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Unformatted text preview: An asymmetry in the present is understood as originating from a past symmetry. LAW 2: SYMMETRY PRINCIPLE Symmetry in the present is understood as having always existed. PROCEDURE FOR RECOVERING THE PAST FROM A MEMORY STORE 1. PARTITION THE SITUATION INTO ITS ASYMMETRIES AND SYMMETRIES. 2. APPLY THE ASYMMETRY PRINCIPLE TO THE ASYMMETRIES. 3. APPLY THE SYMMETRY PRINCIPLE TO THE SYMMETRIES. Example: Psychology experiments done by Leyton showed the following results: using figure 1.3 on p. 8 when subjects are presented with a rotated parallelogram (a) they (in their heads) refer it to a non rotated parallelogram (b) then to a rectangle (c) then a square (d). the subjects are recovering the process-history of the rotated parallelogram using this procedure. That is that prior to being a rotated (p-gram), it was not rotated, prior to that it was a rectangle and prior to that a square. They are running time backwards!...
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- Fall '08