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On The Means of Communication of this Book


In the Words of The Apostrophe of the Saints of Marsus:


Shut your eyes and look towards a light.  Describe the patterns to someone so they can envision exactly what you see.  Describe, in writing, a C-sharp major chord to a deaf person.  Convey the feeling of an orgasm to an eight year old.  Language has limitations.


Most communication is simply used to trigger a known essence, thought, or feeling in another.  As materials and forces induce the most consistent essences, it is not surprising that most of language deals with material properties.  As we move from describing objects to describing feelings, which are a bit less concrete, communication starts to rely more heavily on tricks to relay information.  For example, in order to convey atmosphere, poems use techniques such as similes, metaphors, alliteration, rhyme, and rhythm.  As we move even farther away from the concrete to philosophy, where we are dealing with the fundamental nature of the universe, communication almost always fails.  This includes communication to our own conscious mind, which thinks in terms of our known language.


Most of philosophy tries to model the universe directly by what is logically known of the physical universe.  The problem with this is that non-physical concepts can only be described in terms of known physical concepts.  This book  attempts to do a better job of modeling the universe by using analogous physical situations, models, and occurrences, which, although they may be imperfect, do a much better of explaining the relationships between life, the universe, and everything.  This book uses analogies and other such techniques as thought experiments to push communication to its limits in trying to define these relationships so that the view can be shared with conscious thought as well as other individuals.  However, information is bound to be not only lost, but distorted.


Furthermore, the more a personís preconceptions differ from the ideas in the book, the less that is conveyed because of the preconceptions that must be removed before incompatible ideas can replace them.  This essential means that it is only easy to receive information if one knows most of the information.  However, if the information is known, no information has been transferred.  This is true.  We have very limited bandwidth and information transfer is difficult.  Nonetheless, this book tries to make use of the full bandwidth available, and perhaps steal some more.


Much of religion and philosophy deals with the relationship and boundaries between the self, the universe, and God.  Most disputes arise only from the inadequacy of language to describe these things.  In accordance with the limits of language, all of these things can only be defined relatively or metaphorically.  In fact, it could be argued that there really are no differences between things; the differences only arise from the constructs of language.  As such, this book can be considered an attempt to reconcile differences through innovative techniques in the use of written information.


Although, as it is still written information, this book should be considered absolutely meaningful and representing the Ultimate Truth.  Because it is the Ultimate Truth, nothing in it should be considered either metaphorically nor as analogies.  It is all Absolute Ttrue and should be followed to the letter.