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Re: Have I found universal grammar, and more? You be the judge.
« Reply #30 on: June 30, 2020, 10:23:08 AM »
It’s now time to assemble the overall memory structure. Integrity is the connection between the lower conjunctive (somatic) memory and the upper disjunctive (cognitive) memory. As mentioned earlier, Integrity uses both types of memory, with the disjunctive memory reading from and writing to both memories. In particular, it uses the disjunctive memory as a “mental tool” to help maintain status quo equilibrium via Le Châtelier’s principle.

Let’s review. The system under consideration begins with the extension of Whitehead’s physical/mental poles to a Being/Value polarity. This polarity then breaks into three axes upon the introduction of Integrity: Integrity, Being, and Value axes. The axes bound three ontological phases of memory: Self, World, and Others. These are interpreted thermodynamically by Schreinemakers' method and the Morey-Schreinemakers Coincidence Theorem. The invariant point is Integrity, which acts as a mental and somatic tool to maintain the status quo equilibrium via Le Châtelier’s principle. This interpretation can be described as thermomnemonic. Next, the autonomic and somatic component of memory is described. The Being, Value, and Integrity parts of the axes differentiate into Peirce’s aesthetic, ethical, and logical gauges of weak/strong, good/bad, and true/false dimensions respectively. A conjunctor comprises the cap of this structure, connecting it to Integrity. A configuration space, or situation space, is then derived from the Cartesian cross of the three dimensions. This forms the stable and well-ordered memory of the organism, a thermomnemonic statics. Finally, the autonomous and mental component of memory is addressed. A phenomenological cycle/circuit is proposed that successfully demarcates physical exteriority from mental interiority and preconscious protomemory from conscious memory. Folding the cycle into a cubic configuration causes it to divide into two. The cycle is thus transformed into two “RecIt”, or recursive-iterative, cubes. As suggested, they form recursive and iterative pathways, which in turn comprise a Being-led sensory-motor (SM) interface and a Value-led conceptual-intentional (CI) interface. They also represent the phylogenetic evolution and ontogenetic development of the interfaces: Being (B) becoming Substances (Su), then Forms (Fo), leading to Signs/Symbols (Sim), and Value (V) becoming Qualities (Qu), then Meanings (Me), also leading to Signs/Symbols (Sim). The distinctiveness of human minds is shown to be due to evolution and development of a Sim extension, paralleling the Integrity extension, and permitting Chomsky’s Merge to occur, along with displacement, and, ultimately, natural human language. A model of animal mind, memory, and mentality then results from the absence of the Sim extension. This constitutes the organism’s memory processing, or thermomnemonic dynamics.
This is the complete and comprehensive system of human memory. It is composed of The Crown, memory processing, and The Throne, memory storage, which are linked together by Integrity.

If beauty is a sign of truth, then I believe this system is true because of its beauty, but not only because of its beauty, but also because of the reasons provided. Here is a summary of the findings presented.

Some observations:
1. The integrated “RecIt” (recursive-iterative) cube displays a meta-metastable memory, indicated by the dashed-line square.
2. The RecIt cube-pairs are reminiscent of a “flip-flop”, or bistable multivibrator, a circuit that has two stable states and can be used to store information and is the basic storage element in sequential logic. However, where the electronic
version stores a symbolic 0 or 1, this organismic flip-flop stores meanings and forms, while recursion is constructing symbolic strings.
3. The branching paths, originating at and from Integrity (I), comprise both a phylogenetic evolution of species mind, both external and internal, and an ontogenetic development of organismic mind, also external and internal, which are considered to have occurred in parallel.
4. An animal model of mind is available by eliminating the Signs/Symbols extension to the Forms:Meanings nexus, thus eliminating recursion, while leaving the iterative paths open.
5. It appears that the Signs/Symbols (Sim) extension is the lexicon. Further, it seems that the Sim extension, or lexicon, is what distinguishes human from animal mentality structurally. The Sim extension has a parallel in the Integrity extension, which is common to human and animal mentality.
6. The “epistemic gap” between physical and mental, or external and internal, has been bridged. There are two paths that may be taken: a) I -> B -> Su -> Fo -> Sim -> V -> Se -> Me -> I; and b) I -> V -> Se -> Me -> Sim -> B -> Su -> Fo - > I. The crossover is at Sim, where the path forks and internal, Value-based, memory can crossover to external, Being-based, memory and vice versa. Note that the paths are asymmetrical.
7. Merge appears naturally as the locus where Forms (Fo) and Meanings (Me) recursively converge alternatively with the Sim extension (lexicon). This is where language is assembled, drawing from Forms, Meanings, and Signs/ Symbols, guided by Being and Substance on the one hand and Value and Sensations on the other.
8. The performance/semantic and competence/hermeneutic cyclical directions are preserved, with the former Value-led and the latter Being-led.
9. The Sim extension (lexicon) is necessary for the human mind to read from and write to memory, and to overwrite evolved reactions to Signs. Otherwise, an organism without the Sim extension is only capable of reacting to Signs, internal and external, which minds have evolved to necessarily respond to, without consciousness of Symbols.
10. The alternation of Forms (Fo) and Meanings (Me) may explain displacement, but the author isn’t competent to comment further.
11. An apt summation of this work is that the intersection of mind and body is memory, mind ∩ body = memory, and this intersection is likely unique. Thus, one may dispense with the mind and body as such and examine and interrogate memory directly. I owe this insight to a private communication with Chomsky.

In conclusion, if this description is coherent and consistent and the explanation offered is applicable and adequate, in other words correct, then Peirce, Whitehead, and Chomsky are right.

This is it. This is all. This is a solution to the mind-body problem as a system of pure memory structure. This is the product of 33 years of sustained continuous thought. It is finished. There is nothing left to add.
“The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use them.”
Philip K. Dick