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The Many Worlds Memes of Sir Karl Popper!

An essay for the Our Karl Popper website*

by

Velikovsky of Newcastle

https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6741-066X

17th January 02022

*(So this is like: a pre-print)


The Problem-Statement: Describe how you got to know Karl Popper and his philosophy, and the type of impression that the man and his work made on you.

The purpose of this testimonial (in < 3,500 words), is: To recount how Karl Popper’s ideas have made a difference in your life.

Describe how you found his work, including the first book of his that you read, and the context — time, place, occasion — during which you encountered Popper’s oeuvre for the first time. And, what happened next.


Two boldly-conjectured solutions to this problem are tentatively offered up below, then criticisms, then new problems created in turn by these two solutions.

  • Conjectured Solution #1 emerges below in the form of discrete units of culture known as `bullet-points’; a barrage of shots fired across the bow, in the never-ending war on our infinite ignorance.

In stark contrast, Conjectured Solution #2 emerges (below) in anecdotal prose form; yet another type of unit of culture.

Neither solution #1 nor #2 seems fully satisfactory to the present author; a clear case of what the late great Herbert Simon dubbed: “satisficing”.

And yet–as two different blind (or: unsighted) variations, both solutions have been selectively retained, here.

(…Go figure.)

The inevitable and inescapable conclusion drawn is that: Popper and Campbell’s Evolutionary Epistemology[1] (the Blind Variation and Selective Retention or BV-SR evolutionary algorithm) is a true fact–the original and best kind of fact–in an age of endlessly aggravating, anti-science `post-truthism’.[2]

Given the Selection and Transmission (ST) evolutionary algorithm of Evolutionary Culturology (just one of many, including Selection, Variation, and Transmission: or SVT), It’s now time to Select, and then Transmit (to the present reader) a quotation, also known as a discrete unit of culture:

`Our main concern in philosophy and in science should be the search for truth.’ [3]

(Popper, [1972] 1994, p. 44).


Conjectured Solution #1:

(Bullet-point answers)

Q1: How did you get to know Karl Popper & his philosophy?

  • Consciously: during a 2016 Ph.D[4] study on: Movie Creativity & Cultural Evolution !
  • Unconsciously: difficult to say? (Suggestion: Every idea anyone ever encounters–from birth–should come with a maker’s mark, and also, a very clear label whether it is: true or false.) [5]
  • Not sure when I first unconsciously encountered Popper’s ideas…? Ideas don’t always come branded with a maker’s mark. (We really need a time machine, so that scientists might travel back approximately 100,000 years ago, to observe the emergence of language; ancestor simulations[6] might help. For example, any time anyone speaks the ultra-conserved units of culture that are the words “thou,” “I,” “who,” “not,” “that,” “to give,” “we” “fire” “bark” “worm” (etc), they could also give credit to the caveperson inventor of that word.

Example: Rather than simply ignore word-invention copyright, by saying “I am hungry”, we should all be saying: “I, as invented by the caveperson Ugg in the year 52,356 BCEam, as invented by the caveperson Ik-Ik in the year 52,357 BCEhungrya word invented by Grok in 52,358 BCE, shortly before he starved to death.

  • This example raises the specter of The Four Functions of Language, identified by (Popper, 1962, p. 397), and building on his Ph.D supervisor’s three functions.
  • See this video for details, if you like that kind of thing…
The units and levels of Language – Club of Remy (November 02021)

Q2: What type of impression did Popper (and his work) make on you?

  • “Egad! This Popper guy’s sure: a great thinker, fascinating-problem-finder, and crystal-clear communicator…‽‽‽ (Why don’t they teach all his work/wisdom, in secondary schools?)”
  • And, also: What an enormous relief – to read such wise and sensible writing, after being subjected to so much Postmodernist, anti-science, not-even-wrong nonsense, in academia.

Q3: How have Popper’s ideas made a difference in your life?

  • A lot; I use his ideas in my work (as an Evolutionary Culturologist) all the time.
  • I’m also less-worse at thinking & problem-solving, thanks to reading his work. Also:
  • Popper’s units of culture (ideas, processes, & products; such as books) have helped me feel like, I understand how Science, Reality (ontology) & Knowledge (epistemology): works…? [7]
  • Also: have helped me to think more clearly about: Genuine Problems, vs. Pseudo-problems
  • Provided a (priceless) Ontology Theory: namely his `Three Worlds’, (Popper, 1978), that – in a new scientific meta-paradigm I invented (Evolutionary Culturology) – I repurposed and extended, as a handy Taxonomic Tool for categorizing units of culture into 4 categories (1. ideas, 2. mental processes, 3. physical processes, and, 4. products)– as, it’s an extremely effective lens. See the Table below.

