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BRIEF GLOSSARY OF KEY TERMS.
The following terms are new or used in special ways in our model. We define them briefly to assist our readers. These terms are discussed in more detail throughout this book. Some have found it useful to print out these Glossary pages for reference.
3S-1t: Our conventional scientific reality (what, we, as living sentient beings experience)--3 dimensions of space (length, breadth, height) (3S) and 1 moment in time (1t) (the "present"); (3 dimensions are abbreviated 3D or 3-D.)
3S-1t-1+C: Our living sentient being reality always includes some meaningful consciousness. So our experiential reality is 3S-1t plus 1or more Consciousness dimensions (technically, C-substrate).
3S-3T-3C: A postulated triad of 3-D domains: Space, Time and "Consciousness".
10th plus dimension: A postulated 10th transfinite series of dimensions, predominantly containing C-substrate qualities, with or without S and T substrates (though still linked to S and T by tethering across dimensions).
Calculus of distinctions: (CoD) Well-defined logical and mathematical operations involving distinctions, of e.g. content, extent and impact.
Chronit: Speculative quantal-like packet of time; may or may not have subdivisions.
Conceptual: (In CoD) The never complete interpretation of the perceptual combined with the logic inductive and deductive reasoning processes.
Consciousness: A broad, general term describing both infinite conscious meaningful information and finite awareness and responsiveness. These range from the discrete finite physical meaning at inanimate levels and extend to transfinite continuous interactions, and modulated in sentient beings in the brain. Quantal (qualit), psychological, neurological, transfinite and metaconscious levels are pertinent in TDVP, plus philosophical aspects.
Conscit: Speculative quantal-like packet of meaning; may or may not have subdivisions.
Continuous: Spatial, temporal or conscious extension, infinitely divisible, non-discrete, without breaks or gaps or end.
Content: (in CoD) Variables that contain e.g. the content of mass and energy and Consciousness content; measured indirectly only through "Content Density" (content/unit extent). Reflects "content" --what is contained, and not the "process".
Content Density: The density of a content distinction is measured as content (mass, energy or meaningful impact) per unit of Volumetric Extent.
C-substrate: Combined total consciousness, linking the finite and transfinite with infinite. (Formally referred to as C-Matrix).
Density: Content and Impact are measured indirectly per unit of Extent.
Decision Augmentation Theory (DAT): DAT postulates that humans integrate information obtained by anomalous cognition into the usual decision process. The result is that, to a statistical degree, such decisions are biased toward volitional outcomes.
Degrees of freedom (DOF): These describe the number of orthogonal directions in which something can move and is fundamental to dimensions--to variables of extent.
Dimension: Non-congruent, non-parallel extensions measurable in terms of variables of extent (CoD) such as Space, Time and (dimensional) Consciousness. In the Euclidean framework, for operational convenience, dimensions are defined as orthogonal to each other and can be characterized in degrees of freedom. A continuous distinction that can be measured in units of extent. These interact together forming different domains with specific properties.
Dimensional Distinctions: Refers to distinctions whose boundaries can be defined in terms of functions of variables of extent.
Dimensional Extrapolation (DE): A mathematical term for the logical extension of a known parameter or parameters facilitating the process of moving to and from higher dimensions. An iterative logical operation based on the natural correlation between number fields and multi-dimensional domains of extent. DE is most easily calculated bottoms-up, starting at lower dimensions and extrapolating to the higher ones, but can also be reversed.
Dimensional Invariances: Mathematically, dimensional invariances refer to entities or quantities, that are unaltered even when particular transformations of dimensional variables or coordinates occur. Invariances do not vary--they are constant.
Dimensionometry: The mathematical study of dimensions as contrasted with geometry, which usually applies to distinctions of one, two or three dimensions.
Distinction: A distinction is anything that can be distinguished, in any way whatsoever, from everything else: Any finite object, event, image or thought distinguishable from its surroundings.
Discrete: Finite, discontinuous, countable set of values; not continuous.
Essence: Fundamental infinite nature including infinite space, time, consciousness, information, order and life. Qualities of the infinite incorporate metaspace, metatime, and metaconsciousness, plus ordropy and potential life.
Entanglement: (Quantum Physics) linkage of ostensibly separated energy packets, particles, photons in time and space manifesting at the 3S-1t level.
Experiential: In CoD, the combination of the perceptual and conceptual, resulting in a specific subjective, phenomenal happening (experience).
Extent: In CoD, extent involves measurable real, imaginary or complex numerical values, ranging from zero, discrete values to infinity, and from interval to ordinal. They can be finite, transfinite (quantized or discrete infinity) or infinite (reflecting continuous infinity).
Extropy: Our previously term replaced by "ordropy" ("order" opposing "entropy").
Falsifiability: Empirical or mathematical demonstration of the falseness of a hypothesis. The level of proof is a negation as opposed to a possibility in Feasibility, but it's often limited to aspects of 3S-1t, insufficient for cosmological concepts like evolution.
