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"Heraclitus was unlike anybody
who had come before. ... The best attested fact about him is
that he was haughty and disdainful of other people, which may
help to explain his inaccessible style."
Page 42, by Anthony Gottlieb in his,
The Dream of Reason, 'A history of philosophy from the
Greeks to the Renaissance,'
Norton paperback, 2000.
We offer a series of Heraclitus'
(~540-480 b.c.; author of On the Whole, now lost) quotes
and fragments (apparently, latest known total count is ~130 quotes
and fragments attributed to Heraclitus) brought forward in history
roughly 2500 years and paraphrased quantum comtextually
in Quantonics' Qualogos:
- "Panta rhei." All things change.
- "The only absolute is change [quantum flux; all
is quantum~waves, quantum~wavings]."
Simply, in Quantonics, "Flux is crux." Flux
is simple. State is complex. Why? Explain.
- "All law [all reality]
must change, indeed, as the logos itself is absolute change."
- "Quantum flux offers nature's moral
- "Paradoxically, we are happiest when we change."
We are happiest when we are quantum real.
- "Most of us do not use our
individual capabilities to be aware
of quantum reality, instead we somnambulate our classical caves
of Demos reason."
(Students of Quantonics please read all of that link's pink text
box in comments under p. 13 of Bergson's Time and Free Will,
- "Humans must live together in harmony with nature, however
there is n¤ harmony without discord [...n¤w ~ings
wæ aræ k~n¤w ~ings this was badly translated
by retardedc classical DIQheaded
would have used "antinomialismq" in place
of DIalectic's crudec
and rudec "DIscord"...
'discord' QELRed is "omniscord"...
Doug - 8Nov2014]." This agrees with Pirsig's notion of better.
Individual (vis-à-vis social) assessment of better
requires discord to improve.
- "Reality is self-referent."
Reality issi holographic which means all quantons are interrelationshipings
among quantons each of which is self~other~coobsfective~referent
and locally directed, n¤t other-directed; this, combined
with absolute animacy and everywhere~middle~including~associationings
is essence of quantum~fractal~evolutionings.
Clearly, n¤ mechanical reality has qua for self adaption
n¤r self direction. Classical AI is doomed, given Doug's
phasementings here. Quantum AI, however, will become a reality
within next 10-100 years. Doug - 27May2009.
- "Quantum self-reference, in omnifferencing
through fractal chaos and change, agrees with itself:
quantum flux sophism!"
We can only do this paraphrasing through our quantum studies,
quantonic innovations, and our abilities to tap into reserve
energy borne of all above. Heraclitus
quantum c¤mplæmæntati¤n ¤f
and lyre and human as quantum self~other~referent sophism (sorso:
a Quantonics acronym). Aristotle saw bow and lyre as independent
tautologies. We see them additionally as both harmony
and discord [...i.e., antinomialismq - Doug
- "Flux (energy)
lies at nature's core. Reality is energy (e.g., 'fire')."
- "Ether hides."
Incredibly, from a quantum perspective, this turns out to be
so. Coherent and isocoherent Quantum Vacuum Flux (QVF) hide!
- "Nature loves to hide."
- "All reality is quantum
This is quantum~relativity!
This is quantum~flux~phase~encodings
which we call fuzzonic
Doug - 4Feb2006.
||Many Flux Quanta Iso~Cohere
||Many Contexts Fit All
||One Context Fits All
- "Reality's ontology is a quantum pr¤cess
of sorso creation,
change, and discreation." See Quantonics' Quanton
to those who do not
understand nature's logos."
- "Experience is a quantum (w)holism." We choose
to interpret this as Heraclitus saying quantum reality's middle
is included. Stretch: EIMA.
- "Logosquanton(DQ,SQ)." DQ represents
Heraclitus' memes of changings and SQ
represents Heraclitus' memes of unchangings. He saw them as a
quantum (w)holism. He felt we ought to 'reason' on that basis.
We interpret "classical logos" as ideal SQ (i.e., ESQ: Platonic
and Aristotelian 'objective truth;' reality with h-bar zeroed),
and "quantum logos" as a quanton whose impetus is absolute
quantum flux and whose apparent persistence is only quantum tentative.
