A tree (especially one trimmed and smoothed by various forms of distance so that it can be a good model) is a good model of a limited fork system, and as a model, it and a model of an eating utensil can approach interchangeability (though the point at the moment isn't substitution, just identification of some basic pattern[s] in the structures, some basic structure[s] in the patterns).
The simplified model (I like such models because stick-figure mastery is required , and I can meet that requirement as long as the mastery of my physical self as all sticks and bones is excluded —there are parameters, and that new fence that birds have already been in dialogue with, in two types of tactile interaction —perching and waste product elimination— is one quite linear parameter);
the simplified model of the tree, all stick and simplified bone, or all line, branches above and below the ground, pointing to connected systems (like the most emaciated dominoes ever or fat dominoes --I got to this honestly; it only seems inevitable now-- viewed from a distance where they seem to be the most emaciated dominoes ever); pointing to a connected system that is exposed and a connected system that is concealed, the concealed and exposed both connected to a stick or line (and to at least one timeline) that moves through both a concealed and exposed point.
[Fig. 1: model of some fat dominoes from "n" distance --very far-- away // \\ | ]
There are events in which what is rooted in concealment may be partially exposed for some length (line) of time (a line which may also be a branch or line or tine of the model) or may be completely uprooted for some length (line) of time.
There are events (which may also be branches or lines of the model); events in which what is exposed may be partially concealed for some length of time (a line which may also be a branch or line or tine of the model) or completely concealed for some length (line) of time (a line which may also be a branch or line of the model).
--I just might be building a fence right here--
I will try in future posts to reduce all this to even simpler terms; this is a fuller mapping so that I can check better that I've covered what must be covered (while also including some diversions as branches that could be pruned, with no damage done other than a loss of that full shape that appeals to so many about trees.
In case you're finding some murkiness here, I can promise you that here and there, some clearings will emerge, and I hope these clearings can be appreciated as the joy of coming out of tunnels. But to experience that joy, the tunnels should be entered. The densest part of the canopy, the parts, to quote Zachary C , writing in an email response to the version of this post that was here before he responded, "of tree itself that are effectively context, as with self-shading." (Thanks for writing that, ZC).
Okay; to resume: Events can happen during moments of concealment or exposure that can alter the structure (shorten or break or stretch or _____________ what have you) the branch or line concealed or exposed.
--a taller fence? One that may also be used as a slippery slope?--
Then maybe some more what have you, some more events, some more interactions, and ____________what have you, some having and some not having, and ________________ (you can get the picture) .
So to stop the __________what have you, focus on a good lean chunk and forget the rest of that (before it starts to hobnob with the tree of life, the tree of knowledge, the tree of ever-ascending infinity, the tree of ever-descending infinity); at some point, chop down the tree. Specify a point, and chop there, divide, reduce --which could mean fold, smaller and smaller, as if moving further and further away--until the people are like ants, perhaps ants attached by their jaws to stalks of grass (such ants were recently televised in "Planet Earth").
In a flat form, the ants and stalks of grass could be like short lines (twigs) attached to longer lines (branches) in a tree diagram. This pattern of lines could be an outcome of unfolding some solid structure into a flat form, and pondering what happens to volume and how the flat form holds stuff or doesn't hold it, and is it still an "it"? (--that fence is an it and an itch for me that flares wherever the writing refers to it)
--Because each line, tine, branch, sub-line, sub-tine, branchlet, each _________what have you, could be infinitely long or short, and ________what have you-- But this won't matter in many situations. It can matter, and Limited Fork Science is a tool that can also help determine when these conditions matter.
An option: Climb the tree
(a different maneuver if you're in flatland)
An option: Climb the fork --an eating utensil is a fine model, but here a rather skeletal form: stick figure as tree, Mommy, Daddy, Baby makes three stick figure as tree, Mommy, Daddy, Baby makes three, Babies makes four, and so on, more branches and generations. A bony map. Extend the generations to a certain location, and you arrive at a possible outcome (that may be worth writing about)
SKIP THIS BIFURCATION IF YOU LIKE
--(some would say the possibility of humans from primates, others would say something else, & others would be tightlipped, some of the mentioned saying in trying to squeeze through the tightness ending up as less accurate but perhaps very imaginative translations or just flat out weak appoximations)-- Somewhere this extended family, this extended possible outcome might appear a model of an aerial view of a river with plenty of progeny or maybe just a few tributaries, but some sort of flat system (even after a possible drought, the bifurcating stick figure family might serve as a model of a cracked, dry river bed system, some climatological forces doing the writing).
END OF THIS BIFURCATION
The writing in this post is just what happens on the occasion that my neighbors build a fence. The writing in this post is how I attempt to build something bigger. And their fence isn't even a good-looking fence. And it's definitely not —I do mean definitely (it's okay to ask me how I know what I know, and I do in fact know even if I don't answer beyond saying this)— termite-proof. The building of my bigger (and, I like to think, better) fence is the building of a general map of Limited Fork Science (and a better map than what I would have built when the idea hatched in 2004 and was incapable of presenting itself as anything other than a baby. Now "a baby what?" can be answered. A meeting of Limited Fork Science and "The Ugly Duckling").
Anyway, Limited Fork Science is the study of interacting language systems (including some of the close and distant ways that close and distant neighboring systems communicate ["communicate" because a parameter here is that something has been noticed or suspected for a reason], strong and weak forces --the neighbors don't even know I'm saying this), and language system refers to visual, sonic, olfactory, and tactile systems/subsystems, and that, of course includes math as a language system. Not just touch math, for direct contact, the intimacy of numbering multiple contact points on a single loved object or on sets and groups that are loved, but also the properties of surfaces, the rules of knowing what they are and predicting them, and loving the rule itself, touching that rule in the mind, the ideas penetrating tissue, accessing the surfaces of interiors as well as exteriors.
No need to extend this simple fence of writing into a great unscalable wall.
There are conditions in which an extension like that would be necessary, but those conditions aren't active right now.
Instead, it is time to watch a poam in which some close and distant neighboring systems communicate, strong and weak forces, speaking in Pi (Thanks, Rachel; Thanks, Nate):
Oh; don't assume that all of the content in this video poam occupies the same or a single plane; this 2D video can function as the shadow of a 3D conversation. Things that seem to touch may be in locations out of direct contact with each other --physically as well as figuratively. There may be many dimensions that all appear as being on the same plane because they are being shown in a flat 2D compressed environment. Whatever exists on the different planes (or layers) may not touch at all when more dimensionality is possible, present, perceived. Even all of the letters in each word of the writing in the video poam may not be on the same plane (or layers). The writing may be more like the cosmic writing of constellations, perception clustering that which is really far apart in bright covens of our own deception.