Monthly Archives: July 2011

Consciousness

Mission: to clarify, debunk, and question the concept of consciousness”/> @ K. 2000 09 23 A big subject. Consciousness is another thing we’re so proud of without having a clear idea of what it is. Neither do we have a … Continue reading

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Communication Scrapbook

WARNING: Post-Larval Must Be Very Cautious in Communicating with Larval humans. deoxy.org 1999 09 09 Several places here now have already introduced some basic points about communication. Namely, it is not single-purposed, but is minimally dual- purposed: and thus ambiguous. … Continue reading

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Communication

Mission: to explore levels & problems in communication @ K. 1998 07 18 For starters, I repeat my 1963 statement on the subject. I feel — both instinctively and rationally — that communication has been and will be the triumph … Continue reading

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Cybernetics

Cybernetics: Floatation, Navigation … @ K. 1998 06 10 Cybernetics: The Science of Navigation More important (I say): Cybernetics is the science of staying afloat. Preface At any given time there will be those in the world who think that … Continue reading

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Categories

@ K 2006 06 07 Categories. Class, type … taxon … We can’t think without mental drawers to put things in. How we organize our mental drawers can gain us insights about survival; can also endanger us. Neither K.’s Thinking … Continue reading

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Dual Nature

Binary analysis as minimal Binary thinking begins to teach us some important things. Zero is zero: but, not only is zero zero; zero also is not one. Neither is zero two or five or a fruit cake. Ah but humans … Continue reading

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Black Box

System Mapping, 2003 04 28 The meaning of black box, as I first heard it, is a sub-system which for the purposes of the present diagram, discussion, consideration … need not be detailed. If you’re trying to explain an internal … Continue reading

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