- "Some humans manufactured and others teach dialectic
blinds humans to the logos." Heraclitus felt that
most people conveniently 'forget' [inter]relations[hips]
AKA logos in favor of opinionated consensual lisr
'attributes' AKA "simple toys." In Quantonics we call
this notion "A Tragedy of Commons." Its synonyms are:
"common sense," "commonist sense," "group
think," "political correctness," "mental
clonicity," "social sense," "commoness above
subconscious (herd mentality)," etc.
- "War is dialectic
war is dialectical. Dialectic
is war." In quantonics war is a classical social pattern
of value. Society 'Values' war! This, to us, is our major indictment
of classical society and is a major way in which we claim quantum
individuals are intrinsically above classical society. See our
on this issue (it is very long and very challenging).
- "Dialectic deceives. Dialectic is a deign to feign."
Dialectical 'judgment' is the basis for all classical 'reason.'
- 'Those who do not
understand do not fathom the logos." In Quantonics
we are showing that those who do not understand are SOMites AKA
'dialecticians' who wear blinders.
- "Most humans do not believe the logos."
Most humans practice and theorize dialectically.
- "Fools only see parts and pieces." Juxtapose this
to Quantonics' "Rules is Tules for Fules."
- "Fools somnambulate their lives." This agrees fabulously
with Boris Sidis' remarks in his Nervous
- "The logos nurtures
both metabolisis while~and anabolisiscatabolisis cellular_resurrection~rebirthcellular_apoptosis~suicide."
- "Reality is panaware."
- "All humans are fallible." Quantum~uncertainty
assures us of our individual gn¤stic
need and mandate to attend our own personal humility well. Consider
though, as Pirsig emphasizes: balance: of dynamic and
static, harmony and omniscord, also hubris and humility. Latter
is a first requirement of being a competent capitalist since
capitalism itself exemplifies quantum~evolution, and its concordant
human endeavor for better, exquisitely. Doug - 27May2009.
- "Understanding the logos enables judgment."
In Quantonics' version of quantum reality the logos is
intrinsically hermeneutic. See our Bases
of Judgment. We are now learning that "the Logos"
is another appellation for Qabala's
Autiot. So we can say our quote of Heraclitus another valid way,
"Understanding Qabala's Autiot
enables judgment." It also helps us learn another ancient
science of our cosmos which is a valid metaphor of what Doug
refers "quantum~reality." We may note also that an
ancient and much-used phrase "[a]the account" refers
"the Logos." Doug - 13Dec2010.
- "Understanding the logos enables
us to tap into reserve energy." At that new link please
consider Suares' claim that ET is actually another way of referring
AT AKA Aleph~Tav. Fathom Plantard Crest's top banner, "ET in Arcadia
Ego." Ponder A~T
as Autiot's quantum~reality loop. Doug - 13Dec2010.
- "The logos is blind when we stop nature."
This shares concord with Bergson's "...one may not analyze
"...¤næ may n¤t
- "Agreement and disagreement together appear paradoxical,
but understand the logos shows they are self-referent."
This is almost a pure description of quantum
Notice, for example,
that this is how one learns to play a violin and any musical
instrument and how we learn to play golf and any sport. This
issi quantum reality!
- "Reality is quantum co~here~nt."
is more powerful
than its absence."
- "Perfection is imperfection." ~Kosmos,
phusis (nature, growth, emergence): order as disordered
quantum~flux~animacy and change. Doug intuited this as a child.
Quanton(perfection,imperfection). Quanton(order,disorder). Quanton(absolute_change,only_apparent_nonchange).
Quanton(phusis,techne). See Barnes, p. 19. See
- "Universe: quanton(indivisible,divisible), quanton(ungenerated,generated),
quanton(immortal,mortal), quanton(eternity,word), quanton(parent,child),
quanton(divine,just), quanton(light,dark), quanton(good,bad),
quanton(doctors,disease), quanton(up,down), quanton(crooked,straight),
quanton(pure,polluted), quanton(living,dying), quanton(satiety,need),
quanton(creator,itself)." This is just incredibly and deliciously
- "Physicians who objectify the logos are hypocrites."
