QUANTUM LOGIC and the Cuckoo’s Egg of BINARY LOGIC
Alternative Title: The HOLOGRAPHIC UNIVERSE
In choosing a title for this essay, I thought of how Bohm chose titles like “Wholeness and the Implicate Order” while Nietzsche was addressing the same topic with titles like “Twilight of the Idols, or, How to Philosophize with a Hammer” and how these seemed to favour ONE SIDE or the OTHER of the reality of a NON-DUALITY. Of course, in reading their works, one soon realizes that they are claiming that the popular reality of WESTERN CULTURE as propagated through our DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR based language (as Nietzsche rightly describes it) So Bohm goes for WHAT IS while Nietzsche goes for WHAT IS NOT.
Why not be upfront about how we are FOOLING OURSELVES, and by “WE” I intend WE WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS who, as Bohm claims are driving ourselves CRAZY by FRAGMENTING REALITY and living and behaving as if we were independent fragments and as if we lived in NATIONS which are independent fragments and worked in CORPORATIONS which are independent fragments, a BULLSHIT ‘independence’ deriving, as Nietzsche says, from the DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR where we speak of things GROWING like ‘the HURRICANE’ which we say is GROWING LARGER AND STRONGER’, … giving the impression that there is a local thing there that we could capture and put in a bottle and observe “ITS” thrashing around. But, no, there is no LOCAL THING associated with the NAME “HURRICANE” there is only the TRANSFORMING RELAITONAL CONTINUUM IN WHERE THERE IS HURRICANING as a “disturbance” WITHIN THE ONE WHOLE TRANSFORMING RELATIONAL CONTINUUM.
So, as Bohm points out, we (WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS) have a PROBLEM because we are using LANGUAGE and GRAMMAR that breaks the transforming relational continuum aka the WAVE-FIELD aka the Tao, the world of our sense-experience of inclusion therein, … into MANY FRAGMENTS, … and THEN and ONLY THEN, … are we forced to come up with the DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR to try, within the constraining realm of LANGUAGE-based-CONCEPT-CONSTRUCTING, to construct a decent REPRESENTATION of our sense-experience reality. In constructing this LANGUAGE-based, syche-stimulated REPRESENTATION, we WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS have employed, as Nietzsche points out, a DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR as in the HURRICANE example where the relational form in the transforming relational continuum such as the HURRICANING, we use language to LIFT OUT AS IF THE FLOW-FEATURE WERE A SEPARATE AND INDEPENDENT THING (thans to NAMING) and equip it with ITS OWN POWERS OF AUTHORING ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENT with GRAMMAR.
That DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR is how HURRICANING IN THE TRANSFORMING ATMOSPHERE (the ATMOSPHERING) is LIFTED OUT and SET DOWN …. AS IF IT WERE…. A LOCAL THING-IN-ITSELF…. WITH-ITS-“OWN POWERS” of AUITHORING ACTION AND DEVELOPMENT; i.e. NO MORE BEING A RELATIONAL FORM IN THE TRANSFORMING RELATIONAL CONTINUUM, … AFTER THIS DOUBLE ERROR OF NAMING AND GRAMMAR TREATMENT, … HAVING ASCENDED INTO A CONDITION OF INDEPENDENT BEING EQUIPPED WITH ITS OWN POWERS OF AUTHORING ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENT.
GOODBYE HOLOGRAPHIC UNIVERSE, HELLO FRAGMENTED WESTERN CULTURE PSYCHOLOGICAL FRAGMENTATION, because the fragmentation SURE AS HELL IS NOT ‘OUT THERE’ in the transforming relational continuum AND NEITHER IS THERE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE FRAGMENTS BECAUSE THERE ARE NO FRAGMENTS. So when the talk starts up and the double errors of naming and grammar spew forth for the intellect to put together into the construction of REPRESENTATIONS OF REALITY that are LOCAL and EXPLICIT
SOMETHING JUST WENT AMISS WITHIN OUR THOUGHT AND LANGUAGE CONSTRUCTION REGIME and it is by way of this DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR as Nietzsche calls it, because IT GIVES US THE ABSTRACT SUBSTITUTE REALITY featuring LOCAL AUTHORING of actions and developments including FROWTH and DEVELOPMENT and PRODUCTION and these are concepts that enable FRAGMENTATION of our sense-experience reality of inclusion in continual flux; i.e. the reality of inclusion in the transforming relational continuum aka the WAVE-FIELD aka the Tao.
