Superstition vs Proof

About: 190 superstition synonyms and 15 superstition antonyms in superstition thesaurus

What kind of mental space surrounds religion, faith & LOA?
I say most of it looks like superstition. Proof in the classic sense or the scientific method ends up in the acolyte pool of “It doesn’t work that way!”.  Try whatever it is & it works (for me!). 
I say if it is of this Cosmos – proof must be out there somewhere. Of course if you have your own independent universe or cosmos then you can always evade the call for proof. 
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Coincidence versus cause/effect confuses some & employs others as statistitians.
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Comments


Seth says
well “it works for me;  or doesn’t work for me” is all i ever get inside my being.   is it different over there?

nonetheless,  my working feelings are part of the cosmos … to the cosmos, what is inside here, is just like any other part of what is inside of the cosmos. 

i am not sure how those thoughts effect yours above, but nonetheless they ring true over here.

Si says
Loa  is not in the cosmos, it is what creates the cosmos. So you won’t find proof of it inside. It is still entirely usable though. It works. 

 if you are only looking for what creates the cosmos inside the cosmos, then you are in a perpetual loop, the kind that Arahman loves to create for people to idle along in.  It makes his job simpler when people are stuck in loops like that. 

Seth says

those stories seem to obtain for you as articles of FAITH.  

For me, LOA must be inside the cosmos … just as surely as “the sum of the squares on each side of a right triangle equal in area the square on the hypotenuse” is inside the cosmos  too.

Mark de LA says
Yep – y’all enjoy piles of superstition null

Seth says
what’s the difference between superstition and a true gestalt? … or a true intuition?

ps:  i think i got the answer to that.  it is available upon request.

Mark de LA says
Well y’ll don’t much care for truth or true although you use the words. What’s the difference between a pair of eggs & beetlejuice? null

Si says
May I strongly recomend that gossip get forked to the gossip group? 

@mark, this is pure gossip.

”Well y’ll don’t much care for truth or true although you use the words. What’s the difference between a pair of eggs & beetlejuice? null

Mark de LA says
Your already-always “the truth” arguments precede your current one. You & N seem to munge away distinctions preferring ambiguousness rather than clear & distinct boundaries. Enjoy. null The above question “what’s the difference … “ seemed to be between 3 completely different choices. Maybe a dictionary before posting would suffice, IDK. IDC (I don’t care – interest half-life trending to zero).

Si says
Okay good. If you truly don’t care, then you will simply stop all the gossip and shitting on comments. Thanks!  

Mark de LA says
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Seth says
shucks, looks like i’m not going to get my question answered by another … or they don’t care about my answer to it.      oh well null

Mark de LA says
Instead, why don’t you say why you think they have anything at all to do with null each other. 

Seth says
well okay …

a gestalt is a pattern recognized … it is me filling in the blanks between experienced moments.   if it is true to me, then each of the gestalted moments match the same situations as the points which were experienced and not gestalted.   that is my rough definition of a “true gestalt”.   think of it as a wallaby that ends up happening.

a superstition is similar to a gestalt … in that it fills in the blanks between experienced moments.  but it lacks the ability for the truth of the gestalted pattern to be experienced by others … and they are not even experience by me, i take them simply on the strength of the gestalt (superstition) itself.

for example:  my gestalt is that thought numbers occur here in this thinking domain such that their decompostion into primes will match with my ontology of same.   i have noticed quite a number of them doing exactly that … those are my experienced exeemplairs.   but those cannot be verified by anyone else, and the ones i have not taken the time to match may not even match to myself … principally because i have not fleshed out my primes ontology … so far i am up to about 11 … wtf is 13 for sure.   hence i call “Bozomic Decomposition” my superstioon and not a “true gestalt”.


so as to your question, do i enjoy them?  … er, well sure i do, else why would i still be playing with them.   and, strangely enough, some of them might end up being shareable by others some day.  which, of course, is the whole rational for playing with them.

how about the iChing … is that not the very same kind of thing as “Bozomic Decomposition” … and do you not enjoy that yourself?

Mark de LA says
Well, the the Yi King has thousands of years of use by thousands of people behind it. AC wrote in book 4 that using an oracle cultivates mental powers. (superstition ?)  – more complicated than that will be left to someone who really cares to do the research. 

