Category Archives: Attributes


Attribute is defined as any given Cause, Effect, Function, or Form.

Growth is the behavior of any given metabolism such that value aggregates persistent attributes with novel attributes. This simple memory analog binds memory and experience into metabolism (Complex Mechanism). Experience is the sole benefactor of the binding, designating memory if not as archaic, then at least as whimsical.

Notwithstanding the above, when we consider attributes, the Conditions are an imperative. The Lever is three Condition, and the attributes arise as the Extense or Scope of persistent levers iterating conditionally novel Expressions and Acquisitions. Attributes are discrete, and there are four:

  1. Cause,
  2. Effect,
  3. Function,
  4. Form.

With these four attributes clearly defined We are suddenly free to explore The Rational as a purely semantic encapsulation. The needlessness of understanding math and science will aggregate those with other skills into this new discipline. Math, Science, and Complexity will be “an intellectual check and balance” that leaves almost no one behind. Statistics becomes a parochialism, the tool of last choice.

Cause and Effect

Cause is defined as difference opened.

Effect is defined as difference closed.

The simplest of constructs. By difference we refer to any and all of that which can be said to be identifiable through our experience or through the experience of our technologies. In short difference is self evident. This is the most we can say about it in totality without a definition, and there is none. Specifically within the context of this model we can add only that,

1) Difference has some Cause,

2) Difference has some Effect.

From this alone we can construct a relationship for the purpose of modeling reality. We can presume difference as a starting point for all other definitions. Presumably, we can transpose the above and assert that Cause and Effect operate on difference. “Causality” asserts an origin of some kind. Effect asserts an outcome of a given Cause. Together they describe flow.

Flow that most resembles our concept is the flow of electricity. Electricity in our collective and most common experience can be switched on or switched off. In the practice or trade of electricity when a switch turns off the electricity the switch is said to be open and the flow of electricity must wait. When the electricity is turned on the switch is said to be closed and the flow of electricity resumes. You can think also in terms of a door or gate both of which can be opened and closed. When the gate or door is open pedestrian or vehicular traffic can flow and when the gate or door is closed pedestrian or vehicular traffic must wait.

These two simple encapsulations provide us with our definition for cause and effect.

When the switch is opened we say that difference is also opened. There is a difference between the two sides of the switch. When the switch is closed we say that difference is closed and there is no difference between the two sides of the switch. We can argue the details if we so choose however one could do worse than become comfortable with this difference expression defined as follows.

Cause is defined as difference opened.

Effect is defined as difference closed.