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I REPEAT FOR THE PURPOSE OF HAVING THIS RETAINED IN THE MIND: … THE DOUBLE ERROR OF NAMING AND GRAMMAR IMPUTES LOCAL AUTHORING OF ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS which we use to FRAGMENT our sense-experience reality by crafting an ABSTRACT SUBSTITUTE REALITY featuring LOCAL AUTHORING of actions and developments including FROWTH and DEVELOPMENT and PRODUCTION and these are concepts that enable FRAGMENTATION of our sense-experience reality of inclusion in continual flux;; i.e. the reality of inclusion in the transforming relational continuum aka the WAVE-FIELD aka the Tao.
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Ok, now let’s go back to the title; QUANTUM LOGIC and the Cuckoo’s Egg of BINARY LOGIC
QUANTUM LOGIC is the BOTH/AND LOGIC OF THE INCLUDED MEDIUM WHILE BINARY LOGIC is the EITHER/OR LOGIC OF THE EXCLUDED MEDIUM (remember how Modern physics points out that matter is a condensation of the electromagnetic field which invokes QUANTUM LOGIC wherein MATTER and FIELD are ONE, well that agrees with our sense-experience reality while BINARY LOGIC wherein MATTER and SPACE are TWO iis intellectual abstract THAT DOES NOT AGREE WITH OUR sense-experience reality.
BINARY LOGIC is like the Cuckoo’s Egg which hatches out something that doesn’t fit into the family of things it is entering into. In the world of our sense-experience, everything is related (mitakuye oyasin in an indigenous aboriginal language expression). BINARY LOGIC IS FRAGMENTATIVE, IT BUILDS REPRESENTATIONS BASED ON SPLITTING RELATIONAL FLOW-FORMS INTO SEPARATE THINGS so that, for example, the HURRICANING IN THE ATMOSPHERING is SPLIT APARE and RE-PRESENTED with the DOUBL ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR as the HURRICANE which is now MOVING THROUGH THE ATMOSPHERE as if HURRICANE and ATMOSPHERE were TWO SEPARATE THINGS-IN-THEMSELVES AS BINARY LOGIC WOULD HAVE IT.
THERE IS NO SUCH THING IN SENSE-EXPERIENCE REALITY AS ‘SEPARATE THINGS-IN-THEMSELVES” SUCH AS “HURRICANES” WHICH MOVE THROUGH “A SEPARATE, MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE CONTAINING SPACE”. To make such abstraction logically consistent, we would have to INVENT a notional ABSOLUTE SPACE CONTAINER in which the purportedly INDEPENDENTLY EXISTING HURRICANE RESIDES and MOVES AROUND IN. This flies in the face of our sense-experience grounded understanding wherein HURRICANING IN THE ATMOSPHERING is like WHORLING IN THE FLOWING, understandable in the QUANTUM LOGIC terms where there is just one flow with two aspects; the whorling in the flowing. BINARY LOGIC follows the language-based DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR to split out the HURRICANE as if it were a LOCAL THING-IN-ITSELF and use GRAMMAR to impute to it ITS OWN POWERS of AUTHORING ACTIONS and DEVELOPMENT, hence, ‘the HURRICANE is GROWING LARGER AND STRONGER and is DEVASTATING NEW ORLEANS’. GOODBYE TO THE ALL-INCLUDING TRANSFORMING RELATIONAL CONTINUUM, HELLO FRAGMENTED “SUBSTITUTE REALITY” FEATURING LOCAL NAMING-INSTANTIATED THINGS-IN-THEMSELVES WITH GRAMMAR-GIVEN POWERS OF LOCAL AUTHORING OF ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS.
Well, we can’t argue against the fact that FRAGMENTATION such as this allows us to CONSTRUCT REPRESENTATIONS OF REALITY where we can start off locally (thanks to NAMING) and thus having to capture the whole transforming relational continuum which is beyond the representational capability of even a fully-loaded mouthful of words.
IF NATURE WON’T COOPERATE BY GIVING US A MANAGEABLE FOOTHOLD FOR OUR LANGUAGE-BASED REPRESENTATIONS, THEN NATURE IS GOING TO HAVE TO ADJUST TO SUIT OUR NEEDS; I.E. THE LIMITED CAPABILITY OF OUR LANGUAGE ARCHITECTURE WHICH CAN’T POSSIBLE CAPTURE THE WHOLE TRANSFORMING RELATIONAL CONTINUUM WITHOUT BREAKINGIT DOWN INTO FRAGMENTS AND THUS CONTRIVING A “FRAGMENTS BASED SUBSTITUTE REALITY” WHICH IS WITHIN REACH OF THE LIMITED CAPABILITY OF OUR NAMING AND GRAMMAR BASED LANGUAGE.
