Investigable Dimensions of Phenomena

Scientists investigating phenomena might wish to consult lists indicating in advance the probable and possible 'dimensions' of those phenomena. The problem at present is that little effort has been made to identify, compile, and publish such investigable dimensions; reference books treating of such dimensions simply do not exist.

Researchers no doubt have recourse to something equivalent to these lists but existing within their own minds, The trouble is that the informal, subjective, and virtual substitutes are apt to be crude and unreliable. Moreover, the 'lists' of different investigators will not be the same in what they include and exclude, and in what the content of the various lists is understood-personally and interpersonally-to mean.

Two ideonomic enterprises should therefore be launched: the one to collect, analyze, and make known the relatively special dimensions of given phenomena in given sciences, and the other to do the same but for the relatively general or universal.dimensions of all phenomena in all sciences (or subjects).

As these undertakings progress they will prove to be self-facilitating. Dimensions will suggest other dimensions, which in turn will suggest still other dimensions. Special dimensions will come to suggest extensions and generalizations; general dimensions, various specializations. General dimensions will give rise to more, and special dimensions to less, general dimensions. Combinations, permutations, and transformations of dimensions will suggest further dimensions. Rules for the generation of arbitrary and particular dimensions will first be recognized intuitively and then given explicit and operational form; rules for generating rules themselves will become known.

This progressive enumeration of the investigable dimensions of phenomena will be both theoretical and empirical. The testing and application of dimensions will lead to the discovery of new distinctions, categories, and patterns, and hence to additional dimensions.

The multiplication and exploitation of these dimensions, it should be added, will also foster the discovery of new phenomena, in fact dimensions will lead to phenomena, and phenomena to dimensions, in infinite and ever more embracive and astonishing chains of discoveries.

Associated with this increase in the sheer number, diversity, and range of dimensions of phenomena investigable by science will be an ever greater understanding of the total meaning of the dimensions, both in themselves and vis-a-vis the phenomena-or more generally, things to which they are applicable.

There will be progress-possibly incessant-in the definition, explanation, exemplification, autocorrelation, intercorrelation, axiomatization, proceduralization, specification, synergistic coordination, classification, etc of the recognized dimensions.

Abstract and working relationships between these dimensions and the totality of ideonomy's divisions and methods will be explicated.

Illustrative Discussion of some Dimensions

We will now consider the enclosed "Table of 208 Universally Investigable Dimensions of Scientific Phenomena"' (please see). I have made extensive use of this organon in my ideonomic research and the remarks I make about it will reflect this breadth of experience and experimentation.

Not all of the tabulated dimensions correspond to the familiar definitions of the terms that have been chosen to designate them, and many terms need to be explicitly redefined if they are to be understood correctly or at all.

Although many of the different dimensions are analogous and intimately related, none are strictly redundant from an ideonomic point of view.

Ideally, any phenomenon in any science is describable in terms of each of these many dimensions, or requires all of the dimensions to be fully-or at least 'minimally'-characterized qua phenomenon.

The application of these dimensions to any given phenomenon should have implications for all other phenomena; and all phenomena should in turn have implications for the phenomenon through the dimensions. The set of dimensions can therefore function as a device that forces the recognition of ever more meaningful and broad analogies, laws, and relationships within the entire universe of 'scientific phenomena'.

What qualifies as a "phenomenon" is in principle any object, concept, or thing whatever. But what I have found in practice is that phenomena possessed of a processual or dynamic aspect or character are especially suited for treatment by the table.

The word "dimensions" as it is used in the title of the table refers to qualities or properties that ordinarily, but not always, have a quantitative range or aspect.

The set of dimensions included in the list may be mutually orthogonal, adjunct, or the like. They have been chosen, or are meant, to be maximally orthogonal, ranging, comprehensive, complementary, synergistic, exhaustive, mutually and reciprocally bounding and determining, universal, clear, simple, heuristically and taxonomically powerful, ideogenic, fundamental, necessary, canonical, invariant, scale-equivalent, etc (or at least this statement is true as a first approximation).

