we have millions of climate change deniers who are particularly insensitive to subtleties because of a coarse skin and mind. They deny the brand they have and deny pattern similarity as anything but a coincidence which they call life and death. No matter how many recurrences of the same pattern you would point out that they use, they would deny it as having any relevance to a puppet analogy... that they would necessarily be insensitive to and be dismissive of anyway.


Scorpion and Turtle (24K)

Whereas the very many examples of patterns-of-two, three and otherwise may be recognized, the recurrence is denied by those disposed to denying because a learned behavioral refutation has become a reflexive means of assisting them in not attending to those perceptions of subtleties that cause personalized disruptions of thought. To deny in the face of fact is like putting on a suit of armor to protect them from looking too closely at sensibilities which evoke fear responses because they evoke differences of opinion contrary to that which offers some semblance of protection and imagined self-control to manage the pressures coincident with the presence of others primitively perceived as a threat. But instead of saying they feel personally threatened, they project this onto another person, persons, or activity thereof. They attempt to handle a personal fear by getting others to join in their assault on that or them who are perceived as the promoter of a perception which increases their level of fear. Like stopping someone giving the gory details of an assault, they deny that a person or thing who or which has provided so much previous comfort could ever be capable of changing its spots. For many perceive the environment as a turtle, tortoise or even snapping turtle whose "personality" should be respected; but is otherwise harmless and is overall helpful. They do not see the turtle as a scorpion dressed as a turtle whose true nature unfolds at a given time in humanity's journey... as told in the tale of the scorpion and the turtle.


The story of the turtle and the scorpion is but one of thousands of two-patterned examples appearing in biology, physics, physiology, and various dimensions of human sociology. But so are three-patterned perspectives, and a few others... but only a few others because there is a conservation taking place. Like the conservation of energy we find a conservation of the types of thinking and behavioral patterns that are in use... a fact all the more pointed out by noting that many an analysis of stage and motion picture drama has identified but a handful of performance types such as the chase scene, scene of sorrow, revenge, and a few others. Humanity is not so diverse and bountiful as it sometimes imagines itself to be... even though it may well be capable of, if it were not confined to the impositions of limitation being forced on it by recurring patterns. And such patterns collectively tell the story of an existence on Earth and its peculiarly distinct environmental influences involving the decay of the planet, solar system and larger galaxy. For the Earth is a deteriorating raft set afloat on a vast ocean. It is a raft whose resources must be used to craft a sea-worthy vessel so that humanity can chart a new course instead of being dependent on the vagaries of a tide and current that is dwindling.


The {wax and wane}... and then loss of the tide but in the gain of a [Steady-state], is a pattern-of-two with a third position following. It is a pattern seen in the dialectical structure of "{Thesis, Anti-thesis}... [Synthesis]" of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, the {Father, Son}... [Holy Spirit] of Christianity, the {Hot, Cold}... [Warm] of temperature settings for a bath and shower, the {Here, There}... [Everywhere] of position, and tenses such as ring-rang, rung; sing-sang, sung; or regardless of grammatical assignment such as:


up, down... in-between
low, high... medium
in, out... midway
minimize, maximize... oblate (remove, such as a computer screen
Major premise, Minor Premise, Conclusion
Love, Hate... Stranger
Mind, Body... Spirit
Beautiful, Ugly... Average
Genius, Dunce... Normal
etc...

Wave (9K)

Reading such a list is like viewing a tide. Even though a tide is described with patterns-of-two (length/height, crest/trough), there is a third element which appears to linger nearby... as if to express the emergence of a shadow that we can use as an image to explain a developmental transition between the brain's right hemisphere which has been dominant, but is witnessing the growing exercise of the brain's left hemisphere's awakening articulation of perception and often produces a rather comical laurel and hardy, Mack and Myer, Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin scene... so long as no one is watching us. Instead of articulating a distinct third element, since our brain is not yet fully configured (evolutionarily developed) to "speak its third mind"... so to speak, it draws upon the characteristic of the right hemisphere's inclination to amalgamate... to synthesis, to combine, to mix like a salad or a plate upon which different samplings of food are placed... in order to create a meal, an idea, an illustration, an abstract, a montage, or something else already having an accepted social name because coining words, much less ideas, is like stepping off a well worn path most think they must follow because that is what a herd mentality does.