BINARY LOGIC wherein FIGURE and GROUND or INHABITANT and HABITAT comes into play here and replace the natural QUANTUM LOGIC wherein FIGURE-and-GROUND or INHABITANT-and-HABITAT are ONE.
This BINARY LOGIC based SPLITTING of the QUANTUM LOGIC INHABITANT-and-HABITAT are ONE, … into INHABITANT-and-HABITAT-are-TWO so that instead of the HURRICANING IN THE ATMOSPHERING, we have instead, the HURRICANE in the ATMOSPHERE and we have GRAMMAR so that we can construct representations where “the HURRICANE” … MOVES THROUGH … “the ATMOSPHERE”; i.e. they are really are TWO SEPARATE AND INDEPENDENT THINGS-IN-THEMSELVES, thanks to the abstracting power of the combination of NAMING and GRAMMAR.
THANK GOODNESS! This FRAGMENTING SCHEME of NAMING and GRAMMAR which implies LOCAL AUTHORING power to the NAMING-instantiated LOCAL THING, allows us CONSTRUCT A SUBSTITUTE REALITY THAT IS LOCAL AND EXPLICIT, AND SIDESTEPS THE PROBLEM OF INEFFABILITY OF THE TRANSFORMING RELATIONAL CONTINUUM.
OF COURSE, WE HAVE TO DROP OUT THE CONTINUING TRANSFORMATION ASPECT ALSO BECAUSE WORDS JUST SIT THERE AND KEEP SAYING THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER AGAIN WHILE THE WORLD OF OUR SENSE-EXPERIENCE IS CONTINUALLY TRANSFORMING, … SO THAT WE SHALL HAVE TO SETTLE FOR A LANGUAGE THAT LETS US CONSTRUCT ‘SUBSTITUTE REALITIES’ STARTING FROM LOCAL STATIC PIECES AND BUILD UP FROM THERE, PUTTING THE PIECES INTO MOTION SINCE STATIC NAME-INSTANTIATED PIECES ARE A STAKE-IN-THE-GROUND IN OUR LANGUAGE ARCHITECTURE THAT PREVENTS US FROM REPRESENTING MOTION AS SOMETHING BASIC, AND WE WILL HAVE TO ‘ADD IN’ MOTION “AFTER THE FACT” OF INJECTING ONTOLOGICAL ENTITITIES IN OUR LANGUAGE BASED REPRESENTATION.
The ’reality’ we construct with this BINARY LOGIC jumpstart LOCAL THING-based construction that we ‘set into motion’ with GRAMMAR is of course NOT capturing our sense-experience reality but is a LANGUAGE-BASED REPRESENTATION that sets up a SUBSTITUTE REALITY that we can use as crude ‘GO-BY’ to share MOCK-UP IMPRESSIONS of sense-experience reality.
NOT ALL CULTURES have ARCHITECTED THEIR LANGUAGES in this manner that we WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS have. In particular, the indigenous aboriginal languages have retained the impression of fluidity as in our sense-experience reality wherein EVERYTHING IS IN FLUX as is the nature of the TRANSFORMING RELATIONAL CONTINUUM aka the WAVE-FIELD aka the Tao.
SURE, it is possible to architect language that retains the QUANTUM LOGIC of HURRICANING IN THE ATMOSPHERING wherein INHABITANT-and-HABITAT-are-ONE, without dropping down to BINARY LOGIC representation wherein INHABITANT and HABITAT are TWO, as in ‘the HURRICANE is moving through the ATMOSPHERE’.
BUT WE WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS ARCHITECTED OUR LANGUAGE USING BINARY LOGIC, and that’s kind of nice because it makes us think of ourselves as INHABITANTS which are INDEPENDENT of the HABITAT, so that we construct representations wherein, not only does the HURRICANE “MOVE THROUGH” the ATMOSPHERE, but the ANIMAL INHABITANT “MOVES THROUGH” the INANIMATE LANDSCAPE. BINARY LOGIC thus supports the abstraction of the INDEPENDENCE of NAMING-INSTANTIATED things-in-themselves such as ANIMALS and HUMANS and HURRICANES.
QUANTUM LOGIC, on the other hand, is BOTH/AND logic of the INCLUDED medium as contrasted with BINARY LOGIC’s EITHER/OR LOGIC of the EXCLUDED medium, so in the QUANTUM LOGIC understanding, “THERE IS HURRICANING IN THE ATMOSPHERING”, a NONLOCAL and IMPLICIT representation that is consistent with indigenous aboriginal language architecture, … this has been reduced in BINARY LOGIC understanding to THE HURRICANE IS MOVING THROUGH THE ATMOSPHERE, a LOCAL and EXPLICIT representation that declares to the existence of TWO ONTOLOGICALLY separate and different LOCAL, EXPLICIT entities.
