(To understand this blog you’ll want to begin at the beginning: HOME – Post 1, June 14, 2015). (glossary: N = Now, D = Demiourgos (God), C = Consciousness, Q = Incipient consciousness occurring at N,W = World State, t =- past)
March 30 (Cont’d)
So Q is given into the state W at N. Q recognizes logos and then self. The part of state, W, in which Q recognizes logos, is the body/brain which Q translates or transubstantiates into perceptia. This occurs because matter, including space, is a plenum in place of which the body/brain is an electro/chemical composite differing only in density and inter-relationship of particles and space from neighbouring matter.
The motion and force of electro-chemical activity within the body and brain, differentiates it from the rest of matter. All motion and forces and spatial relationships in physical existence, all given as successional states created by D at N. This is in interruption in void in which existence is presented as a state.
This, ‘presentation,’ is an act of cause, D. The act itself, though D remains beyond both void and existence must enter existence as elements of intentionality in existence. Intentionality is a generating form of consciousness. It enters existence throughout the duration of N and this is localized in place in receptive biological concentration of matter.
This must account for the genesis of consciousness as consciousness does not share significant properties with matter, such as extension in place or inertia. But instead the properties of act at N and intentionality with D are shared. Since these properties are essential definatory properties of cause D/
Consciousness (as Q), must be elementary composites of D, residual in N(+W). Since cause D creates existence, intentionally, an act of will. The entry of consciousness into existence as an act relating to forms of matter in place must also be an act of will on the part of D. Thus this supports the argument that creation is a conscious act.
This support is circular, yes, but manifest. Consciousness and matter are two entirely differing substances as Descartes correctly pointed out. Matter, (including space), has its origin as a condition temporarily replacing void that has been brought about solely by the hand shares with cause the attributes of act and intentionality with D. Whereas, matter is produced from the intentionality of D, consciousness is the presence of D in the creation of N(+W).
The intentional acts of Q at N are or were historically limited by place because Q has entered existence. But increasingly Q/N has seemed to gain a certain capability of influencing state-change through D. How this happens, exactly is occluded to consciousness (2) because consciousness as Q transubstantiating matter into perceptia and recalled conceptia is, by this act, given to interpretations of being as physicalia.
What comes out of the individual’s conscious self’s translation of matter into perceptia and the subsequent acts of categorization of perceptia into kind and simples and beyond into conceptualization, is policed by the social world into ‘reality.’
The objects of the physical world, represents by simples, are purely conceptia, purely mental. They are largely consensual and this appears to be so not only among humans but other higher mammals as well. it may be that this consensus of objectification of perceptia is the result of assigning simples to a function:
The function of a fire hydrant is different for a dog than it is for a human walking the dog. But the fire hydrant remains what it is for both dog and dog walker. The social world may in some cases cross species epistemologically. But it is what dictates reality, which is to suggest that, ‘real,’ reality may be something significantly different than what we believe it to be.
April 1 (Summary of Origins: T1 – T2)
Existence is a state that is presented within the framework of time, which itself is presented as a period of duration within which everything is, must have limits. These limits are when everything possible is not. Void. The period, N, of duration must be – the condition when the possibility of being is actualized. But N must be very short.
- That N must BE for existence to actualize is a base incontestable truth. T1
- That N must have limits follows from the unlikely condition of no change, in which any change would require a new time to change in. This limits the original condition of N to a condition when N is not. Therefore, if there is change, N must be limited to a period when it is. This is a necessary truth. T2
- That there is change is a truth of observation. T3
- Therefore, a state of existence in order to change to a new state of existence must present at a new N which must follow only when the original N becomes not – N. This condition is one of no existence. Void. T4
Of these four truths, T1, T2, and T4 are incontestable A Priori. They are necessary truths. T3 is a contingent truth based on there being a person in a succession of states that can observe the changes in existence.
Observation by direct experience of change, either by experience or by recording instrument of the end of N and the beginning of a new N, is impossible, because nothing in this interval, including time, exists. Therefore, the fact that this interval must exist or there would be no change in being is based on contingent truth. T3
We cannot experience time because experience requires several states of existence and therefore, actual time occurs much faster than experience which is an accumulation of conscious acts over a succession of states of existence at N. For the same reason, we cannot record instrumentally actual time.
- Two times N each presenting a separate existence together cannot be, otherwise there would be an infinite multiplication and muddle of time. Periods of time and existence must be distinct each from another. T5
- Since states of time and existence cannot exist simultaneously and since each state of time and existence is bounded by non-existence. T2, T4, no state of existence can causally affect a state that does not exist. T6
- Since periods of time are required for each new state of existence T2, each state must remain motionless. T7. Therefore, T3 change and motion are observed due to a rapid succession of states.
