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Chapter 10
Postulates
of Streaks Recognition Theory
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In This Chapter
Theoretical postulates and axioms
Axiomatic
nature of Streaks Recognition Theory
Theory’s
foundation
6
postulates
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Postulates and axioms are basic statements that are
accepted as true an undeniable due to their selfevident nature. For ex, the
axioms of parallel lines never crossing each other and, if crossed by a third
line, then only at the same angle, are those that lie in the foundation of
Euclidean Geometry. Axioms of commutative and associative rules are among the
rules that govern the operations of addition and multiplication in Algebra
etc. Like mathematical disciplines, all philosophical systems have their
postulates. For ex, all three idealistic schools – Berkley’s subjective,
Kant’s transcendental and Hegel’s objective – assume for their basic postulate
that idea (“spirit”) is “primary” and a “matter is “secondary”. Materialism –
mechanistic or dialectic – on the contrary, puts a matter in a driver’s seat
and declares, after Marx, an idea (anything “spiritual”) to be a product of a
“highlyorganized” matter.
Philosophical systems and mathematical theories like to be
presented in axiomatic form or fashion because it makes it possible to see
exactly what their basic assumptions are. Those assumptions are the
foundations, which all their complex and sophisticated bodies stand on. All
conclusions and results that make up the content of the systems are derived,
in the final analysis, from their basic postulates.
Postulates can be purely speculative in nature as the
examples above are. They can also be based on and originated from the
experiment like, for ex, Darwin’s principles of natural selection and
inheritance, which where based on observed scientific data and, as such, they
are inductive in nature. They are the postulates of his evolutionary views.
The same applies to a lot broader and deeper Spencer’s Theory of Evolution
that has “First Principles” (1862) for its postulates that also were born out
of and confirmed by an observed data. Even geometrical postulates mentioned
above, as Mill argued in “System of Logic” (1843), are also of inductive
origin.
Streaks Recognition Theory follows the lead of Philosophy
and Mathematics and assumes axiomatic nature. It has its own postulates, which
are its foundation and starting point for its development. Due to the
arguments of the previous two chapters, Theory accepts them to be correct and
undisputable.
Since those postulates are the result of the observed data,
they are trial (experiment) – based and inductive in nature. Empirical
observations and their theoretical interpretations in chapters 12 and 13 allow
us, finally, to list Theory’s Postulates and lay down the foundation for
Theory’s development.
Theory’s Postulates
Postulate I:
As a rule, the sequences of symbols combinations appear in
the form of “streaks”.
Postulate II:
There are only two types of streaks – “cold” and “hot”.
Postulate III:
Streaks are not “uniform” and get interrupted by the
“splashes” of an opposite “temperature”.
Postulate IV:
“Cold” streaks are long and “uneventful” and “hot” streaks
are short and “violent”.
Postulate V:
It is impossible to predict duration of a “cold” and “hot”
streak.
Postulate VI:
The same machine can be in opposite “modes” or “streaks” in
different periods of time.