BINARY LOGIC with its SUBSTITUTE REALITY featuring LOCAL EXPLICIT ENTITIES that are freely existing and which can move about as directed by GRAMMAR within NAMING and GRAMMAR based logical propositions such as the HURRICANE is GROWING LARGER and STRONGER and is DEVASTATING NEW ORLEANS. This DOUBLE ERROR based REPRESENTATION, as Nietzsche calls it, OBFUSCATES the reality of relational TRANSFORMATION wherein everything is included within the one TRANSFORMING RELATIONAL CONTINUUM aka the WAVE-FIELD aka the Tao.
QUANTUM LOGIC retains the INHABITANT-and-HABITAT-as-ONE sense-experience supported reality wherein THERE IS HURRICANING IN THE TRANSFORMING ATMOSPHERE and it makes ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE to say that the HURRICANE MOVES THROUGH THE ATMOSPHERE because the HURRICANING IS THE ATMOSPHERING as thew WHORLING is the FLOW, and NOT WHORLS “IN THE FLOW”.
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WE HAVE BINARY LOGIC and we have QUANTUM LOGIC at our disposal for use in our constructing INTELLCTUAL REPRESENTATIONS of SENSE-EXPERIENCE REALITY. Our intellect is stimulated by language based constructions and our intellect IS NOT OBLIGED TO ENSURE CONSISTENCY WITH OUR SENSE-EXPERIENCE, and that choice of whether to GROUND OUR UNDERSTANDING in our intellectual language based conceptions or in our sense-experience VARIES BY CULTURE. WE WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTs have chosen to go with free-standing intellectual representations that may be BINARY LOGIC based and UNGROUNDED in QUANTUM LOGIC SENSE EXPERIENCE while EASTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS consistently stick with SENSE-EXPERIENCE GROUNDED QUANTUM LOGIC REPRESENTATIONS of REALITY.
Our WESTERN CULTURE practice of BINARY LOGIC LOCAL AUTHORING based reality constructions is a FRAGMENTATIONAL CRAZY-MAKER that invokes criticism from indigenous aboriginals;
This we know, the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. This we know. All things are connected like the blood which unites one family. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the earth, befalls the sons of the earth. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.”— “Chief Seattle”
USING BINARY LOGIC to notional LIFT THE INHABITANT OUT OF THE HABITAT AND SET HIM UP AS A LOCAL THING-IN-ITSELF WITH GRAMMAR GIVEN POWERS OF LOCAL AUTHORING IS A CRAZY-MAKING FRAGMENTATIVE ILLUSION. Now ILLUSIONS can be useful for INFERENCE of inarticulable fluid reality that lies out of reach of direct articulation, but when ILLUSIONS are employed as the OPERATIVE REALITY that shapes activity, they become DELUSIONS and that is WESTERN CULTURE’s current predicament that is coming from the popular use of BINARY LOGIC in constructing SUBSTITUTE REALITIES that are only good for INFERENCE of QUANTUM LOGIC reality, but which are instead being used as OPERATIVE REALITIES which is where FRAGMENTATION is coming from that Bohm has been warning us of;
1 FRAGMENTATION AND WHOLENESS (from Wholeness and the Implicate Order by David Bohm)
The title of this chapter is ‘Fragmentation and wholeness’. It is especially important to consider this question today, for fragmentation is now very widespread, not only throughout society, but also in each individual; and this is leading to a kind of general confusion of the mind, which creates an endless series of problems and interferes with our clarity of perception so seriously as to prevent us from being able to solve most of them.
Thus art, science, technology, and human work in general, are divided up into specialties, each considered to be separate in essence from the others. Becoming dissatisfied with this state of affairs, men have set up further interdisciplinary subjects, which were intended to unite these specialties, but these new subjects have ultimately served mainly to add further separate fragments. Then, society as a whole has developed in such a way that it is broken up into separate nations and different religious, political, economic, racial groups, etc. Man’s natural environment has correspondingly been seen as an aggregate of separately existent parts, to be exploited by different groups of people. Similarly, each individual human being has been fragmented into a large number of separate and conflicting compartments, according to his different desires, aims, ambitions, loyalties, psychological characteristics, etc., to such an extent that it is generally accepted that some degree of neurosis is inevitable, while many individuals going beyond the ‘normal’ limits of fragmentation are classified as paranoid, schizoid, psychotic, etc
I an saying the same thing in a slightly different way (and Nietzsche is also saying the same thing in a slightly different way still).
