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Semithing Theory

To understand the significance and usefulness of semithing theory it is necessary to define what a thing is and what a semithing is. And make clear the differences between them.

The concept “thing” has existed in human culture since antiquity and probably every language on earth has an equivalent word for thing. Everyone knows more or less what it means. But the precise meaning of “thing” was always a problem for philosophers. Scientists too are mostly uncomfortable with it, probably because they feel it is too vague and imprecise.

The word thing stands for a most useful and important general concept and within the Main Framework we define it as:

a concept and word pointing to such parts of the total reality as might provisionally be grouped together as a whole and which for the duration of this integration is then capable of moving in a same direction and at a same speed, whichever these may be, and whose parts thus maintain a similar distance and relationship to one another. So long as such a state of events exists, whether in reality or in our mind (imagination), such groupings can be then described as things.”

Things have a beginning and an ending. They do not last forever. They exist for a time. Their duration is a provisional state of integration. As they disintegrate, other things are formed from them, or from their parts (from bits of them). Or they themselves become parts of other things (absorbed by other things and integrated into them).

Whenever one thing attaches to another thing (something else) – and this applies also to any conflict or contact as long as it lasts – these two things become a provisional new thing. They are for the time they are joined together no longer two things and then have become one thing.

They are two things before they come into contact but once they get into contact, even for a short time, they are then one single thing.

For example if we wrestle with somebody for 10 hours then the provisional new thing thing would last ten hours. Just because it lasts ten hours or ten seconds or some such short time, we don’t think of this as a new thing because people haven’t yet realized the difference between the thing and the semithing. __ The concept of semithing is a new one. Perhaps an important discovery. No language contains the word semithing.

We propose its introduction because there is a need to point to what we are trying to define as...

.... such parts of a thing, as can move or seem to move for a limited time away from their normal position on the thing but only up to a point and then return back to their normal position.

Semithings have a beginning and an ending but only as disturbances (movements, oscillations) of some part(s) of things. So they make what we could call semi-movements and have a semi-existence." '' Semithing audio

This temporary existence (semi-existence) is necessarily always of shorter duration than the duration of the thing of which they are only a disturbance or oscillation.

When a thing moves as a whole, the semithings have to move with it otherwise they break off and start a new existence either as things or semithings, depending. But when they - as part of the thing – move, the remaining parts of the thing need not be moving, because their movement is only a local disturbance or semi-movement on the whole thing.

Wherever a thing goes, the semithings go with it. But a thing can stay where it is when a semithing moves so that after the semithing movement stops, nothing has changed. __ What counts above all when considering a part of Reality either a thing or a semithing is where we stand when we are looking at them. It depends on the connectoring__.

The same part of reality can be either a thing or a semithing but not as seen from the same point of view. For example a wave, seen as a thing, has particles as semithings. A door seen as a thing has hinges and handles as semithings. A person seen as a thing has lips and fingers as semithings. But from the viewpoint of a satellite, the earth is a thing and waves and people and doors are all semithings. Looking at the solar system from outside it, the solar system would be a thing and the planet earth a semithing.

Dividing reality into these two aspects, not only follows reality but results into much more precise observation. It is extremely useful in analysis and synthesis.

The Main Framework could not have been made without it. We are certain it is a useful method and a new tool. We believe it might be an important discovery.__ __

The Human Organism & Semithing Theory Once we have realized that the main division of everything is not what people have been guessing for centuries, namely mind & body or body & spirit or some such erroneous notion, once we have realized the main division of everything is the thing and the semithing, we can start to become much more precise and clear in our connectoring and improve our understanding of real processes of cause and events.

It enables us in our concepts and thinking to keep more closely connected to events and processes in the real world.

In viewing any aspect of Reality, we must constantly remind ourselves that nothing is static, everything changes. Everything is moving or oscillating, even if it appears to our senses to be static and permanent.

In addition, there are certain things which – when we stand in a particular position and distance with respect to them – we can call a ‘thing’ and they have on them or inside them certain other things which we define as ‘semithings’. For example a guitar or a piano, when it is not being played, is a thing. The moment we play it, then certain parts of it get disturbed and oscillate, and therefore become semithings. Without the piano’s combination of fixed and movable, of thingness and semithingness, piano music would be impossible.

What we call knowledge is derived and acquired through the nervous system’s capacity to oscillate by virtue of the elastic properties of its parts and the interaction between these. Knowledge inside us is not acquired by hard. It is acquired by soft, by elastic. And the moment something is elastic, it’s a semithing.

The presence of elasticity in any thing means the potential for semithing disturbances. If we take the wide view of the human being, we could consider it a very complex instrument on which 30 octaves of electromagnetic disturbance are played.

Knowledge is acquired by our nervous system by virtue of its elasticity. This elasticity enables it to be disturbed (oscillate) in countless different ways and also be in conflict with ( interact with) other disturbances. By this it is able to get feedback and acquire knowledge about what is going on inside us, outside us and at the inside-outside interface.

For example our fingers and feet, in conflict with a piano’s movable parts when we play it, are at that time acting as colliding semithings.