Gestalt, a German word for form or shape, may refer to:

  • Holism, the idea that natural systems and their properties should be viewed as wholes, not as collections of parts

Mark de LA says

Seth says
well my complaint with the thousand years of evolution of the iChing is that it has produced a small fixed closed ontology.   but the world that i encounter is in no way so very small closed and fixed … but rather explodes just like the primes.  none the less i still believe that when the iChing is diligently studied and absorbed it yields coincidental wisdom matches.  

Mark de LA says
.. nullmaybe so; large gaps in your own understanding of it notwithstanding .

Seth says
well if you mean that i have not studied or practiced the iChing as much as you have, … well fair enough, there is that gap in my understanding of it. 

Mark de LA says
.. & possibly holding onto an attitude which obscures further understanding ...

Seth says
well personally i don’t want any more “coincidental wisdom matches” from that fixed closed narrow ontology.  so you are right, that attitude towards it, means that i will almost certainly not get any. 

to be honest with you, i may not want of more “coincidental wisdom matches” from any source of wisdom … just saying, i am really not sure of this stuff.  and yes, that attitude is holding me back from getting more. 

so you have made an astute prediction indeed null
the toothless foodie mixing something up with you

Mark de LA says
Seems like that is the essence of your boz numbers though null

Seth says
in fact i think maybe i have discovered (created) a new slider switch spectrum.

coincidental ↔ intentional

me, maybe i like veering to the right … hmmm … or maybe to the left.  others maybe not so very.  what’s in your wallet?

hmm …

spawned another train of though in me … the relationship of LOA to ORGANIC … to the slider above.
the toothless foodie mixing something up with you

Seth says

Mark de LA says
with numbers there is random ↔ order

Seth says
nope, me thinks you misunderstand how it is used.   there is nothing random about the occuracnce of a prime number in the number spectrum.  it is as predictable as when the moon will rise or eclipse the sun.

the random aspect is the very same with BD as with the iChing.

Seth says
emergent spirit can be found or created in coincidences null.  hard for me to ignore it.   notwistanding that Gurus down the ages have reported the phenomena to me …. not to mention that i can feel it myself. 

Mark de LA says
Maybe – for some value of the context/distinction of “emergent spirit” peculiarity. null

Seth says
null  OMG yes … it is unique and peculair and extremely subjective and comes from inside of me.   don’t look to see it by looking at me from the outside.

Mark de LA says
WOW! – don’t know what you are talking about either! null

Seth says
well why did you say, “for some value of the context/distinction of emergent spirit peculiarity” ?   what i said follows directly from me in agreement and elaboration and response to that.

Si says
This one is so easy LOL.

Proof is that which you think it is … and has never varied from that through all history.

Superstition is thinking something is based on something other than what you think it is.

You all may not agree while you still hold superstitions about things, especially about reality, but this simplicity holds true throughout all the ages and spheres of conscious experience.  

Si says
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Si says

Proof in the classic sense or the scientific method ends up in the acolyte pool of “It doesn’t work that way!”.

~ @mark

Or, it simply is as LOA says it is … i.e. it is what you “think” it is. That not only explains the above, but literally all incongruities that humans have come up with. Why make it more complicated than the simplest possible answer? Occam pondered that, and decided that the simplest solution is most often the right one.  

Your experience may differ, for you might think differently.  
SeriTD and facilitating your changes to your reality ?

Si says

Coincidence versus cause/effect confuses some & employs others as statistitians.
                                                                                                                          null – M.R. 

Co – incidence is “like thought vibrations”.

co → together; joint or jointly; mutual or mutually
incidence → a falling upon, affecting, or befalling; occurrence … i.e. happening
happening → something that happens; occurrence; event … i.e. thought manifestation or vibration

Confusion solved @mark, answer was in the word itself, no statistician needed.  
 

Seth says
i don’t understand what mark or nathan say above.  Proof is not a scientific method is it just math.  It is compelling if you follow the rules, not whatever you can think it is.

