The Story of The Unit Simulacrum and Whole PI

Chapter Two – The Triacylglycerol Lipidome — Page Four


Pad 2

       I drew spectra of TAGs and solved the equations for each combination of Cases by hand in Pad 1. Each equation was solved separately, tried, verified and proven one by one. I arrived at the complete solution to the equations of how to reproduce the mass spectrum of any TAG by ‘grunting through’ the full set of equations, one by one. Since I worked these all out by hand, the hard way, I called the complete set of solutions ‘The Bottom Up Solution to the Triacylglycerol Lipidome’ to reflect that I found all of the solutions from the bottom up. I made a note to myself on the pads that about solving the equations that: “some were as hard to hunt down as a leopard hiding in a thicket at night”. I won’t show the full set of equations here. Those who are interested in seeing them all, with a full explanation, can see the article that was published in the April 2005 issue of the journal Lipids. But the equations for the ABA/AAB type TAGs are shown in Figure 17, which reproduces Scheme 1, Part II, so that you can start to see the same pattern in the equations that I saw. Once I had the full set of equations in front of me, I started to see the pattern in the equations that led me to the new construct that forms the core concept of this book, the Unit Simulacrum. I realized that the full set of equations that described the mass spectrum of any TAG from the reduced data set constituted a simulacrum. I made a note to myself that the Simulacrum of Triacylglycerols is a simulacrum instead of a simulation because it supersedes the original (raw data) it was based on. This is the concept presented in Simulacrum and Simulation by Jean Baudrillard. While working on Pad 1, the visualization came to me of the shape of the Triacylglycerol Lipidome, which I drew on the first page of the second pad. On page 1 of Pad 2 is a simplified version of Figure 18 without all the labels, and drawn in my own hand, using a straight edge.