## Systema: Six Coats, Six Networks

One of my core beliefs about the Six Hats, Six Coats concept is all six of the coats (or as Zachman calls them, focuses) are three dimensional networks.

These six networks have a unique intersection between them for each change in node in any of the networks.

One thing I have been thinking about is the connections between nodes. I have been asking myself “What are the connections for each of the networks?” I have reached the following conclusion: All nodes and edges of all networks are relative to the observing system.

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## Systema: No Braner

Why am I up at 2:30AM? Because I am having a no brane experience.

I’m rejecting current physics for an alternate proposal.

You have the six interrogatives: Cause, Observer, Energy, Matter, Space and Time

My suggestion is that each of these interrogatives is three dimensional.

One of Newton’s errors, corrected by Einstein, was treating bodies as zero dimensional points in space. I am suggesting that Einstein erred by considering Cause, Energy and Matter as zero dimensional and Time as one dimensional.

If Cause, Observer, Energy, Matter, Space and Time are regarded each as three dimensional there will be no hidden dimensions. Current brane theory will be unnecessary.

## Systema: Six Coats visits InWobble

I have just come from the site InWobble.com . I visited section two, “Learn the Model” and came away thinking, “There is a seed idea there.” What I also concluded was that the concept was simple, but too simple.

I decided to look at it from a Six Coats perspective:

Three key areas that can be grouped:

1. Cause and Observer – Moral Law and Command
2. Energy and Matter – Training and Discipline
3. Space and Time – Terrain and Climate

All six of these personal characteristics have to be in balance for you to live in the present. I decided to allude to Sun Tzu’s military perspective, but let’s hearken back to InWobble for a minute. If you look at the Six Coats and then the InWobble model, you quickly discover the InWobble model definition of “Space” is a catch all and the breadth of emotions: choice, clarity and focus is pretty limited. Why do we have two chronological emotions and only one spatial emotion?

The Six Coats model would recommend six needs and twelve emotions and twelve emotion+thoughts. The needs would be shifting constantly as you tried to remain within your continually changing personal boundaries over the course of time. Who we are changes as we change contexts.

Let’s not fool ourselves, there is not one self in the manner we might think. We have a set of compartmentalized personas psychologically, social-psychologically and sociologically and we open a specific compartment depending on each context. Each of our personas has its own suitable Moral Law, Command, Training, Discipline, Terrain and Climate for a context. An “identity crisis” occurs when no identity/persona meets the requirements of the context and the outcome of attempting to adapt is the lifeblood of our priests, our politicians, our professionals, our students, our families and our own hearts.

Perhaps the achievement of Zen or understanding the Tao is achieving an identity/persona suitable to all contexts.

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## Science: Know “Why”

I am currently taking a break to read James D. Watson’s new book, Avoid Boring People.

Here’s a quote dear to my heart and core to effectively using the Six Hats, Six Coats metaphor:

Knowing “why” (an idea) is more important than learning “what” (a fact)

World Almanac facts, such as the relative heights of mountains or the names of British kings, go you nowhere at Hutchin’s college. The essence of its educational mission was the propagation and dissection of ideas, not the teaching of facts often best left to trade schools. Why the Roman Empire had risen and fallen was much more important than the birth date of Julius Caesar. And why the European cathedrals were built mattered much more than their relative sizes. Equally unimportant were the details about the French Revolution when contrasted to the philosophical ideas of its eighteenth-century Enlightenment, whose emphasis on reason as opposed to theological revelation greatly accelerated the development of modern science. Likewise, details of Linnean taxonomy paled in significance to the idea of biological evolution, whereby all life-forms have a common ancestor. Better simply to know which books hold the details you will need than to overload your neurons with facts that later will never need to be retrieved.”

I’d like to add the following corollaries:

1. Knowing “why” is more imortant than learning “who”
2. Knowing “how” is more important than learning “what”
3. Knowing “when” is more important than learning “where”

All this considered, James recognizes the importance of new facts leading to new ideas. He gives as an example Darwin’s journey on the HMS Beagle that led him to discover the geographical patterns of the distribution of species and the fossil record that led to his theory of the evolution of the species. “Sometimes a new idea can flow from old facts rearranged, but more typically it comes when new things previously unknown and unaccountable for under the old theory are introduced.” Induction has its place.