Some of the items that are supposed to correspond to dimensions actually contain opposites or cognates.

Some of the dimensions are similar, analogous, or merely related- in meaning-to other dimensions; some- logically or semantically-are wholly or largely included in others as part, specialization, or sub-taxon thereof. Some dimensions should be distinguished from, or not confused with, other dimensions. Some dimensions have co-opposite meanings. Finally, some dimensions partially overlap, in some sense, other dimensions. All of these things should eventually be specified as precisely as possible.

The table's set of dimensions are tentative; some may later be dropped, replaced, or renamed-and new dimensions may be added to the list.

What I have found to be the case, as so often with ideonomy, is that typically certain dimensions initially appear to be inapplicable to certain phenomena, but reveal themselves to be relevant upon further consideration or as one's general acquaintance with the dimensions, or experience with their possible meanings in connection with diverse phenomena, grows.

What deserves to be emphasized and reemphasized is that what the table offers is not just an alphabet of descriptive or existential dimensions of physical and mental phenomena but a supposedly optimal framework for the accumulation, organization, and growth of mental associations and conceptual insights in the course of the table's endless and ubiquitous reuse.

To some extent the table is also meant to be self-defining and self-perfecting: a vocabulary and grammar given meaning and function by experience and advanced by skill alone.

It should be understood that the table in itself merely represents the first and most superficial level or step in the actual treatment of these dimensions.

In the future there will be accessible upon a computer entire hierarchies and networks of organons directly serving this minimal but rather central organon.

Thus beneath each of the table's dimensions will be lists of subdimensions upon various sublevels, or representing different orders-and hierarchic branches-of subdimensions. A given dimension might be subdivided into as many as five or twenty sublevels (of subdimensions of subdimensions of subdimensions ... ).

Certain terms or subdimensions might be reused at successive levels or in lateral branches of the defined structure; or occasional rules might allow the finite or infinite : lower, higher, sidewise, or arbitrary : reuse of arbitrary or defined parts of, or even of whole, levels or branches.

The option of various alternative levels, branches, or hierarchies (or of various kinds of dimensions, dimensionalities, spaces, or manifolds) might be provided at some nodes (with or without explicit criteria, rules, advice, instructions, explanations, weightings, etc).

Nodes, links, levels, dimensions, etc might be invisibly but accessibly annotated by successive users of the structured system, who could indicate in an adinfinitely and anamorphically evolving, or coevolutionary, way what they had tried, found, or considered when applying the integral system to all fields and ever more diverse phenomena (of every order).

Such notes-themselves structured for efficient and rational exhumation, or for cooperative use could multidimensionally encompass: illustrative examples and canonical cases, results or finds, search-maps, discriminants, comparisons of phenomena, questions and answers, supplementary organons generated and appended or called for by users, ideogenetic formulas, etc.

A hierarchy of subdimensions might be presented entirely in the form of rules or procedures for arriving at appropriate subdimensions-or for exploring branches or other substructures of subdimensions- simply by making a series of decisions (the corresponding subdimensions, though always compresent, would remain hidden until the completion of the decision-making process).

Perhaps what would be offered at some of the descending nodes would be sublists, not of subdimensions per se, but of other related properties, concepts, codimensions, etc.

Access to these levels, sublists, topographic loci, archival notes, etc could be had via the elegant device of hierarchic touch-screen menus or the like. That is, touching an item of interest shown upon the computer screen would instantaneously replace the introductory menu, say, with some exploded treatment of that item: touching one listed dimension could cause its immediate subdimensions to be sublisted, or displayed upon the screen instead.

Perhaps "pseudo-controls" (virtual buttons, keyboards, dials, sliding switches, toggles, etc) would be projected upon one or more side-screens simultaneously with the primary screen displaying and enabling hierarchic menu choices, with these pseudo-controls enabling more complex and subtle modifications and programming of the operating ideonomic program or "World".

In this case a third screen could simultaneously display a bank of corresponding "pseudo indicators" (simulated meters, cathode-ray tube wave forms, gauges, balances, arrows, graphs, pie-charts, scales, etc) telling of multifarious constant, varying, coordinate, reciprocal, orthogonal, and past-, present-, or future-oriented ideonomic aspects and dimensions of the ideas and ideation.

