collective matt
Mon, Jan 25, 2010
existence is a singularity

Typing "existence is a singularity" in Google (oddly?) only returns eight results, so I can only assume that this may be a new idea, at least on the web.

http://www.normanspencer.co.nz/PsNetwork/01800.html

Starting at the beginning of the list we see that his collection of "propositions" is a modern day Book of changes or Q document:

1848: As existence is a singularity, there are no boundaries to existence.

1849: As each perceiver (monad) is of singularity, it is the centre of a singularity universe and the centre of the time-space universe. 1850: Perception collapses time inwardly to the locus of perception, and it collapses space outwardly away from the locus of perception. Gravity effects aside, when stellar objects are perceived from a particular time-space locus, they recede at a rate proportional to distance. 1851: Qualitatively, perception implicates awareness, knowledge and creative intelligence. As perception increases, space and entropy increase and remainder-time decreases.

1: Existence is an Absolute ... an all-inclusive, coherent, integrated whole, of infinite and finite magnitudes.

2: In finite magnitude, the whole appears to be separated into parts, each of which appears to be less than the whole. 3: In infinite magnitude, the whole is equal to each part and each part is equal to the whole and to every other part. 4: As formal, syllogistic logic applies only to the finite magnitude, oneness or implicativity thinking is also necessary if we are to access the whole truth. 5: The Absolute expresses itself eternally and in infinite variety.

On Norman Spencer:

"Norman Spencer was born in Wellington, New Zealand, November 7th 1921, and died in that city, January 25th 2001, aged 79 years.

Norman’s work began in 1968, when he became frustrated with the lack of data available to aid strategic planning in business. He resolved to gather his own data, and developed 44 hypotheses, or 'propositions', that formed the basis of his 'propositional network'.

Work on the propositional network continued through the years, and increased greatly after his retirement from business in 1979. Eventually, after an estimated 20,000 hours of effort, the propositions numbered 10,615, and dealt with an extremely broad range of topics.

Beginning in 1989, he produced annual predictions for the year ahead. These were published in the Evening Post, a Wellington newspaper. These forecasts covered global as well as domestic events, and he claimed 90 percent accuracy for them.

He wrote a number of books, including two which make up the bulk of the material on this website - Prediction Science and The Next 60,000 Years.

Prediction Science lists the hypotheses that make up the propositional network. It also includes an index to the network, and explanations of the underlying theory.

The Next 60,000 Years examines the long term future of the human race. It predicts that the human race will not destroy itself, that it has a bright future, and will colonize the stars."