A child's mind LO22640

AM de Lange (amdelange@gold.up.ac.za)
Mon, 13 Sep 1999 18:43:35 +0200

Replying to LO22625 --

Andrew Campona < ACampnona@aol.com > writes:

>"I am Chyldhod, in play is all my mynde"
>Sir Thomas More.

Greetings Andrew,

Thank you for exploring the joyful play of children, Thomas More and
yourself. I enjoyed it very much.

>Take a beautiful deep red pigment, alizarin crimson is good.
>Take an equal measure of a deep dark green pigment, viridian
>is beautiful. What do we have? PASSION/RED (MARTIN
>LUTHER) and LIFE/GREEN (THOMAS MORE) and mix 'em up.
>A living, sonorous black -like some bright/dark chord played
>on a massive cathedral organ. But lay them side by side,
>transparently so light reflects through them and back again,
>off the paper or canvas surface underneath, placed so they just
>touch at the edge and what happens? They sing, they exclaim
>their 'doubled intensity'. They vibrate.

Yes, there are two ways of connecting them as you have indicated.

(1) Connect them such that there is no "becoming" between
these two "beings". As you gave indicated, "Mix 'em up".
Make a thorough homogenous mixture as the chemist would

This is the kind of way many people want to look at, for example,
interdisciplinary thinking and one-to-many-mapping in general.

(2) Connect them such that there is a "becoming" with some
pattern itself these two "beings". As you gave indicated, "lay
them side by side ... "so that they "...just touch at the edge."
Allow for a surface reaction as the chemist would say.

What many people do not realise, is that chemical reactions can only
happen when the reagents can be connected. The most common way of
connection is to make a thorough homogenous mixture. The more our life
becomes intruded by the "instant and pill" the less we gain experiences of
making connection through distinguishing surfaces.

Vegetarians, please skip the next three paragraphs.

For example, a delicacy much favoured by my people, is called
"biltong". The closest to it is what the Americans call "jerky".
But their is a vast difference between "biltong" and "jerky". For
biltong one takes the meat of the oldest cow which one can get,
especially one that has calved many times. The meat of such a
cow is so tough ("taai") that nothing in the world seems to be able
to tenderise it. The fat of such a cow (old with many calves) is
dark yellow -- almost orange. I bet you that you will see not
see such meat in a butchery.

Then one cut thick steaks out of the meat, cover them with
with salt, lay them above each other to sweat it out, cover the
top layer with an extra bit of salt and just enough vinegar. After
24 hours they are taken apart from each other and then hanged
up in a gentle breeze so that they can dry without fungus or
bacteria developing on the surface. This is where South Africa
in winter is a great country to do so. Slowly moving, dry, cold,
CLEAN air is needed, slowly caressing the surface of the meat
like the salt before. It should take not less than 10 days for
such meat to dry out. The result is "biltong".

My youngest son Johannes is now in England on a so-called
"working holiday". Guess what he asked after 6 months?
"Please send me a packet of South African biltong"!!!

Blind people, please skip the next two paragraphs.

Andrew gave an indication how an artist will looks at the two
colours side by side. He did not clearly (to my liking) tell you
that your mind must provide for the becoming between the two

Let me give you instructions which will be much easier than
making biltong. Take a disc which you can rotate very fast
by some or other mechanism. (Phyiscists will call that
movement a simple harmoic motion.) Divide it in a number
of equal sectors (16, or better, 32, will do.) Paint the sectors
alternatively crimson and viridian. Now rotate the disk faster
and faster while staring at any point at it. At some stage the
red and green will begin to blend to form ------, Black as in a
homogenous mixture? Not on your life!

This is the way how my "interdisciplicary thinking" and
one-to-many-mapping of "entropy production" (irreversibility) function.
When the disciplines begin to blend, I become perceptive to
"transdiciplinary thinking". Black art? Not on your life! Perhaps you
should try to use the five disciplines of Senge in the same manner. Or ask
a blind person how he/she manages to see objects obstructing the path.

>No, let's 'work it out together' here, NOW, in the possibility
>space of the MANY TO MANY.
>Is that not a KIND of FITTING cathedral TO and FOR a new

Irreversible thermodynamics, the subject of "entropy production" in the
inanimate world, has exactly such a MANY-TO-MANY mapping. It is the
reciprocal Onsager relationships for which the discovery Lars Onsager was
awarded the Nobel prize in physics. I prefer to call them the Onsager
"cross induction" relationships.

Now you all know Prigogine's thesis, namely that "entropy production" is
also responsible for the one-to-many mapping of species in the biological
world. What a job he has to clear up things because some claim it is
"autopoiesis" or "complex adaptivitity" rather than "entropy production"
responsible for the one-to-many-mapping.

One of the funs in growing plants or breeding animals is to become aware
of these "cross inductions" in their world.

My thesis is even more preplexing because it states that "entropy
production" is responsible for all one-to-many- mappings in both the
phsyical and spiritual world.

I have great fun in seeing how a child uses the Onsager "cross inductions"
intuitively and easily to bend the minds of adults. Push the mind of a
child to go to X and it pops up at Y. Try the same push for Y and it pops
up at Z! There is no end at the ingeniuity of a child to use this
one-to-many- mapping to his/her advantage.

As Sir Thomas More said:
"I am Chyldhod, in play is all my mynde"

So how do we conquer this ability of a child? It is easy -- force onto the
child a life which is not play. Penetrate the "world-inside-me" of the
child without even asking permission. Insist that you are an adult which
the child must obey at all costs. Try to make a clone of yourself in the
mind of the child, or try a type (matrix) copy of you if you are not such
an exact person yourself.

There is a vast difference between honouring adults, or even experts, and
obeying them. When will we know the difference? When we realise that in
each of the "many" of the one-to-many-mapping there is is a
one-to-many-mapping to the others in the "many", in other words, a
many-to-many-mapping, a universal web of Onsager "cross induction"

What, is there such a vast difference in honouring and obeying the CEO of
a gigantic corporation?

Andrew, this is the "web of reality". May you and all fellow learners
become able to generate sufficient free energy to explore this "web of
reality" in the new millenium.

May the Internet become a help rather than a stumbling block to do so.

Keep in mind that you will need a "creative collapse" to gain sufficient
free energy to shift your paradigm. Perhaps we will need a second Internet
when the first one get stuck with "macrohard" as its paradigm.

Best wishes


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