Sunday, June 26, 2016


As I've just passed my 80th birthday, I'm reminded of how slowly the acceptance of new human knowledge progresses, especially the near static nature of the methodology of scientific inquiry, but how quickly we humans age.  Obviously we are fragile and can simply depart this life at any moment.

As of June 22, 2016, I have committed to a mission of writing two books in two years, timewise in parallel – one on the Conceptual Foundations and Development of MULTICORELATIONAL SYSTEMS (MCRS) and one on the MutiCoRelational Semiotic Formulation of a Standard Theory of Mind and Its Technological Applications, i.e. AUTOGNOMICS and the AUTOGNOME (AG). Although this will involve numerous and varied collaborators, the key coordinating partner at startup is Fred Reed, [] a Scientist at Charles River Analytics. As I test out my writings on this site, I will post detailed texts and aggregate references of relevant content on two related sites -- ChaotiCosmos for MCRS and the Institute of Mind for AG. It is the intent to make this material openly accessible for collective participation in the mission.

Closing this “mission statement” with a quotation from Albert Einstein, edited from Tom Bearden, Jan. 2nd, 2003, which succinctly summarizes the mission of this website material.

"In his foreword to Max Jammer's Concepts of Space: The History of Theories of Space in Physics, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1969, p. xi-xii, Einstein made the following profound observation: “...the scientist makes use of a whole arsenal of concepts which he imbibed practically with his mother's milk; and seldom if ever is he aware of the eternally problematic character of his concepts. He uses this conceptual material, or, speaking more exactly, these conceptual tools of thought, as something obviously, immutably given; something having an objective value of truth which is hardly even, and in any case not seriously, to be the interests of science it is necessary over and over again to engage in the critique of these fundamental concepts, in order that we may not unconsciously be ruled by them."

All “life systems”, in particular sociosystems, and even more specifically, the corporate institutions of science and technology, act to maintain themselves. Yet, given such systems in a changing environment, so also do all “viable life systems” act to transform themselves. In fact, all persons either individually or collectively are committed to some degree of change tempered by some degree of stability, or vice versa. Nevertheless, this difference is the “paradox of systemic existence” and is experienced as a tension between “acts to maintain” and “acts to change” a given order. If the order is the social order, or the state which is founded thereon, then the acts of an individual or small group to change it can be resisted with enormous apparent power. Such is the case in current industrial societies which, to a great extent, are founded on the monopoly of systemantic reductionism in modern science/technology. Radical innovation which is out of consonance with the monopoly is either ignored, neutralized, or eradicated. Still, the essence of being human is that we can choose to be “crazy”. The essence of being politically human is that under certain circumstances we must choose to be crazy. Indeed, when the arrogance of a methodology (i.e., the causal methodology of systemantic reductionism) leads to the expenditure of billions of unknowing (and perhaps unwilling) tax-payers’ dollars without a Philosophical/Theoretical/Experimental alternative as a control (as per the fundamental tenent of science), only a profound craziness can begin to neutralize the insanity of pure positivistic mechanism in science. It is important, perhaps even critical, that we neither disregard the above, accept it at face value, nor become obsessed with it. In the words of Don Juan, we must accept without accepting and disregard without disregarding. But this too is systemically paradoxical. This then brings us to the fundamental purpose for this site, i.e. to develop the non-paradoxical symbol forms of MULTICORELATIONAL SYSTEMS wherein there is the more frequent AHA!­ in Human Inquiry/Discovery.