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To: Alamo-Girl
The mere fact that Sirag is mentioning something does not mean that it is right or wrong, it is the way he connect it to other things. The totality of what he writes is still crap. Sorry for that.
50 posted on 03/16/2005 2:16:47 PM PST by AdmSmith
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To: AdmSmith; Alamo-Girl
I've been otherwise occupied today, so am just doing a little catch-up. As for Sirag, a pretty much random selection of a passage from his website yields this:

As readers of my (1993) appendix paper in Roots of Consciousness know, I have been partial to E7 as the basic descriptor of the hyperworld. In this theory, I identify the E7 reflection space (a 7-d complex space) with universal consciousness. The E7 Lie algebra (whose largest commutative subalgebra can be identified with the reflection space) corresponds to a mind at large (both conscious and subconscious). In turn, this E7 Lie algebra is a 133-dimensional subalgebra of an infinite dimensional algebra, which is a kind of supermind to the E7 mind-at-large.

Such mixtures of legitimate mathematical terminology with undisciplined talk of 'universal consciousness' and 'a kind of supermind' are a sure-fire clue that the author has lost his way. For example, what could it possibly mean to "identify the E7 reflection space (a 7-d complex space) with universal consciousness"? What sort of identity might that be?

Sorry, Alamo-Girl, but AdmSmith is correct: Sirag is full of it.

54 posted on 03/16/2005 4:11:45 PM PST by snarks_when_bored
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