Spin and Span

Words often have multiple definitions, some we will know and others we may not.  If an author uses a word in a way that is unfamiliar, we may fall into a prejudicial pitfall, or get intellectually stuck, because the word evokes a preconceived idea that has little or no relevance to the author’s intention.  When presented with unfamiliar words, at least we know that we do not know its meaning.  Before jumping to a faulty interpretation, we allow the author to explain his/her definition and usage.

Early on in this blog-book, the acronym ECP (Eternal Comprehensive Perfection) was offered as a unifier to side-step preconceived ideas and conditioned prejudices associated with the numerous names for the Divine: God, Brahman, Allah, Elohim, Jehovah, Deus/Zeus/Jupiter, Amun-Ra, Ahura Mazda, Nirankar, the Tao, that One…to name a few.  With the same optimism, the terms SPIN and SPAN are entered into the parlance of Quadernity.

Quadernity’s acronyms, such as ECP, PS and PTPR, and its unusual words (beginning with Quadernity itself, then INformation and OUTformation, and now in this unit Spin and Span) have been coined to supplant terms, which, although more familiar, are prone to produce erroneous conclusions and/or obstruct the discovery of important patterns.

Spin and Span are terms to which we can ascribe (and, therefore, by which we can streamline) the study of all movement and change throughout the universe.  Energetic forces that would not ordinarily be thought synonymous can be aligned under one or the other of the umbrella-terms:

  • Centripetal force, gravity (large-scale) and the strong force (small-scale) are special instances of Spin > (greater than) Span.
  • Centrifugal force, electro-magnetic radiation (large-scale) and the weak force (small-scale) are special examples of Spin < (less than) Span.
  • Neutrality, stasis, equilibrium, orbits, boundaries, parameters, systemic Transition and what Quadernity calls Particularities, are all instances of Spin = (equal to) Span.

Just as the equally powerful, causal Subjects/agents behave archetypally as Female and Male in their coordinated functions, Spin and Span are archetypal actions, in that all movements and changes can be traced to this pair of inverse action-verbs.

The chapters of this unit, which explore these ideas in depth, are currently in the works.  Please check back again.