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Interestingly enough misidentifications are both positive and negative. They're positive in that they represent a true phenomena that we already know.
However they're negative or false in that a misidentification is something that a person has mistakenly thought was something else.
I'm pretty sure there's a type of algebra that can be performed on this once I can map out all the characteristics.
For instance (based off the "
human knowledge diagram" going from top to
bottom),
negative/positive.... misidentification (misidentified known = -k)
positive ................ individual human knowledge/current known phenomena (k)
negative ............... invalid hypothesis (neither of the "known" or "unknown" phenomena)
positive ................ valid hypotheses (unknowns = u)
negative/positive.... remaining unknown phenomena (-u)
Which can be thought of as,
-k+-u = -u++k (false unless k=0, meaning "once we rule out all knowns" we have something of the "remaining unknown (-u)")
Another simple identity,
+k+-k = 0 (individual human knowledge plus a misidentification is an invalid hypothesis or an unknown)
Similarly,
+u+-u = 0 (implies "valid hypothesis" plus a "remaining unknown phenomena." This is something of a contradiction potentially meaning that it would
actually be an "invalid" statement as 0. However if the "valid hypothesis" is for something
of the "remaining unknown phenomena" then it's a
known (as either +k or -k).)
Whereas "
known-unknowns" are composed of (from top to bottom):
negative/positive.... misidentifications (known = k, misidentified known = -k)
negative ............... invalid hypothesis (neither known or unknown)
positive ................ valid hypotheses (unknowns = u)
-k-+u = -k+-u (true, meaning "misidentified knowns minus valid hypotheses" equal "misidentified knowns and remaining unknown phenomena")
Or,
+k-+u = +k+-u =
-u--k = -u++k (true, meaning
"current known phenomena" minus "valid hypotheses" are the same as ["current known
phenomena and remaining unknown phenomena", "
remaining unknown phenomena minus misidentified known phenomena," "remaining unknown phenomena and
known phenomena"])
Basically we can take each of the 2^4 unique,
To find all the possible equal meanings. For people who are interested in the technical research surrounding this concept. They may want to read,
"
Zero as a seven-fold truth-table mapped
to a spherical formal system." I'll probably try to write up a little paper to develop the concept into a proper formal system.
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16-12-2011 by Xtraeme because: (no reason given)