Table 1. (aka, The Table below).

And for those unfamiliar with Popper’s Three Worlds Theory, perhaps see this YouTube video:

Karl Popper on the Three Worlds (1989)

Q4: How did you first find Popper’s work?

  • In reading a lot of popular science (for pleasure), Popper’s name came up a lot… but – importantly:
  • After reading Distinguished Professor Brian Boyd’s wonderful On the Origin of Stories (Boyd, 2009) which deftly uses the Popperian problem-solution schema (as also do: the masterful film theorist David Bordwell, and the legendary art historian Ernst Gombrich – etc.) Professor Boyd seriously turned me on to Popper’s work, when we were discussing cultural evolution and creativity.
  • Popper’s work was a revelation to me. Such: penetrating insights! A small, brilliantly-illuminated clearing in the vast dark forest of endless humanimal ignorance. A scientific sermon in every sentence; an epiphany on every page.

Q5: First book of Popper’s you read?

  • All Life Is Problem Solving (Popper, 1999), due to reading (Boyd 2009). I also very much admire Brian’s article:

Boyd, B. (2016). Popper’s World 3: Origins, Progress, and Import. Philosophy of the Social Sciences, 46(3), 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1177/0048393116640282

Q6: The context [time, place, occasion] during which you encountered Popper’s oeuvre (body of work) for the first time?

Insert: Flashback…

  • As an 18 year old (always very enamored of science, and also, hard science fiction such as Asimov and Clarke) I borrowed the book Lifetide (Watson 1979) from the local public lending library.[8]
    • In reading Lifetide, at home (time/place/occasion: mostly, in bed – probably?), I very soon discovered that in it, Lyall Watson (1979) invoked no less than four key ideas (units of culture) of Sir Karl Popper’s(!!!!) Specifically, on Watson’s (1979) pages: 90, 91, 144, 147, and, 178.

To wit:

  • On p. 144, Watson (‘79) also cites Popper, on how: the emergence of consciousness in the animal kingdom is a great mystery, on par with the origin of life. (I note: We’ve made more scientific inroads, since 1979.)
  • On p. 147, in discussing consciousness (evolutionary biologist) Watson agrees with Popper, that: “What is…” questions [e.g., `What is: consciousness?’ Or: `What is, love?’ etc.] can get you lost fast, down `definitional’ labyrinths – which can waste a lot of valuable problem-solving time.[9]
  • And – fourthly – on p. 178, Watson (1979) insightfully invokes Popper’s falsifiability demarcation criteria, of: Science, vs. non-Science.
    • So, aged 18, I had never (consciously, or, strikingly-memorably) heard of Popper’s work, prior to those four brief encounters (in: Watson 1979)…
  • Yet – Popper’s ideas (in Watson) certainly felt: profound, wise, super-exciting. And stuck with me. They: burned into my mind, like a steel spike skewering a watermelon.
  • Or, in the words of the great philosopher, the movie Apocalypse Now (1979), “It was like a diamond bullet-point, entered my head…”[10]

Q7: What happened, next?

  • …Not much, and, for quite a while-! (If, we’re staying on topic: i.e., Popper’s ideas).
  • Decades went by…
  • But – those same 4 ideas [11] incubated in my mind, for: years...
  • Namely, as an 18 year old, having now successfully finished reading Lifetide, in my youthful ignorance, I sort of forgot all about Popper (but, not, those 4 striking ideas of his)…! Finished my schooling, went off farming, working in construction (and demolition), played in bands, and went off to university to study: Communication.
  • Crucially, since the dreaded (wrongheaded) PoMo `held reign’ in the early 90s – sadly – Popper’s name rarely-if-ever came up, in my undergrad Comms course.
  • Then I went off to film school, and had a career in Communication Media/Creative Industries for 20 years, making units of culture: movies, TV, videogames, books, plays, songs, and, whatever-else seemed to need making, at the time.[12]

End: Flashback / Action resumes

  • So after 20 years working in the Creative Industries, I bravely re-entered academia (fearing it was still rife with nonsensical PoMo ideas and ideology), to do a PhD in Cinema Creativity at The Newcastle School, and thus was led to study Cultural Evolution… So, I now (seriously, and carefully) read scientifically-illuminating books & papers by: E O Wilson, D S Wilson, Brian Boyd,[13] Joe Carroll, Sir Karl Popper, etc…
  • In the last year of my PhD, in solving how to empirically study units of culture in the cultural domain of Film, I was forced to create:
  • A Scientific Grand Meta-Theory of all Culture (called: Evolutionary Culturology)–of which, Popper’s `Three Worlds’ idea (or, tool) solved 3/4s of one crucial part (of around 100 component parts)… When used as a lens, or tool. (See that Table, above.)   

