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  • Cognitive-Theoretic Model of the Universe - CTMU Wiki
    is consistent by virtue of the mutually inclusive relationship between itself unity and its contents multiplicity 22 That is reality topologically includes its contents while its contents descriptively include it Reality is here analogous to the set of all sets SCSPL extends set theory with the above two senses of inclusion so that sets now syntactic operators can consistently contain themselves The consistency of reality is implied Langan argues by the stability of perception a single irresolvable paradox of the form A not A would destroy the information content of reality making it impossible to perceive Origins The question of why reality exists is sometimes taken to be unanswerable or meaningless reality just exists it is held and no further explanation can be given Alternatively it is sometimes held that reality exists because it was created by something outside of it an external creator Langan opposes both views arguing that were reality to lack an explanation it would be acausal and could not sustain itself whereas for an external creator to create reality the creator itself would have to be real and therefore inside reality by definition contradicting the premise 23 The CTMU treats the origin of reality in the context of freedom and constraint Concepts are defined by constraints specifying their structure and structure requires explanation Consequently Langan argues the only concept not in need of structural explanation is the terminal concept with no constraints and no structure to explain In the CTMU this ontological groundstate is called unbound telesis or UBT 24 Because Langan argues UBT is a medium of pure potential everything is possible within it and this means that what can exist does exist However the requirements for existence are asserts Langan more stringent than is normally supposed Because UBT is unstructured the only possibilities which can actualize from it are those with sufficient internal structure to create and configure themselves So in the CTMU reality rather than being uncaused or externally caused is self caused and constrained by the structure it needs to create and configure itself that of SCSPL The above reasoning holds Langan resolves the ex nihilo or something from nothing paradox The paradox arises when nothing is taken to exclude not just something but the potential for something Because exclusion of potential is a constraint nothing in this sense requires its own explanation and cannot serve as an ontological groundstate But when nothing is viewed as unconstrained potential or UBT 25 asserts Langan reality arises inevitably from it Teleology Reality Langan argues requires as a condition of its existence not merely logical consistency but also teleological consistency To arise from UBT he says reality needs a function to distinguish what it is from what it is not to select itself for existence 26 This requirement the Telic Principle generalizes the well known anthropic principle whereas the anthropic principle addresses the degree to which human existence constrains reality the Telic Principle addresses the way in which reality tautologically constrains itself 27 Because reality is self contained it serves as its own selection function That is the function that which it selects and the act of selection itself are identical existence is everywhere the choice to exist 26 and reality triples as choice chooser and chosen Langan explores the logic of this arrangement a large part of the CTMU is about what happens when functions including choice generative and causal functions are looped so that input coincides with output coincides with functional syntax The requirement that reality serve as its own selection function gives it a reflexive form whose goal is to self actualize This MU form is the starting configuration of SCSPL grammar 26 With existence and its amplification as its sole imperative reality selects its future by maximizing a parameter Langan calls generalized utility The CTMU is therefore a teleological theory in which the purpose of reality is to optimally self actualize 28 Because reality inherits distributive freedom from UBT parts of reality can deviate from the teleology of reality as a whole Unable therefore to maximize utility directly reality instead maximizes potential utility setting things up for maximum benefits should teleology be pursued Langan takes generalized utility as the basis of a system of ethics defining goodness as that which furthers teleology and extending the Golden Rule to fit the stratified structure of SCSPL Evolution In the CTMU reality evolves by telic recursion a metacausal generalization of ordinary recursion suited to pre informational contexts Telic recursion occurs in two stages one primary and global the other secondary and local The primary stage creates the distributed laws including the laws of physics which reality obeys while the secondary stage creates nondistributed ad hoc supplements to those laws as reality transitions from state to state 29 Guided by the Telic Principle telic recursion seeks to maximize generalized utility through telic feedback between past and future states This potential for reverse causality extends back to the very origin of reality so that in effect the system brings itself into existence as a means of atemporal communication between its past and future whereby law and state syntax and informational content generate and refine each other across time to maximize total systemic self utility 30 The CTMU relates space time and matter through a process Langan calls conspansion material contraction qua spatial expansion 31 Because reality is self contained argues Langan its external size and duration are undefined and it cannot expand in an external sense it has nothing to expand into and nothing to expand during Mainstream cosmologists hold that expansion need not occur externally 32 invoking results from differential geometry to show that the spacetime metric can change without reference to an embedding space Langan asserts that mainstream models nonetheless fall short of full self containment arguing that they fail to conserve spacetime employ a non endomorphic concept of motion and cannot intrinsically explain the creation of the spacetime manifold itself In Langan s model reality stratifies inwardly into a superposition of sequentially related

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  • Talk:Frequently asked questions - CTMU Wiki
    academic philosophy complexity science etc What separates the CTMU from other systems is comprehensiveness http ocw mit edu courses electrical engineering and computer science 6 006 introduction to algorithms fall 2011 lecture videos lecture 23 computational complexity Anonymous123 talk 10 23 12 January 2016 UTC Retrieved from http ctmucommunity org w index php title Talk Frequently asked questions oldid 982 Navigation menu Personal tools Create account Log in Namespaces Page

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  • Pages that link to "Frequently asked questions" - CTMU Wiki
    Template Template talk Help Help talk Category Category talk Filters Hide transclusions Hide links Hide redirects The following pages link to Frequently asked questions View previous 50 next 50 20 50 100 250 500 Main Page links Meta About links Talk Christopher Michael Langan links View previous 50 next 50 20 50 100 250 500 Retrieved from http ctmucommunity org wiki Special WhatLinksHere Frequently asked questions Navigation menu Personal tools

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  • Talk:CTMU sources - CTMU Wiki
    20 31 26 May 2012 UTC Thanks for your attention I can t find either of these online so will remove the links The first minute or so of Make Me Smart is available here Langan calls Einstein absolutely brilliant but says he doesn t think Einstein was smarter than he is The Langan segment later in the episode lasts about four minutes with a quick mention of the CTMU Tim Smith talk 06 58 28 May 2012 UTC The Portable Chris Langan I was looking at the sources page and noticed this Amazon link that redirects to an eBook titled The Portable Chris Langan I am wondering if anyone knows if Dylan Catlow supposed editor has express permission from Chris Langan or the Mega Foundation to publish this book for profit It seems like intellectual property theft to me He stated on the Scribd page Copyright Traditional Copyright All rights reserved I won t be reporting this personally to Langan since nobody returned my e mails if you wish to feel free JT1480 talk 21 56 28 June 2014 UTC Retrieved from http ctmucommunity org w index php title Talk CTMU sources oldid 359 Navigation menu Personal tools Create

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    following pages link to CTMU sources View previous 50 next 50 20 50 100 250 500 Theory links Reality links Conspansive duality links UBT links Talk Main Page links Frequently asked questions links Sources redirect page links Main Page links Meta About links Distributed solipsism links Sum Over Futures links Syntactic operator links Hology links CTMU timeline links Problem of induction links View previous 50 next 50 20 50 100

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