## Six Hats, Six Coats: The Structured Thinking System

Thought I would take a moment to briefly review how far we have come.

First, we looked at a variety of tetrads.

Here is James Moffett’s Universe of Discourse:

We concluded that human systems are hexads and we arrived at the Six Hat, Six Coat Framework:

Next, we will look at the Entities, Relationships, Attributes and Constraints within the framework.

Defining the Six Hat, Six Coat Entities has been very much like defining a periodic table. I have had to suspend my own biases many times to align myself with the concepts the Cartesian product were revealing to me.

I have stated that the relationships between entities are one to many left to right and one to many top to bottom. John Zachman believes the structure is like a table with movable columns. I do not. I believe the framework and the entities are fixed in a hierarchy implicitly. However, explicit relationships can exist contrary to this fundamental structure.

We have also explored the attributes for each of the entities and their constraints/freedoms. I provided an alternate set of names: Morality (cause), Compatibility (observer), Reliability (energy), Fidelity (matter), Accessibility (space)  and Availability (time).

I will be coming back to the Structured Thinking Language and experiment further.

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## Structured Thinking Language: Attributes R0.3

The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men.
George Eliot

In this entry I will explore all of the attributes for all of the entities. This may sound tedious, however, I have found that systematically going through all the combinations reveals modes of thought about the subject matter that I have not before considered.

Recall this diagram:

The real questions the values for the attributes will be answering are: Morality, Compatibility, Reliability, Fidelity, Accessibility, Availability. This will be a long post, but worth the thought.

1. Cause.Reality.Morality — reality’s liberation of conscience
2. Cause.Reality.Compatibility — reality’s liberation of governance
3. Cause.Reality.Reliability — reality’s liberation of profession
4. Cause.Reality.Fidelity — reality’s liberation of education
5. Cause.Reality.Accessibility — reality’s liberation of residence
6. Cause.Reality.Availability — reality’s liberation of existence
1. Cause.Unity.Morality — unity’s liberation of conscience
2. Cause.Unity.Compatibility — unity’s liberation of governance
3. Cause.Unity.Reliability — unity’s liberation of profession
4. Cause.Unity.Fidelity — unity’s liberation of education
5. Cause.Unity.Accessibility — unity’s liberation of residence
6. Cause.Unity.Availability — unity’s liberation of existence
1. Cause.Quality.Morality — quality’s liberation of conscience
2. Cause.Quality.Compatibility — quality’s liberation of governance
3. Cause.Quality.Reliability — quality’s liberation of profession
4. Cause.Quality.Fidelity — quality’s liberation of education
5. Cause.Quality.Accessibility — quality’s liberation of residence
6. Cause.Quality.Availability — quality’s liberation of existence
1. Cause.Quantity.Morality — quantity’s liberation of conscience
2. Cause.Quantity.Compatibility — quantity’s liberation of governance
3. Cause.Quantity.Reliability — quantity’s liberation of profession
4. Cause.Quantity.Fidelity — quantity’s liberation of education
5. Cause.Quantity.Accessibility — quantity’s liberation of residence
6. Cause.Quantity.Availability — quantity’s liberation of existence
1. Cause.Safety.Morality — safety’s liberation of conscience
2. Cause.Safety.Compatibility — safety’s liberation of governance
3. Cause.Safety.Reliability — safety’s liberation of profession
4. Cause.Safety.Fidelity — safety’s liberation of education
5. Cause.Safety.Accessibility — safety’s liberation of residence
6. Cause.Safety.Availability — safety’s liberation of existence
1. Cause.Regularity.Morality — regularity’s liberation of conscience
2. Cause.Regularity.Compatibility — regularity’s liberation of governance
3. Cause.Regularity.Reliability — regularity’s liberation of profession
4. Cause.Regularity.Fidelity — regularity’s liberation of education
5. Cause.Regularity.Accessibility — regularity’s liberation of residence
6. Cause.Regularity.Availability — regularity’s liberation of existence
1. Observer.Creator.Morality — creator’s liberation of conscience
2. Observer.Creator.Compatibility — creator’s liberation of governance
3. Observer.Creator.Reliability — creator’s liberation of profession
4. Observer.Creator.Fidelity — creator’s liberation of education
5. Observer.Creator.Accessibility — creator’s liberation of residence
6. Observer.Creator.Availability — creator’s liberation of existence
1. Observer.Professional.Morality — professional’s liberation of conscience
2. Observer.Professional.Compatibility– professional’s liberation of governance
3. Observer.Professional.Reliability– professional’s liberation of profession
4. Observer.Professional.Fidelity — professional’s liberation of education
5. Observer.Professional.Accessibility– professional’s liberation of residence
6. Observer.Professional.Availability– professional’s liberation of existence

