The Structure of Total Knowledge &
The design of a new system of Education
This site is concerned with :
El the wise god at ancient Ugerit who gave number skills and writing to mankind
Viracocha who brought learning and taught peaceful co-existence to ancient South Americans
Aton the ancient Egyptian universal god of peaceful co-existence
At this point go to the tab at the left named Epistemology, and follow the trail from Aristotle on wards. Then return here an climb the tabs
Towards a poly-dimensional structure of total knowledge
In the 1960ís whilst doing my Dip. Of Education at Monash University I proposed a multidimensional structure for total knowledge. The general consensus was that I would need at least three hundred pages for an introduction. Further that it was really post Ph. D. Material and that they did not have anyone who could supervise it. They required that I should read what was written on epistemology
A proposition which filled me with dread as I explained if I did what they wanted my thoughts on the matter would be formed by what I was reading and my chances of being original would be diminished I had no problem with doing such study after following my own pathways. However I got the feeling they really did not want to go down this pathway.
Melbourne University invited me to afternoon tea and I gave them an outline. When I was asked if there were any practical uses I volunteered an example of its usability in the real world I used the case of the placement of a new teacher. Faces paled around the table, the milk curdled and a disapproving voice said "that sounds like sociology and that is not really respectable you know". At this point I blew the interview by laughing, I had thought they were joking.
I took the material to Directors of Secondary Education Msrs Dave Satchell and Ron Reid who together did a great deal to pull the Victorian Secondary School Education System albeit reluctantly into the 20th century. They were kind enough to indicate that they understood and encouraged me to continue. Events however caused me to shelve the idea till now.
It seems to me that the advances in science and technology, and particularly the development of the internet have removed the need for the 300 page introduction. In this case the Canadian Marshall McLuhan was indeed correct when he pointed out that "the medium is the massage". And as Jonathon Miller in The Body in Question pointed out that it was not till the development and use of pumps in mines that Harvey's idea of the circulation of blood was acceptable to Europeans.
The Nexialist was first proposed by A.E. van Vogt in the Voyage of the Space Beagle which was in fact the unsung inspiration for Star Trek. The Nexialist is the new specialist generalist. The navigator among the constellations of knowledge. The Nexialist goes to the fundamentals of knowledge, is aware of new realtionships (not a spelling error) between information molecules and is able to use them. He or she is aware that there is a core or nexus to fundamental information molecules, and can perceive past the mystifications imposed by terminologies. This site will hopefully one day be the starting point for the first International College of Nexialism.
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