A Criticism of My Solution (my: `Answer #1’), above: A bit choppy, in places? Also, seems a biased (subjective) account, and rife with countless selective (and, de-selective) authorial choices.

(…How are we ever to know which precise parts of `the story’ have been: omitted?)

Furthermore: What overwhelming empirical evidence is there, that any of these claims made, are even remotely: true?

Frankly, I remain deeply skeptical. All of this needs to be tested for its truth-value, or else is mere shadows and dust, and should be committed to the flames – and over a low heat, whilst stirring occasionally; add salt and pepper to taste.

New Problems Created, Revealed, or Illuminated:

The author seems a little crazy, for one? These are grandiloquent claims: e.g. Someone having solved the hard scientific problem (or: mystery) of the unit of culture, enabling consilience (the unity of all knowledge), and talking about an EthiSizer to solve the world’s urgent wicked problems? Either, he’s one of the greatest geniuses that ever lived, or, crazy?

Furthermore, now we all have to go check those pages 90, 91, 144, 147, and 178 of Lyall Watson’s Lifetide (1979), as he could be making all of this up. …All of it!

Also, what the hell even is, a `spurious hundredth-monkey theory’? [14]

This concludes a self-criticism of the author’s Conjectured Solution #1 to the problem at hand, namely: What’s so great, about all of Popper’s undeniably-great ideas?

Turning now to: The present author’s Conjectured Solution #2.


A Recapitulation of the Problem:

Recount how: Popper’s ideas made a difference in your life.


Conjectured Solution #2

(more: chatty)

As it happens, good ole `Uncle Karl’[15] Popper’s ideas made a big difference in my lifework, as Popper’s ideas helped me solve a hard scientific problem[16] I was grappling with since at least 1992.

In 1992 (for pleasure, of all things) I did at least three things:

(1) read the thrilling book Chaos (Gleick, 1987),

(2) watched a mind-blowing documentary on fractal geometry, and,

(3) read The Selfish Gene (Dawkins, 1989), which poses the burning question:

…What might be, the discrete units of culture?

In 1992, having now learned Shannon’s Information Communication Theory, I began pondering:

So, Watson and Crick solved the structure of all DNA, in 1953…

And so, along the same lines:

…What’s the Structure of: All Culture…?

Fortunately, I only had to snoop around for the answer for another 24 years, as the answer came to me one fine day in 2016, whilst grappling with a comparative PhD study of 40 narrative fiction feature films… 

Part of the solution I found, was:

Popper’s `Three Worlds’ Theory is a very useful lens, on: Culture!

And especially so, when we also add a 4th `World’: physical processes.

See the diagram below…

The 4 categories of culture, in Evolutionary Culturology

In short, I can’t currently (nor, for the past 25 years) think of anything in culture, that’s not one (or more) of those 4 categories…?

But, here is, the USD$64M Question…

…Can you-?

(I may well have missed one…?)

Also, I suggest: units of culture (units of information) change phase-state, across those 4 categories – and back again – due to the action of intentional agents (humanimals, or robots/machines, etc)…

[…Metaphor-Alert!]

Much like: how, water (good ole H2O) can change phase-state, between: plasma / gas / liquid / solid.

Notice how, I have Selected, then Varied, then (re)-Transmitted[17] the diagram above, below…

Namely: as above, so below, but with some minor additions.

The 4 categories of culture: like the 4 phase-states of water…

I also like how Jack Eccles, in Facing Reality (Eccles, 1970, p. 164) has a super-cool Table, with examples of Popper’s `Three Worlds’ items (i.e., World 1 objects: physical artifacts; World 2 objects: subjective mental states; and World 3 objects: abstract ideas that take on a reality of their own).[18]

I find, Popper’s `Three Worlds’ idea (…plus, a 4th world, Physical Processes) covers: everything in culture…

(…Of course, I may be mistaken.)

But anyway – if you like this kind of thing (cultural evolution), you might even like, these articles?