Mae-wan Ho says something similar re: centrifuges.
- "Hermodorus was a quantum prodigy and the socialist
Ephesians threw him out." Sounds like William James Sidis
to us... Sidis was a quantum prodigy and the socialist Americans
threw him away...
- "Sight has more flux than sound, however sight itself
is problematic." We presume bandwidth
octave count. The greater quantum
flux's rate, the more we can
- "Quantum nonactuality is above quantum actuality."
- "A thing is
it is becoming."
- "All things are full of souls and spirits." QVF
is in all and all is in QVF. We are in it and it is in us.
- "Nonactuality is fathomless."
- "Sight is fallacious." SOMwits are blindered.
- "Discord [ultimately] generates harmony." It takes
time to learn to play a violin. It happens
faster with mutual respect: quanton(Haganah,havlagah).
- "All actuals interrelate via
- "[Classical] Socialists use group as their teacher."
Demos is their will.
- "Words have semantics only in comtexts." This is
pure genius! Similar Wittgenstein's "meaning is use."
- "Pythagoras: artful knave." Heraclitus shows
his ability to judge classical vis-à-vis quantum mind.
- "Nature issi
BAWAM EIMA quantum
¤mniffering amd n¤t, b¤th
¤mnisc¤rdant amd n¤t, b¤th
lisr amd n¤t,
- "Emergence (~anabolisis) and immergence (~catabolisis)
are natural and to be expected at all levels of reality."
(Quantum~mætab¤lisis is a quantum~complementary
self~other~referent anab¤lic~catab¤lic OEDC
which we call "metabolic." Anabolisis corresponds quantum~negentropic
emergence biologically and resurrection biblically. Catabolisis
corresponds quantum~posentropic apoptosis biologically and 'crucifixion'
biblically. Adepts view quantum~metabolisis issi quanton(anabolisis,catabolisis).
Doug - 25Aug2008.)
- "Every point on a circle is both alpha and omega."
This shows, those of us in Quantonics, that circles are classical
delusions. See pi in your face.
We are unsure Heraclitus meant "circles are delusions."
He did mean "beginning and end are quantum complements,"
which again, to us, says classically ideal circles are classically
- "As apes are to man, man is to god." As actuality
is to nonactuality, SQ is to DQ. As staticity is to SOM, dynamicity
is to MoQ.
- "Quantum reality is percipient, but classicists teach
it is not." See How
Classicists View Reality.
- "To classicists, what Heraclitus sees is enigmatic."
- "That which is objective cannot change."
- "We cannot escape Dynamic Quality."
- "SOMites listen but do not hear. Their presence is absence."
- "We do not classically 'die,' rather we are transitionings
among our nextings phasings of our journeyings." A quantum
rendition of "life everlastings."
- "Reality is quantum~tunneling associative."
- "Quantum goodness needs no laws."
- "Envy is a classical trade of novices." Classicists
are novices. Quantumists are garzones. Humans are
incapable of maestro infallibility.
Our usage of 'the logos' above shares no common relation
intended or otherwise with our otherwhere coined usage of 'thelogos.'
Perhaps our greatest concern here, re: classical vis-à-vis
quantum is what Heraclitus meant by "fate." We simply
do not know at this juncture.
We had to stretch a bit on quantum emergence (e.g., god as
'emergence of perfume' from olive oil and scent), but it is
there. Heraclitus implies an included-middle strongly. He implies
absolute flux, semper flux unambiguously. He implies recursion,
self-reference, fractal chaos, absence of tautology, etc. All
are quintessence of Pirsig's, Bergson's, and Quantonics' quantum
reality. Heraclitus was teaching Quantonics 2500 years ago!!!
Humbling... And as today, he was hated for it!
Paraphrased, Heraclitus' works are quantum sophisms all...
Paraphrased we can say Heraclitus was a sophist and we can say
that we are Heraclitean.
