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All Proceeds from Number
Pythagoras, the ancient Greek philosopher who actually coined the term “philosophy” (Greek: “the love of wisdom”) is famously quoted as saying, “All is number.” This is almost, but not quite, true. The things in the world around us – both physical and mental – are not “number,” or “mathematics,” or “mathematical truth.” It would be more accurate to describe these things as “numerical,” “mathematical” or “mathematically consistent.”
SCION is not “made of” number or mathematics, but instead “proceeds” from number or mathematics. SCION is a gapless plenum of infinitesimal fluctuations, divergences, or differences from non-consciousness, each of which has no objective existence outside itself. The quality of such infinitesimals is that they are infinitesimally “easy” – and therefore essentially infinitely easy or “inevitable” – to create or to come into being. The existence and operation of SCION, and therefore the existence and operation of all things in the world, are not “made of” mathematics, but “proceed from” mathematics.
We therefore revise and correct Pythagoras' original statement:
Pythagoras: “All is number” (Incorrect and mystical)
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As we have seen, the structure of mathematical truth does have much in common with the properties traditionally assigned to “God,” although it also lacks some of the properties which would allow it to be properly equated with “God.” It is time that humanity recognized that there is no external authority to appeal to for moral guidance, as a child might look to a trusted adult. Humanity must recognize that it is the adult, and must act in accordance with that fact. It must put aside its “childhood fairy tales” of hypothetical “Gods,” and in the place of these fairy tales it must embrace rationality and reality, and act with wisdom and responsibility. Humanity has such immense knowledge, power and technology at its disposal; these can be used to accomplish either its total destruction or the attainment of its most lofty goals.
Fairy tales are a poor guide for such power. “God” is a fairy tale, and must be recognized as such. The avoidance of our own destruction, and the attainment of our fullest human potential can only be realized when we think and act in full harmony with reality.
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