Observed dualities, are sometimes called symmetries, though most do not want to describe Peace and War with such a term, since the word "symmetry" is widely interpreted to suggest something that is complimentary... and many would not want to view the relationship of Peace and War in such a fashion. They do not want to see that our present day practice and definition of peace is the by-product of an amalgamation... all because humanity refuses to analyze Peace, as well as War, from different vantage points involving every single subject area that can be brought to the table of discussion. In short, they are the wrong words, with the wrong definitions, with the wrong application. They do not mean what we think or say they mean. The are but symbols of an underlying pattern related to an environment headed along a course of extinction. They are "adjusted rationalizations" used to conceal that which we should be focused on... a means to remove humanity from the patterns-of-conservation which we all exhibit.


Here are some values attributed to symmetry:


  • Balance
  • Comparative
  • Correspondence
  • Isotropy
  • Mirror-image
  • Parity
  • Proportion
  • Sameness

However, let us take a short gander at a reference to symmetry taken from a Britannica article on Morphology:


Body plan and symmetry


The bodies of most animals and plants are organized according to one of three types of symmetry: spherical, radial, or bilateral. A spherically symmetrical body is similar throughout and can be cut in any plane through the centre to yield two equal halves. A few of the simplest plants and animals are spherically symmetrical—e.g., protozoans such as Radiolaria and Heliozoia. Radially symmetrical bodies, such as those of starfishes and mushrooms, have a distinguishable top and bottom and usually have a cylindrical shape, with the body parts radiating from the central axis. A starfish can be cut into two equal halves by any plane that includes the line, or axis, running through its centre from top to bottom. The anterior, or oral, end usually contains the mouth; a posterior, or aboral, end may have an anus. In the bilaterally symmetrical body of higher animals including man, only a cut from head to foot exactly in the centre divides the body into equivalent halves. An anterior, or head, end and a posterior, or tail, end can be distinguished; and the dorsal, or back, side can be distinguished from the ventral, or belly, side. But because some internal organs of man are not symmetrical (e.g., the heart), even the right and left halves of the human body are not exactly equivalent. A few organisms—amoebas, slime molds, and certain sponges—with an irregular form, or one that changes as the organism moves, have no plane of symmetry.


Source: "Morphology." Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite, 2013.

Let us note that the human body is not symmetrical as already pointed out with respect to a "2-pattern" and "3-pattern" distinction between the heart valves, lung divisions and brain hemisphere attributes. While a superficial exam interprets sameness, a more detailed perspective finds pattern differences.


Here is a reference to symmetry regarding physics. Please take notice of the reference to "conservation" since it is being applied to the present discussion on Peace as a coarse (superficial) expression of an underlying "system of basic patterns" that are subject to disintegration as a means of attempting to stabilize the "symmetry" of emotions, thoughts, and overall biology and behavior through various rationalizations that try to make the best of a deteriorating environmental/planetary confluence:


Symmetry in Physics


In physics, the concept that the properties of particles such as atoms and molecules remain unchanged after being subjected to a variety of symmetry transformations or “operations.” Since the earliest days of natural philosophy (Pythagoras in the 6th century BC), symmetry has furnished insight into the laws of physics and the nature of the cosmos. The two outstanding theoretical achievements of the 20th century, relativity and quantum mechanics, involve notions of symmetry in a fundamental way.


The application of symmetry to physics leads to the important conclusion that certain physical laws, particularly conservation laws, governing the behaviour of objects and particles are not affected when their geometric coordinates—including time, when it is considered as a fourth dimension— are transformed by means of symmetry operations. The physical laws thus remain valid at all places and times in the universe. In particle physics, considerations of symmetry can be used to derive conservation laws and to determine which particle interactions can take place and which cannot (the latter are said to be forbidden). Symmetry also has applications in many other areas of physics and chemistry—for example, in relativity and quantum theory, crystallography, and spectroscopy. Crystals and molecules may indeed be described in terms of the number and type of symmetry operations that can be performed on them. The quantitative discussion of symmetry is called group theory.


Valid symmetry operations are those that can be performed without changing the appearance of an object. The number and type of such operations depend on the geometry of the object to which the operations are applied. The meaning and variety of symmetry operations may be illustrated by considering a square lying on a table. For the square, valid operations are:


  1. rotation about its centre through 90°, 180°, 270°, or 360°
  2. reflection through mirror planes perpendicular to the table and running either through any two opposite corners of the square or through the midpoints of any two opposing sides.
  3. reflection through a mirror plane in the plane of the table.