Velikovsky, J. T. (2016). The HOLON/parton Theory of the Unit of Culture (or the Meme, and Narreme) in Science, Media, Entertainment and the Arts. In A. Connor & S. Marks (Eds.), Creative Technologies for Multidisciplinary Applications (pp. 208-246). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-0016-2.ch009

Velikovsky, J. T. (2017). The HOLON/parton Structure of the Meme, or, The Unit Of Culture. In M. Khosrow-Pour (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition (pp. 4666-4678). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3.ch405

Velikovsky, J. T. (2018). The HOLON/parton Theory of the Unit of Culture (or the Meme, and Narreme) in Science, Media, Entertainment, and the Arts. In IRMA (Ed.), Technology Adoption and Social Issues: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (pp. 1590-1627). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-5201-7.ch075

Velikovsky, J. T. (2019). The HOLON/parton Structure of the Meme, or The Unit of Culture. In D. B. A. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour (Ed.), Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Artificial Intelligence, Computer Simulation, and Human-Computer Interaction (pp. 795-811). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-7368-5.ch059

Velikovsky, J. T. (2020). Technology: Memes (Units of Culture). In M. A. Runco & S. R. Pritzker (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Creativity (3rd ed., Vol. 2, pp. 585-604). Elsevier, Academic Press. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-809324-5.23862-5

I cite Popper in them, for obvious reasons.

And I (probably?) couldn’t have thunk them up (those: 5 articles–which are all really just: the one article), without reading, and thinking relatively deeply about, a whole lot of Popper, first…

(It was fun. Reading Popper is one of life’s great pleasures, just in my view… Maybe I’m weird.)

One nice thing about solving the units, levels, evolutionary mechanisms, and Three Laws of culture across all domains of culture (or, knowledge) is, it results in consilience[19] or convergence,[20] the unity of knowledge.

See that figure below.

Consilience: the unity of knowledge, via Evolutionary Culturology

Also, once the structure of culture is solved (via the lens of: fractal HOLON/partons) you can then go hog-wild–and build an EthiSizer,[21] to solve all the world’s wicked problems at once.

(Yes, I am serious.)

The EthiSizer (video-demo) – 1 minute

This idea (The EthiSizer) was partly inspired by Popper’s undeniably-great ideas in The Open Society and Its Enemies (Popper, 1945).

And, partly by some ideas of Asimov, in a remarkable short story titled The Evitable Conflict (Asimov, 1950).

And partly by: lots of other ideas that frankly we don’t have time to go into, in a <3,500 word article.

But; those 5 book-chapters above, more or less, explain it…


A Criticism of My Solution (my Answer #2), above:

A bit chatty, in places? Also, seems biased, (subjective), and, rife with countless selective (and, de-selective) authorial choices.

Also: What overwhelming empirical evidence is there, that any of these claims made, are even: true?

Frankly, I remain deeply skeptical. All of this needs to be tested for its truth-value, or else it is all shadows and dust, and should be committed to the flames.

I mean, I guess, as a potentially falsifying test, you could take a book (at random) off your bookshelf, and see if it’s structured as a fractal HOLON/parton…? But still.

New Problems Created, Revealed, or Illuminated:

The author seems a little crazy, for one. A meta-meta-science…? Is that even possible?

And, now we all have to go check those 5 book-chapters on the fractal HOLON/parton structure of biology and culture (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020), as he could be making all of this up. …All of it.

Also, what even is: a `fractal HOLON/parton theory of: the structure of all culture’…?

One answer:

Evolutionary Culturology in a 1-hour nutshell (YouTube)


The Moral of the Story: Man, I wish Sir Karl Popper were still alive; would’ve loved to run this idea past him. (i.e., Ev Cult).

But as a scientist, sometimes just getting peoples’ attention is tricky… There’s so much stuff on Netflix-!

(Like, that great movie, Don’t Look Up. Which shows people ignoring: scientists.)


Also, did you see the Title of this Testimonial?

“The Many Worlds Memes of Karl Popper”

At first, I conjectured `Worlds’ – because of Three Worlds Theory – but then refuted that (crossed it out), and then Selected, Varied, and Transmitted the unit of culture (the word) `Memes’ into the title, instead…

But, by `memes’, I only mean inanimate `units of culture’:

Ideas. Processes. Products.

…Popper had a lot of them…!

Vastly many of them–even now–are: new (original), useful (effective), and surprising (non-obvious)…

(…i.e., Creative!)