I am saying that in our WESTERN CULTURE use of language, we are constructing SUBSTITUTE REALITIES by substituting QUANTUM LOGIC with BINARY LOGIC hence the Cuckoo’s egg allusion because of the inappropriateness of the substitution which always reminds me of a friend with a Porsche who, when he burned out his engine, replaced it with a Volkswagen engine “BECAUSE IT FIT AND BECAUSE IT WAS FAR CHEAPER”
BINARY LOGIC is a CHEAP SUBSTITUTE for QUANTUM LOGIC and we like it because it SIMPLIFIES things in the manner pointed out by Poincaré in speaking of why we WESTERN CULTURE folks decided to use language constructions that injected a BINARY LOGIC split between the planets and space so as to avoid the complications of assuming their relative motion rather than making their motion absolute (by implying their inclusion in an absolute empty and infinite ‘Euclidean’ space];
And just as our Copernicus said to us : It is more convenient to suppose the earth turns round, since thus the laws of astronomy are expressible in a much simpler language ; this one would say: It is more convenient to suppose the earth turns round, since thus the laws of mechanics are expressible in a much simpler language’. Henri Poincaré, ‘Science and Hypothesis’, Ch. VII Relative Motion and Absolute Motion
THERE’S A NICE EXAMPLE OF THE CUCKOO’S EGG SUBSTITUTION OF BINARY LOGIC IN PLACE OF QUANTUM LOGIC.
SUPPOSING WE WANTED TO INCORPORATE OUR UNDERSTANDING THAT MATTER IS A CONDENSATION OF FIELD SO THAT MATERIAL INHABITANT AND IMMATERIAL (FIELD-BASED) HABITAT ARE REALLY ONLY ONE LIKE WHORL IN THE FLOW. …HEY, THAT IMPACTS OUR LANGUAGE ARCHITECTURE, FORCING US TO ABANDON THE SPLITTING APART OF INHABITANT AND HABITAT THAT WE HAVE BUILT INTO LANGUAGE BY WAY OF THE DOUBLE ERROR OF NAMING AND GRAMMAR WHICH IMPARTS NOTIONAL LOCAL AUTHORING POWERS AS WITH NAMING-INSTANTIATED THINGS-IN-THEMSELVES WITH GRAMMAR-GIVEN AUTHORING POWERS.
BUT THIS BINARY LOGIC BASED, FRAGMENTED SUBSTITUTE REALITY WHICH SPLITS APART HURRICANE AND ATMOSPHERE THAT WE HAVE MANUFACTURED WITH THE DOUBLE ERROR OF NAMING AND GRAMMAR HAS BEEN GETTING US INTO TROUBLE BECAUSE, WHILE IT MAKES SPEECH MUCH SIMPLER BY AVOIDING HAVING TO DEAL WITH THE INEFFABLE ALL-INCLUDING TRANSFORMING RELATIONAL CONTINUUM AKA THE WAVE-FIELD AKA THE TAO, … BY CHOPPING OUT THE BITS WE WANT TO FOCUS ATTENTION, WE CREATE FRAGMENTATION THAT, AS BOHM SAYS, IS GETTING OUT OF HAND. EVERYBODY WANTS ‘THEIR OWN COUNTRY’ AND ‘THEIR OWN GENDER’ AND ‘THEIR OWN TOWN’ AND ‘THEIR OWN BUSINESS’ BECAUSE IT IS GOOD FOR THE EGO TO GO WITH THE DOUBLE ERROR OF NAMING AND GRAMMAR TO IMPUTE LOCAL AUTHORING TO THESE THINGS EVEN THOUGH OUR SENSE-EXPERIENCE REALITY IS OF INCLUSION IN THE ONE TRANSFORMING RELATIONAL CONTINUUM.
HEY, WE WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS HAVE GOT PROBLEMS WITH THIS FRAGMENTATION DELUSION. EVERYONE IS CLAIMING AUTHORSHIP OF THE GOOD STUFF AND IMPUTING AUTHORSHIP OF THE BAD STUFF TO ‘THOSE OTHER GUYS’ AND THIS IS VERY FRAGMENTATIVE AND IN SPITE OF THE FACT THAT THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS LOCAL AUTHORING, IT IS A DOUBLE ERROR OF NAMING AND GRAMMAR.