The majority of the structures and systems making up the human organism – in particular the nervous system, the main participant in all this – are elastic.

Many important insights might be had from restudying Robert Hooke’s work in the light of semithing theory! “ whizzkid

Flexibility and elasticity seem to be inextricably linked to life. Life as we know it would be impossible without elasticity because without this quality, impulses could not travel along structures, which themselves do not have to change location. Through elasticity, disturbances (impulses) can travel to and from things which do not themselves travel. All such disturbances are semithing movements (“travelette” on the mainframework chart).

Without semithings there could not arise the kind of interaction between colliding things and semithings on which the acquisition of all knowledge, all information seems to be based.

The nervous system itself is an elastic structure, a thing on which the awareness and consciousness are semithings.

A stress could not generate a strain without elasticity. And without strains there would be no patterns for us to recognize and give meaning to. __ 3 kinds of semithings__ Three different kinds of semithings have been spotted and given the following names: ‘it’s-gotta-come-back’, ‘there-n-back’ and 'tour-retour'.

The names are only picturesque suggestions. What is important is that certain new names will have to be introduced with apology because they are needed to point out new concepts.

‘gotta-come-back’ refers to those kinds of semithings which are flexible or movable structures forming parts of a larger whole thing. On a human being lips and fingers are such that they have what we can call a “normal” or “dim” position on the thing of which they are a part (our body). They can move away from this “normal” position such as lips do during the process of speaking or fingers do when playing the piano but they always have to come back to their “normal” or “resting” position. The leaves on a tree or the handle on a door are other obvious examples of ‘gotta-come-backs’.

‘there-n-back’ refers to oscillations or disturbances where the semithing movement travels a certain distance and then bounces back or springs back again. This event may take place fast or slow, travel near or far and be more or less repetitive. Examples of this kind of semithing are all kinds of electromagnetic oscillations and ondulations. Also other forms of waves such as the waves on the ocean, sound waves and so on.

“tour-retour” is needed to point to those semithings whose movement is circular, going round and round such as planets in a solar system or the spokes of a moving wheel around a hub.

There may be other types of semithing but these three have been found necessary and fundamental to proper connectoring.

Semithing theory is one of the key concepts for proper connectoring.

Wave-particle paradox explained__ Semithing theory can provide a clear and simple explanation to the wave-particle paradox which has baffled physicists for around 200 years.

Scientists discovered that light appears to behave sometimes as a wave and sometimes as a particle depending on the experiments. They also discovered that electrons and others microscopic forms of matter, even molecules (< bateria size) also show this dual nature.

From this they concluded that all matter exhibits both wave-like and particle-like properties although this has not yet been proved for larger forms of matter (> bacteria).

In quantum physics the wave-particle duality principle became a central belief which maintained both matter and light can behave both as waves or as particles depending on the circumstances and on the conditions of the experiment. In fact this wave-particle paradox has become so deeply embedded into the formulations of quantum mechanics that nowadays it is taken for granted.

Semithing theory can explain that what is really happening is that some experiments set the conditions for viewing the wave-like appearance (semithings) of the events while other experiments set the conditions for viewing the particle-like appearance (things) of the same events.

In other words some experiments emphasize the view of the thing as things whilst other experiments view the thing as semithings.

What above all else counts when considering a part of Reality either a thing or a semithing is where we stand when we are looking at them. It depends on the connectoring. The same part of reality can be either a thing or a semithing but not when seen from the same point of view. A wave, seen as a thing, can have particles as semithings.

A way to understand this is through a simple illustration. If we view any oscillation or ondulation from the side, we will see the strain of it traced as a wavelike pattern but if we place a preventer above or below the ondulation, it will only register the ‘hits’, the points of collision or conflict as the wave rises to its peak or falls to its trough.

Depending on the configuration of the instruments, and on the wave lengths and widths, many ‘hits’ or points can be detected simultaneously in different places giving rise to erroneous notions of randomness or simultaneous occurrence.

Properties of Light With semithing theory in mind, light can be better understood as a semithing disturbance on the ether. And that there are different kinds of possible disturbances (oscillations) associated with light.

Of its various properties: ‘reflection’ and ‘refraction’ are said to exhibit both wavelike and particlelike properties; the ‘photoelectric effect’ is said to show only particle-like properties; whereas ‘interference’, ‘diffraction’ and ‘polarization’ are said to exhibit only wave-like properties.

Semithing theory can reconcile these seemingly contradictory or paradoxical findings by showing that there is no such dual nature in the reality of light but only different connectoring arising from different views of the same phenomenon.

Semithing theory (concept of) is very important because it can help us to connector properly, to spot much more easily and quickly when and where we are making wrong connections, faulty deductions, confusing ourself and others.

For example by discarding the ether, the scientific establishment has painted itself into an awkward corner by discarding the very thing on which all semithing movements (oscillations) in space take place.

Once it is understood that the fundamental division of everything is the thing and the semithing, the scientific community will have no choice but to bring the ether back. Even if they give it a new name.

Many scientists are already moving in this direction.

Mindupdate.org will be keeping you updated on this important debate and welcomes feedback from readers and researchers.




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