Feasibility: The empirical or mathematical demonstration of the manifest portion of something that we can experience, perceive or conceive of but is not falsified. It's applied particularly with extra dimensions, manifesting like a jigsaw puzzle piece in 3S-1t.
Finite: Limited extent in space, time or consciousness: discrete, discontinuous subreality.
First Sight: Theory postulating that psi is an always occurring fundamental "normal" intrinsically unconscious process. It precedes regular communications or thoughts or actions (Carpenter 2012).
Fluctuating dimensions: Relative dynamic changes in dimensional perspective including rate or magnitude of change. These are within, across and between dimensions, and may be state related (at that moment in time) or trait related (more consistent over time).
Frequency: the number of vibrations per unit time. An object vibrating in N dimensions may have a different frequency than the same object vibrating in N+1 dimensions.
Impact: (CoD) Variables of form and process (previously called Variables of Intent). Includes interactions of afferent information, central intent and efferent influence. Reflects deliberate or automatic "processes" not "content".
Impact Density: Impact may be measured by calculating Impact Density per volumetric unit of extent.
Indivension: The process involving fluctuating STC--mainly C-substrate domains of "zillions" (Nn) of individual-units. These portray unique or common transdimensional (often transfinite) relative experiential realities. Indivension occurs through the interaction of vortical distinctions (New term derivation: Individual-units; dimensions).
Individual-unit: Distinct "conscious" finite animate unit across dimensions impinging the infinite continuity. Multiple levels manifest together, particularly in individuals, but also as group, familial, ethnic, cultural, social, and species linked (acronym: GIFECSs).
Infinite: (TDVP) Limitless, unbounded, continuous, without end subreality in Space, Time and Consciousness (C-) Substrates. Interfaces with finite and though largely unknown, it obeys the laws of nature.
Invariant: In mathematics, a property of a class of mathematical objects that remains unchanged when certain transformations are applied to the objects. Invariants remain unaffected by a designated operation.
Laws of nature: The model of laws universally applicable to all reality associated with both finite and infinite existence; not "supernatural"; TDVP must conform to these.
LFAF: Lower-Dimensional Feasibility, Absent Falsification; the basis for including logically feasible concepts in hypotheses that may not be falsifiable in 3S-1t. This is applicable at all dimensional levels.
Life: Biological living with its physiology that ceases at physical death; in TDVP, this is described as "physical life". The TDVP term "life" also has components of existence in the infinite, and used synonymously with "existence" of at least, a "consciousness".
Life-track: (TDVP) :Proposed finite model of individual-unit existence in the infinite. (Speculative).
Lower-Dimensional Feasibility, Absent Falsification: LFAF
Mathematical singularities: Points located in any n-dimensional domain by exactly n discrete numbers. They have no extent or content.
Metaparadigm: Broadest paradigm impacting all sciences, mathematics and philosophy.
NLCE: The Neppe Law of Cause and Effect: If the cause of a precognitive impression is changed, then the effect changes, allowing for, at least, partial free will.
Origin Event: The initial origin in finite reality of events at the beginning, corresponding with the origins of space, time and consciousness, and possibly mass and energy. (Some use terms, like Event Horizon. These may be linked with singularity and expanding universe or the Big Bang, but these are controversial concepts, and we are using the term Origin Event non-prejudicially here.
Ordropy: The existence of spatial, temporal or other meaningful multidimensional order and patterns, in finite and infinite subrealities, including, but not limited to, negative entropy: "Negative entropy" ("negentropy") is only one component. (A new term: previously "extropy").
Orthogonal: The relation of two lines at right angles to one another (perpendicularity), and the generalization of this relation into n dimensions.
Paradigm: A model of reality constituting a specific worldview underlying the theories and methodology of a particular scientific subject.
Paradigm Shift: A paradigm that transforms thinking in a discipline.
Parangular: As one increases the number of dimensions, dimensionometry reflects an orthogonality that is relative to the framework of observation. "Parangular" reflects relative orthogonality and is particularly important in analyses across higher dimensions, as occurs in indivension because vortices, vectors, scalars and tensors may meet.
Perceptual: In physics, it is what we obtain from the senses and instruments extending the senses. It is considered as empirical evidence though in reality it is affected by the observer state and their relationship to the whole substrate. It is thought of as objective physical reality with measurable data and interpreted as reality but limited by the axiom of physical limitations. This is easily misunderstood, partial and incomplete element because of its necessary limitations of the senses and instruments measuring it.
Polife (Po-life): the potential towards physical life in the infinite--before and after physical life: Continued existence in the absence of physical life.
Psi: A composite term used for extrasensory perception (ESP) and psychokinesis (PK); layperson terms are psychic, paranormal, anomalous and sixth sense.
Psi mediated instrumental response: In Rex Stanford's PMIR model, individuals may spontaneously unconsciously obtain their "psi" needs, and use this knowledge to modify their behavior in a way which will be instrumental in satisfying those needs.