But for each of the primary "universally investigable dimensions of scientific phenomena" there would be things other than hierarchies of subdimensions available for display and that the user would be able to interact with, manipulate, and operate upon.

These would include constellations, maps, networks, and concatenations of analogous, contrasting, complementary, convergent, divergent, co-applicable, combinable, methodological, strategic, etc concepts. Also the ways in which the so-called primary dimensions can be subsumed in pyramidal hierarchies, or reduced to ever-smaller sets of super-dimensions; and those sets and structures of meta-dimensions that occur, and apply, throughout ideonomy.

All of the 208 primary dimensions, for example, would be mapped in such a way as to show their diverse, complex, and specific relationships to one another. The computer would contain an ideocartographic atlas that might be thought of as a set of 208 maps, one for each canonically investigable dimension of phenomena.

The user of this electronic atlas would first confront a menu listing the 208 maps corresponding to the 208 dimensions. The menu might variously have the form of a columnar alphabetized list, spiral or onion-like list, or a two-dimensional space that might variously be.: geometric, topological, monotonic, nonmonotonic, clusteral, sequential, network-like, an abstract hyperspace, radiational, centrosymmetric, homogeneous or not, partitioned or not, hierarchic or not, etc. Colors, arrows, familiar and novel symbols, textures, etc might be used.

Actually this basic menu might be preceded or accessibly accompanied by an over-menu, and be plural : comprised of various alternative versions and forms to which the over-menu would give singular access.

With the phenomenon of interest to him in mind, the user would touch upon the screen whatever dimension he first wished to consider in connection with that phenomenon, and this would instantly cause the basic menu to be replaced by the map depicting the classes, types, and degrees of interrelationships of the particular dimension to its 207 cousins.

The many diverse forms and devices of the basic menu considered above- spaces, metrics, arrows, colors, symbols, etc-likewise illustrate the alternative and compossible structural and representational possibilities of this map. The problem of the excessive size (content) of the map could be solved in at least three different ways: via a mobile over-window that the user could slide aerially over an irreducible landscape of fixed scale, via a freely variable scale (enabling a user to zoom in and out, from the whole of the map to its details), or via a hierarchic menu accessing a suite of simplest-to-complexest isomorphic maps-or the like.

Visualize a map, then, in which the thematic dimension is named in a center balloon in largest letters. Surrounding this center in all directions -possibly but not necessarily at random radial and mutual distances-might be the 207 other dimensions, housed in their own, secondary ellipses.

Radiating from the thematic balloon might be, like the arms of an octopus, 207 - N lines of various widths, colors, and designs (where N would = 0 - 206, as the number of dimensions judged unrelated to the thematic dimension, in any sense recognized by the map's key).

Certain remarks might be printed in tiny type alongside some of these lines finking the thematic dimension to those dimensions having defined relationships to it; these might specify nuances of meaning missed by the more artistic symbolism.

Illustrative Applications of the Dimensions

We will now try some experiments with the use of the 208 dimensions in connection with representative phenomena in 79 fields.

The dimensions and fields considered will be selected by means of random numbers. Of course limitations of space will forbid more than a few of the dimensions and fields from being looked at.

First Exercise: "Randomly Varying Dimensions In Randomly Varying Fields"

Rather than being made formally explicit, our ideogenetic formula will be left implicit in the ideonomic sentences generated by it. The formula is too simple to require more.

1.What are the investigable a CHAINS of the b GEOPHYSICAL phenomenon c EARTHQUAKES?

Among the possible senses and examples of such hypothetical chains that occur to me immediately are: 'Temporal chains of sub-quakes that might occur seriatim in the course of a "single earthquake", 2 or representing the series of pulsations or waves shown upon the seismograph (or given seismographs), 3 or representing possible secular concatenations of supposedly discrete and different earthquakes in 4 the same area (say in the course of months, centuries, or whatever); Possible spatiotemporal chains representing the propagation of energy pulses, pulse trains, or stresses and,strains (during. after, or before quakes) over large areas 5 0r down a fault 6 Or fault system (branched or merely parallel) ; 7 Genetic or functional concatenatedness of various faults or fault systems, 8 Or like chaining of phenomena causing earthquakes, other than the faults themselves.