Anyway, enjoy: Ev Cult.


REFERENCES

Asimov, I. (1950). The Evitable Conflict. Astounding Science Fiction, New York, 44-68.

Bostrom, N. (2003). Are You Living In a Computer Simulation? Philosophical Quarterly, 53(211), 243-255.

Boyd, B. (2009). On The Origin Of Stories: Evolution, Cognition, and Fiction. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

Boyd, B. (2016). Popper’s World 3: Origins, Progress, and Import. Philosophy of the Social Sciences, 46(3), 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1177/0048393116640282

Campbell, D. T. (1974). Evolutionary Epistemology. In P. A. Schilpp (Ed.), The Philosophy of Karl Popper (Vol. 1, pp. 413-459). La Salle.

Dawkins, R. (1989). The Selfish Gene (New ed.). Oxford University Press.

Eccles, J. C. (1970). Facing Reality: Philosophical adventures by a brain scientist. Springer-Verlag.

Gleick, J. (1987). Chaos: Making a New Science. Viking.

McIntyre, L. (2018). Post Truth. MIT Press.

Popper, K. R. (1945). The Open Society and its Enemies. G. Routledge & Sons.

Popper, K. R. (1962). Conjectures and Refutations: The growth of scientific knowledge. Basic Books.

Popper, K. R. (1978). Three Worlds. University of Utah.

Popper, K. R. (1999). All Life is Problem Solving. Routledge.

Popper, K. R. ([1972] 1994). Objective Knowledge: An Evolutionary Approach (Rev. ed.). Oxford University Press; Clarendon Press.

Watson, P. (2016). Convergence: The Idea at the Heart of Science – How the Different Disciplines are Coming Together to Tell One Coherent, Interlocking Story, and Making Science the Basis for Other Forms of Knowledge. Simon and Schuster.

Wilson, E. O. (1998). Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge (1st ed.). Knopf: Distributed by Random House.


ENDNOTES


[1] Campbell, D. T. (1974). Evolutionary Epistemology. In P. A. Schilpp (Ed.), The Philosophy of Karl Popper (Vol. 1, pp. 413-459). La Salle.

[2] See: McIntyre, L. (2018). Post Truth. MIT Press.

[3] Wow; no wonder the (anti-science) PoMos hate the guy? They just say stuff that’s: not even wrong.

[4] For a link to the PhD dissertation, see the StoryAlity PhD weblog: https://storyality.wordpress.com/ or, see: https://nova.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:24940

[5] Actually, that’s what The EthiSizer is for (partly inspired by Popper’s The Open Society & Its Enemies). See: https://on-writering.blogspot.com/2021/03/the-ethisizer-design-sketch.html

[6] Like The EthiSizer. See: Bostrom, N. (2003). Are You Living In a Computer Simulation? Philosophical Quarterly, 53(211), 243-255.

[7] (…But how can anyone ever be certain? Keep questioning & checking/testing: everything. Past performance is no guarantee of future results, etc.)

[8] And yes, I know the spurious `hundredth monkey’ theory in it is wrong. Who could forget that scandal? But in my experience, every book has a least one huge mistake in it, as we `humanimals’ are all: error-prone cybernetic organisms.

[9] I actually find it’s much quicker just to point at whatever I’m talking about. I am not being glib. E.g. “What is THAT-?” [& points at: THAT, whatever that might be]. Pointing and looking closely at things to figure out what they are pre-dates language, and, for good reasons.

[10] (This phrase of course assumes the mind is located inside the so-called head, but: violently elbowing the mind-body problem rudely to one side, for now.)

[11] And, no doubt, a few others as well.

[12] My multimedia showreel, from those years working in the so-called `Creative Industries’: https://on-writering.blogspot.com/2020/01/multimedia-showreel-joe-t-velikovsky.html (all industries have new, useful, and surprising [creative] units of culture: ideas, processes, products.)

[13] See: Boyd, B. (2016). Popper’s World 3: Origins, Progress, and Import. Philosophy of the Social Sciences, 46(3), 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1177/0048393116640282

[14] See Endnote #8 above.

[15] (no relation, but that’s just how I think of him. Same with Kubrick, and Darwin. Like a friendly, helpful uncle.)

[16] See: https://storyality.wordpress.com/2021/01/11/storyality-170b-quotes-on-the-hard-scientific-problem-of-culture/

[17] I call this the Selection, Variation, Transmission (SVT) evolutionary algorithm. Mainly because: that’s what it is.

