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Ultra High IQ Vocabulary Words

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.
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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