2.What are the investigable a DISEQUILIBRIA of the b PALEOCLIMATOLOGICAL phenomenon c PALEOCLIMATIC CYCLES?

Obviously there can be and are a multitude of senses and forms of both disequilibria and this case.

Among the 2 possible intersections of both are: Spatial disequilibria of the cycles, Disequilibrium of the very mechanisms that do or can give rise to disequilibria, 3 Disequilibria as between independent but similiar or related (as to cause, period, phase, effect, or system)-cycles, 4 Disequilibria as between different multiples, clusters, or harmonics of cycles within their vast frequency spectrums, 5 Disequilibriaf(in anything and of any type) otentially inducible by paleoclimatic cycles 6 Or by disequilibria thereof; 7 Disequilibrium between many different concausal or co-regulatory mechanisms or forces (cf. 2.2), 8 Paleoclimatic-cycle disequilibria that, qua disequilibria, are the source of other paleoclimatic cycles.

3.What are the investigable a MARGINS of the b PALEONTOLOGICAL phenomenon c THE EARLIEST LIFE?

How might the dimension "margins" be understood here? It could variously refer to: (1) That which lies at or just beyond the intrinsic [morphological, functional, or abstract] [edges or limits] of a thing (here "earliest life''), (2) Something that is [over and above] what is strictly necessary and that is designed to provide for emergencies; a spare amount or measure or degree:] [allowed or given] for [contingencies or special situation]; a [factor or group of factors] making for [ready opportunity or ample scope or personal choice in proceeding freely], (3) A bare minimum below which or an extreme limit beyond which something is no longer desirable or becomes impossible, (4) A narrow range (of some property, parameter, or condition) to which something is especially or critically sensitive, or (5) Measure or degree of difference.

At this point in the development of ideonomy I have not yet decided which of these senses should be included and excluded in the official definition of the term. However, some are obviously in competition with reasonable definitions of some of the 207 other dimensions.

Among possible senses and examples of such hypothetical margins of the earliest life are: 1 Marginal barriers to transitions between or among nearby compartments, states, 2 or processes (e.g. of bionts, genomes, taxa, or biolo ical communities), Per contra, marginal interfaces among the latter, 3 the very earliest and most primitive or eccentric properties ' and ranges upon which natural selection could and did operate-or the marginal feedback loops, cycles, and bifurcations, 4 Marginal self-definitions and evolutionary predestinations (of the earliest life), 5 The set of relatively small but disproportionately important-or all-important-ranges, phenomena or elements that controlled and shaped the first organism or 'bits of life, (through some sort of 'marginal economics' or the like), 6 Marginal transitions between the most primitive, proximal, tangential, protean, fragile, sensitive, or polygenic phenes , 7 Maximally convergent competitions of different organisms for domination of marginally discriminable or existent niches.

4. What are the investigable a IRREGULARITIES of the b CRYOGENIC phenomenon c SUPERCONDUCTIVITY?

Possible senses and examples of such include: 1 irregularities (as opposed to regularities) of distribution or of grouping of superconductive nuclear or chemical species or materials over periodic tables or sequences, 2 rregularities of behavior or structure exhibited by materials making transitions to or from superconductivity, 3 Noise or nonquantized phenomena Always limiting or distorting the absoluteness of real-world superconductivity, 4 Contra-theoretical or trans-theoretical irregularities of form or behavior exhibited by sub-phenomena occurring as part of or during superconductivity.

5. What are the investigable a MEASURES of the b EMBRYOLOGICAL phenomenon c NEURULATION?

The stage of embryonic development during which the neural folds of the neural plate rise dorsad and merge at the midline, forming from this confluence of opposed ectodermal ridges the hollow neural tube, which pinches off below and differentiates rearward from the tail bud, and which ultimately gives rise to the spinal cord and brain, is termed the neurula; and neurulation refers to the set of neurular processes, per se, that form the vertebrate neural tube.