LET’S BE HONEST, there is no such thing as LOCAL AUTHORING of ANYTHING since as our sense-experience informs us, we share inclusion in THE TRANSFORMING RELATIONAL CONTINUUM AKA THE WAVE-FIELD AKA THE Tao.
BUT WE WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS ARE NOW “LOCKED IN BY HIGH SWITCHING COSTS” BECAUSE LOCAL AUTHORING GIVES US EGO AND STATUS AND RECOGNITION AND ADMIRATION OR EVEN ADULATION AND THAT AMOUNTS TO “LOCK IN BY HIGH SWITCHING COSTS” since we would have to fall back into an UNFRAGMENTED REALITY wherein EVERYTHING IS RELATIONALLY INTERDEPENDENT as in ‘MITAKUYE OYASIN’; i.e. as is accepted indigenous aboriginal cultures as also in MODERN PHYSICS.
As the SYSTEMS SCIENCES have discovered, we WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS are NOT READY FOR GETTING HONEST about this because all of the credits and kudos we got for LOCAL AUTHORSHIP will vaporize as we admit to living in an interdependent world. In her reporting on the innate interdependence characteristic of sense-experience reality, systems scientist Martine Dood’s Taljjard affirms the systems sciences finding that the world is NOT REALLY FRAGMENTED, that we instead are living in a world … “ characterized by global interconnectedness and mutual interdependence”
The Name of the Devil is Suboptimization’ (N.B. SUBOPTIMIZATION IS FRAGMENTATION).
“The above aphorism, attributed to Kenneth Boulding, points to the inherent weakness characterizing the mindset and socio‐economic, political, educational and managerial practices of Western Industrial society as it developed over the past 300 years. It has its basis in the analytic‐reductionistic scientific paradigm, which, despite the remarkable technological applications it spawned, is inappropriate, conflict‐generating and dysfunctional in a world characterized by global interconnectedness and mutual interdependence …” — György Jaros and Martine Dodds-Taljaard (International Society of Systems Sciences)
NOW WHAT’S THAT GOING TO DO FOR ‘THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE”? It will clearly put it in the realm of INTELLECTUAL ABSTRACTION which is part of the analytic‐reductionistic scientific paradigm, which, despite the remarkable technological applications it spawned, is inappropriate, conflict‐generating and dysfunctional.
The folly of the abstract belief in independent NATIONS is included in Bohm’s rant cited above which includes: … “ society as a whole has developed in such a way that it is broken up into separate nations and different religious, political, economic, racial groups, etc.”
WHY THE TITLE: …. QUANTUM LOGIC and the Cuckoo’s Egg of BINARY LOGIC
BINARY LOGIC is TOO SIMPLE and LACKS THE REPRENTATIONAL POWER of QUANTUM LOGIC. In particular, BINARY LOGIC cannot handle the reality of that MATTER is a CONDENSATION of the ELECTROGMATIC FIELD which is basic to our sense experience lives. We need to be able to acknowledge that moving things like the avalanche crashing down the mountain side, while it makes a nice talking point, is like the VW engine in the Porsche or like the Cuckoo’s egg, capturing our attention in the foreground while what is really going on is TRANSFORMATION which includes the HOLE OPENING that is CONJGUATE to the ROCKS CRASHING DOWN.
HOW COULD WE FORGET ABOUT THE HJOLE OPENING UP? HOW COULD WE LET THE FEMALE OPENING GO MISSING AND BECOME THE DEA INCOGNITA HAUNTING US BECAUSE WE LEFT HER OUT IN OUR REDUCING REALITY TO A SUBSTITURE REALITY FEATURES “ONLY” MALE ASSERTIVE DYNAMICS.
WE ARE GETTING REMINDER THAT WE HAVE BEEN LEAVING OUT THE FEMALE CONJUGATE BECAUSE TOGETHER THEY INFORM US OF REALITY AS TRANSFORMATION AND EVERYTHING IS INCLUDED IN IN TRANSFORMATION, BUT WHEN WE BREAK OUT MALE ASSERTIVE AUTHORING OF ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS WITH THE DOUBLE ERROR OF NAMING AND GRAMMAR, WE CREATE A SUBSTITUTE REALITY WHICH IS ONE-SIDED AS WITH MALE-ASSERTIVE CREATION WHICH IS MISSING THE CONJUGATE FEMALE-ACCOMMODATING SWALLOWING. IN THE CASE OF PLANETINGS IN THE ATMOSPHERING, WE HAVE VOLCANIC EXTRUSION OVER HERE AND CRUSTAL SUBDUCTION OVER HERE WHICH CO-CONSTITUTE TRANSFORMATION.