Actually, unparaphrased, Heraclitus has classical leanings,
especially in how he views negation:
as classically ideal (he apparently misses reality's quantum negation
as subjective). And though he speaks of "unity of opposites,"
we doubt he viewed this as a Millennium III meme of quantum complementation
(and a prerequisite, along with flux, for subjective negation).
However, as you can see, when we restate Heraclitus using our
modern jargon, it appears as though he did intuit quantum reality,
but in a primitive manner! In our view this places Heraclitus
far above Parmenides, Plato, and Aristotle.
Now put all that in quantum lightings that all we have
of Heraclitus are others' paraphrasings and we are paraphrasing
those paraphrasings. Oh! To have his original text... It looks
like that circle of chairs game where someone tells an adjacent
chair a specific notion, thence tellee tells next adjacent and
so on... When we return full circle message has memed into something
entirely omnifferent. We take this as direct evidence of humans'
quantum nature. Indeed, that is what we are and what we do and
why we do and are and how we do and are and where we do and are
and when we do and are and who we are and do. We are quantum
We are not classical objects in a classical socially objective
society, regardless what SOMwits and CRwits try to impose upon
us! We are quantum individual beings! By Direct Experience,
we are quantum beings!!!
We have shown only quote paraphrases which align quantonics.
Heraclitus also offered many remarks which appear to us totally,
objectively, dialectically classical. However, we do not know
full comtexts of those remarks. Amazingly some of his views appear
classically deterministic. This might be interpreted as quantum
ensemble determinism (classicists predict a 1-1 correspondent
event; classical quantumists predict an ensemble probability distribution;
both are quantum~scientifically problematic due their innate formal
objective mechanics). Heraclitus' monism is, apparently, classical.
This appears to us as a paradox since he adhered pluralism. If
his thoughts were genuinely quantum he may have viewed monism
as a plurality whose middles are included. That makes quantum
sense to us. Recall that Pirsig's reality issi quanton(monism,pluralism)
and Bergson's reality issi quanton(pluralism,monism). Quantum
reality (w)holistically appears as quantons(quantons(monism,pluralism),quantons(pluralism,monism)).
Notice how this neatly depicts our stairs
illusions in quantonics' script. Also see our Möbius
Left. See Bergson
and Pirsig on Monism and Pluralism.
References include (See Diels-Kranz
- Early Greek Philosophy, Barnes (superb on Heraclitus)
- The Dream of Reason, Gottlieb (superb on Heraclitus
and Chapter 9's Sophists; Gottlieb refers Sophism as a "Pandora's
Box" while we have made such comparison to quantum reality!
Gottlieb, in our opinion, offers best coverage of sophism
we have ever read prior - Doug - 3Feb2006; (We bought this
text at B&N with our 2005 XY_XXmas certificate from Christa.
Thank you and much love Christa!) Notice that Gottlieb's title
is nearly same as Heinz Pagels' superb Dreams of Reason.
which evoked our poem
to him. That poem is interesting quantonic~historically as it
shows Pagels' and Doug's own then (1988) buy~in to bogus classical
notions of invariance and which our, since 1988, quantum~lightings
have changed massively. See IGI
and RIGI. Ponder
classical importance of bogus notions of relative invariance
in Bohm's papers Physics
and Perception and The
Enfolding-Unfolding Universe and Consciousness.) Our
use of XY_XX is quantonic symbolism for Jesus' gn¤stic~pure
quantum~g¤d~like hermaphrodicity uncovered in The
Nag Hammadi Gospels. That genetic quantum~hermaphrodicity
almost perfectly heralds a Heraclitean quantum~included~middle
in humanity's s¤n ¤f G¤d, s¤n ¤f
w¤~mahn. See Modern Genetic
Analysis, 2nd edition, Freeman, 2002. Apropos, apropos indeed...
- Ancient Greek Philosophy, Edited by Cohen, Curd, Reeve.
(Only offers fragments, 130 of them. Presocratics Reader
- Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, Edited by Audi
(shallow on Heraclitus)
- Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy, Edited by Blackburn
(shallow on Heraclitus)
- The Greeks, Kitto (only a mention)
- Ancient Greece, Spyridakis, Nystrom
- Encyclopedia Britannica (
- Quantonics, Inc., and The Quantonics Society
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