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  1. Oct 2023
    1. A Note on Plex -- A Scientific Philosophy

      I ended up finding this book, and I've been going through it. It's an interesting concept to explore. It requires a leap to not want to understand a definition by western means, but rather feel the concept of what it is. This is very high-level thinking for the time, and I'm surprised there's so little on this.

      Intuitive thinking from the point of view of philosophy and the emotional side has obscured a section of scientific thinking, which should be considered connected to our subconscious. This is the big distinction that he wants to say, "Hey, we can solve science with the subconscious, but we need to redefine our notion of where knowledge comes from." 🧠💡

    1. Plex is a scientific philosophy. Instead of claiming that science is so powerfulthat it can explain the understanding of understanding in question, we takeunderstanding as the open question, and set about to determine what scienceresults. [It turns out to be precisely the science we use every day, so nothingneed be discarded or overturned - but many surprises result. Some very simpleexplanations for some very important scientific observations arise naturally inthe course of Plex development. For example, from the First Definition, thereare several Plex proofs that there was no beginning, contrary to StephenHawking's statement that "this idea that time and space should be finite withoutboundary is just a proposal: it cannot be deduced from some other principle."(A Brief History of Time, p. 136.) The very concept of a "big bang" is strictlyan inherent artifact of our science's view of the nature of nature. There was no"initial instant" of time.]Axioms are assumptions. Plex has no axioms - only definitions. (Only) Noth-ing is assumed to be known without definition, and even that is "by definition" ,

      It doesn't claim that science can explain everything, but rather, it uses science to explore and understand our understanding of the world. The surprising part is that the science it uses is the same science we use daily, so nothing new needs to be learned or old knowledge discarded.

      One example of a surprising discovery made through Plex is that, contrary to Stephen Hawking's theory, there was no beginning to time and space. This contradicts the popular "big bang" theory, which suggests there was an initial moment when time and space began. According to Plex, this idea of a "big bang" is just a result of how our current science views the nature of the universe.

      Plex also differs from other scientific approaches in that it doesn't rely on axioms, which are assumptions made without proof. Instead, Plex only uses definitions, meaning it only accepts as true what can be clearly defined and understood.

      We're saying let's consider the concept of a "big bang". In traditional science, we might assume the existence of a "big bang" like this:

      instead of thinking big_bang = True

      But in Plex, we would only accept the "big bang" if we can define it:

      python def big_bang(): # Define what a "big bang" is # If we can't define it, then it doesn't exist in Plex pass

      Let's not assume reality but rather just try to define the elements we need to use

    2. Nothing doesn't exist. That is the First Definition of Plex - a scientific phi-losophy whose aim is understanding our understanding of the nature of nature.Plex does not attempt to understand nature itself, but only our understandingof it. We are included in nature as we do "our understanding", both scientificand informal, so we must understand ourselves, as well - not just what we thinkwe are, but as we really are, as integral, natural beings of nature. How one "un-derstand"s and even who "we" are as we do "our understanding" necessarily isleft completely open, for all that must arise naturally from the very nature ofnature.

      I think that Plex is scientific philosophy that aims to understand our understanding of nature, rather than nature itself. It emphasizes that our understanding of nature determines our role in the scheme of things.

      In simpler terms, Plex is about how we perceive and interact with the world around us. It's not about the actual nature of things, but about how we understand and interpret them.

      For example, if a being could only perceive magnetic fields, then anything non-magnetic would be invisible or non-existent to it. That's its understanding of nature, and it would behave accordingly.

      The text also mentions that Plex doesn't have axioms, which are fundamental truths or principles that are accepted without proof. Instead, it only has definitions. This means that Plex doesn't assume anything to be true without defining it first.

      The author also challenges the concept of a "big bang" or a beginning of time, stating that this idea is an artifact of our current scientific understanding, and that Plex offers proofs that there was no beginning.

      Here's a Python analogy to help understand this concept:

      ```python class Being: def init(self, understanding): self.understanding = understanding

      def perceive(self, nature):
          return self.understanding(nature)

      def magnetic_understanding(nature): return 'magnetic' in nature

      def non_magnetic_understanding(nature): return 'non-magnetic' in nature

      magnetic_being = Being(magnetic_understanding) non_magnetic_being = Being(non_magnetic_understanding)

      nature = ['magnetic', 'non-magnetic']

      print(magnetic_being.perceive(nature)) # True print(non_magnetic_being.perceive(nature)) # True ```

      In this example, Being represents a being in Plex. Each being has an understanding of nature, which is a function that takes nature as input and returns a perception. The magnetic_understanding and non_magnetic_understanding functions represent different ways of understanding nature. When a being perceives nature, it uses its understanding to interpret it. The magnetic being can perceive magnetic things in nature, while the non-magnetic being can perceive non-magnetic things.

  2. Aug 2021
    1. sudo apt-get install apt-transport-httpscurl https://downloads.plex.tv/plex-keys/PlexSign.key | sudo apt-key add -echo deb https://downloads.plex.tv/repo/deb public main | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/plexmediaserver.listsudo apt-get updatesudo apt install plexmediaserver

      install plex on a raspberry pi