Can Understanding Understand?

Evolution 26Sep2014

Evolution 27Sep2014

Evolution 1Oct2014

Just a tad of Doug's current reading go.

In September, 1991 Doug bought all of Isaac Asimov's Foundation Series books. In 1992 Asimov transitioned.
He was born in 1920. Look him up in Wikipedia. Fabulous human! Similar Sidis, Mather, etc.

Doug had been introduced to Asimov by one of his employees, Eric Bolinger. Eric was doing his Baccalaureate in Physicsc, and
he and I were endlessly debating (even then) classical notions vs. (at that time) 'fictional' memes.
Eric felt that classical physics was final. The truth, etc. I knew something was wrong, but I couldn't wrap my mind around it enough
to respond in 'physical' terms. This was a part of Doug's motivation to do something about Pirsig's "dialectic is a genetic defect in human reason."
Quantonics happened! Quantonics slowly emerged! Quantonics IS!

Asimov's Foundation Series languished on Doug's bookshelves, unread, unattended, until September of 2014, nearly a quarter century later.

Early editions of that series were published in 1950s when Asimov was just barely 30.

Much of what Asimov has written resonates what is happening in our world today. Empires are born, raised, live, and die. Truthings evolve.

Upon finishing volume one, Doug wrote at top of last chapter's first page, "Can Understanding Understand?"

Doug wrote that query since Asimov was using 'understand' in a classically static manner, as though 'understand' could concretely defy (Petrify, reify,...,)
nature's absolutely quantized evolutionary perpetual ubiquitous change, chance, and choice ontologies.

Yet Asimov's whole fictional genre was~is about intrinsic evolution of all reality and all reality's con(m)stitua.

Pirsig's quote Li~la~blurted itself on Doug's quantum~stagings, "...dialectic is a genetic defect in human reason."

Asimov's Foundation Series didn't Understand, wasn't Understanding that defect.
Instead, yet appropriately, Asimov grasped that social organized religion...

(in a flawed hyperc placec-identityc of dialectic...similar Einstein's bogus, "acceleration is an identityc of gravityc...")

...was the basic defect in human reason. Rather, as accelerationq is a symptomq of gravityq,
religionc is a deceitful and tyrannical symptomc of dialecticc!
Asimov didn't grasp how a baser flaw of raw (Pirsigean demoted, devalued, socially corrupt) dialectic lay
beneath all centrally-plannedc socialc scalarbations of mindc and thoughtc.
Asimov was metastatically dis eased (especially) with (corrupt Ponzi-schematic linguistic) dialectic!
Yet he intuited some quantum~protomemes.

Doug's astonishment was epiphanous!

That momentq is when Doug wrote, "Can Understanding Understand?"
At issue here, for Doug, is self~other oppositionc vis-à-vis antinomialismq of
c and Understandc vis-à-vis Understandingq and Understandq.
Ultimately, that issue is crux for Doug's answer to this page's web title, Can Understanding Understand?

Burgeoning with Peircean abduction, our issue here begs a query whose hypotheses are limitless...

27Sep2014 - Doug.

"Momentq" as used by Doug means unstoppable meliorativeq rqcs processq, n¤t
Zeno of Elea-esque classical dialectical zero-latency instantaneousc stoppabilityc.

This page is going to be huge. It will emersce n¤vælty indefinitely as long as Doug remains a viable living entity on earth.

Doug's next effort here will be to treat 'understanding' and 'understand' toposically. After that Doug will go back to
Heraclitus ("panta rei," change is absolute, etc.),
William James (truth is made: potential implication of evolution, etc.), and
Henri Louis Bergson (truth evolves: implication that truth evolves durationally, etc.) for benchmarking
justifications of Doug's opus here. Doug's memes include evolution as a natural intrinsic in a quantum~holographic reality which
begs up to Planck rate holographic flux energy~wellings' quantum~antinomial~complementary perpetual and ubiquitous coobsfection.

"Let it evolve..."