[18] Notice I didn’t say “Take on a life of their own”. I don’t think units of culture (units of information) are alive. I also don’t think they have agency, or intentions, or even intentional agency… Unless they’re a robot.

[19] See: Wilson, E. O. (1998). Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge (1st ed.). Knopf: Distributed by Random House.

[20] See: Watson, P. (2016). Convergence: The Idea at the Heart of Science – How the Different Disciplines are Coming Together to Tell One Coherent, Interlocking Story, and Making Science the Basis for Other Forms of Knowledge. Simon and Schuster.

[21] As above, see: https://on-writering.blogspot.com/2021/03/the-ethisizer-design-sketch.html


Bio: J T Velikovsky

Evolutionary Culturologist, Dr J T Velikovsky

Dr J. T. Velikovsky Ph.D. (aka: Velikovsky of Newcastle) is an Evolutionary Culturologist, and also Transmedia (movies / TV / games / new media) writer-director-producer-designer and consultant.

His 2016 (Evolutionary Culturology) doctoral dissertation is also known as The StoryAlity Ph.D.[1] In the Appendix of that 2016 Ph.D., he published on his discovery of the HOLON/parton structure of the unit of culture (aka the `meme’), founding the meta-science of Evolutionary Culturology.[2]

He is a graduate of The Newcastle School of Creativity[3] and a member of the Cultural Evolution Society, the Cognitive Immunology Research Collaborative, the International Screenwriting Research Network, and the Applied Evolutionary Epistemology Lab.[4]

His Ph.D. weblog on movie & screenwriting creativity is: https://storyality.wordpress.com/ and his Transmedia Writing weblog is: http://on-writering.blogspot.com/ His satirical short story (PH3: Phlash PHilosoPHiction) weblog is: https://outrageous-bullshit.blogspot.com/ His Twitter is: @joeteevee His ORCID is: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6741-066X His Academia is: https://newcastle-au.academia.edu/JTVelikovsky and his Researchgate is: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jt-Velikovsky  

Velikovsky of Newcastle’s research interests include: Applied Evolutionary Epistemology, ArtScience,[5] Consilience, Systems Science, Communication Science, Narrative, Transmedia, Technology, Design, Creative Practice Theory, Cognitive Science, Cognitive Informatics, Natural and Artificial Intelligence, Information Science, Computational Creativity, and Evolutionary Culturology. 

His hobbies include: not collecting stamps; not meeting new people; mind-wandering in the labyrinths of his memory; combining (synthesizing) things; separating (analyzing) other things; composing discrete symbolic units of culture (e.g., songs, jokes, books, words, films, inventions, weblog posts, tweets, symbols, &c.); quietly staring off into the middle-distance with a vague expression on his face while pondering a so-called `hard problem’; trying to communicate some of his resulting ideas, processes, and products; and compulsively trying to understand what, if anything, just happened.  

BIO ENDNOTES


[1] See: Velikovsky, J. T. (2016a). `Communication, Creativity and Consilience in Cinema: A comparative study of the top 20 Return-on-Investment (RoI) Movies and the Doxa of Screenwriting’ [University of Newcastle, PhD]. Newcastle, Australia. https://nova.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/uon:24940

[2] See: Velikovsky, J. T. (2016b). The HOLON/parton Theory of the Unit of Culture (or the Meme, and Narreme): In Science, Media, Entertainment and the Arts. In A. Connor & S. Marks (Eds.), Creative Technologies for Multidisciplinary Applications (pp. 208-246). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-0016-2.ch009

[3] See: https://storyality.wordpress.com/2020/06/07/storyality166-the-newcastle-school-of-creativity/

[4] See: https://on-writering.blogspot.com/2021/03/appeel-webinar-3-march-2021.html

[5] Root-Bernstein, B., Brown, A., Siler, T., & Snelson, K. (2011). ArtScience: Integrative Collaboration to Create a Sustainable Future. Leonardo, 44(3), 192.


THE END.

And for many more such Testimonials on `How Karl Popper Improved My Life’ by many scholars, see

the Our Karl Popper website

with Testimonials from: Joski Agassi, Jaimi Hendrickx, Rafe Champion, Elyse Hargreaves, Danny Frederick, and many many more…!

Also – there is this, you should know about:

2nd International Zoom Conference on the work of the great Sir Karl Popper, 02021

And this:

Popper Zoom Meet & Greet – Jan 02022

And for more detail on Ev Cult, see this Ev Cult blog.


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