When I read the Communist Manifesto for the first time I was appalled and remained appalled to this day. I was reading a document of adolescent angst turned into political policy. It was a document of hate, destruction and paranoia.

1. Observer.Host.Morality — host’s liberation of conscience
2. Observer.Host.Compatibility — host’s liberation of governance
3. Observer.Host.Reliability — host’s liberation of profession
4. Observer.Host.Fidelity — host’s liberation of education
5. Observer.Host.Accessibility — host’s liberation of residence
6. Observer.Host.Availability — host’s liberation of existence
1. Observer.Regular.Morality — regular’s liberation of conscience
2. Observer.Regular.Compatibility — regular’s liberation of governance
3. Observer.Regular.Reliability — regular’s liberation of profession
4. Observer.Regular.Fidelity — regular’s liberation of education
5. Observer.Regular.Accessibility — regular’s liberation of residence
6. Observer.Regular.Availability — regular’s liberation of existence
1. Energy.Revise.Morality — revision’s liberation of conscience
2. Energy.Revise.Compatibility — revision’s liberation of governance
3. Energy.Revise.Reliability — revision’s liberation of profession
4. Energy.Revise.Fidelity — revision’s liberation of education
5. Energy.Revise.Accessibility — revision’s liberation of residence
6. Energy.Revise.Availability — revision’s liberation of existence
1. Energy.Relate.Morality — relating’s liberation of conscience
2. Energy.Relate.Compatibility — relating’s liberation of governance
3. Energy.Relate.Reliability — relating’s liberation of profession
4. Energy.Relate.Fidelity — relating’s liberation of education
5. Energy.Relate.Accessibility — relating’s liberation of residence
6. Energy.Relate.Availability — relating’s liberation of existence
1. Energy.Report.Morality — reporting’s liberation of conscience
2. Energy.Report.Compatibility — reporting’s liberation of governance
3. Energy.Report.Reliability — reporting’s liberation of profession
4. Energy.Report.Fidelity — reporting’s liberation of education
5. Energy.Report.Accessibility — reporting’s liberation of residence
6. Energy.Report.Availability — reporting’s liberation of existence
1. Energy.Record.Morality — recording’s liberation of conscience
2. Energy.Record.Compatibility — recording’s liberation of governance
3. Energy.Record.Reliability — recording’s liberation of profession
4. Energy.Record.Fidelity — recording’s liberation of education
5. Energy.Record.Accessibility — recording’s liberation of residence
6. Energy.Record.Availability — recording’s liberation of existence
1. Energy.Repose.Morality — reposing’s liberation of conscience
2. Energy.Repose.Compatibility — reposing’s liberation of governance
3. Energy.Repose.Reliability — reposing’s liberation of profession
4. Energy.Repose.Fidelity — reposing’s liberation of education
5. Energy.Repose.Accessibility — reposing’s liberation of residence
6. Energy.Repose.Availability — reposing’s liberation of existence
1. Energy.Regulate.Morality — regulating’s liberation of conscience
2. Energy.Regulate.Compatibility — regulating’s liberation of governance
3. Energy.Regulate.Reliability — regulating’s liberation of profession
4. Energy.Regulate.Fidelity — regulating’s liberation of education
5. Energy.Regulate.Accessibility — regulating’s liberation of residence
6. Energy.Regulate.Availability — regulating’s liberation of existence
1. Matter.Cause.Morality — cause’s liberation of conscience
2. Matter.Cause.Compatibility — cause’s liberation of governance
3. Matter.Cause.Reliability — cause’s liberation of profession
4. Matter.Cause.Fidelity — cause’s liberation of education
5. Matter.Cause.Accessibility — cause’s liberation of residence
