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SHAPE Issue 13 Sept 2010
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
Paths to Chaos or Paths to Glory II
A Structure of Diagrams III
Welcome to Issue 13 of SHAPE Journal.
The new paper in this issue is entitled The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, and is about the isolation of the serious researcher, and the demands imposed on such by the universally agreed consensus. The latter is shown to be quite naturally opposed to the truths revealed by non consensus-determined research and is predominantly second-hand and over simplified with rationalised justifications rather than established evidence, both conceptually and in its research procedures by a generally agreed subscription to Plurality.
The options are that the researcher bows to the dominant consensus, and fits his.her work wholly within it, or is driven by the necessity of the chosen area, and hence is generally isolated from an intended audience.
Clearly SHAPE Journal was conceived of to remedy such a situation and welcomes contributions. The Paths to Glory sequence of papers is finally brought to completion in this issue, and another instalment of A Structure of Diagrams is also included. In the following issue of the SHAPE Journal, there will be a paper entitled From Avalanche to Control and an introduction will be placed on our Blog at:-
The subject of that paper is the mechanisms which give rise to Emergences and is meant to persuade those who have strong positions on the sort of areas that our Journal addresses to submit them to SHAPE for publication.
Read and enjoy, and if moved to do so, react! Send us your views for publication in the Journal. We look forward to such reactions as they inform us of what our readers require. Left to ourselves we will not necessarily produce from our prodigious store of work in the best possible order.