There are therefore nine symmetry operations that yield a result indistinguishable from the original square. A circle would be said to have higher symmetry because, for example, it could be rotated through an infinite number of angles (not just multiples of 90°) to give an identical circle.


Subatomic particles have various properties and are affected by certain forces that exhibit symmetry. An important property that gives rise to a conservation law is parity. In quantum mechanics all elementary particles and atoms may be described in terms of a wave equation. If this wave equation remains identical after simultaneous reflection of all spatial coordinates of the particle through the origin of the coordinate system, then it is said to have even parity. If such simultaneous reflection results in a wave equation that differs from the original wave equation only in sign, then the particle is said to have odd parity. The overall parity of a collection of particles, such as a molecule, is found to be unchanged with time during physical processes and reactions; this fact is expressed as the law of conservation of parity. At the subatomic level, however, parity is not conserved in reactions that are due to the weak force.


Elementary particles are also said to have internal symmetry; these symmetries are useful in classifying particles and in leading to selection rules. Such an internal symmetry is baryon number, which is a property of a class of particles called hadrons. Hadrons with a baryon number of zero are called mesons, those with a number of +1 are baryons. By symmetry there must exist another class of particles with a baryon number of -1; these are the antimatter counterparts of baryons called antibaryons. Baryon number is conserved during nuclear interactions.


Source: "Symmetry." Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite, 2013.

Just because physicists reference the idea of a "fourth" dimension to the idea of time, does not mean the value "4" is the best analogy. It might be better to reference it as part of a 3-to-1 ratio when we include the three spatial dimensions. With respect to physics, there is an ongoing attempt to combine every perspective in either a three-patterned "GUT" (Grand Unified Theory), or a three-patterned "TOE" (Theory Of Everything). However, one might think of some other body part such as the "EYE" (Every Yielding Existence), "EAR" (Every Answer Realized), etc... except we might eventually run out of three-lettered abbreviations and have to use some other means of transcribing our conservation of thought processing.


Here's a reference to dimension:


Dimension


In common parlance, the measure of the size of an object, such as a box, usually given as length, width, and height. In mathematics, the notion of dimension is an extension of the idea that a line is one-dimensional, a plane is two-dimensional, and space is three-dimensional. In mathematics and physics one also considers higher-dimensional spaces, such as four-dimensional space-time, where four numbers are needed to characterize a point: three to fix a point in space and one to fix the time. Infinite-dimensional spaces, first studied early in the 20th century, have played an increasingly important role both in mathematics and in parts of physics such as quantum field theory, where they represent the space of possible states of a quantum mechanical system.


In differential geometry one considers curves as one-dimensional, since a single number, or parameter, determines a point on a curve—for example, the distance, plus or minus, from a fixed point on the curve. A surface, such as the surface of the Earth, has two dimensions, since each point can be located by a pair of numbers—usually latitude and longitude. Higher-dimensional curved spaces were introduced by the German mathematician Bernhard Riemann in 1854 and have become both a major subject of study within mathematics and a basic component of modern physics, from Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity and the subsequent development of cosmological models of the universe to late-20th-century superstring theory.


In 1918 the German mathematician Felix Hausdorff introduced the notion of fractional dimension. This concept has proved extremely fruitful, especially in the hands of the Polish-French mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot, who coined the word fractal and showed how fractional dimensions could be useful in many parts of applied mathematics.


Robert Osserman: Special Projects Director, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, California. Author of Two-dimensional Calculus; Poetry of the Universe: A Mathematical Exploration of the Cosmos.

Source: "Dimension." Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite, 2013.

Here's a reference to String Theory. Note that it comments about "four" forces, where in fact it may be more useful to view the four as a 3-to-1 ratio. The notion of "vibration" sounds like a revision of the "music of the spheres" notion from ancient philosophy. This is not to say that it's wrong, only that humans like to regurgitate older ideas into a new frame work and try to sell is as something new... like so many movie production units, book publishers, carpet bagging hucksters, and various others engaging in a mental two or three-shells game.