6. Matter.Cause.Availability — cause’s liberation of existence
1. Matter.Observer.Morality — observer’s liberation of conscience
2. Matter.Observer.Compatibility — observer’s liberation of governance
3. Matter.Observer.Reliability — observer’s liberation of profession
4. Matter.Observer.Fidelity — observer’s liberation of education
5. Matter.Observer.Accessibility — observer’s liberation of residence
6. Matter.Observer.Availability — observer’s liberation of existence
1. Matter.Energy.Morality — energy’s liberation of conscience
2. Matter.Energy.Compatibility — energy’s liberation of governance
3. Matter.Energy.Reliability — energy’s liberation of profession
4. Matter.Energy.Fidelity — energy’s liberation of education
5. Matter.Energy.Accessibility — energy’s liberation of residence
6. Matter.Energy.Availability — energy’s liberation of existence
1. Matter.Matter.Morality — matter’s liberation of conscience
2. Matter.Matter.Compatibility — matter’s liberation of governance
3. Matter.Matter.Reliability — matter’s liberation of profession
4. Matter.Matter.Fidelity — matter’s liberation of education
5. Matter.Matter.Accessibility — matter’s liberation of residence
6. Matter.Matter.Availability — matter’s liberation of existence
1. Matter.Space.Morality — space’s liberation of conscience
2. Matter.Space.Compatibility — space’s liberation of governance
3. Matter.Space.Reliability — space’s liberation of profession
4. Matter.Space.Fidelity — space’s liberation of education
5. Matter.Space.Accessibility — space’s liberation of residence
6. Matter.Space.Availability — space’s liberation of existence
1. Matter.Time.Morality — time’s liberation of conscience
2. Matter.Time.Compatibility — time’s liberation of governance
3. Matter.Time.Reliability — time’s liberation of profession
4. Matter.Time.Fidelity — time’s liberation of education
5. Matter.Time.Accessibility — time’s liberation of residence
6. Matter.Time.Availability — time’s liberation of existence
1. Space.Universal.Morality — universe’s liberation of conscience
2. Space.Universal.Compatibility — universe’s liberation of governance
3. Space.Universal.Reliability — universe’s liberation of profession
4. Space.Universal.Fidelity — universe’s liberation of education
5. Space.Universal.Accessibility — universe’s liberation of residence
6. Space.Universal.Availability — universe’s liberation of existence
1. Space.Global.Morality — globe’s liberation of conscience
2. Space.Global.Compatibility — globe’s liberation of governance
3. Space.Global.Reliability — globe’s liberation of profession
4. Space.Global.Fidelity — globe’s liberation of education
5. Space.Global.Accessibility — globe’s liberation of residence
6. Space.Global.Availability — globe’s liberation of existence
1. Space.Commercial.Morality — market’s liberation of conscience
2. Space.Commercial.Compatibility — market’s liberation of governance
3. Space.Commercial.Reliability — market’s liberation of profession
4. Space.Commercial.Fidelity — market’s liberation of education
5. Space.Commercial.Accessibility — market’s liberation of residence
6. Space.Commercial.Availability — market’s liberation of existence
1. Space.Collegial.Morality — campus’s liberation of conscience
2. Space.Collegial.Compatibility — campus’s liberation of governance
3. Space.Collegial.Reliability — campus’s liberation of profession
4. Space.Collegial.Fidelity — campus’s liberation of education
5. Space.Collegial.Accessibility — campus’s liberation of residence
6. Space.Collegial.Availability — campus’s liberation of existence
1. Space.Habitual.Morality — habitat’s liberation of conscience
2. Space.Habitual.Compatibility — habitat’s liberation of governance
3. Space.Habitual.Reliability — habitat’s liberation of profession
