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Seeds

The elementary particles of EthnoPhysics are called seeds. Seeds are defined by objectifying some simple everyday sensations such as seeing the Sun or perhaps tasting a lemon. These commonplace perceptions are called Anaxagorean sensations. Seeds are symbolized using Roman letters without serifs.

SensationIconSeedSymbol
white

up seed

U
black

down seed

D
yellow

negative seed

E
blue

positive seed

G
green

northern seed

M
red

southern seed

A
burning

top seed

T
freezing

bottom seed

B
cool

strange seed

S
warm

charmed seed

C
right

ordinary seed

O
left

odd seed

O
tart

acidic seed

soapy

basic seed

brackish

ionic seed

potable

aqueous seed

sugary

dextro seed

savory

levo seed

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The letter Z represents a generic seed

Z ∈ { U, D, E, G, M, A, T, B, S, O, O, Ⓐ, Ⓑ, Ⓘ, Ⓦ, Ⓓ, Ⓛ }

And after objectifying experience, events that were were defined from bundles of sensation are subsequently treated as seed-aggregates. Both interpretations are mathematically represented using expressions such as

{\mathsf{P}}_{ \mathit{k}} = \left\{ \mathsf{Z}_{1}, \, \mathsf{Z}_{2}, \, \mathsf{Z}_{3} \, \ldots  \rule{0px}{10px} \right\}

The intellectual process of objectification changes narrative forms of description from using adjectives for identifying sensations, to using nouns for identifying particles. For example, we may report detecting an up seed in lieu of seeing a white sensation. The seed-names given above are intended to be easy to remember, and perhaps whimsically suggestive. But they are not to be taken literally because the poetic associations that make them memorable can also be spurious. So later, for cultural neutrality and mathematical precision, we also use a numerical index to label seeds. An important concern for any nomenclature is to avoid evoking sensation because that hinders the intent of objectification. So for example G is called a positive seed, or perhaps ‘seed number four’, but it is not called a blue seed.

Seeds are not enough, so Mr. Quirky is here to remind us about other sensations.
Don’t forget about other sensations.

Many sensations are not objectifed as seeds. They may be too subtle or complex to be Anaxagorean sensations. Indeed, the taste sensation of sweetness was given a binary description only by proposing a laboratory test. So we are approaching the limits of what we can usefully describe using a simple, direct binary method. Complicated sensations can usually be represented by seed aggregates, but not always. Recall that the list of other sensations includes everything from pheromones to love. So we had better not forget about other sensations, and here is an avatar to remind us. Anyway, it is possible to understand a lot of physics and chemistry using just the seeds shown above. And so next we present a classification of seeds.