Watkins Answered
by Terence McKenna

Figure 1
As I understand the "Watkins' Objection" it comes down to saying that the method used to evaluate the simple wave does not in fact preserve and quantify the qualities that it was intended to preserve and quantify. Therefore it is important to carefully retrace and understand the process by which the quantification of the simple wave was done.

My attack on the problem began with an examination of the simple wave of Figure 1. This figure is the module out of which the timewave is constructed and its quantification is the basis therefore of the predictions made concerning the ebb and flow of novelty.

The first step seemed to me to be to isolate and assign numerical values to the lines which form the simple wave. Thirteen discrete line types comprise any simple version of the wave. These thirteen lengths are displayed on and off grid below:
Figure 2

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