By Stephen Cheney
In a different universe, a different number system maybe would be used; whatever logically fits. Two numbers added together are an event, or movement from inertia, and the end total is the result, the effect of the cause. Both Fore and After are dependent on the other, and the seeds of the first predict the end bloom.
However, Nature is a complex network in a cluttered environment, and although there may be formulae for things, there may be just too many components and too many variables for formula to be used in any way but as a vague guide. So where constituents and data are not precisely known, neither can there be extracted from them clearly predictable conclusions. This can also be seen in Heisenberg's Principle of Uncertainty, where the act of nailing down one characteristic interferes at the quantum level and makes uncertain the calculation or predictability of other characteristics. Like a tidal wave into a fishpond, Man and his instruments are also a quantum force, one of cyclone magnitude. Under examination everything gets tainted physically, but also mentally by bias.
Like computers with sensory/ data input, all living creatures sense and absorb information from the environment and process it to their advantage. There may be Mathematics and formula involved, such as seen in the organizing of the spirals in sea shells and the arrangement of leaves up a rose stem, but the Mathematics is not 'seen' by those users (rote learners) as the workings are at unconscious or at lower-layered levels, such as molecular or DNA. Atoms may follow quantum rules of number because they are space-time entrapments of energies, energies not chaotic but pressed into frequencies, and frequencies have ratio and thus number. Science has found that the Universe operates on different laws (or number conglomerates) depending on a sliding scale of Quantum to Cosmic, the individual to the statistical; seemingly but one thing stretched to look different at different observations/ examinations/ sizes. Science is looking for a Universal panacea, that is, a formula, to encompass all and relieve the headache of trying to see higher dimensions from the outpost of lesser, trying to see five dimensions from four.
Some phenomena are not suitable for analysis at the level on which they occur or from which level they are observed. They may, however, be analyzed at another level. Even the level of mind -- as Psychology and its various offshoots delve into. For instance the Gas laws are considerations, not of individual gas molecule happenings and behaviors, but rather are examined and formulated on another level, that of multiple instances, statistical behaviour.
What method of thinking is best used to any circumstance depends on what is the level of complexity. Officially in terrorism there is no system of exact prediction. As in Nature, there is layered thinking and what may be perceived at the bottom is not the same as what is perceived at the top. Different laws apply at different levels; such is human business, government, society and even parenthood. There is a lot of room for system improvements even if absolute certainty is not obtainable. Science marches on undaunted achieving ever increasing probabilities and accuracies. Decision-Makers however, distain probabilities for they must make an Absolute decision. They want a sure thing, a done deal, so tend to be influenced by the most confident or dominant personalities rather than the data. Nothing is scarier than having to decide before full information is in, as they must, the information that is to be used must justify all at later reviews or criticisms of decisions made, data that is just a conglomerate of probabilities.
Garbage in, Garbage out. The quality of Analysis depends on the Quality of the data input. When you are examining terrorists and their activities you are not examining machinery and mechanical motions, you are examining human behaviour, and therefore must make human judgments. Thus excellence in result is achieved by the coming into play of exceptional senses and abilities, they are needed but they are all too uncommon. It would be great if we could all use a sixth sense, instead we have systems. Sometimes the human mind can link into reality far better than any artificially constructed system.
Reliance on logical processing thinking, on systems and the management of them is the standard everywhere for maximizing efficiency in order to achieve wanted results in a real world environment. However, artificial constructs, taught courses, training and education in a secluded environment are sometimes lesser systems when compared to the esoteric judgment of an expert who draws from unique experiences as well as from intelligence. Experience comes from engagements with reality, and all worldly gains are reality based and are not fantasy based. Thus the achievement ability of an expert who adds to the feed of information or data they receive by following his/her honed instruments of thinking and subconscious sensitivities, by using his/her sensory pickups in addition to past experiences, and processing all of these onto in the mind’s mental holistic blender: an analyst in general can achieve a higher level of results. Not only is the environment real but also is real the brain that reviews that environment.
In business, survival and much else, it is results that matter; results obtained and then utilized that extend the existence of an entity from the present into the future. An educated professional can follow his/her handed-down systems. An expert can, as well, also follow his/her “nose”, and also design new systems of their own. The nose wins by a nose. The nose knows. One should not disparage talent just because it tends to go off at a tangent to normal systems, expectations or higher directives, as it may return from unknown journeys with answers to problems. Directives may have, unintentionally, imbedded in them a mesh of unspoken restrictions that actually isolate an analyst from a solution. Though a finder may not be able to explain clearly how the answer was found, they should not be chastised for that when it is they, and not the chastiser, who holds solutions in their hands. If others and their workplace systems could do what a talented person could do, they would have done it already, and the especially talented person would have then not been necessary and thus not even sought after.
A talented expert who perceives and detects truths that other experts do not, who has a nose for truth, not only draws inputs from the external universe environment, but also from the internal universe environment; from experiences on file and lessons learned from them; from talents not common perhaps even hidden from their own awareness in the cellar of the subconscious. By “nose” I mean not a body part in a subjective sense such as that used by “heart” for mind; but a dynamic collective, a nose or collective portal between external and internal realms, a hub that absorbs all and expounds all. What achieves special results is not a qualified professional as such, not a qualification dependent job or position, not a holder of a certificate of learning. It is a human being who happens to have the special capabilities that penetrate all of a problem’s obstacles even though the “How” cannot be satisfactorily explained. But that is not a total necessity when the achievement is in hand. The nose knows.
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