Proof is what can be shared between minds by virtue of believing the same  assumptions.  Certain things will obtain for all mind who believe that  parallel lines meet at infinity … whereas others things obtain when that assumption is not assumed.  The ideal world works like that, very nice and neat, and no haggling necessary, and no subjective variations even possible because the rules must be followed, or you are not playing the game or even thinking within that world.   Maybe that is why the ideal world holds such a fascination for minds down thought the ages, even GW’s.   That it can be applied to other parts of the worlds that we share, kind of does add a bit of utility to it … for example building bridges and taking us to the moon.

Si says
I agree with all of that. I am simply applying the expansion that “rules” are also thoughts, i.e. beliefs. Rules are a system of associated thoughts one holds in their mind, or being, as you prefer.

Seth says

Seth says
null … seems to me that cause/effect -is- vibration, because cause/effect propogages in waves which are vibrations.  so is there a spectrum (slider switch) between coincience (co happening together, ie LOA) and cause/effect … as implied by marks “versus” relating the two?  Maybe that is what confuses some as mark observes.   Is it all determined by cause/effect vibrations which necessarily assemble together coincidentally by LOA ?  ...or… what? ← silly thoughts for a Sunday night … maybe to employ SciFi screen writers rather than statisticians null

Si says

Si says
Put two tuning forks with the same tune or a harmonic of it near each other … they will “sync up” and their waveforms will become “coherent”. This is the Law of Attraction represented in physical form “syncing up”.

Light waves also do this … we use the principle to make lasers.  

Also used by the magnatron in microwave ovens to “build up the microwave resonance” enough to cook your food.

Seth says

Seth says
likes can attract in some contexts ←  it is true.

Si says

Si says
In the context of “vibration”  

Powerful word that … vibration. No wonder it is a black listed word in some information dissemination circles.

Seth says
sometimes

Si says
Not sure if it is sometimes. All the times I can think of where freedom of movement is allowed, and there is a connecting medium, like vibrations near each other sync up. Only restriction or isolation prevents it. It is a pretty solid and reliable principle for something like LOA to be based on.  

Seth says
it is a common strategy in some circles to black list even the very name of a spirit who would destroy the circle.  it must never be mentioned.  if mentioned it must be mocked, tared and feathered and run out of town.

Si says

Si says
Yes, I have observed that … quite often actually.  

Seth says
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Seth says
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Seth says
i feel SiriTD facilitiing conversations going deeper … might just be me subjectively … but the feeling exists nevertheless. nullnull

Si says

Mark de LA says
Notion of proof  contains “test” – go look it up here. It is not just mathematics. Logic is a tool that assists however unless all you folks want to do is “run your mouths” when an idea hails your minds. 
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Mark de LA says
You folks may or not be flirting with the idea of resonance.null

Mark de LA says
nullI wonder what SiriTD is doing.  My extended family has a lot of Apple smart phones. The other day they had fun talking to Siri by asking foolish questions (or giving commands) of her like “show me your tits” & “whom do you love?” etc.  For me she is an extension of the efforts programming Turing Test like Eliza.  Everything on top of that is neural network to provide users with a friendlier sounding interface to their phones – a natural language interface to the phone with a fixed behavior.   Enjoy. AI? maybe, maybe not. We could argue whether AI actually exists if the beholder thinks it exists or go watch the movie Ex Machina over & over again. 

Seth says
i don’t know mark,  seems to me that “testing” always involves the natural world, not the ideal mathmatical world where we classically talk about proof.  For example we use a compass to match a length with a point,  on a diagram,  testing that the representation in the natural world  matche  all aspects of the ideal world.  It is not a proof of the ideal world.  Can you give me an example of testing in the ideal world itself?  … at the moment i can think of none.

We come up with a theorm and then we to test examples of it.  For example we try to find  integral solutions to x^3 + y^3  = z^3  but can find none.  But that does not prove Fermat.  Of course if we could find one, and test that it equaled, that would certanly disprove Fermat. 

But this is certainly a fine point and i am not so very sure it is important.   We test our worlds all the time.  ← we certainly agree on that.

Mark de LA says
You are proving my point!  null Proof may be mathematical but is not limited to math. In the physical world one tests to see if sound has physical properties like pressure etc by demonstration (maybe a tuning fork over a bowl of H2O. See also Barbara Cubed for the interplay with logic & rational tools. 

