- An attribute of the above definition of Rational requires precise definitions for its primary components, Form, Function, Cause, and Effect.
- The Rational Model Of Complex Mechanisms defines them as follows.
- Cause is defined as difference opened. ©
- Effect is defined as difference closed. ©
- Function is defined as a zero volume container – a point or Fulcrum. ©
- Form is defined as a contiguous aggregate of Function – a line segment or Chase©.
- Moving any further is problematic in book form. We must start to build a context into which all of what follows fits divinely, Rationally. To do so requires that we jump around shoring up holes and foundations as we progress. We will need to go back and forth around and around to do so. Expect to feel light headed or dizzy from time to time. We will be shedding baggage as we begin to see this encapsulation of complexity in the world around us and most importantly in the world within us. This a model of You and me and God’s plan for us, so we can survive and rejoice in what comes, has always been coming, and always will be. Understand that God, the infinitely complex and the infinitely simple, has a message for each of us and this model is one way of preparing for his message. Understand also that this is only a step, and in the case of conflict arising from reading what follows, the words herein must be surrendered to the greater truth as it is further revealed. Remember that we all sacrifice the whole truth of any given experience for the Value to which we are constrained. The Rational Model Of Complex Mechanisms defines Value as any flow within a given flow. ©
- Now we have to bind Cause and Effect, Form and Function together so we can build. We need this binding to be precise and simple. The Rational Model Of Complex Mechanisms further defines :
Innate is defined as that which arises directly out of Cause and Effect. ©
Intrinsic is defined as that which arises directly out of Form and Function. ©
Abstract is defined as that which arises directly out of the Binding. ©
- All of the above describe the lever. Levers can be confusing because we lack a simple language for them. While traditionally the lever has been explained as a fulcrum across which lies a bar. Part of the bar to one side of the fulcrum is described as the effort arm, and the part of the bar to the other side of the fulcrum is described as the resistance arm. This standard teeter-totter, balance, or scales of justice model is quite simple to grasp. Teaching anything more elaborate about levers quickly becomes complicated. The key to grasping all levers simply is to treat the bar that lies across the fulcrum as a bar in and of itself. The Chase is the name we will use, from here on in. If you adhere to these two encapsulations, the Fulcrum and the Chase, you will quickly see that we live in a world of fulcrums and chases. Even more startling will be the discovery that fulcrums and chases can be small. Molecules and atoms are aggregates of fulcrums and chases as are the components of atoms and the components that lie within those components. Levers can be so small that they simply lie outside of our current Capacity for Technologically Augmented Perception, TAP. The degree of smallness is limited only by our imaginations. The Rational Model Of Complex Mechanisms (The Model) asserts that indeed this increasing smallness is infinite.
- The lever, a Chase bound to a Fulcrum, can take a variety of shapes. Some of the other common shapes are, pulleys, pendulums, wheels, and springs. We ourselves are a mass of levers. The most easily grasped are our joints and bones. Our knees, elbows, ankles, and shoulders are fulcrums; our legs and arms are Chases. We can simply encapsulate a large mass of levers that together form their own larger lever as a mechanism. The Rational Model Of complex Mechanisms (The Model) defines a Mechanism as follows.
- A Mechanism is defined as an aggregate of levers that implement a lever.
- As you think about this you can imagine or see around you that, clearly, there can be mechanisms that are aggregates of mechanisms. Automobiles, trains, firearms planes blenders lighters, are aggregates of mechanisms which we call machines. Bugs, birds, plants, life itself in addition to life’s capacities are aggregates of mechanisms. There are self-evident differences between inorganic and organic machines (life). Because this can become complicated, we will need to encapsulate these parts or components, these mechanisms of mechanisms, as simply as possible.
- The, Innate, Intrinsic, and Abstract define The Three Conditions. Their differences are encapsulated by the flow through them. These differences are absolute. They describe the shape of flow. The striation of flow, the innate, the innate directly giving rise to the intrinsic, the intrinsic directly giving rise to the abstract, The Model asserts is the conditional shape of flow – Context.
- The Model defines Context as the Conditional shape of flow.
- The origin of Flow is a mystery as flow gave rise to the Universe. This flow is also known as Transcendence. The Innate Condition is always the initial motion of Transcendence.
- The model defines movement as Form implementing Function, and Function iterating Form. © All movement is helical. Motion is defined as the change in shape of a given helix. While movement affects the flow through the helix and the flow of the helix, motion is the aggregate change caused by that movement. Motion is the aggregate shape of change. The Innate and the Abstract Conditions are motion; the Intrinsic Condition is movement. While the Innate can bee seen to move quite clearly, The Model assures us that such appearances are deceiving. Movement is always constrained to the Intrinsic Condition. This is confusing because Humans have no capacity to perceive movement. Humans construct an encapsulation we describe as movement from our sensory aggregate of changes. We are taught or allowed to assume that the central nervous system is a singularity expressed as the mind. The difficulty is that our brains have no sensors of their own. We have no way of experiencing our minds as the aggregate that they are. The mind is our experience. This constraint on our intelligence, we are sensory intelligences, denies us an easy encapsulation of concurrence. Concurrence is our song and dance. We are concurrence, and hence we have the capacity to orchestrate our muscles and limbs. We can use our multiplicity of leavers to some purpose that originates either from the inside or from the outside. Because we are aggregates in every sense of the word, we can have been aspiring to things greater than ourselves both as individuals and by extension as peoples. We can express this aspiration as Persistence.
Copyright Donald Weetman Cameron; Written and designed by Donald Weetman Cameron; Developed by Donald Weetman Cameron and Rick Silliker
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