The cause of time and existence would necessarily have to originate as a condition that is outside void in order to expel void to cause existence.
The force that interrupts or expels void to present time in spite of the natural condition of no time, is not likely accidental, because time expels void repeatedly presenting states of existence that are consistent and not chaotic: contingent on observation which is in turn, contingent on interpretation of the understanding.
Thus I conclude so far that time and its necessary co-condition, existence, are, taken together, caused by some agent or agency that itself acts from a condition beyond time and existence as we understand them. In order to bring them about in whatever fashion, the causative agent or principle, must introduce them out of absolute nothing or void. This is not a ‘rabbit out of a hat,’ event, because there you have a hat from which the rabbit or at least, its formative principle can be pulled.
There appears to be a belief that physicalia created itself as an accident of densities, a confusion as to whether space and time occurred initially along with an expansion of matter. No compelling explanations given as to ‘where’ or ‘when,’ immediately prior to the concentration of matter which was supposed to include space and time.
Partly this confused explanation may be due to general relativity theory which supports an approach toward collapsing time and matter. The theory has some explanatory force in some specialized cases such as space in potent gravitational fields. But these relate to measurements of what is thought to be the behavior of matter in particular form as well as in large interspatial bodies and clusters of bodies.
But in fact, matter does not behave at all. Matter, instead, is presented in the brief moment time endures as an inert plenum. There is no reason to believe that the plenum of physicalia occupies all of existence simply because we do not know the extent of existence.
We can deduce that existence is motionless as a state in the instant N of time. Therefore, that physical existence is inert, motion and force depend on the ultra rapid succession of states in which time and existence are brought into being.
That existence must be caused by some agent other than itself, follows from the condition that if existence were to bring itself into being out of void, it would have to exist previous to its existence in order to act to bring about its existence: an absurdity. Therefore, existence must be caused by some power or agent that cannot be defined by existence as we understand it.
This power or agent temporarily expels void in order to cause. Moreover, the states of existence caused by this agent D succeed each other in a manner of understandable change in terms of the appearance of motion and force. There is no chaos in the manner of presentation of the states of existence.
Change may, however, may be intermittently present within the terms of existence as a principle of understanding what seems to be the behavior of matter, eg probability theory.
In other words, physical existence at least appears to be consistent with an order that can be explained in terms of universal physical laws. This would strongly suggest that D is, (whatever else it may be), likely intentional.
Finally, consciousness is also in existence, known by us to be associated with matters of the brain and body. But consciousness is not inert extended matter. It is an act at N and is not extended. D acts to bring about existence and consciousness acts within existence. Both acts are reasonably interpreted to be acts of intentionality.
Therefore consciousness shares two attributes of D. Consciousness may well be the extension of D’s intentionality into what it has caused: existence. Consciousness recognizes itself, even if it only acts primitively as instinctive protein – hunting and entrapping. Consciousness enters into existence as the base intentionality of an organism of types hitherto simply accumulations of molecules.
In humans and higher mammals, it enters into each cell in an intercooperative community of cells. Consciousness recognizes itself and the four interimplacatory categories that define existence: time, being, place and change. At N, consciousness recognizes its own existence in the present and the bi-fold nature of its act of recognition: knowing – object.
In acting thus, it knows place, primitively as ‘here-there.” The elemental act, Q, of consciousness at N, acts to meet the body it is given into to transubstantiate the matter of neural configurations into coded information – ‘perceptia.’
The form of matter of the body and its nervous system is transferred from inertia into act, becoming the object of Q’s knowing. The massive barrage of perceptia encountered by consciousness at N is sorted by the succession of Q as understanding, selecting and judging certain perceptia as kinds or simple categories.
This process would happen if there were only one conscious being on the planet. But the selection and the process of categorization would not be as we currently know it. ‘Reality,’ would certainly include gods, angels and demons. In present times, the process of creating reality, a process that has been developed over hundreds of thousands of years, from single cell bodies on up, is now highly structured and policed by the ‘social world’.
It is extremely unlikely that Q over a succession of N, can manage to select and judge into simple categories any but a relatively small percentage of the perceptia it generates from the brain’s neural configurations. An ‘object,’ composed of selected perceptia is not therefore a composite of matter in the supposed ‘physical’ world.
But it is instead a construct of the understanding in its interpretation of the inert matter of which the brain is composed at N. Add to this the fact that brains differ in composition and configuration, affecting ongoing memory. There are quite possibly many realities and possibly each one is a ‘real,’ as the next.
MORE TO FOLLOW OF THIS INVESTIGATION OF TIME & EXISTENCE