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Words from Chris Langan's "Cognitive Theoretic Model of the Universe (CTMU)". Chris Langan has one of the highest IQs ever recorded. He was also a bar bouncer.

theory

an explanation using an integrated set of principles that organizes observations and predicts behaviors or events

theoretic

concerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations

cognitive

having to do with knowing or perceiving related to the mental processes; N. cognition: the mental process of knowing

model

a simplified description of a complex entity or process; a valid interpretation of a theory in its universe of reference

determinacy

-noun
1. the quality of being determinate.
2. the condition of being determined or mandated.

indeterminacy

-noun
the condition or quality of being indeterminate; indetermination.

indeterminate

— adj
1. uncertain in extent, amount, or nature

determinate

-adjective
1. having defined limits; definite.

dichotomy

-noun, plural -mies.
1. division into two parts, kinds, etc.; subdivision into halves or pairs.
2. division into two mutually exclusive, opposed, or contradictory groups.

intelligent design

Theory which suggests all life is complex and best explained by an intelligent cause

reflexive

referring back to itself

intrinsic

belonging to a thing by its very nature

syntactic

escribable wholly with respect to the grammatical structure of an expression or the rules of well-formedness of a formal system

tautological

1. the use of words that merely repeat elements of the meaning already conveyed, as in the sentence
2. logic inconsistency Compare contingency a statement that is always true, esp a truth-functional expression that takes the value true for all combinations of values of its components, as in either the sun is out or the sun is not out

monism

1 there is only one basic substance or principle as the ground of reality,
b. (in epistemology) a theory that the object and datum of cognition are identical.
2. the reduction of all processes, structures, concepts, etc., to a single governing principle; the theoretical explanation of everything in terms of one principle.
3. the conception that there is one causal factor in history; the notion of a single element as primary determinant of behavior, social action, or institutional relations.

transduce

Conversion from one energy form to another

telesis

progress that is intelligently planned and directed : the attainment of desired ends by the application of intelligent human effort to the means

anthropic

relating to mankind or the period of mankind's existence

telic

tending toward a goal or purpose

duality

(physics) the property of matter and electromagnetic radiation that is characterized by the fact that some properties can be explained best by wave theory and others by particle theory

adjoin

lie adjacent to another or share a boundary

discrete

unconnected; separate; distinct

teleology

(philosophy) a doctrine explaining phenomena by their ends or purposes

reductionism

the analysis of complex things into simpler constituents

tacitly

without being spoken

relativize

consider or treat as relative

posit

take as a given

a priori

involving deductive reasoning from a general principle to a necessary effect

paradigm

a standard or typical example

isomorphism

Mathematics . a one-to-one relation onto the map between two sets, which preserves the relations existing between elements in its domain.

sentient

consciously perceiving

empirical

derived from experiment and observation rather than theory

instantiate

to provide an instance of or concrete evidence in support of (a theory, concept, claim, or the like).

formal system

an uninterpreted symbolic system whose syntax is precisely defined, and on which a relation of deducibility is defined in purely syntactic terms; a logistic system

hybrid

a composite of mixed origin

cosmology

the branch of astrophysics that studies the origin and evolution and structure of the universe

implication

something that is inferred (deduced or entailed or implied)

intractable

not easily managed or directed; stubborn; obstinate

devolve

to degenerate (or grow worse or simpler) through a gradual change or evolution

foci

plural of focus

continuum

a continuous nonspatial whole or extent or succession in which no part or portion is distinct of distinguishable from adjacent parts

bit

a unit of measurement of information; the smallest unit data possible in a computer, a one or a zero

quanta

The amount of energy needed for an electron to jump from one energy level to the next; discrete units of energy.

quantum

(physics) the smallest discrete quantity of some physical property that a system can possess (according to quantum theory); a discrete amount of something that is analogous to the quantum in quantum theory

extensible

capable of being protruded or stretched or opened out

scaling

the study of how size affects the relationship between weight, strength, and surface area. As the size of a thing increases, it grows heavier much faster than it grows stronger

antithesis

opposition; contrast

materialism

the philosophical theory that regards matter and its motions as constituting the universe, and all phenomena, including those of mind, as due to material agencies.

objectivism

philosophy
a. the meta-ethical doctrine that there are certain moral truths that are independent of the attitudes of any individuals
b. the philosophical doctrine that reality is objective, and that sense data correspond with it

acausal

having no cause

invariant

persistent in occurrence and unvarying in nature

existential

pertaining to what exists, and is thus known by experience rather than reason; empirical as opposed to theoretical

aleatory

of or pertaining to accidental causes; of luck or chance; unpredictable

temporal

of or relating to or limited by time

bona fide

not counterfeit or copied

effectual

producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect

endomorphic.

occurring within; internal

cybernetic

information passed among controllers and regulated entities through a conductive or transmissive medium

actuate

put in motion or move to act

ontological

the branch of metaphysics that studies the nature of existence or being as such

formalism

strict adherence to, or observance of, prescribed or traditional forms, as in music, poetry, and art.

recursive

repeating indefinitely

differential

a quality that differentiates between similar things

autologous

from the same organism

atemporal

free from limitations of time

proto

first, earliest

cosmogony

the branch of astrophysics that studies the origin and evolution and structure of the universe

ostensibly

outwardly appearing as such; professed; pretended

meta

self-referential; referring to itself or its characteristics

dynamical

characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality

quasi

resembling but not actually being; seemingly but not actually or completely

nomology

The study and discovery of general physical and logical laws

nomological

stating or relating to a nonlogical necessity or law of nature. The difference between a nomological and a merely universal statement is that from the universal all As are Bs one cannot, but from the nomological all As must be Bs one can, infer the counterfactual if this were an A it would (have to) be a B

manifold

many and varied

lariet

a rope with a noose on the end used by cowboys to lasso grazing animals on the range.

topology

the branch of mathematics concerned with generalization of the concepts of continuity, limit, etc

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