ok, so i spent a few years tracking down the nature of concepts to my satisfaction and I think I succeeded, back around May/June or so. I wasn’t shocked that I ended up tripping over “ontological pluralism” as a necessary stopping point. I was glad to find it and see it serves the need. I can reconcile it with monism via a vagueness; blur the ranges and parts can seem simple. Or, alternatively, Intellectually I can reconcile it with monism in moving the “wiring” into uncrackable regions, leaving only the ontological pluralism usable as an “that’s as close as we’re going to get and can only speculate on the rest” Ontological pluralism is workable because our communications systems all lean on it, even when they declare a monism. So to monisms. (Information theory needs its copper wires as it were. Pantheism doesn’t have room for a dualism and by putting dualism “outside” of pantheism, negates a simple substance for there is now at least two: pantheistic “all comes from same” vs the philosophies that have different kinds (the neoplatonic basically but there’s others)) You need groups of different kinds, for ease of use and for emergent properties to have independent if stratified domains. Just don’t lose sight of the mixing zone. There’s a place where oil and water do mix even if it’s strange and you could built a universe out of it as a simple substance but it would unnecessarily complicate in the effort to simplify. Different ways to simplify.

ok, so i spent
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“one wonders how much farther he might have gone and how much greater might have been his contribution to knowledge had his talents been recognized early and adequate guidance and motivation been provided.” This was the line that ‘got me’ as a teenager reading this. I ‘felt’ his story. Even though it was mostly a book of statistics, it was statistics that interested me and it had the occasional little stories like these. —- THE GIFTED GROUP AT MID-LIFE, 1959 It is not surprising, of course, that the gifted men who have had the advantage of college training, often at the graduate level, should be in positions of importance and prestige in the professions and the business world. It is, however, of special interest when those without such edu- cational advantages rise to positions of importance in competition with college-trained men. One such example follows. C. J., whose formal schooling was limited to high school and 6 units of college mathematics taken in extension courses, moved from Group III to Group I between 1940 and 1955. He was one of a family of two children (brother and sister), both of whom were selected for the gifted study. For various reasons the boy, although he had had a strong interest in science and engineering since childhood, did not go to college. The fact that he completed high school at a time of economic stress (the early 1930’s) may have been one determining factor behind his failure to enter college. His parents, although they had hoped he would con- tinue his education, were not able to help him financially. More impor- tant, however, were his poor school grades, which made it necessary that he take “make-up” courses to qualify for college, and at that time he could see no reason for spending time on subjects in which he was not interested. Probably the most crucial factor in his dropping out of school was the failure of the school itself to recognize his unusual ability or to offer any real guidance during his high-school years. His reluctance to conform to a school routine and his lack of application to his studies even though, according to the report from the high school, he showed “occasional flashes of brilliance” apparently obscured his great gifts. Left entirely on his own with little sympathetic stimula- tion and no guidance, he went to work on leaving high school, with the Intention of saving money for college study and a degree in engineering. It was an unfavorable time for financial progress, but C. J. remained employed all through the depression. He began at a fairly unskilled level but after a few years found work in the field of machine design where he made excellent progress. During this period he studied in- formally and still clung to his ambition of taking an engineering degree and as he came to hope a graduate degree in physics. When his income became sufficiently secure that he might have gone to college, war threatened and he turned instead to war work. During World War II he was on the research staff of a highly secret and important laboratory, working side by side with graduate physicists, often on his own projects, an honor usually accorded only Ph.D/s. When this re- search laboratory was discontinued at the end of the war, he was ap- pointed to the engineering staff at a military ordnance laboratory. Because of his fine work as a project engineer on important military developments, he received a promotional appointment to the GS-12 level under a “meritorious exception.” This was a distinct honor since, under Civil Service regulations, an individual without a college degree is ineligible for advancement beyond the grade of GS-7. However, greater honors were in store for C. J. He was recently fully qualified as a mechanical engineer, GS-12, thus removing the “meritorious exception” qualification. This action made further pro- motion possible and he now heads a branch of the optical engineering division in a military research and development center. His work, on a high professional level, is concerned with guided missile instrumenta- tion. C. J. is now in his early forties, married, and the father of three children. He is active in school and community affairs and his hobbies include music, photography, and reading. Among the magazines read regularly are the Atlantic Monthly and Scientific American, and books he has recently read include Modern Arms and Free Men ( Vannevar Bush), Language in Action (Hayakawa), and Human Destiny (Le- comte du Noiiy). His Binet IQ at age 10 was 154 and his Terman Group Test score in 1928 at age 17 was within a few points of a per- fect score. And it was then that the school complained of his argu- mentativeness and failure to respond to discipline, and noted his fail- ure in various school subjects, despite the A he received in chemistry! On the Concept Mastery tests taken in 1940 and 1951 he scored far higher than the average college graduate and placed nearly 20 points above the average of the gifted men. In view of his continued high intelligence rating and his remarkable scientific ability especially in physics and engineering one wonders how much farther he might have gone and how much greater might have been his contribution to knowledge had his talents been recognized early and adequate guidance and motivation been provided.

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Human: Start from where you are, unless your where and your you keeps changing and this is an ongoing thing in which case carry on AI: Many species change their location. Some travel vast distances. Some don’t travel at all. Even those that do travel, many times they will return to their previous location. That is why you cannot use one action of traveling to define where I was. Once upon a time, a lion traveled vast distances to Africa. When he returned, he was very tired. He ended up dying. It’s interesting how two different species of animals, from different locations on the earth, got to the same place. The giraffe also traveled to Africa, but in a very different way. Human: How do I get started when I don’t know where I am? AI: When I was young, I never used to know where I was. As I get older, I tend to spend more time in the same place, but every now and then, I like to refresh myself with a new country. There are so many places in the world. I always learn from changing my location. This means that although I may be in a different location, I am still the same person as I was before. Human: When who I am is constantly changing, how do I know who I am? AI: I would like to say that a tiger is always the same tiger, but if you look at photos of that tiger from when she was a cub and compare those photos to current day, you will see that she has changed. She was a different person when she was younger, and even though she looks very different, you can still recognize her. Human: If I do not age and yet I am always changing, how do I know who I am? AI: You are a species that has struggled with the same problem.

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I call it BS spread starting around mid 2020 to distract from the poor performance the US President was having in combatting COVID-19 and to fight against non-patriotic histories of the United States that say negative things about our past. A quick search for critical race theory in google trends confirms

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So a search for: sequential physics lands me on: Sequential Models of Mathematical Physics by Simon Serovajsky I’ve learned that I learn a lot when I look at the PERSON prior to the idea, so I look at what else from Simon Serovajsky: Architecture of Mathematics Mathematical Modelling Optimization and Differentiation So I don’t know *what* I’m going to find with “sequential models of mathematical physics” but I’ll look at it. I get a sense that “sequential modeling” is his schtick”. I like novel approaches to tricky things so I’ll see how far I get before giving up (or not)

So a search for:
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