((Very very difficult and technical, not meant to be an easy read,
for meatballs in any case, as their thinking apparatus is not yet FDA
approved prime boeuf.))

     In the first part of this series we defined the concept of

     Learning is a process, meaning a series of changes in state, in one
or more sequential objects in space and time.

     Such sequential objects in space and time, that are causally
related to each other, is called a causal pathway.

     The learned about is the object called the original referent, and
the learner is any one of many objects further along in the causal
pathway each one called a symbol.

     The learning is the new state in any one of the later symbols that
was causally related to an original state in the original referent.

     Data is carried along a causal pathway from original referent to
symbol of final authority.

     The symbol of final authority is merely the particular symbol in
the causal pathway used to actually deduce something about the original
referent.  The symbol of final authority is NOT the last possible symbol
in the causal chain, merely the one chosen to glean learning from.

     Since each symbol is actually being changed by the immediate symbol
before it, and not directly by the original referent, each prior symbol
is a referent of its own relative to the next symbol in line.

     Thus we can say that a causal pathway IS a process of learning by
each symbol along the way, about the referents before it.

     And any causal pathway is a process of learning from original
source of data to final edifiant (one who is edified).

     Source = referent, edifiant = symbol.

     Thus the process of cause and effect traveling in space and time
along a causal pathway, IS learning, and the process of learning IS
cause and effect along a causal pathway.

     Now remember from original papers, that there are two kinds of
qualities an object can have, qualities of being and qualities of

     Qualities of being, the object has alone, and qualities of
relation, the object has because of its relation to other objects.

     There are many ways two objects can be related to each other, an
incomplete list would be: spatial (next to), temporal (before/after),
material (heavier than), energetic (faster than), and causal (father of,
cause of etc.)

     There are many different qualities that belong to each group of
spatial, temporal, material, energetic and causal qualities of relation.

     However the only quality of relation of importance to learning, are
the qualities of causal relation.

     A quality of causal relation is simply how A affected B to change
state.  That causal relation is in BOTH quality sets describing A and B.

     It is a quality of A that A caused B to change state, and it is a
quality of B that A caused B to change state.

     The reason that causal relations are the only quality of importance
to learning, is because if A has any qualities at all that do not affect
its ability to change B's state, then B can never know about them.

     B can only respond to the qualities of A that can causally affect
B, namely A's qualities of causal relation.

     When A causes B to change state, the original nature of A may have
no similarity with the final changes in state in B.

     Thus renditions (in B) are *SYMBOLIC* and may bear no resemblance
to what they symbolize (in A).

     For example if A is big and fat and standing on a scale (B), the
scale will read 312 and go BEEP!

     There is no 312 and no BEEP anywhere in A, so one has to interpret
the changes in B to find the corresponding qualities in A that caused
the result in B.

     The 312 and BEEP in B we call a RENDITION of A's nature in B's
RENDITION ZONE, namely the scale's dial and sound apparatus.  Most of
the scale per se is left unaffected, only some of it changes state as a
result of A.

     From the rendition in B's nature, we then try to interpret back to
A's nature.

     Rendition is a theory in forward motion, and interpretation is a
theory in reverse motion.

     If the nature of A affects the nature of B, then the new nature of
B, the rendition in B, is evidence for the rendering nature of A that
rendered B into B's new state.  The rendering nature of A, A's ability
to change B, is a theoretical model for how the change in B came to be.

     Thus if the theory is workable, then A creates a rendition of its
nature in B.  That's the theory of how B got there, of how A affected B,
in forward motion.

     And if the theory is workable, from the rendering in the nature of
B, we can interpret back to to the nature of A.  That's the theory in
reverse motion.

     A rendition or rendering of an object is a symbolic recreation of
that object's nature later in time in ANOTHER DIFFERENT OBJECT.

     Referent and symbol are two different objects always separated in
time and often separated in space, where referent and symbol are
connected by a causal pathway between each other.

     An interpretation of a symbolic object is a reconstruction of the
nature of the original referent from which the symbolic rendition was


     To render means to create a rendition of.

     Thus A renders its nature in a rendition in B, rendered in B's
rendition zone, namely that part of B that actually changes state as a
result of A.

     Rendering has two related usages, verb and noun.

     1.) Rendering is the process of A rendering its nature in the
rendition zone of B.

     2.) A is the rendered.  B is the rendering.

     The rendition zone is the exact place in B where A was rendered.

     To interpret means to theoretically recreate the nature of A from
the rendition in B.

     An interpretation of B is such a recreation of the nature of A,
from the rendition in B.

     Interpreting refers to the process of recreating the nature of A
from the rendition in B.

     Rendition produces the symbol from the referent.

     Interpretation produces (recovers) the referent from the symbol.

     In the language of algebra, where y = f(x) and:

     r = referent
     s = symbol
     R = Rendition-of
     I = Interpretation-of

     Then we have:

     s = R(r) or

     Symbol = Rendition-of(referent).  meaning rendition of referent.

     r = I(s) or

     Referent = Interpretation-of(symbol), meaning interpretation of

     The domain of any function are the valid inputs to that function.

     The range of any function are the valid outputs of that function.

     Rendition and interpretation are functions, or operators.

     Referents and symbols are operands.

     The domain of rendition-of are referents.

     The range of rendition-of are symbols.

     The domain of interpretation-of are symbols.

     The range of interpretation-of are referents.

     We beat this matter to the bone because the wages of sin is 
meatballhood and the apparency of death, thinking that what sees, is made 
of what it sees.

     Sin is confusing symbol for referent, rendition for interpretation.

     This is called collapsing symbol and referent.

     One sees the symbol and thinks it is the referent.

     The map becomes the territory.

     Only through a full confession and repentance can a man be born
again into the Kingdom of Consciousness AS consciousness, not as meat.

      Using the objects in one's consciousness as a SYMBOL refering to 
ojbects in an alleged physical universe which can not be seen directly, 
and for which no evidence exists at all, is a complete waste of 


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