Jan Cox Talk 0446

Solution Substitution Solipsism

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Summary by TK

Jan Cox Talk 0446 - January 18, 1989    ** - 1:25
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  [Everybody believes man is seeking "solutions". Mathematics would appear to be the clearest-cut example of this. The "=" sign in the math equation means "is another name for" and the answer on the right-hand side of the sign is therefore only another name for the original problem on the left-hand side of it. Thus, nothing new is ever generated except for the energy evoked during the conversion activity itself of devising the "solution". Everything in the solution is merely a substitution, not a delivery or introduction of new knowledge. If no substitution occurs then no "correct" answer was arrived at. This relates to Some Success; SS = SS (Substitution-Solution = Some Success). The solution gives the feeling of SS. Consider the purpose of a generic variable in an equation (e.g., "x" in x + 3 = 8 of algebraic equation) as equivalent of "the gods will take care of it" as a solution. Substitution (renaming) is taken by the ordinary as a substitute for continually attempting to understand oneself. ]
  [Human talk is a singular way of extending energy conversion. Talk at the individual level is a private pep rally. Talk about oneself is self-energizing. Vanity is self-energizing in the City and is thus criticized by the more revolution-tending fringes of life since it will not fuel Revolution. ]
  [The Partnership. "If you're not smarter than yourself, you haven't got a chance". When confronted with a problem there is always a "smarter" partner who speaks up, but it's not smarter if no behavior change for the better is effected, just talks smarter.[Diagram ]