Reverse Engineering the Universe: via Post-Structuralism

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Ground Zero Earth

It appears that the standard solutions to our basic problems has deteriorated into yelling and screaming. I think there is a better way!

I have always felt that there must be some important conflict, some large out of equilibrium process, that drives philosophical development. In the past that important conflict was often major wars that were quite traumatic like the Civil War or World War I. The driving conflict could also be glaring inconsistencies in the social-cultural assumptions. This driving conflict leads the social-cultural realm to be out of equilibrium enough, over a long enough period, so it can cause major thought change. For the new age I could not, at first, find such a traumatic conflict, at least directly visible, such as in a war. What I have finally concluded is that the conflict of the new age is not any particular war but the fear of the war to end all wars. The new age has been driven by the out of equilibrium fear of the nuclear apocalypse. Thus the need for a new meta-physic.
 
So they needed to go elsewhere to seek out sources of knowledge. The standard sources seem to only know the old physical world (at least the learned sources appeared to only want to know the old physical world) which is definitely passing away in a horrible nuclear way. The physical apocalypse that the new agers saw was far worse than anything in the Apocalypse of John. Remember, although we all knew about this problem we were not able to talk about it generally. It was too horrible. So it remains the subconscious assumption behind our thoughts and our own philosophical development. It is obvious that this driving force would engender more interest in another reality, a reality that could not be affected by the final nuclear event. The social-cultural realm was far from equilibrium, in a hidden way, and thus we were driven to seek new approaches to resolving our inner conflict. The new age had to happen and it had to question the meta-physics.

Dr. Jerome Heath, Ph. D.

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Dr. Jerome Heath received his Ph. D from the University of Hawaii in Communication and Information Science an interdisciplinary Ph. D. degree. He has worked as an application developer and taught programming and computer systems for many years. He has written many textbooks. His studies have been in hermeneutics based on archeology of communicative systems (the conservative view) and communicative action (the liberal view). This approach offers a more balanced and thorough view of the underlying systems.

(Also see books by Dr. Jerome Heath: sites.google.com/site/jbhcontextcalculus/jbhcontextcalculus)

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The book is associated with a web page called The Animated Computer - https://sites.google.com/site/illustratedcomputer/ 

This web page shows animation of the computer designs in action. This web page does well to compliment the book which gives excellent explanations of what the animations are showing. Combining the books explanations with the animation provides a well rounded understanding of the animated computer.

This book and web page are about the many hardware and software aspects of computing. It covers the design of circuits, logical gates, data and data storage, counting and arithmetic, buses and bus designs, network connectivity, the CPU and its design, the computers instruction set, the modern use of microprocessing, assembly language and the interpretation of human readable computer code, the activities of the operating system, and computer peripherals. There is a lot to cover so the book is quite intense. The web page offers a new dimension to the book. But it is easy to read; and you can read it at your own pace (unless this is part of a course - then the professor sets the pace).


It is meant as a preparation for research, development, design, building, and testing of computer equipment.

The book is about how computers and parts of computers are designed and how connecting these part together makes the computer capable of processing internally held instructions that can run the computer independently. This covers how data and instructions are processed, stored, and communicated by computers. This also concerns how data is communicated among electronic components, and how software is written and compiled.
 

Finally -

This textbook is a comprehensive work and provides a basis for a detailed understanding of how the computer works. Descriptions include detailed drawings that clarify what the text is talking about. Everyone can read this book as the book is written for easy understanding. But the book is quite detailed in the coverage of computer design issues. I think you will enjoy reading it and it will inform you about computer design as no other textbook can.

The book can be easily understood by anyone who takes the time to study each of the diagrams and its description.


Dr. Jerome Heath

Agile is the new world view of systems development. Structured design is being relegated to systems that have a short development time, the way to develop the software is already known (there is no need for design), and the system will not change in any way during the design.
 
Agile methodologies have been developed over time from developers experiencing success by rejecting the ideas of the structured methodology and the waterfall style of project management.
 
The main strengths of Agile methods are:
Visibility (through the looking glass)
Adaptability (context calculus)
Business Value (incrementally increasing the value)
Less Risk (changes are made on a Just In Time bases)
 
The biggest problems with the waterfall techniques are:
Risky and expensive.
Inability to deal with changing requirements.
Problems with late integration.
Always required extensive rework to make software usable
 
Business advantages of Agile development:
Benefits can be realized early.
First to market and early and regular releases.
Testing is integrated so there is early recognition of any quality issues.
Excellent visibility for key stakeholders ensures expectations are managed.
Customer satisfaction through project visibility; customers own the project.
Incremental releases reduce risks.
Change is accepted, even expected.
Cost control - the scope and features are variable, not the cost.
Developers feel that they are part of the project and enjoy doing the work.
 
