320.00 Scenario Universe

Fig. 321.01
321.01 When people say of Universe, "I wonder what is outside its outside?" they are trying to conjure a unitary conception and are asking for a single picture of an infinitely transforming, nonsimultaneous scenario. Therefore, their question is not only unanswerable but unrealistic, and indicates that they have not listened seriously to Einstein and are only disclosing their ignorance of its significance when they boastfully tell you that the speed of light is 186,000 miles per second.
321.02 You cannot get out of Universe. Universe is not a system. Universe is not a shape. Universe is a scenario. You are always in Universe. You can only get out of systems.
321.03 Humans have always tried to conform their concepts of Universe to their own human prototype. Humans stop and start; sleep and wake; are born, grow, decay, and die: so humans thought the Universe must also have a beginning and an end. Now astrophysicists find this to be untrue. There could never have been a primordial chaos, simply because scientists now know that the proton and neutron always and only coexist in the most exquisite interorderliness. There could never have been a time when their integrity was not an integrity.
321.04 Universe is a scenario. Scenario Universe is the finite but nonunitarily conceptual aggregate of only partially overlapping and communicated experiences of humanity. Uni-verse is a momentarily glimpsed, special-case, systemic-episode takeout. When we start synergetically with wholes, we have to deal with the scenario within which we discover episodes__like the frog the snake is swallowing.
321.05 Time is only now. Time and size are always special-case, asymmetric episodes of now whose systemic aberrations are referenced to the cosmic hierarchy of primitive and symmetrical geometries through which they pulsate actively and passively but at which they never stop. The rest of Scenario Universe is shapeless: untuned-in. (See Sec. 982.62 for cosmic hierarchy and compare text at Sec. 1033.103. )
322.01 Universe can only be thought of competently in terms of a great, unending, but finite scenario whose as yet unfilled film strip is constantly selfregenerative. All experiences are terminated, ergo finite. An aggregate of finites is finite. Our Universe is finite but nonsimultaneously conceptual: a moving-picture scenario of nonsimultaneous and only partially overlapping events. One single picture__one frame__does not tell the story. The single-frame picture of a caterpillar does not foretell or imply the transformation of that creature, first, into the chrysalis stage and, much later, into the butterfly phase of its life. Nor does one picture of a butterfly tell the viewer that the butterfly can fly.
322.02 In scenarios, you have to have a pretty long sequence run in order to gain any clue at all as to what is going on. You cannot learn what it is all about from a single picture. You cannot understand life without much experience.
323.00 In the endless but finite and never exactly repeating (Heisenberged) "film- strip" scenario of evolutionary Universe, after the film strip has been projected, it goes through a dissolved phase and re-forms again to receive the ever-latest self- intertransforming patterning just before being again projected. The rate of change and the numbers of special-case self-retransformings of physical evolution tend ever to accelerate, differentiate, and multiply; while the rate of change and the numbers of self-remodifyings of generalized law conceptionings of metaphysical evolution tend ever to decelerate, simplify, consolidate, and ultimately unify.
324.00 Finite structures are mostly nonconceptual in any momentary sense, though certain local structures in Universe are momentarily conceptual; for instance, the continually transforming, momentarily residual aggregate of men’s experiences packaged together in the words Planet Earth.
325.00 The speeds of all the known different phases of measured radiation are apparently identical despite vast differences in wavelength and frequency. Einstein's adoption of electromagnetic radiation expansion__omnidirectionally in vacuo__as normal speed suggests a top speed of omnidirectional entropic disorder increase accommodation at which radiant speed reaches highest velocity. This highest velocity is reached when the last of the eternally regenerative Universe cyclic frequencies of multibillions of years have been accommodated, all of which complex of nonsimultaneous transforming, multivarietied frequency synchronizations is complementarily balanced to equate as zero by the sum totality of locally converging, orderly, and synchronously concentrating energy phases of scenario Universe’s eternally pulsative, and only sum-totally synchronous, disintegrative, divergent, omnidirectionally exporting, and only sum-totally synchronous, integrative, convergent, and discretely directional individual importings.
325.10 Analogy of Rope-making and Film-strips
325.11 As seen by an individual human observer or as recorded by any humanly devised instruments, Scenario Universe is progressively reaggregated within the recorded, remembered, recalled, and progressively reconsidered information inventory of ever more macro-comprehensive-outward and micro-exquisite-inward ranges of the compositely growing individual's experiencing of life-in-time.
