^-- Up

A Minimally-biased Philosophy of Life: Site structure

The reader should be able to navigate this site (and thus this theory) in any direction he or she wants. The theory itself is self-connected in many different ways, like a data hyper-cube. The site uses links to show that connection, and by navigating those links the viewer can choose a continuous path through connected and inter-dependent ideas, exploring them as if the world of a video-game. The figure below shows the current "content" accessed from the different viewpoints shown by the arrows.

In particular, the outermost links serve as disciplinary "lenses." Each lens allows a different view on (ultimately) the same material, so the very first choice a viewer faces is whether (say) to examine human computation through the lens of psychology or physics; both answers prove to be the same. That choice is rare in academic science, if only because any given journal corresponds to but a single viewpoint. But that choice enables each viewer not only to see the view she wishes, but to know that all the other views are possible. A viewer can see the quality and nature of the the claims made against all other possible disciplines, not just her favorite. The centralization of those claims helps prove coherence of the theory.

Here is an abstract view of such a structure:

Here is an abstract view of the same structure, but now re-organized into a "tree" format suitable for a website:

The site as a whole has a very simple HTML tree structure. Each "node" is a page holding a page or so of text and figures, and possibly sub-directories containing more of the same. That's it. Here's what that tree looks like as a website: