Re: virus: Evaluating Math

David Leeper (
Tue, 28 Aug 1956 08:21:23 +0000


> Ok, so 'ordinary' math counts the amount of objects,
> and cohesive math counts the kind of objects [feel
> free to correct me here David]. Can we construct a
> math which evaluates objects? i.e. Which counts their
> quality?
> I don't mean scores like 'ten of ten' or 'one in a
> million' etc., but a real count of the quality of
> objects?
> This could be interesting...

Unless I'm using the word "quality" in a different way
than you, Cohesive Math does "count their quality".

For example, let's assign the American Flag to 1. We
all know that a nation's flag tends to represent more
than just the nation proper, it represents popular
feelings for that nation, such as patriotism and pride.
Assigning "Patriotism" to 2 and "Pride" to 4, we can
say that an American Flag is 7 (1 + 2 + 4), that is,
the flag is something more than just colored cloth
sewn together in a particular pattern. There's
genuine emotion intrinsic to its nature.

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This is why in my own religion, Zero, I've used Cohesive
Math as the foundation for Magick. I've defined the
Qabalistic Tree Of Life and the Elements using it.
For more information, see:

The next step after this is to build a system of
Magick using these tools. For those of you unfamilar
with Magick, it's the art of causing change. This
system will be completely new and different from any
system which has come before it (and, I believe, much
more powerful).

I'm not going to let the cat all the way out of the
bag, but one of the key ingredients to this system is
Cohesive Math. With it, one can easily recognize the
latent potential in any object or concept. Here's a
short example:

Take Einstein's famous e=mc^2 equation and assign it
to 1. Note that we can add 0 to 1 without changing
anything, 1 + 0 = 1. Also note that 0 = 2 + -2 or
3 + -3 or 4 + -4, etc.

Therefore, by adding zero to Einstein's equation, we
see that it is not simply a statement about the
relationship of energy and mass, but that it also
contains latent within it an infinite number of
additional concepts, each of which can be invoked and
manipulated by the Magickian. For example, I find
the notion that our bodies are simply a form of pure
energy to be spiritually fulfilling, while others may
find it degrading, being one more step in turning
the human into a collection of algorithms. We can
assign these opposing viewpoints to 2 and -2. Because
2 + -2 = 0, we see that the concepts lay dormant within
Einsteins equations. In other words, e=mc^2 = 1 _and_
e=mc^2 = 1 + 2 + -2.

This, of course, is yet another reason why the religion
is named Zero.
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David Leeper
Homo Deus  
1 + 1 != 2