Environmental Enlightenment #123
By Ami Adini - Reissued June 5, 2015
is a SHORT, LIGHT and SIMPLE newsletter. Its purpose is to rekindle in
the initiated terminology they have once learned, and enlighten the uninitiated on terms they may have heard but never known the meaning of.
On the Communication of Concepts
of concepts is a most bizarre affair — wonder that it even occurs. One
takes a nothingness (thought), transfers it via somethingness (sound
waves or the printed word), to create another nothingness
(understanding) with the objective of bringing into being a
somethingness in the real world.
make a point of using pictures and diagrams in our newsletters to
assist in this process. We find that clear pictures with ample space
Pictures are only analogy.
Pictures are not the thing.
In depicting God, Michelangelo chose a representation of a bearded male with hair flying in the wind. We do, however, assume that the artist was aware of the characteristics of the Eternal: no mass, no physical gender, no form, and no location in time or space.
one is reminded that pictures of atoms and molecules are not atoms or
molecules, and diagrams showing how they connect are not the
connection. These are renditions in the attempt to achieve a workable truth
that enables us, for example, build car engines. It may so happen one
day, when we attempt to reach the stars, that our current understanding
will prove lacking. It was good enough to build cars, but not to break
through the speed of light.
A thing becomes real to the degree that it can be observed, sensed or touched directly.
Corollary: A thing can only become real to the degree that one is willing to observe and possesses the power of observation.
You’ll never be able to prove the daylight to those who refuse to look through the window.
learn best by observation of the real and transformation of same to
mental concepts. To get a concept of dining tables, one would need to
see, touch, smell, measure and weigh a variety of tables until a
matter-less concept is formed in the mind. One would then be able to
recognize dining tables of any history, shape or material. Even rocks
will serve. When the concept is reached, the thinking process requires
mental images no more.
purpose of our newsletters is to provide that level of understanding
that would enable readers to gain a working knowledge enabling
transactions with contaminated properties. We find that aesthetic
pictures, plain diagrams and simple language promote this purpose.
You can find past issues of our "Environmental Enlightenment" at amiadini.com
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Ami Adini is a mechanical engineer, California Registered Environmental Assessor, Level II (Exp.), and president of AMI ADINI & ASSOCIATES, INC. (AA&A), an environmental consulting firm specializing in all phases of environmental site assessments and rehabilitation of contaminated sites. AA&A specializes in practical solutions to environmental concerns using the highest standards of ethics and integrity while providing its clients with maximum return on their investments.