Measures might variously be understood in any of these dictionary senses: (1) Something used as a standard in measuriaa, (2) A system of standard units of measure, (3) Acts or processes of measuring, (4) Quantitative relation (as of identity, equivalence, correspondence, or balance) among elements or parts, (5) A basis of comparison, or denominator, (6) A standard by which something intangible is determined or regulated, a criterion, (7) A directly observable quantity from which the value of another related quantity may be obtained, or (8) A means of measuring or indicating something that cannot be directly measured, observed, or represented; a test.

Possible senses of what the ideonomic sentence means or points to that come to mind are: 1 Measures of inevitabuility., 2 Measures of control, 3 Measures of completion, 4 Measures of goodness (or correctness), 5 Measures of badness (or misdirection, maldevelopment, inefficiency, mistiming, etc), 6 Measures of rate, 7 Measures of internal interrelations of the neurula or of neurular structure, cells, chemicals, or functions), 8 Measures of dependence upon external phenomena, 9 Measures of dependence upon miscellaneous quantities, 10 "Measures of autonomy.

6.What are the investigable a ROUTES OR PATHS of the b CHEMICAL phenomenon c ABSORPTION?

The dictionary defines chemical absorption as: any process by which one substance penetrates into the interior of another substance that is in solid or liquid form.

Since at the time of writing the ideonomic division PATHS is relatively well developed it is easy to treat the subject here, and countless things could be said about routes or paths of chemical absorption. A sampling of the possible pure or applicable meanings of the ideonomic sentence, or forms of things to which it might refer: 1 Gigantic surfaces and entranceways preceding but facilitating absorption within as object, 2 Pores or pore-spaces serving absorption in an object or material, 3 Surficial or internal 'textures' assisting or modifying absorption via path-like aspects, 4 Latticial and other microscopic defects (holes, substitutions or intrusions; linear, screw, planar, warp, shear, or other dislocations; absent, irregular, or anomalous molecular bonds or bonding structures; etc), 5 Path-like or path-related structural or energetic consequences of either past or contemporary absorptions (of like or unlike kind) facilitating, discouraging, or modifying present (path-like or not-path-like) absorptions, 6 Discrete, diffuse, or integrated : positive, negative, or 'transformational' direct or indirect : temporary or permanent : homogeneous or heterogeneous changeless or variable : minimal, maximal, or optimal : actually or describably : path-like features, 7 Autonomous or heteronomous paths, 8 Evolutionary paths, 9 Stochastic or deterministic paths, 10 Mutually or reciprocally interfering or independent paths, 11 Scale-confined or scale-invariant paths, 12 Linear ('dimensionless'), surface-like, solid-like, or fractal paths, 13Paths reducible or irreducibie, 14 part of an object or material (in their description or determination), Internally walled, layered, or radially gradient-like paths, 15 Extent or permissibly-creatable paths, I6 Morphogenetic or morphodynamical paths 17 Progressive or countercurrent path 18 Branched or branchless paths, 19 Anastomotic or nonanastomosing paths, 20 Inosculating or separated paths, 21 Major or minor paths, 22 paths of unique or multiple diameters (cross sections).

7.What are the investigable a EXCHANGES of the b ASTRONOMICAL phenomenon c COSMIC RAYS? -

Possible meanings: 1 Exchanges of the original heavy or highest-energy cosmic-ray particle with atmospheric atoms, in the release of a cascade of lighter or at least lower-energy secondary particles [actually a primary cosmic ray may be 'lighter than some of the particles it causes to be released in a shower], 2 Similar exchanges involved in further cascades triggered by the original cascade, 3 'Exchanges' of charges in ions undergoing recombination, Such exchanges as may have preceded the primary cosmic-ray particle in processes that in a star or other astronomical object distant in space and time originally generated the particle, 5 Actual reciprocal exchanges of massive,particles of cosmic-ray energy between nearby interacting astronomical bodies or regions characterized by extraordinarily violent physical processes, 6 Arbitrarily delayed return of cosmic-ray nuclei from stars, say, into which the cosmic rays have fallen, by high-energy processes in those stars or receiving bodies causing the re-ejection of the particles.

8.What are the investigable a SYNCHRONIES of the b METEOROLOGICAL phenomenon c GENERAL ATMOSPHERIC CIRCYLATION? -

Possible meaning or references: 1 Phenomena of opposite or derivative nature occurring synchronously in the northern and southern hemispheres, 2 Synchronous countercurrent winds, jet streams, etc (horizontal, vertical, or between latitudes), 3 Synchronous counterrotating eddies or vortices, 4 Synchronous causes and their effects, 5 Synchronous concauses, 6 Synchronous co-effects , 7 Synchronous phenomena on extremely diverse scales (of length, energy, complexity, entropy,,or the like), 8 partial or complete synchronies of various and sundry cycle Synchronies with solar phenomena, 9 Synchronous reversals, inversions, starts, stops, pauses, perturbations, transformations, inflection points, increases, decreases, or the like of trends, phenomena, events, or systems.


By "enemies, antagonisms, or challenges" here may be meant things very different than what are usually so named in biology, for the words refer to a supposedly pan-disciplinary dimension of all scientific phenomena.

Possible meanings or references: 1How do hosts [<detect, measure, examine, analyze, categorize, identify, monitor, test, experiment upon>, fight, limit, isolate,compensate for, subvert, redirect, induce the self-destruction of, or exploit] their debilitation by parasites, 2 How do hosts do similar things in terms of their parasites directly, 3 in what ways may host debilitations or parasites be self-inimical, self-antagonistic, or self-challenging, What enemies, antagonisms, or challenges of or to parasites may exist or arise in expressed or latent populational polymorphisms of the host species 5 0r in the larqer biological environment or total bios 6 Or in the physical environment 7 What artificial enemies, etc could be created to parasites 8 Or the-debilitations they cause hosts?

10.What are the investigable a INDETERMINACIES of the b BOTANICAL phenomenon c STOMATAL TRANSPIRATION?

Possible meanings or references: 1 Puzzling independences-say of stomatal opening and closing-of such obvious phenomena as the diurnal insolation cycle, changes in environmental humidity, leaf turgor, the seasonal thermal cycle, health of the plant, plant stress, plant needs, atmospheric gas concentrations, etc, 2 Apparent independences of the behavior of different stomata on the same leaf, different leaves of the same plant, or leaves of different plants of the same or different species, 3 independences of stomatal transpiration of stomatal opening and closure itsself, 4 Stochastic processes regulating or influencing the transpirations of stomata , 5 Residual indeterminacies purposefully instituted in stomatal behavior by natural selection itself, 6 descriptive or explanatory indeterminacies resulting from flaws or imperfections in current theories of stomatal transpiration, 7 Seeming indeterminacies reflecting the sheer complexity of processes compresent without man's knowledge in such transpiration , 8 Contemporary or persisting evolutionary indeterminacies in the design and control of such transpiration or the stomata, 9 indeterminacies as to the possible larger biological -or even ideonomic-implications of stomatal transpiration.

11.What are the investigable a RISKS of the b PSYCHOLOGICAL phenomenon c FALLING IN LOVE?

Possible meanings or references: 1 immediate or ultimate failure [e.g. to achieve any or an equivalent response, recognition as a suitor, culmination, or marriage], 2 psychic disturbance or instability [e.g. mania, insomnia, depression, cyclothymia, hysteria, neurosis, loss of self-esteem, narcissism, or childishness], 3 Mental-impairment [e.g. loss of common sense, judgment, self-insight, or sensitivity], 4 Waste of time and effort, 5 psychic dependence or use or manipulation by loved one, 5 Interference with the rest of life or other concerns; monomania, 7 Illusions, deceptions, or self-delusions [e.g. paranoia, hallucinations, projections, self-importance, indifference, or idealization], 8 Blindness toward or loss of other [actual, potential, or more appropriate] loved one(s), 9 Absentmindedness or resultant accidents 10 Contraproductive indiscipline in the attainment of the very romantic objective, 11 Ssexual immorality or an unwanted child, 12 Stupid and painful misunderstandings, 13 Calamitous life-crises, 14 [Bitter, brutal, disruptive dispiriting, or enervating] 'falling out of love' malaise, 15 Permanent harm [e.g. disillusionment with love, induration or destruction of juvenile innocence, psychic debilitation, or marriage (whether flawed or normal), 16 Hypothetical lessening of the immune response, and hence greater susceptibility to disease, supposedly associated with all stress.

