Sunday, December 15, 2013

More andorian/orandian metaphysics

We might say that the "and" and "or" are situational.  Like genes that express themselves when exposed to certain stimuli, the "and" and "or", which are everywhere, in every atom, idea, sentence etc, come to life when the situation is ripe.  For instance, the "or" actualizes itself when two negatively charged particles come together.  The "and" shows itself in the collection of letters that form this sentence.  The "or" shows itself in the separation of letters that form each word.  The "and" expresses itself when carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and hydrogen combine to form amino acids, and when these acids unite to form proteins, while the "or" manifests itself in how these acids distinguish themselves from each other. The "and" is actualized when two lovers meet.   Like fire flies in the night, the "and" and "or" burst in and out of existence...
If we were to ontologize, we might say that the "and" and "or" always exist in either actual or potential form.  With regard to a negatively, we might say that the "or" exists in potential form until it meets another negatively charged particle, at which time it is actualized.
But we ourselves are limitless vessels of the "and" and "or".  For every time, we set forth a sentence, we let forth a torrent of and/or relationships.  Thus, we carry billions if not trillions of and/or precesses, both potential and actual, within our physical cells, but also carry billions of potential and/or relationships in the sentences we stand to utter, and stories we may one day tell.  But these, unlike the physical relationships, are of an indeterminate nature.  An electron has two very clear potential and/or states, based upon its possible relationships.
Our future thoughts, sentences, stories that may appear on paper, relationships with other beings...are relatively indeterminate, unknown at the moment, though knowable in the future.  We thus see that and/or potentiality can take on two forms: determinate form, in the case of the physical universe, and indeterminate form.  This indeterminate form can take the form of the strings of words and sentences that form the basis for our thoughts, written and spoken words, but also our future actions, which consist of and/or interactions with our environment, other people etc. 
Very often, these thoughts give rise to actions, and these actions, and the effects of these actions on the doer, give rise to further thoughts which can lead to further actions.  Thus, a person's indeterminate and/or potential at any given time consists of elaborate strings of and/or thoughts and actions. 
In reaching this conclusion, however, we must not oversimplify.  The first thought does not occur in a vacuum.  It would be more accurate to say that there is no first thought.  What we are thinking at any time, the indeterminate string of potential thoughts and actions emanating from us at any time, results from thoughts, actions, physiochemical processes (which are themselves and/or interactions) that came before.  As Heidegger said, we are all thrown into the world.  To an extent we find ourselves on strings or webs that extend temporally into the past, and which we are weaving into the future, never having complete control of what we weave at any one time.

Friday, December 6, 2013

What it's all about


According to the physicists, prior to the big bang, there was one super energetic and compressed and what have you super atom.   It was one atom and the void.  The big bang brought multiplicity into the world.    And there was an attractiveness about the big bang.   Parts of what had formerly been one atom found that they wanted to merge with other parts with which it had once been part of a great whole. Each parts wanted to return to being what it was: part of a great wonderful whole.  And thus was born the "and".  And this is why the "and" is primordial.  The "and" seeks to return to the unity that was at the beginning of time.

And if we go back to the idea of one great super atom and the void, we can see that from which the "or" came.  In every tiny bit of what was once this great super atom resides the "or".  The "or" wants to return to the comfort of the void out of which this great super atom came.  It wants to become a part of the void as it once was; to return to the safety and comfort of the void. And in thus trying to draw away from, and to separate from all things, the "or" comes.

So the "and" wants to be part of the great super atom which it once was, and the "or" wants to return to its prior state of being engulfed in nothingness.

But the "and", this wanting to merge with nothingness, seems to underlie the "or", which seems to be a desire to draw away from others in order to merge with nothingness.

Thus. we might say that the "and" became primoridal at the moment of the big bang, both in actualizing the desire to return to itself and merge with other parts of what was once itself, and to merge with nothingness.

The "and" did not really become "active" until the big bang.  But we also see the power, of the "or" and how the "or" remained operative even after the big bang, as pieces wanted to draw away from other pieces of which they had been part and...

In sum, as long as there is movement, the "and" is primoridial, as you are either trying to merge with something, or to merge with nothing.

But in a world without movement, where there is no attempt to merge, the "or" is quite powerful, and it reinvents itself after the big bang, by trying to return the universe to its former state, one atom and nothing.

And we might say, that the birth of a person, or of any being, is a re-enactment of this process. The womb is the void, and the baby emerges from the void to merge with other beings.  But part of it craves being left alone, returning to the void, and it does so often, thousands of times every day......



So it is all about memories