Our language is something we architected giving a foundation role to local material things-in-themselves, so naturally we have to start with the EARTH, not as a PLANETING IN THE ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD WHICH REQUIRES QUANTUM LOGIC, BUT AS A BINARY LOGIC BASED SEPARATE THING-IN-ITSELF. So we are stuck with talking in terms of volcanic extrusions and crustal subductions as a crude way of explaining the continual transformation we observe the earth undergoing. If its gotta be a LOCAL THING-IN-ITSELF then we will have to equip it with EXTRUSION and SUBDUCTION to explain how it is evidently TRANSFORMING. Of course, if we accept that the all-included electromagnetic field is the REAL REALITY, then we don’t have to force the EARTH to be the AUTHOR of its own TRANSFORMATION via extrusion and subduction but we can pull back and allow ourselves to understand PLANETING as a CONDENSING within the ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD.
The next time we see THAT VOLCANO OVER THERE ERUPTING, … we can shift gears and think in terms of WE ARE INCLUDED IN SOMETHING GREATER THAN OURSELVES so there is no need to architect language that imputes LOCAL POWERS OF AUTHORING OF ACTIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS to NAMING INSTANTIATE LOCAL THINGS-IN-THEMSELVES, as is our WESTERN CULTURE language based reality constructing habit.
OK, some of us don’t like the fact that if we back out of the LOCAL and EXPLICIT AUTHORING origins of reality, we have to accept an animating that derives from the NONLOCAL AND IMPLICIT which is fine if we have no problem with the concept of an electromagnetic field in which matter is a condensation of field, as is the finding of MODERN PHYSICS and which is QUANTUM LOGIC based.
But having become comfortable with BINARY LOGIC based SPLITTING APART of MATTER and SPACE so that we can understand MATERIAL THINGS as MOVING THROUGH SPACE as planes and hurricanes seem to move through the atmosphere, it is hard to break with that and conceive of hurricanes and planes and other matter being a condensation of the electromagnetic field., although the NORTHERN lights and other E=MC**2 phenomena where energy precipitates particles and particles dissolve by converting to energy suggests merit for the QUANTUM LOGIC reality option.
The warm water within cooler water zones that can be seen on sonar are exemplary of QUANTUM LOGIC wherein FIGURE and GROUND are ONE so that we are looing at TRANSFORMATION rather than TWO THINGS one of which is GROWING while the other is SHRINKING in CONJUGATE RELATION. Although we speak in such terms, there is not a COLD BODY OF WATER and a HOT BODY OF WATER, one of which GROWS in conjugate relation to the other SHRINKING, that is just the crude form of representation offered by BINARY LOGIC. In QUANTUM LOGIC we have relational BALANCE and we do not have a WARM ZONE and a COOL ZONE as if they were TWO ONTOLOGIES as in BINARY LOGIC. This is not an EITHER/OR BINARY LOGIC ontological reality but a BOTH/AND QUANTUM LOGIC balance-based reality.
We can see here that BINARY LOGIC and QUANTUM LOGIC …. ARE NOT GOING TO TAKE US TO THE SAME UNDERSTANDING, .. and that in the case of WESTERN MEDICINE’s choice of BINARY LOGIC for discriminating between HEALTH and ILLNESS, we end up with a different understanding that had we discriminated between HEALTH and ILLNESS in the QUANTUM LOGIC terms of BALANCE and IMBALANCE. While the former implies LOCAL and EXPLICIT origin as with microbial PATHOGENS, the latter implies NONLOCAL and IMPLICIT origin as with IMBALANCE in the microbial assemblage.
The CUCKOOS EGG analogy comes into play here because if we fist assume BINARY LOGIC that we have our answer in terms of the attack of a PATHOGEN (ROBIN HOOD) and its CASE CLOSED so that we never get to the QUANTUM LOGIC understanding in terms of IMBALANCE induced REBALANCING. This is why we keep getting COVID 19 VARIANTS because the IMBALANCE is never dealt with by the mistaken interpretation of attacking PATHOGENS.
The RICH and POOR SPLIT persists because the REBALANCERS (the ROBIN HOODS) were mistaken for PATHOGENS and programs were undertaken to ELIMINATE THE PATHOGENS which did nothing for, or exacerbated the REAL ISSUE which is the IMBALANCE (as with the imbalance in the microbial assemblage as shown to be the MISTAKE in trying to eliminate C. DIFFICILE which as PASTEUR and BÉCHAMP pointed out with Pastueur’s ‘le microbe n’est rien, the terrain est tout’, … has the ladder up the wrong wall because the proliferation of C. DIFFICILE is IMBALANCE related and is the RESULT OF THE MALADY (which is IMBALANCE) and NOT THE CAUSE OF THE MALADY.