Doug - 25Sep2014.

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One of Doug's fondest remembrances regarding understanding is Bergson's (paraphrased) "Change (radical spontaneity) is simple, State (radical inertia) is Complex."
Attending that fondness is one of Doug's favorite quotes of Heraclitus regarding
the Logos [B1] AKA the Account [B2] and how,
according Heraclitus, common (socially
c propagandized, dialectically-mob-conditioned) folk fail to grasp its essence.
Actually two quotes B50 and B51 combine to proffer Dougs favorites, "Listening not to me but to the account, it is wise to agree that all things are one [quantum~coherent]. [B50]" and
"They [the mob
c] do not comprehend how, in differing, it [the account] agrees with itself--a backward turning connection [holographicq nexiq], like that of a bow and lyre. [B51]"
Doug's brackets and italics. Quotes are from many derivative references of Diels Kranz.
Source Doug uses most often is Jonathan Barnes' Early Greek Philosophy, Penguin paperback, 1987.

When Doug first read those quotes he didn't have a[ny] quantum~understanding[s] of what Heraclitus meant.
Doug's first reading was probably part of his work on Pirsig's books.
If recall serves it was Curd and McKirahan's A Presocratics Reader, which Doug read first in late 1990s. I like Barnes better.

Why did few understand Jesus' "parables?" Why have few even begun to understand Heraclitus' fragmented opus?

Doug's opinion claims Jesus and Heraclitus were natural quantum~Qabalic~gnostics.

"Doug, How can you expect us to accept your claim in any sense of even partialq validityq?"

Jesus was an Essene Gnostic. See Elaine Pagels' The Johannine Gospel in Gnostic Exegesis. Pagels' research shows us Jesus was a gnostic.
Pagels was Harvard Chair of Religion for a decade or more (recall). She is currently Emeritus at Princeton.

Jesus like Magdalene and Didymos Thomas was an advanced student of Qabala, Autiot, Gematria, Sepher Yetsira, Sefirot, and Gnosis (descended from Abraham).
Those credentials make them remarkably compatible with modern quantum~theory.
Especially quantum
~middle~inclusion, ~fractal~recursion, ~coherence, ~complementarity, ~antinomiality, etc.

Heraclitus came from a wealthy family and all that Doug has read about him pro and con, puts him in that same elite quantum~sophist learning tradition which is more than four millennia durable.
As far as Doug knows, and he has only marginal linguistic qua, Qabala, its Autiot and Gematria, existed for many millennia prior Abraham...but how long?...don't know.
Hebrew is a poor sister Anglicanesque derivative of Autiot, almost useless for any quantum~learning~understandings' adventures.
Dialecticians have, tragically, ruined almost all human epistemology via their reengineering of human thought
since early Greeks like Parmenides, Plato and Aristotle. A two millennium old, plus, human tragedy!

Those quantum~especiallies, "...middle~inclusion, fractal~recursion, coherence, complementarity, antinomiality, etc..."
are essence of any successful omniscription of comparisons of understand and understanding.

Doug - 26Sep2014.

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Let's take a Greek approach to fathoming 'understand,' and 'understanding.' Greeks impacted, linguistically, much of Latin, especially in terms of medicine, philosophy, and religion.

As a result, English (Anglican) ideasc as platonic concrete were SOM boxed-in...semantically. Unfortunately. Even tragically.

From whence 'understand' in Greek? What does 'understand' mean in Greek?

It means literally (hylically) hypostasis! Hypo: under. Stasis: stand. N¤t quantum at all, eh?
[çatholiç, schismatic Aristotelean, Aquinian-] Deadness as a orthodox, dogmatic, axiomatic given. Substance, [formal reductive-] residue, [Peter-fied-, petrified-] matter, etc.,
as classically, ideally
, Parmenidically, Platonically dead! Absence of livingq, and lifeq's ubiquitousq and perpetualq holographicq metabolisisq.

