I've been jumping from thread to thread trying to wrap my head around some ideas, but from what I'm seeing, it seems like we're having too many burgers and not enough buns.
We all agree with the definition of a cuil: a level of abstraction away from the reality of a situation.
However, as we progress through our discussions, new things come up and new ideas form, but the problem is that it becomes more and more confusing since we still haven't defined the basic terms and the basic parameters as to how the whole concept of a cuil could be applied.
For instance, just what exactly are we measuring? Abstractions? How do we define an abstraction and how can we say that a particular abstraction in fact merits a cuil?
And in what particular situations can cuils be applied? It seems that from all the examples, there is an "ask and receive" situation where the level of cuils is measure by the absurdity of the received from the what was asked for. Is this the only basis for cuils? The difference of what is received from what is expected? Because if that is the case, it would be absurd to talk about absolute reality and such when what is expected is more or less a subjective matter.
Next, what about the unit itself? How can we say that one cuil is different from the other? Is there a general parameter to say that "Oh, it's 5 cuils" other than subjective observation? What about the positive cuil scale and the negative cuil scale? I know we already have threads about Zero Cuil and the threshold of the Cuil system, but how exactly would they fit into the whole system?
I hope we could really clear out the basics here, and if someone could take time, I hope someone could edit the things we decide here on to be included as the definitive take on those particular subjects and enter them into the wiki…