Does anyone know the term "post-postulate"? I've never heard it otherwise, a friend who is a mathematician never heard it, and google throws up really random results, i.e. not as a term, but just as coincidental pairing of words. (On the order of: "pre-postulate, we couldn't achieve the result, but post-postulate, we can conclude...). Wolfe (or should I say VRT) uses the term as if it's an established one, but I'm having trouble finding evidence of its preexistence, let alone what it means (as opposed to just a postulate). Anyone ever seen or heard it in any other context?

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I, too, am eagerly awaiting help on this one. It has the ring of a Wolfean pun about it, though, and I suspect that the "post" is simply because it is postulated after Veil's Hypothesis.

I can't find single reference to this as a logical term. The only uses (beyond reference in the tFHoC) is in references to timelines: 1) I say something about myself and my intention: The prime postulate. 2) The Pre-postulate is the state of myself implied by the prime postulate: The pre-postulate. 3) The next state of myself where my prime-postulate intentions are satisfied: The post-postulate. I have always believed that "post-postulate" means "the new postulate that follows directly from a prime postulate". This is in contrast to the "corollary": A parallel postulate implied by the prime postulate. For this reason, I do not agree with Glen and Brandon's supposition regarding Leiv's Post Postulate. They seem to be settling on an "anti-postulate." I propose that the post postulate is: "Since the abo mimics have replaced the colonists, the colonists have replaced the abos." This fits with the overall theme that "Colonists are colonized in turn by the land and people." Therefore "I am Leiv and I have left".