What is the god Pan?
The god Pan1 (or Pantheus) happens as a basic2 set or pack3 of rules.4
The rules5 serve to create order6 from disorder.
Hence the god7 Pan functions as simple but universally applicable ordering automaton.
As simple set of basic ordering, and so survival rules the god Pan acts prior to form.8 Form9 happens as Panís effect, hence as its localised or niche manifestation.10
Pan, the blind matrix that creates order, generating one of trillions of identical clones of replicants that serve to generate highly localised order.
The sculpture can be seen @ Victorís Way, in Ireland.
Since the god Pan operates as simple,11 basic but universally active ordering automaton, it is blind.12† Indeed, all the order and so ordering enclaves it creates as its manifestation, hence replicants,13 from the primitive extremophile, to the blade of grass to the human, are likewise blind ordering devices.14
So, in contrast to the cultural, man invented Gods, such as Jehovah, Shiva or even the Mahayana Buddha, and that are depicted as being superhuman with vast powers such as omniscience, omnipotence and so on,15 the god Pan serves as blind, of minimum power, shortest16, everywhere presenting ordering algorithm (or fractal).
So, who would be a pantheist?
©† 2018 by Victor Langheld
1. Pan (or Pantheus), is an arbitrary name, a name being a soundbite or acoustic icon as metaphor.
2. Or Ďgroundí set. In this regard see the work of the 12th century mystic Meister Eckhart. The Ďground setí of creation (meaning ordering) rules would elsewhere be name a BOS, i.e. a Basic Operating System with unlimited flexibility cum applicability, to wit, a Turing Machine.
3. Hence an application, i.e. an App, elsewhere called either an algorithm or a fractal.
4. For rules read: constraints. After the (still hypothetical) Big Bang the constraints would have activated automatically within the Bose-Einstein quantum concentrate within which the universe emerged as self-ordering turbulence (or chaos).
5. Such as a Turing Machine.
6. At relative rest (or in stasis) niches, quantum enclaves (like whirlpools) that persist, meaning, that survive as such and so display the features of time and space.
7. For Ďgodí read: creator or creatrix.
8. In the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad (ca. 800BC) the formless creatrix was named the nirguna (no formal attributes) Brahman. Pan (or Brahman) re-ordering, meaning upgrading existing order was called the saguna Brahman.
9. Affective order or constraint, i.e. limitation.
10. To wit, as fractal elaboration.
11. i.e. with minimum complexity.
12. This god has no human features, no love, no compassion, no mercy, no hatred, envy jealousy and so on. Itís a simple automatic ordering device that generates ever more complex systems of order and which eventually, after millions of years, meaning order upgrades, produce the aforementioned human self-regulating features/apps.
13. Or clones.
14. To enable Panís manifestations, specifically biological units like the human, to navigate their environments in search of food and mates, those manifestations develop data accessing devices (such as the senses) and a data computing device that not only stores and collates vast data streams but turns these into a simulated virtual reality (map) of the sources of its data streams. Each living thing creates a simulation of the world outside and which it uses to navigate, i.e. to reality test the path it takes to find food and a mate. In the human the screening of the simulated world, hence its systemsí status, is called consciousness.
15. And are designed to serve as useful fictions that can imprinted for political, read: domestication ends.
16. i.e. digitised