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What Is Metaphysics and the Metaphysical – Science / Philosophy / Spiritual - Examples

The definition and meaning of metaphysics and the metaphysical.

And some examples.

The Undefined Science

Metaphysics – not even Stanford and Wikipedia can agree on neither a succinct nor an encompassing meaning or definition for metaphysics. This is because:
  • The definitions and meanings of metaphysics and metaphysical keep changing.
  • The study and science of metaphysics includes an almost unlimited number of subcategories.
  • The most respected minds in academia, the sciences, and even in the general population are continually unable to reach an agreement as to the perfect meaning or definition.
  • There are disputes as to what does and does not belong in the study or category of metaphysics and metaphysical.

One definition or meaning for metaphysics could be the sciences and non-sciences that cannot be put in another category are put into the category of metaphysics. However, this meaning or definition would not be complete; because there are sciences that are studied and categorized in other categories that are also included as a part of metaphysics and the metaphysical.

For certain disciplines, the discipline is a subset of metaphysics; and metaphysics is a subset of the discipline. In other words, each is a subset of the other depending on the context and/or the parameters used.

An example:
A. There is the philosophical part of metaphysics.
B. There is the metaphysical part of philosophy.

What is Metaphysics and the Metaphysical - Thinking Outside the Box

Problems can have more than one solution.

Subjects such as cosmology, ontology, physics, philosophy, existence, time and space, astrobiology, perception, etc are generally undisputed as being both part of metaphysics and outside of metaphysics. It all depends on the subcategory of the main subject being addressed.

Other examples and subjects continually being associated with metaphysics include paranormal, astrology, New Age, spiritual, meditation, wisdom, karma, determinism, fate, shaman, unity, reiki, psychic, mind and matter, meaning of life, feng shui, etc.; the metaphysical and quasi-metaphysical list can be a long one.

Metaphysics is the perfect place to “think outside the box”. You are allowed to research any theory or hypothesis you wish. You are allowed to follow any chain of logic to wherever it goes. Mixing “unrelated” subjects to derive unusual metaphysical “solutions” is perfectly acceptable. In other words, you are allowed to explore without constraint.

Philosophy vs Metaphysics - Perception, perspective, and reality.

And some examples.

What Is Spiritual Metaphysics

Spiritual metaphysics versus religion

What is spiritual metaphysics? It is similar, but not the same as religion.

What is religion? Religion is where one makes up whatever they want.

Spiritual metaphysics on the other hand, attempts to base its conclusions on logic. As humankind's logic and thinking abilities evolve, so does spiritual metaphysics.

Metaphysical and Philosophical Thoughts, Quotes, Ramblings, Examples... And possibly a little scattered humor.

In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.

With all that goes on in life and reality, the only possible conclusion is we are all lab rats.

Most everything means nothing.

Time can sometimes cure a problem all by itself. Though can be an excellent excuse for procrastination, it is more often than not not a wise choice.

Free will exists. But it is limited. And it is limited more with some than with others.

Sometimes one can actually choose whether a problem exists or not.

Belief is the death of intelligence.

The fatal flaw of logic is its presumption of being aware of all relevant premises. However, that is seldom the true situation. The best one can hope for is a favorable probability.

No one belongs here more than you.

No one belongs here less than you.

One of the most important lessons a person can learn in life is that other people are as real behind their eyes as you are behind yours.

Miscommunication can cause more problems than all other factors combined. Always examine a perceived negative statement twice; it may not be negative at all. Give others the benefit of the doubt.

Life is an iterative process.

The Binary Existence Concept of 0 and 1 and Does -0 Exist

Alternate titles

  • How to Interpret 0 and 1
  • The Numbers 0 and 1 Defines Nonexistence versus Existence
  • What Is the Mathematical and Metaphysical Concept and Significance of the Numbers 0 and 1
  • 1 - The First Non Zero Number - What Is the Meaning of Zero and One


The Basic Interpretation of 0 and 1

This is a somewhat metaphysical approach as to the existence, meaning, concept, and significance of the numbers 0 and 1. What are the meanings of 0 and 1? What does 0 and 1 really signify?

Zero and One are the most important numbers of all the numbers in the universe. Zero and One defines the difference between existence (1) and nonexistence (0). All other numbers signifying existence can only exist when 1 exists. One is the opposite of none.

1 and 0 are the demarcation defining what is and what is not.

All numbers other than 1 are more of 1 or are none.

0 and 1 are the only numbers times themselves that are themselves. All other numbers become other numbers.

A successful division of 1 by a number other than 1 can only occur when the 1 is not a true 1. The 1 was, in fact, the sum of smaller 1's.

1 is not the first prime number. Contrary to popular belief, 1 is not a prime number at all.

0 exists when 1 or 1's do not exist. -1 cannot exist unless 1 exists. -0 does not exist. or does it?