325.12 Scenario Universe is to any and all human observers very much like a rope- making experience__a rope that grows ever greater in total complexity but not in total diameter, and is comprised of ever more exquisitely diametered and ever stronger separate and differently lengthed fibers, a rope of which each of the myriad of progressive information events are in themselves terminal.
325.13 Each fiber enters into the scenario of rope-making by being twisted with others into a small thread of successively introduced and only partially overlapping fibers. This composited thread in turn is twisted with other threads into more complex strands. The strands are twisted with strands__always consistently clockwise or counterclockwise (never both)__until the totally twisted complex is brought together with a similarly twisted but turned-around and now oppositely directioned rope of equal complexity, whereat, when side by side, their respective tendencies to untwist interwhip them together to block one another’s untwisting and produce an overall stabilized rope.
325.14 Employing the concept of individual fibers in this rope-making analogy and substituting for the word fibers the word photons, we can comprehend Einstein’s curved- space assumption of the manner in which the omniremotely, entropically dispersed, individual energy increments, radiationally disassociated from former star sources at maximum remoteness from other entities, now progressively enter the gravitational neighborhood of radiationally disassociated energy increments__emanated from many sources__and become thereafter progressively reassociated with one another in forming new celestial aggregates, thereafter__as substantive matter__converging to a terminal complexity and density, thereafter once more to become radiantly dispersed.
325.15 The balancing of the gravitational and radiational exchanges is again analogous to the patterns of rope-making. We simply splice together the ends of the stabilized overall ropes to produce a plurality of looped-back, cosmic rope-making in a Scenario Universe of nonsimultaneous, local, episode twistings and untwistings. While some loops are unraveling, their strayed-away strands got caught elsewhere in new intertwinings.
325.16 The whole analogy of the rope-making and unmaking can be retransformed into the cinema concept, and the words fibers or photons being replaced by the word atoms. We can conceive now of all the separate atoms in the chemical compounds comprising the photo-negative celluloid ribbon of long-ago-exposed, financially exploited, stored-and-forgotten footage, the significance of whose once novel special case information has long since been incorporated in popularly accepted generalized viewpoints. The old film-strip has been chemically dissolved and its atoms disassociatively dispersed, migrated, and subsequently reassociated in a new inventory of on-the-shelf, unexposed, film-strip footage upon which may be recorded the ever-changing but progressively increasing inventory of comprehensive human experiences of tomorrow’s today. In this analogy there is a plurality of fresh individual film-strips being nonsimultaneously and only overlappingly-in-time exposed for each individual observer in the Universe, as each is overlappingly intertwined into more complex information strands.
325.20 Epistemography of Scenario Universe
325.21 Synergetics always commences its considerations and explorations with finite but nonunitarily conceptual Scenario Universe, which is inherently nonsimultaneous. Scenario Universe is the totality of all humanity’s consciously apprehended and communicated experiences. It is inherently prohibited for the totality of physical Universe to be quantitatively increased__ergo, in synergetics we have differentiation in the family of primitive generalized conceptual systems. Multiplication is always and only a special case, relative time-size phenomenon__ergo, multiplication is accomplished always and only as special case frequency of subdivision of the primitive epistemographic family of interassociations of primitive concepts.
325.22 All special case multiplicity is considered and expressed in unique frequency, angle, vector, and topological quantation terms. The epistemography of synergetics discovers operationally, experientially, and experimentally that the most primitive of the conceptual systems to be divided or isolated from nonunitarily and nonsimultaneously conceptual Scenario Universe must inherently consist of the simplest minimum considerability none of whose components can exist independently of one another. The system components of minimum considerability are inherently recollectable only because they are experientially components of observable otherness. The words to describe inherencies of systems were invented by humans in spontaneous recognition of co- occurring observabilities. The word part could have been invented by humans only after having discovered a holistically considerable system.
325.23 Within the time frame of any one given observer simultaneous means the unitary consideration of a plurality of experientially observable, concurrently focal episodes with differently occurring births, deaths, and longevities__but they are overlappingly co-occurring with their omnidirectionally comprehensive environment. Omnicircumstance conditions are often forgotten in the recall of only the focal episodes of the considered systems’ most prominent central memorabilities. Con-sideration__or the simultaneous co-reviewing of a plurality of stars__is always simultaneous. But simultaneous is not instantaneous. Apprehending and comprehending require a time lapse. Simultaneous is episodal in Scenario Universe. Because our sight is only a light-wave frequency phenomenon, instantaneous cannot accommodate apprehension because instantaneity inherently lacks time span or wavelength.

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