Here one could usefully consult other ideonomic divisions, such as BADS and ILLUSIONS. Thus "A Table of-152 Evils" lists among other pertinent things: 1 aggression, 2 anxiety, 3 Bad habits, 4 Bad manners or gracelessness, 5 Bad or nonexistent models, 6 Chaos, 7 Complacency, 8 Compromise, 9 Cowardice, 10 Creuelty (conscious or unconscious), 11 Denial of rights, 12 Discrepant values, 13 Distrust, 14 Ecological disruption, 15 Escapism, 16 Excessive haste, 17 Extremism, 18 Fakery or hypocrisy, 19 Fantasy, 20 Frustration, futility, or impotence, 21 Hatred, 22 Hubris, 23 Human emtionality, 24 Hypersensitivity, 25 Imbalance, 26 Indecision, 27 Inequality, 28 Infidelity, 29 Injustice, 30 Intolerence, 31 Irrationality, 32 Jealousy, 33 Lack of organization, planning,or provision, 34 Loneliness, 35 Lovelessness, 36 Lying, 37 Machination, 38Maladjustment, 39 Materialism, 40 Mortality, 41 Neglect, 42 Irresponsibility, 43 Nihilism, 44 Obsessions or compulsions, 45 Overcomplexity, 46 Pettiness, 47 Phobias, 48 Pollution (soiling of one's linen, for example?) 49 Poor use of language, 50 Poverty, 51 Presumption, 52 Psychomachy, 53 Purposelessness, self-mastery, 55 Resource shortaes or 'any' form of scarcity (such as of demonstrable virtues or witty things to say?), 56 selfishness, 57 Sensory limits or defects (e.g. being unable to see or overhear the beloved's dislocation, 60 Stereotypy, 61 Stupidity or foolishness, 62 Superstition, 63 Thanklessness, 64 Ugliness or person (self-imagined), 65 Uncontrolled growth (at least as a result of the amours of the general population!), and 66 War (most notoriously!)

Similarly "A Table of the 435 Primary Dimensions of illusions" names: 1 Abnormality, 2 Absoluteness, 3 Abundance, 4 Acceptance, 5 Accidentalness, 6 Activity, 7 Agreement, 8 All-awareness, 9Animism (for is it not true that in love the very trees, rocks, and clouds seem to become alive or personal?), 10 Approval, 11 Association (e.g. of happy surroundings with the beloved), 12 Attributablity (say of all one's good gortune to the act or will of the adored), 13 Availability - and so on down the alphabet.

12.What are the investigable a INDIVIDUALITIES of the b SOCIOLOGICAL phenomenon c DIFFERENTIAL MOBILITY?

The preposition "of" here could variously be taken to mean: 1 Characteristic of,2 peculiar to, 3 Displayed or displayable by, 4 Associated with, 5 Related to, 6 Caused by, 7 Correlable with, 8 Applicable to the treatment of, 9 ETC.

The investigable dimension "INDIVIDUALITIES" could be understood to refer to: 1 the idiographic (things relatipg to, 2 involving, 3 or dealing with the individual, 4 concrete, 5 or unique); 6 individual variations 7 forms, 8 types, 9 Aspects, 10 dimensions 11 or laws [of] features, 12 things, 13 processes, 14 sub-phenomena, 15 super-phenomena, 16 systems, 17 events, 18 or examples; 19 individualities of a total, 20 holistic, 21 unified, 22 society-like, 23 or organismal nature; 24 individuating tendencies, 25 Anomalies, 26 etc.