String Theory


In particle physics, a theory that attempts to merge quantum mechanics with Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity. The name string theory comes from the modeling of subatomic particles as tiny one-dimensional “stringlike” entities rather than the more conventional approach in which they are modeled as zero-dimensional point particles. The theory envisions that a string undergoing a particular mode of vibration corresponds to a particle with definite properties such as mass and charge. In the 1980s, physicists realized that string theory had the potential to incorporate all four of nature's forces—gravity, electromagnetism, strong force, and weak force—and all types of matter in a single quantum mechanical framework, suggesting that it might be the long-sought unified field theory. While string theory is still a vibrant area of research that is undergoing rapid development, it remains a purely mathematical construct because it has yet to make contact with experimental observations.


Brian R. Greene: Professor of Physics and of Mathematics, Columbia University. Author of The Elegant Universe and others.

Source: "String Theory." Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite, 2013.

Fractal


In mathematics, any of a class of complex geometric shapes that commonly have “fractional dimension,” a concept first introduced by the mathematician Felix Hausdorff in 1918. Fractals are distinct from the simple figures of classical, or Euclidean, geometry—the square, the circle, the sphere, and so forth. They are capable of describing many irregularly shaped objects or spatially nonuniform phenomena in nature such as coastlines and mountain ranges. The term fractal, derived from the Latin word fractus (“fragmented,” or “broken”), was coined by the Polish-born mathematician Benoit B. Mandelbrot.


Although the key concepts associated with fractals had been studied for years by mathematicians, and many examples, such as the Koch or “snowflake” curve were long known, Mandelbrot was the first to point out that fractals could be an ideal tool in applied mathematics for modeling a variety of phenomena from physical objects to the behavior of the stock market. Since its introduction in 1975, the concept of the fractal has given rise to a new system of geometry that has had a significant impact on such diverse fields as physical chemistry, physiology, and fluid mechanics.


Many fractals possess the property of self-similarity, at least approximately, if not exactly. A self-similar object is one whose component parts resemble the whole. This reiteration of details or patterns occurs at progressively smaller scales and can, in the case of purely abstract entities, continue indefinitely, so that each part of each part, when magnified, will look basically like a fixed part of the whole object. In effect, a self-similar object remains invariant under changes of scale—i.e., it has scaling symmetry. This fractal phenomenon can often be detected in such objects as snowflakes and tree barks. All natural fractals of this kind, as well as some mathematical self-similar ones, are stochastic, or random; they thus scale in a statistical sense.


Another key characteristic of a fractal is a mathematical parameter called its fractal dimension. Unlike Euclidean dimension, fractal dimension is generally expressed by a noninteger—that is to say, by a fraction rather than by a whole number. Fractal dimension can be illustrated by considering a specific example: the snowflake curve defined by Helge von Koch in 1904. It is a purely mathematical figure with a six-fold symmetry, like a natural snowflake. It is self-similar in that it consists of three identical parts, each of which in turn is made of four parts that are exact scaled-down versions of the whole. It follows that each of the four parts itself consists of four parts that are-scaled down versions of the whole. There would be nothing surprising if the scaling factor were also four, since that would be true of a line segment or a circular arc. However, for the snowflake curve, the scaling factor at each stage is three. The fractal dimension, D, denotes the power to which 3 must be raised to produce 4—i.e., 3D = 4. The dimension of the snowflake curve is thus D = log 4/log 3, or roughly 1.26. Fractal dimension is a key property and an indicator of the complexity of a given figure.


Fractal geometry with its concepts of self-similarity and noninteger dimensionality has been applied increasingly in statistical mechanics, notably when dealing with physical systems consisting of seemingly random features. For example, fractal simulations have been used to plot the distribution of galaxy clusters throughout the universe and to study problems related to fluid turbulence. Fractal geometry also has contributed to computer graphics. Fractal algorithms have made it possible to generate lifelike images of complicated, highly irregular natural objects, such as the rugged terrains of mountains and the intricate branch systems of trees.


Source: "Fractal." Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite, 2013.

What is to be observed is a lot of entanglements of thought via subject-specific vernaculars unknowingly discussing basic (conserved) cognitive patterns that are being subjected to the effects of a deteriorating planetary system. The notion being described as "Peace", when viewed in the symmetry of appearance containing war, conflict, disharmony, or whatever, as its counterpart, is a pattern-of-two that some may prefer to call as an oppositional duality... but nonetheless exhibits a more primitive mindset when placed next to other ideas referencing a pattern-of-three... if we can assume that the "3" is indeed an expressed progression beyond the "2".




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Date of Origination: Tuesday, 20-Dec-2016... 03:55 AM
Date of initial posting: Monday, 19-Dec-2016... 10:25 AM