4. Space.Habitual.Fidelity — habitat’s liberation of education
5. Space.Habitual.Accessibility — habitat’s liberation of residence
6. Space.Habitual.Availability — habitat’s liberation of existence
1. Space.Chronal.Morality — physiology’s liberation of conscience
2. Space.Chronal.Compatibility — physiology’s liberation of governance
3. Space.Chronal.Reliability — physiology’s liberation of profession
4. Space.Chronal.Fidelity — physiology’s liberation of education
5. Space.Chronal.Accessibility — physiology’s liberation of residence
6. Space.Chronal.Availability — physiology’s liberation of existence
1. Time.Year.Morality — solar cycle’s liberation of conscience
2. Time.Year.Compatibility — solar cycle’s liberation of governance
3. Time.Year.Reliability — solar cycle’s liberation of profession
4. Time.Year.Fidelity — solar cycle’s liberation of education
5. Time.Year.Accessibility — solar cycle’s liberation of residence
6. Time.Year.Availability — solar cycle’s liberation of existence
1. Time.Month.Morality — lunar cycle’s liberation of conscience
2. Time.Month.Compatibility — lunar cycle’s liberation of governance
3. Time.Month.Reliability — lunar cycle’s liberation of profession
4. Time.Month.Fidelity — lunar cycle’s liberation of education
5. Time.Month.Accessibility — lunar cycle’s liberation of residence
6. Time.Month.Availability — lunar cycle’s liberation of existence
1. Time.Day.Morality — circadian cycle’s liberation of conscience
2. Time.Day.Compatibility — circadian cycle’s liberation of governance
3. Time.Day.Reliability — circadian cycle’s liberation of profession
4. Time.Day.Fidelity — circadian cycle’s liberation of education
5. Time.Day.Accessibility — circadian cycle’s liberation of residence
6. Time.Day.Availability — circadian cycle’s liberation of existence
1. Time.Hour.Morality — hourly cycle’s liberation of conscience
2. Time.Hour.Compatibility — hourly cycle’s liberation of governance
3. Time.Hour.Reliability — hourly cycle’s liberation of profession
4. Time.Hour.Fidelity — hourly cycle’s liberation of education
5. Time.Hour.Accessibility — hourly cycle’s liberation of residence
6. Time.Hour.Availability — hourly cycle’s liberation of existence
1. Time.Minute.Morality — minuta cycle’s liberation of conscience
2. Time.Minute.Compatibility — minuta cycle’s liberation of governance
3. Time.Minute.Reliability — minuta cycle’s liberation of profession
4. Time.Minute.Fidelity — minuta cycle’s liberation of education
5. Time.Minute.Accessibility — minuta cycle’s liberation of residence
6. Time.Minute.Availability — minuta cycle’s liberation of existence
1. Time.Second.Morality — secunda cycle’s liberation of conscience
2. Time.Second.Compatibility — secunda cycle’s liberation of governance
3. Time.Second.Reliability — secunda cycle’s liberation of profession
4. Time.Second.Fidelity — secunda cycle’s liberation of education
5. Time.Second.Accessibility — secunda cycle’s liberation of residence
6. Time.Second.Availability — secunda cycle’s liberation of existence

Well, that was a long haul, but we now have a periodic table for systems. I suggest that you print this out and reflect on each of the sections. Even though the world appears to be a difficult place, we are continually as a species gaining greater and greater liberties. And every aspect of systems are contributing to that.

## Structured Thinking System: Attributes R0.2

I was thinking about what values the entity attributes could be assigned based on my earlier post and I thought I would provide a portrayal of the six values in a different visual context. Each attribute value can be portrayed as a ratio and the goal in each case (and not necessarily intuitively) is to be “high and to the right”.