Should we buy into this Greek BS even though we experience life and its life~death quantum~cyclings directly? Doug thinkqs n¤t.

Ponder Greek's metastatic, cancerous linguistic infection of Latin and English let alone other possibilities. Ugh!

Greek hypostasisc is what Doug means by, understandc and understandingc.

"Doug, What must we do to meliorate this great linguistic distortion of thoughtq itself?"

Fathom how Autiot and Quantonics are about quantum~hyper~animare [L.], i.e., quantum~dynamic, absolute quantal changings',
instillation of lifeq and livingq above all else, philosophically, linguistically, and spiritually.

Doug's use of 'Fathom,' then, becomes an exemplar of what Doug means by understandingq and understandq.
Grasping that lifeq, its comsciousnessq, its perpetualq livingq~dyingq cyclesq,
and their ubiquitous fractalq recursionq practicesq persistentq complementaryq~antinomialq
amongq all its how sentientsq understandq and are understandingq.
Lifeq itself, livingq itself, without deathc as Platonic
concretec, rather as unending fractalq~recursiveq always næw beginningsq...
"In all (only apparent) lifeq~endingsq cohereq animareq (i.e., instillationq of) n¤væl lifeq re beginningsq.
(Desiderate your understandingq of Bayt and

Dump classical dialecticians! Embrace quantum holographicians!

Avoid dialecticians, your enemies, soundly identified as corruptc. Find quantum~friends, who will extend themselves, nourishing your own and their pneumatic quantum~growth.

Doug - 27Sep,1Oct2014.

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Regarding human passion for understanding, disregarding his colloquial dialectic, Doug loves Michael Polanyi's:

"I have spoken of our craving for understanding, and have mentioned the intellectual [and pneumatic] passion which impels us towards making ever closer contact with reality.
passions are powerful forces pursuing high hopes.
Indeed, if the shaping [
evolvingq and transemerqingq] of knowledge is achieved by pouring ourselves into new forms [emerqancyingsq] of existenceq,
the acquisition of knowledge should be found to be motivated by the deepest forces [quantons(scin,quan)] of our beingq...To a mind on the alert,
whatever seems intelligible presents a problem and stirs it to the prospect of di(omni)scovery. Thus will the active [livingq] mind avail itself
of ever new opportunities to undergo a changeq that will make it more satisfying to its modifiedq selfq."

Michael Polanyi, The Study of Man, p. 34 of 102 pages total.
Students of Quantonics, substitute interrelationshipings for '
contact,' memes for 'forces,'
k~now~ings for 'knowledge,' n¤vel for 'new,' and emerqancyings for 'forms.'

Doug's color, bold, Apple Chancery font, brackets, parentheticals and quantum~subscripts.

See Doug's 2004 original unperturbed quotation of Polanyi.

Our passions and craving for deeper insights and fathomings of realityq are part and partial of humanityq. When we lose that, we are dead, dying: Mawt~Ha~Mawt.

Classical ideas and notions of socialc organizationc, one size fits all, religion's dogmac and orthodoxyc, politicos' One World Order, and
'commonc sensec' are all means of displacing our passionsq and cravingsq re deeper fathomingsq of realityq.
Those who attempt to yoke us, chain us, imprison and detend us in their "we know what is good for you," polemic dialectical hegemonies are Satan, evil,
control freaks.
Only your individual dueq diligenceq in understandingq selfq and self'sq roleq i
hn realityq can protect you from their machinationsc.

Real understandingq requires your unending vigilance against academic, political, and religious hegemons' attempts to control you.
Fecundate your
passions for understanding, fecundate your cravingq for individualq freedomsq and their ever~attending vicissitudes.
Doug's words enlightenq further Polanyi's, "...
passion which impels us towards making ever closer contact [interrelationshipingsq] with reality. "

See Doug's:

Topos Table

QELR of 'understand'

Vital Impetus ("impels") as radical~quantum~fecund~vicissitudinality and radical~quantum~imperative~spontaneity.


Doug - 1Oct2014.

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