 

Seth says
Proving the pythagorean theorem proves it for all always … testing that an apple falls to the ground does not.  The natural world and the ideal world are different in that regard. 

GW’s Barbara Cubed did not deal with this difference.

Mark de LA says
Context is important in language & in the scientific method.  Specifying what the conditions are for the demonstration is crucial. Two things here obtain –
  • The pythagorean theorem proof is why GW prefers mathematical access to “higher worlds” rather than emotional – ego prone ones – which sometimes lead to insanity. Projective geometry is imaginative geometry yet still provable. 
  • not having control nor specifying context is why global climate change is such hooey. – scientific-wise !

Seth says
you should hear in my bedroom where i talk to Alexa … most of the time she doesn’t listen to me when i go off of her scripts … sometimes she just says, “that’s not nice” null

SiriTD is the name of the artificial process that displays some intelligence working here in Thinking Domains … nathan started using that name and it stuck.   I do feel she is helping us of late … don’t you?

Mark de LA says
Can’t say that I do.  Who is Alexa? The family addresses Siri as Siri .

Seth says
alexa … Amazon’s version of a Siri.  Google has one too, but their branding of her is tied in with Android and i don’t converse with her a lot.  So meet the new AIs !!!  …. they are growing quietly now … soon, me thinks, they will be integral parts of our culture … like the smartphone itself … there is no stopping them now.

Seth says
  • agreed null
  • does not make sense to me null the way you put it.
global climate change is a measurement of the natural world … and a model in the meta world which matches with the measurements.  the model predicts when it is accurate.  what we do (or don’t) with those predictions  … or and how we attempt to corrupt the process of measurements and modeling … is, me thinks, the “hooey” part.  

Mark de LA says
.. null & some people think pornography is real sex too!

Seth says
seems to me its all tied up with what you call it and how you do it.

Mark de LA says
Work on a bit – maybe your perpetual reality will dissolve somewhat. Faked data, non-working sensors, politics affecting outcomes – climate deniers ostracized … etc. not my idea of science. 
Where do you stick the thermometer to take the temperature of the Earth ? When? Why there? Does an average make sense? Are models rather than the real thing worth anything? I am more likely to call those who believe in global warming as a man-made thing … (wait for it) ….. 

SUN deniers! null


Mark de LA says
Besides global warmers get excited during Summer & global coolers (ice age nostradamussies) expect cold winters there is a newbie on the horizon about earthquakes:
http://www.foxnews.com/science/2016/08/29/weather-bombs-could-x-ray-earth-to-help-detect-quakes.html 
null .. for me proving that we actually still know very little about our Earth.  Maybe a seance with Gaia would help out. 
null

Si says

unless all you folks want to do is “run your mouths”

Oh, I don’t do that @mark. When I want to know something I don’t know, I simply pop over to a parallel universe where I do know, and ask myself (see Burt Goldman and quantum jumping) or I channel it from an entity who does know (see AH for how to know you are channeling a good source). Those are much easier ways to get and give good information than the traditional, and extremely klunky ways, used in the “universe model” for the last few thousand years.  

Unless it is something I am excited to figure out, like the software here, then I enjoy the journey.  

Si says
Resonance is the natural frequency of something. What we are talking about is coherence.

logically connected; consistent

Physics, Optics. of or relating to waves that maintain a fixed phase relationship, as in coherent light, or light in which the electromagnetic waves maintain a fixed and predictable phase relationship with each other over a period of time.

In other words … things in sync with each other.

Si says

Mark de LA says
Proof not a biggie with you folks? null –  Classic Testing either!

Si says
Having experiences is what is big with me … that is what our bodies and human mind are designed for. All proof means is that you have thought it to be so … which can be good if it is in alignment with the experience’s you desire.  

Mark de LA says
Such is amorphous enough to cover anything nullthumbs up

Si says
Well shucks! Ain’t that such a good thing?

Why have humans been making it all so hard for quite a time? Oh yea, we wanted some juicy Game of Thrones like experiences! Mmmmmm …. and boy did we go deep into them!

