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.

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 these inverse, agent-driven actions.

  • 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, and enduring Patterned Matter are what Quadernity calls Particularities and all are instances of Spin = (equal to) Span.

Pull and Push might be thought of as directionally opposite movements, like an inhalation (inward and down) and an exhalation (upward and out).  Direct opposition is a difference of 180 degrees, a linear comparison.  The term Spin, however, implies angular momentum.  Spin and Span are more generalized and more comprehensive than the countless specialized terms they cover for, including Pull and Push.  Being more general does not necessarily make Spin and Span less precise; it is quite the contrary.

Terms that would not ordinarily be thought synonymous can be aligned under one or the other of the two umbrella-terms Spin and Span:

Spin is the umbrella under which we group:

  • Centripetal force, including gravity and strong force
  • Subject/agency
  • Circular compression, implosion
  • Boundary closes inward by clockwise Spin
  • Boundary opens outward by counter-clockwise Spin
  • Pain of resistance, boredom, withholding
  • Convergence, concentration
  • Intention and Intension
  • Conservative opinions and endeavors, maintenance oriented

Span is the umbrella under which we group:

  • Centrifugal force, including radiation and weak force
  • Object/automaticity
  • Radial expansion, explosion
  • Boundary stretches or ruptures
  • Collective, cooperative, collaborative combinations
  • Pleasure of ample resources, creativity, sharing
  • Divergence, open mindedness
  • Extension
  • Progressive opinions and endeavors, growth oriented


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