Once one starts regarding ROBIN HOOD as a PATHOGEN, the Cuckoos Egg has hatched BINARY LOGIC has taken over the understanding so that the understanding is in the QUANTUM LOGIC terms of IMBALANCE in an answer without a question socket to plug into because it has already been plugged into with the Cuckoo’s Egg of BINARY LOGIC which will supply the ATTACK BY PATHOGEN answer, … QUESTION RESOLVED, NO FURTHER APPLICANTS NEED APPLY.
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FOOTNOTE: WHY HAS THIS ERROR IN USING BINARY LOGIC WHERE QUANTUM LOGIC IS NEEDED … NOT BEEN RESOLVED within our WESTERN CULTURE SOCIAL DYNAMIC?
We are currently in a situation of “LOCK IN BY HIGH SWITCHING COSTS”. This is a well known BLOCK to making natural sense-making corrections because one has made large investments things which are faulty of inferior so that changing them out will involve changing out a whole lot of things which are now dependent of them so that the high SWITCHING COSTS continue to hold the inferior or defective apparatus in place. The example commonly given is where one has purchased a Microsoft P.C. rather than a Macintosh and even if the Mac develops into a far superior system and is in the same price range as the P.D., the body of applications software that has been adapted to work on the P.C. now becomes a HUGE SWITCHING COST in that all of the custom software adaptations would have to be re-engineered if the applications software is to be moved over to the Mac. The fact that the Mac is better machine for the same price is not enough to motivate the shift because the huge cost of refitting all the applications software tailor-fitted to the PC, so that it will work on the Mac is a FAR GREATER cost than the machines themselves.
In the case of switching between BINARY LOGIC and QUANTUM LOGIC, the BINARY LOGIC assumption of LOCAL AUTHORING of actions and developments (the DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR) has been the basis for REWARDS and RECOGNITION in our WESTERN CULTURE social dynamic so that a whole hierarchy of differential power and influence as well as TRUST and RESPECT has been established on the basis of BELIEF IN LOCAL AUTHORING even though there is no such thing as LOCAL AUTHORING, it being a DOUBLE ERROR of NAMING and GRAMMAR.
THERE IS ALSO EGO LOCK-IN since belief in LOCAL AUTHORING has been entrenched in swollen EGOS even though there is no such thing as LOCAL AUTHORING in the transforming relational continuum of our sense-experience reality. Because of this LOCK-IN, BINARY LOGIC persists in place as the dominant logic in WESTERN CULTURE understanding and BINARY LOGIC is the source of FRAGMENTATION (through belief in LOCAL AUTHORING on the basis of NAMING-instantiated THINGS-IN-THEMSELVES with GRAMMAR-GIVEN powers of LOCAL AUTHORING). This FRAGMENTATION, as Bohm notes in his treatise ‘Wholeness and the Implicate Order) is churning up much dysfunction in our WESTERN CULTURE social dynamic and we can’t get out of this fragmentation because we have built it into our language and we keep repeating it over and over again to ourselves.
The COVID 19 Pandemic is the result of widespread WESTERN CULTURE belief in BINARY LOGIC based PATHOGENS. Our COVID 19 ANTI-PATHOGEN defense response (vaccination programs etc.) is like defending ourselves against ROBIN HOOD where the issue is not ATTACKING PATHOGENS but IMBALANCE that is inducing REBALANCING actions. The needed action is NOT to eliminate the perceived PATHOGENS but to attend to the NEEDED REBALANCING. We have stumbled through this before with Vitamin C and other REBALANCING REMEDIES that were preceded by failed attempts based on PATHOGEN ELIMINATION. We continue to kill sufferers of microbial imbalance that manifests as C. DIFFICILE proliferation by using anti-biotics to kill c. difficile when the c. difficile proliferation is NOT THE CAUSE OF ILLNESS AS ATTACK OF PATHOGENS BUT THE RESULT OF ILLNESS AS IMBALANCE IN THE MICROBIAL ASSEMBLAGE. “Le microbe n’est rien, le terrain est tout’” (Pasteur and Béchamp).
We WESTERN CULTURE ADHERENTS, to clear up this PATHOGEN delusion, need to shift our understanding from BINARY LOGIC to QUANTUM LOGIC and from ELIMINATION OF PATHOGENS to RESTORING OF RELATIONAL BALANCE.
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