What is the cognos?
“… The cognos is the larger universe within which, at some point, exists the cosmos. Before something “pops” into existence in the cosmos, it exists in the cognos. We could say that the cognos is the “before” and the “cosmos” is the after.
“… Just as the cosmos is made out of atoms, electrons, quarks, etc., the cognos itself is made out of cogns (pronounced “cones”). A cogn is simply the smallest unit, or particle, that makes up the cognos. Cogns “pop” into existence in the cognos when we simply focus on them. When we think about an area of the cognos, it comes into existence as a result of our thinking about it. This is just like when we look at something in the cosmos, it comes into existence, to our attention, as a result of our looking at it. Look over your shoulder now and, by looking, whatever is there to be seen will pop into your attention.
“Example: If I think about “socks made of glass” that idea has popped into existence in the cognos simply because I thought about it. The cogns that make up that part of the cognos which can be described as “glass socks” now exist simply because I thought about them. An object pops into existence in the cosmos as a result of it already existing in the cognos. Thus, if I want to think more about the idea of “glass socks”, I can examine it even more, focus on it to a greater depth, and eventually make a pair of “glass socks”. When I have done that, the glass socks not only exist in the cognos but also have popped into existence in the cosmos. Just as before America popped into existence in the cosmos, it first existed in the cognos through Columbus’ mind.
The cognos could be described as that larger universe, or meta-universe, within which exists the cosmos. How big is the cognos? Well, it’s hard to say, of course, but it’s certainly much, much bigger than the cosmos, which may only be a tiny corner of the cognos. Of what is the cognos made? The cognos is made of cogns which pop into existence when we think about them.
What are quarks made of?
Quarks are the smallest particles that we know, at present , in the cosmos. Quarks, therefore, are made out of cogns. If the cosmos is made out of quarks, and the cosmos is part of the cognos, and the cognos is made out of cogns, then we could say that quarks are made out of cogns. I pose this as a thought experiment. So far, I have done over 75 hours of thinking on this experiment. Before you simply react to the suggestion, you could try thinking about it too. I would be very interested in knowing your ideas, because I am pursuing this and experimenting on it in depth.
“… you may find that the more you think about it, the more insights you will have. It’s also fun to do!”
– all from Chapter Nine, Page 78 NewSell by Michael Hewitt-Gleeson (Boardroom Books, New York 1984)