Tulan wrote:So how do you begin to understand something that is infinitely recursive?

By first understanding that recursion is only infinite in

*artificial realities*, like mathematics and computer programming. In Nature, everything is

*finite*--including finite recursion.

The problem arises when one tries to project a scalar speed--a constantly changing "scale"--into a coordinate system. By analogy, if you project angular velocity into a linear reference system, in one dimension you get simple harmonic motion (cos, sliding back and forth on one axis) and in two dimensions, you get rotation (cos, sin). If you notice both appear to "loop," either back-and-forth or spinning, over the same path--but that's the shadow of the motion, not the motion, itself.

The projection of scalar motion results in "infinite" recursion because the coordinate system is incapable of representing that kind of motion, directly. But once you realize that recursion is nothing more than a "scalar speed," you can view the concept as speed--rather than shrinking/expanding coordinates.

This is also applicable in psychology, where people try to analyze a problem by breaking it down into smaller chunks,

*ad infinitum*, or assembling pieces into bigger pictures, also

*ad infinitum*. What is important is the

*change *between the recursive steps (the "delta"), not the steps, themselves, because that change will be the concept behind the recursive projection.

In programming, you create that "change" as a recursive

*function*. The function is constant between all depths of recursion, as it is creating it. So you need to reverse-engineer the

*function *to understand why it is creating the recursion.

As Larson stated in the Q&A section of his lecture, after 30 years of study on the RS, he concluded that the Universe was "nothing more than abstract change, in three dimensions."