Qualit: Generic term for discrete qubits, chronits and conscits; like quanta, but includes "consciousness"
Quantum: (Physics) a discrete finite unit quantity of matter or energy.
Qubit: Speculative quantal like packet of space; may or may not have subdivisions.
Reality: The infinite and finite subrealities making an indivisible holistic unit. In sentient beings, that which is subjective, perceived or experienced; common reality may be verified independently by a majority of conscious observers.
Relative Nonlocality: In consciousness research, "nonlocal" (also "non-local") refers to a distant connection of information, apprehension or perturbation. However, this is "relative" to the observer's perspective, so the term is more correctly "Relative Nonlocality". The nonlocal must express itself relative to the observer, but ultimately it is registered locally (e.g., in consciousness or the brain), hence the suffix "Relative". There are five different levels of Relative Non-locality:
Reverse Dimensional Extrapolation: A conceptual aid for visualizing the dynamic relationship of dimensional domains from the top down; i.e. from the 10th plus dimensions (transfinite domain), through rotation and projection.
Six sigma data: Statistically, six or more standard deviations beyond the mean (1 in >109)
STC: Space, time and "consciousness"; specifically, S, T and C-substrates (S, T and C).
Space: (S) Volumetric extent including the dimensions of height, depth, and width (reflects three variables of extent with an interval metric) within which physical reality manifests.
State: (Consciousness) A momentary or short-duration experience of a condition.
Substrate: The source of all distinctions of extent and content: There is STC: a Space substrate, a Time substrate and a special kind of substrate of "Consciousness" (C-substrate).
Superpsi: Living agent psi at its most extreme as a theoretical alternative to Survival.
Survival: Survival of any component of one's existence after bodily death.
Tethering: In TDVP, all of S, T and C are fundamentally inseparably linked together at one or more sources. S, T or C dimensions may appear separate, but they always remain linked, like a balloon on a string, by being tethered to that source. "Tethering" is also a generic combination term for these two components: a fundamental tighter inseparable existence of the STC parts at the origin, and the looser, ostensible separation still with profound linkage of any tethered aspect of the STC components.
Theory of Everything (TOE): The common but ambiguous term for a broad explanatory model of reality. TOEs conform to models of natural law. TOEs should be metaparadigms and therefore seamlessly reconcile with all the major theoretical models and authoritative sources of all the natural sciences and mathematics. However, commonly TOEs are based primarily on philosophical preferences. Applying metric comparisons to 24 TOEs, TDVP scores far the highest and a perfect score. This suggests it might be the most promising candidate for application as a metaparadigm.
Time: (T) Duration of finite moments perceived together as past, present and future and an infinitely continuous substrate. In finite reality, this encompasses three proposed dimensions of extent encompassing all lower-dimensional realities and events and necessarily moving through space and consciousness.
Trait: (Consciousness) A maintained distinguishing quality, characteristic, attribute, or personality feature that persists over a prolonged time period or a life-time.
TDVP: A metaparadigmatic model developed equally by Drs. Vernon Neppe and Edward Close. The Triadic Dimensional-Distinction Vortical Paradigm is a model based on the available broader empirical data of all the sciences (physical, biological, consciousness and psychological), validated in part with mathematical axioms and theorems, applying LFAF for Philosophy of Science validation, and applied to philosophy (as Unified Monism). The key features are STC tethering, 10+ Dimensions, broader "Consciousness", Infinity, plus a model of life and order..
Triadic Dimensional-Distinction Vortical Paradigm: is the long name for TDVP.
Triadic (dynamic)-dimensional-distinction vortical paradigm: (TD3VP) An unofficial proposed alternative name for TDVP emphasizing the dynamic element.
TTOOURS: "Triadic Tethered Ordered Origin Unified Relative Subjectivity" (description of the metaparadigm).
Triad: An inseparable trio such as space, time and consciousness (STC) (adjective: triadic).
Unified Monism: A philosophical model developed from the scientific and mathematical metaparadigm of TDVP. Posits a unified reality of Space, Time and Consciousness with the infinite inseparably pervading with the finite.
Variables: These exhibit a range of varying values, as opposed to a specific, finite numerical value, and represent measures to define distinctions (contrast with mathematical constants).
Variables of Impact: These functionally interface as process impacting distinctions at any or all of the triadic S, T and C substrate levels.
Vibration: Simple or complex, regular or irregular repetitive movement. Vibrations in n dimensions may have a different frequency than the same object vibrating in n+1.
Vortex: A dynamic moving curvilinear manifold multi-dimensional distinction of any open or closed form, including spherical, ovoid, helical or spiral forms (adjective: vortical).
Vortical Frequency (VF): The number of times an n-dimensional vortical distinction rotates in 3S-1T-1C per unit time to return to an arbitrarily chosen "original" starting quantum state VF, as vortices, is expressed in curved movement. VF is listed here to avoid possibly prejudicial ambiguous phrases like "vibrations" and "higher vibrational frequency".
Warping: The distortion of Euclidean dimensional realities by opposing forces.