In 2015 and 2016 we produced three issues of our own academic education journal titled 'Axiom'. These issues aim to question existing paradigms of thought or basic assumptions of knowledge and therefore facilitate new enquiries of thought. The papers published vary from discussions on anthropological interactions among cultures, to the nature of intelligence in the Cosmos.
Kelvin F. Long, Editor, Axiom
Axiom, a technical academic education journal, explores ideas, assumptions, and paradigms of existing knowledge. An axiom or postulate is a premise or starting point of reasoning, and it derives from the Greek axíōma (ἀξίωμα) translates to “that which commends itself as evident”.
The published papers explain our current understanding of science relating to interstellar studies, and which give new insights or new ways of looking at a problem or known solutions. We have also published scholarly essays discussing themes of space exploration, including philosophical. The papers published within this journal serve our education, technical, business enterprise and sustainability & development committees, and all papers are peer reviewed within our organisation prior to being accepted for publication. Axiom is not an academic research journal, therefore, we do not currently publish papers on new ideas or new technologies for which there are other journals to serve this purpose.
These issues of Axiom are edited by its creator, Kelvin F. Long, who is also co-founder of the Initiative for Interstellar Studies.
The published issues are shown below along with content descriptions. To purchase your copy see the shop page on this web site. Members of i4is can access digital copies of all these issues for free.
Issue 1, April 2016
- Is the Concept of (Stapledon) Universal Mentality Credible?, Kelvin F. Long
- Origin of Life, Inflation and Quantum Entanglement, Tong B. Tang
- How Might Artificial Intelligence Come About? Different Approaches and their Implications for Life in the Universe, David Brin
Issue 2, December 2015
- Lacking Tools, Information, and Hope: The Results of the First Attempts in Colonization by the Spanish in a New and Strange World, Robert C. Lightfoot
- The Non-Locality of Parenago's Discontinuity and Universal Self-Organization, Gregory L. Matloff
- Prototyping Starships: The Nature of the Interstellar Question, Rachel A. Armstrong
Issue 1, August 2015
- The 'Invention of the Starship and Revisiting Tsiolkovsky, Kelvin F. Long
- Two-Stage vs Single-Stage: A Performance Comparison, Adam Crowl
- Exponential Growth for Another Thousand Years, Stephen Ashworth