In any form of agile development you are using post-modernist methodologies. Agile is post-modern or post structural. Agile and quality-productivity are the most effective post-modernist movements.

Older development methodologies used some rather regulated processes of analyzing the information of a system. In fact they were using hermeneutic since hermeneutics is analysis of information. But their methodology put thought fences around this analysis. This book is proposing using all the powers of hermeneutics in developing software. In particular I include the methods developed in post-structuralist hermeneutics.

So we study the system to determine what artifacts are present and how they might fit together in a new system. This process is called archeological layering; and renders artifacts that are associated in layers that belong together in the new system. This provides us with the meanings we need for the system.

As we have completed this archeological layering in our present cycle we need to redefine the artifacts and their association to each other into what they will become as useful parts of the new system. I call this Formation Data Context. It is a study if the formation of data through the system we are building. 

It combines the new data to data already analyzed for formation data context. This process requires recognizing how definitions of terms and even the understanding of meanings is important to making a system useful. Thus we base our development of these understandings on pragmatism. This ultimately leads us in developing a system that is useful.

This gives the developer a more complete understanding of the meaning of the information about the system from a proper use of hermeneutics. The process of using the more modern methodologies of hermeneutics also provides a more useful way of putting the information back together in the new system developed out of the project.

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The book is associated with a web page called The Animated Computer - https://sites.google.com/site/illustratedcomputer/ 

This web page shows animation of the computer designs in action. This web page does well to compliment the book which gives excellent explanations of what the animations are showing. Combining the books explanations with the animation provides a well rounded understanding of the animated computer.

This book and web page are about the many hardware and software aspects of computing. It covers the design of circuits, logical gates, data and data storage, counting and arithmetic, buses and bus designs, network connectivity, the CPU and its design, the computers instruction set, the modern use of microprocessing, assembly language and the interpretation of human readable computer code, the activities of the operating system, and computer peripherals. There is a lot to cover so the book is quite intense. The web page offers a new dimension to the book. But it is easy to read; and you can read it at your own pace (unless this is part of a course - then the professor sets the pace).


It is meant as a preparation for research, development, design, building, and testing of computer equipment.

The book is about how computers and parts of computers are designed and how connecting these part together makes the computer capable of processing internally held instructions that can run the computer independently. This covers how data and instructions are processed, stored, and communicated by computers. This also concerns how data is communicated among electronic components, and how software is written and compiled.
 

Finally -

This textbook is a comprehensive work and provides a basis for a detailed understanding of how the computer works. Descriptions include detailed drawings that clarify what the text is talking about. Everyone can read this book as the book is written for easy understanding. But the book is quite detailed in the coverage of computer design issues. I think you will enjoy reading it and it will inform you about computer design as no other textbook can.

The book can be easily understood by anyone who takes the time to study each of the diagrams and its description.


Dr. Jerome Heath

My Approach to this Subject

My original work in Industry was as a PhysicalChemist. It was my major for Chemistry at Monmouth College, and that was my emphasis for the one year pf graduate school at the University of Wisconsin Graduate school in Chemistry. In those days their thinking was that Physical Chemistry was morphing into Quantum Chemistry. I agree the quantum part is very important to Physical Chemistry - but there is much more about how a Physical Chemist “sees the World” [see Harmonics of Nature by Jerome Heath in Google Books (on line books)].

The Effort at Capturing My Cancer in Action

The book is about analyzing the physical chemistry of a unique cancer I have been afflicted with for at least 6 years. The six years comes from  an incident where I had blood blisters all over the front of my body. These healed quite quickly and then there was not even a mark that it had happened over most of my body except on my feet where the blisters left a dark tattoo on much of both feet that was diagnosed as blood from the blisters that had become part of my skin. The skin did not realize it was a foreign agent because it was my blood. Why was the dark tattoo not on the rest of my body that had the same blood blisters? Did something different happen to my feet that did not happen to the rest of my body? My feet continued to have the black markings from then on. They are ever present to this day; but we now have a new diagnoses. These are amyloid fibrils. Then the amyloid cancer started at least 6 years ago and has some relationship to the blood blisters all over the front of my body at that time.