Does -0 Exist?

If -0 equals 1, then -1 would equal 0; but it does not. So in math, -0 does not exist.

Logic and metaphysical logic, however could be different. Negative can mean not or can mean opposite. A Not 1 means it is equal to anything other than one. A opposite to one would be equal to 0. So not 1 and opposite to 1 have different meanings.

Applying the same logic to zero, however, gives us different results. A not 0 means it is equal to anything other than 0; an opposite to 0 means it is equal to anything other than 0. So not 0 and opposite to 0 are equal, whereas not 1 and opposite to 1 are not.

It therefore follows that stating -0 is also stating that the concept of not is the same as the concept of opposite. In other words, not equals opposite. That is not true. The meaning of not does not mean the same as the meaning of opposite. So -0 must be interpreted as a false statement, thus -0 does indeed not exist.

The Diverse or Abstract Interpretation of 1 and the Universe

The concept of the number 1 is greatly dependent on the undefined premise of "one what?". Every time science thinks it has found a true one, it invariably turns out to not be so. As an example, the atom was once thought to be the one true basic building block of the universe. But then it turned out the atoms were composed of the smaller 1's of electrons, protons, and neutrons. And now we have quarks, leptons, strangelets, etc. to deal with.

Who knows? Maybe there is no true 1. Everything will always be discovered to be composed of something smaller. However, in its most basic form (if we can ever find it), all else derives from 1. 1 is the definition, reality, concept, and source of all existence.

The Binary Base 2 Numbering System

Nothing versus something is the root of the binary system of numbers.

We use Base 10 in our day-to-day living. Base 10 has ten numbers (0-9) and orders of magnitude that are times ten. The lowest-order number represents itself times one. The next-order number represents itself times ten. The next order number represents itself times 10x10 or itself times 100. And so on.

An example would be the number 742. This number means that there are:
  • two 1’s,
  • four 10’s,
  • and seven 100’s.
Which represents 2 + 40 + 700; for a total of 742.

The base 2 binary number system uses the same structure, the only difference being the order of magnitude. Base 2 has two numbers (0 and 1) and orders of magnitude that are times two. The lowest-order number represents itself times one. The next-order number represents itself times 2. The next order number represents itself times 2x2 or itself times 4. And so on.

An example would be the number 110. This number means that there are:
  • No 1’s,
  • one 2,
  • and one 4.
Which represents 0 + 2 + 4; for a total of 6.

Other binary examples are:
  • 0=0, 1=1
  • 10=2, 11=3
  • 100=4, 101=5, 110=6, 111=7
  • 1000=8, 1001=9, 1010=10, 1011=11, 1100=12, 1101=13, 1110=14, 1111=15
  • 10000=16

Binary is the mathematical representation of how the universe encodes itself.

1 and the Base 10 Pyramid

And what page about the number 1 would be complete without the usual acknowledgement of the series of 1's times themselves (squared)...

  • 1² = 1
  • 11² = 121
  • 111² = 12321
  • 1111² = 1234321
  • 11111² = 123454321
  • 111111² = 12345654321
  • 1111111² = 1234567654321
  • 11111111² = 123456787654321
  • 111111111² = 12345678987654321

The binary paradigm is the foundation of the universe, including fractals (recursive geometric shapes) and chaos theory (the butterfly effect).

NASA deep space photo demonstrating fractals and chaos theory

There is no reason to believe the concept of "many" excludes multiple realities.

A visual representation of the theory of parallel and/or alternate universes

Humankind relative to the universe


There are no extra pieces in the universe (-Deepak Chopra). You are here for a reason.

Base 5 Number System Lesson for Quinary

How to learn and do quinary conversion; the base 5 numbering system;– 0 1 2 3 4; complete lesson and lots of examples. Includes short table of most-searched-for quinary / base 5 questions and answers.


If you understand the decimal (base 10) number system we use in our everyday lives, then you already understand the quinary (base 5) number system. You just don’t know that you know yet.

We use the decimal (base 10) number system in our day-to-day living. Base 10 has ten numbers (0-9) and orders of magnitude are times 10. The lowest-order number represents itself times one. The next-order number represents itself times 10. The next order number represents itself times 10x10 or itself times 100. The next order number represents itself times 10x10x10 or itself times 1000. And so on.

An example would be the number 2417. This number means there are:

seven 1’s,
one 10,
four 100’s,
and two 1000’s.

Which represents 7 + 10 + 400 + 2000; for a total of 2417.

The quinary ( base 5 ) numbering system uses the same structure...

...the only difference being the order of magnitude. Base 5 has five numbers (0 1 2 3 4) and orders of magnitude are times five. The lowest-order number represents itself times one. The next-order number represents itself times 5. The next order number represents itself times 5x5 or itself times 25. The next order of magnitude would be 5x5x5 or 125. And so on.

