“Numerous people keep asking me about the late David-Wynn:Miller and about Parse Syntax and related subjects, so here’s the long and short of it:
Parse was an ancient attempt by the Parthians (a group of ancient Persians related to the present day Jordanians) to control their contracts with the Babylonians by equating language to mathematical principles and relationships.
David Wynn-Miller rediscovered that ancient system and attempted to bring it back into use in the modern world for the same basic purpose– to make it harder for the present day practitioners of Babylonian fakery to weasel out of, over, and around contracts made in the present era.
So far, so good.
I spent five days with Russell-J:Gould, David-Wynn:Miller’s former partner, last year and found him to be an extraordinary man. Very earnest and bright and also one who has suffered a great deal in this entire effort.
He is owed a huge debt of gratitude. However, he believes whole-heartedly that Parse is “correct” mathematically and that the interface with math and language is “the” answer.
I objected on several grounds– first, because you can lie with math just as well as words– any symbolic language is prey to that. (Russell knows and admits this, too.)
Second, I have analyzed it mathematically, and in fact, Parse is NOT correct. (This analysis came out of our meeting and we haven’t had a chance to sit down and discuss this yet, but I am sure that Russell will bow to what is True and adapt to the new insights when they are shown to him.)
Third, Parse can be abused just as “legalese” has been abused as a “special secret language” only the experts know– making it a good seed ground to continue the practice of bilking the public by the new Black Robes. (This is a concern Russell shares.)
Fourth, English is now and always has been the official language of this country, not Parse. So those who advocate and insist on the use of Parse are at best a tiny minority complaining about something that requires more than their opinion to change.” – cont’d