Agile is the new world view of systems development. Structured design is being relegated to systems that have a short development time, the way to develop the software is already known (there is no need for design), and the system will not change in any way during the design.
 
Agile methodologies have been developed over time from developers experiencing success by rejecting the ideas of the structured methodology and the waterfall style of project management.
 
The main strengths of Agile methods are:
Visibility (through the looking glass)
Adaptability (context calculus)
Business Value (incrementally increasing the value)
Less Risk (changes are made on a Just In Time bases)
 
The biggest problems with the waterfall techniques are:
Risky and expensive.
Inability to deal with changing requirements.
Problems with late integration.
Always required extensive rework to make software usable
 
Business advantages of Agile development:
Benefits can be realized early.
First to market and early and regular releases.
Testing is integrated so there is early recognition of any quality issues.
Excellent visibility for key stakeholders ensures expectations are managed.
Customer satisfaction through project visibility; customers own the project.
Incremental releases reduce risks.
Change is accepted, even expected.
Cost control - the scope and features are variable, not the cost.
Developers feel that they are part of the project and enjoy doing the work.
 
In any form of agile development you are using post-modernist methodologies. Agile is post-modern or post structural. Agile and quality-productivity are the most effective post-modernist movements.

Older development methodologies used some rather regulated processes of analyzing the information of a system. In fact they were using hermeneutic since hermeneutics is analysis of information. But their methodology put thought fences around this analysis. This book is proposing using all the powers of hermeneutics in developing software. In particular I include the methods developed in post-structuralist hermeneutics.

So we study the system to determine what artifacts are present and how they might fit together in a new system. This process is called archeological layering; and renders artifacts that are associated in layers that belong together in the new system. This provides us with the meanings we need for the system.

As we have completed this archeological layering in our present cycle we need to redefine the artifacts and their association to each other into what they will become as useful parts of the new system. I call this Formation Data Context. It is a study if the formation of data through the system we are building. 

It combines the new data to data already analyzed for formation data context. This process requires recognizing how definitions of terms and even the understanding of meanings is important to making a system useful. Thus we base our development of these understandings on pragmatism. This ultimately leads us in developing a system that is useful.

This gives the developer a more complete understanding of the meaning of the information about the system from a proper use of hermeneutics. The process of using the more modern methodologies of hermeneutics also provides a more useful way of putting the information back together in the new system developed out of the project.

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 Demythologizing Jung

Demythologizing and deconstruction is the territory of the post-structuralist. But reconstruction should be the goal of such endeavors. Here the deconstruction of Jung's archetypes is reconstructed into a meaningful, workable, and useful concept of how the mind works.

The process of understanding conversation is to compare the text of a sentence with contextual information we have. The question is: “How do we store and retrieve the context in our grammar?” It is not stored using relational algebra, which is the method we use to store computer database data for efficient computer store and retrieve mechanisms. Relational data storage is not fast enough and it is not broad enough in its combinatorial strength to explain the minds process.

The mind has a way of producing mental objects out of the interpretation of external information. A fresh encounter with the outer world is analyzed by a neural network. The information is carried by nerves from the sensing point. These nerve signals are then filtered through neural networks.

The archetype [Jung] for that area of mental processing is the link with the conscious. From this link, a memory object can be extended from the archetype (as base class). Then the extended archetype layer becomes the output layer of the neural network  Note the archetype layer serves both as the interpretation function determining layer (how the input is interpreted) and, in the instantiation of the object from the base class extended to a memory object from (based on the neural interpretation).

This is a probabilistic process that is under constraints. The process is probabilistic but the constraints provide limitations so the result is controlled by these limitations producing a meaningful pattern. Thus the constraints prevent dissipation, and encourage meaningful results. The constraints in the young child are the archetypes. As we grow older our minds develop aggregate (abstract) classes that are useful as though they were archetypes. These constrain the mental process so that meaningful patterns result from the interpretation process.

The features of the archetypal classes, relating to the attributes and methods of a class, are then the same as the neural network activation functions. With input (our nerves send these signals about our present context) these features are used to interpret the signals (our internal program adapts them to interpretation of the input signals). When applied to a memory object in our conscious mind, the features (activation functions) are used in a way that they make the memory object useful and meaningful in our thought process. Remember the class here is a (hidden) layer of the neural network not a single node. Also an abstract class can be extended into a memory object (real class).
 
(Also see books by Dr. Jerome Heath: https://sites.google.com/site/jbhcontextcalculus/)

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