An example would be the number 3142. This number means there are...

two 1’s,
four 5’s,
one 25,
and three 125's.

Which represents 2 + 20 + 25 + 375 for a total of 422.

Another example would be the number 2011. This number means there are...

One 1,
one 5,
no 25's,
and two 125's.

Which represents 1 + 5 + 0 + 250; for a total of 256.

Some of the most-searched-for Questions and Answers:

  • What is 5 (base 10) in base 5? Answer is 10 in base 5.
  • What is 10 (base 10) in base 5? Answer is 20 in base 5.
  • What is 23 (base 10) in base 5? Answer is 43 in base 5.
  • What is 25 (base 10) in base 5? Answer is 100 in base 5.
  • What is 27 (base 10) in base 5? Answer is 102 in base 5.

Quinary / Base 5 Orders of Magnitude

1 - 5 - 25 - 125 - 625 - 3125 - 15625 - 78125 - 390625 - 1953125

Positional

1953125 - 390625 - 78125 - 15625 - 3125 - 625 - 125 - 25 - 5 - 1

List of Base 5 to Base 10 Numbering System Conversion Examples

  • 1 = 1
  • 2 = 2
  • 3 = 3
  • 4 = 4
  • 10 = 5
  • 11 = 6
  • 12 = 7
  • 13 = 8
  • 14 = 9
  • 20 = 10
  • 21 = 11
  • 22 = 12
  • 23 = 13
  • 24 = 14
  • 30 = 15
  • 31 = 16
  • 32 = 17
  • 33 = 18
  • 34 = 19
  • 40 = 20
  • 41 = 21
  • 42 = 22
  • 43 = 23
  • 44 = 24
  • 100 = 25

Quinary / Base 5 Orders of Magnitude (convenience relist)

1 - 5 - 25 - 125 - 625 - 3125 - 15625 - 78125 - 390625 - 1953125

Positional 

1953125 - 390625 - 78125 - 15625 - 3125 - 625 - 125 - 25 - 5 - 1
List of More Base 5 Examples
  • 100 = 25
  • 101 = 26
  • 200 = 50
  • 220 = 60
  • 222 = 62
  • 300 = 75
  • 303 = 78
  • 333 = 93
  • 404 = 104
  • 420 = 110
  • 1000 = 125
  • 1001 = 126
  • 1010 = 130
  • 1100 = 150
  • 1234 = 1194
  • 2020 = 2v60
  • 2030 = 265
  • 3020 = 385
  • 3411 = 481
  • 4000 = 500
  • 4040 = 520
  • 4242 = 572
  • 4321 = 586
  • 4333 = 593
  • 4444 = 624

Quinary / Base 5 Orders of Magnitude (convenience relist)

1 - 5 - 25 - 125 - 625 - 3125 - 15625 - 78125 - 390625 - 1953125

Positional

1953125 - 390625 - 78125 - 15625 - 3125 - 625 - 125 - 25 - 5 - 1

If interested, here are the tutorials for Base 2,4,8, and 16. All on one page.

Lists of Vinegar and Baking Soda Uses for Cleaning and Other Purposes

Reference lists for cleaning and other uses for baking soda and vinegar.

Vinegar aka Weak Acetic Acid

Cleaning uses for vinegar.

The chemical name for vinegar is diluted acetic acid. As a mild acid it chemically reacts with many other compounds. The result is the removal of those compounds from places we want them removed, otherwise known as cleaning.

List of Vinegar Cleaning Uses

  • Windows
  • Mirrors
  • Do NOT use for TV’s, computer monitors, etc.
  • Shower heads
  • Kitchen counter tops
  • Coffee pots
  • Tea kettles
  • Wood floors (I’d test this on on a small spot first)
  • Toilet bowls
  • Sinks
  • Refrigerator
Non-cleaning uses for vinegar include cooking (of course), mixed with salt for killing weeds, mixed with baking soda for keeping drains clear.

Baking Soda aka Sodium bicarbonate

Cleaning and other uses for baking soda.

The chemical name for baking soda is sodium bicarbonate. As a mild, generally non-chemically-reactive abrasive, it can be used accordingly. It also absorbs odors.

List of Baking Soda Cleaning Uses

  • Teeth brightening
  • Absorbs and neutralizes heartburn acid
  • Putting box in refrigerator to absorb odors
  • Mixing into litter box absorbs odors
  • Keeping drains fresh
  • Removing grease from stove
  • Laundry spot cleaning
  • Adding to laundry as brightener
  • Sprinkling over carpets some time before vacuuming
  •  Other cleaning uses might be listed right on the box
  • And then naturally there’s the cooking thing.

I hope the above lists and information proves useful for folks.

And here's some worthy information on dusting.