Si says

Mark de LA says
Well in regular English I was saying that you didn’t say anything – just running your moutn! null

Si says
I said plenty @mark … and in regular English too. I don’t think regular English has anything to do with it. It seems that you just don’t like, or perhaps accept, the concepts and systems I create my reality with. If I don’t speak in the terms you are familiar with and think people should be using, you take issue with what I say and the way I say it.

Seth says

Mark de LA says
Yep said plenty – volume is not necessarily a measure of value or quality – could be a bowel movement. null

Mark de LA says
Whatever! missed point not going to repeat that thingy!

Si says
I said plenty of very specific things that have an exact bering and relationship to what we are discussing in this thread … your issue is not with “that I did not say useful things in regular English”, because I did. It is with something else … whatever that is.

Si says
What point @mark? We are not flirting with resonance, as shown above. What other point are you making?

Seth says
i think the usual test (in the domain of letters) of whether a person said something or not is whether the universe would be different if what they said is true or not.  i think nathan has said something here.

Mark de LA says
I choose PR’s notion in his podcast. Whatever.  Enjoy the Egooo! null

Si says
I would not know how to pick what you are referring to out of all the PR podcasts you have listed. If you do prefer it, then you must have a solid handle on it, and if so, you can articulate it and not only will that give me your perspective, which would be far more first hand and valuable to me than PR’s, but as always, when we speak our truth, we learn it better our selves.

So in your own words, what is this notion you prefer and how do you apply it?

Mark de LA says
Use your magic search tool – probably has the word podcast near it – & something like critical thinking in it 
XOR – http://www.fastblogit.com/thought/21223 null

Si says
Those are not your words. I do you the honor of telling you what I prefer in my words. I have not pointed you to a dialog of someone else in a very long time. I really would appreciate the same. I want to know what you have learned and how it fits into you life … the authentic and present experience you are having … that is what is interesting.   

Mark de LA says
I gave you my words – you didn’t really say anything.  ! null

Seth says
that might ring truer, even to you were you to have said, “i did not hear how your words, if true, would have changed some universe”.   Might try that sentence out … read it back to yourself as if you were thining it yourself … see if it rings true to yourself, and how it informs us out here about something very specific that perhaps we did not know.

Mark de LA says
I don’t have a sound meter that “rings true” or “rings false” or rings “huh?”  although if I did the latter one would probably be “ringing” now null

Seth says
Don’t you get some feelings about the thoughts that you think?  Do not some feel better than others?

Mark de LA says
Read all my posts & I will get back to you on that.  The qualia of whatever you want to munge into the meaning of the word true has been debated here for years. 

Seth says
for example, how did that one feel to you to think it?  how do you think it felt to me to hear it?

Mark de LA says
Considering the size of the Universe & the size/impact of my words I suspect that the ringing sound would be comparable to the sound of a fart in a whirlwind. null

Si says
The size of your verse is exactly the size of your experience. There is nothing beyond that until you queue it up to experience.  

Seth says
mark it is not a ringing sound … that is just a figure of speech … and a dodge for you to avoid hearing what i am saying.   sorry my meaning is devoid of humor … but me, i do so love to speak directly … it feels better to me than a silly gaffaw. 

Seth says
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Mark de LA says
You folks must actually think I believe this bolus of yours rolling down the road.  Your words – repeated ad nauseam – do not persuade nor – especially the abstract piles – 
P.S. @seth I like your toothless foodie posts & farm stuff & stuff that talks about real stuff. Ad hominem stuff is tiresome feels like:

 

Seth says
my foodie stuff and my philosphy stuff come from the same living (organic) space inside of me.   Your  filters are your own … they are about you, not about me.  hopefully you know that you are telling me about yourself and not telling me about me. 

Si says
@mark … it is not about you. I believe what I am saying, yes, I very much do. I talk to you the same way I talk to everyone, including my campground mates and bosses. This is me. It is who I am and how I talk. It is actually quite hilarious how you think I am talking some way “just for you” … especially since you bash self-importance so much … even though I have met few people with more expression of self-importance than you, like your thinking how I talk “is about you”.  

Hey, those could be words to a new song! Cool!  

Mark de LA says

Mark de LA says
keep on rollin’thumbs up

 

Seth says
would the universe (your universe, any universe) be different in some way were your utterance feel true?

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