Re: Ethics of being a Creator

ChuckKuecker (
Sun, 26 Apr 1998 11:15:48 -0500 (CDT)

At 14:48 4/25/98 +0000, you wrote:
>One also has to contend with the fact that a certain individual in
>this "healthy" state will simultaneously remember:
> * the semi-trailer truck bearing down on him as he lays helpless;
> * the radio announcer talking about the incoming nuclear missiles;
> * the stupid stunt he pulled as a college student, involving the
>ROTC building and a bit of explosive that went off much too soon;
> * the college roommate that he talked out of blowing up the ROTC
> * the pain of a fatal childhood illness;
> * many years of happy marriage;
> * and several other interesting, mutually contradictory life
>If you would describe someone trying to reconcile all these different
>memories -- all of which are true -- as "healthy", then you have a
>much different definition of that term than I do.

WHat is to keep the 'integrated' person from having these memories available
in a context similar to a novel, wherein he is the central character? The
memories are all there, but at arm's length, and the book can be put down at
any time..As the personality grows in understanding, more and omer of the
memories could be dealt with in a logical fashion..

Chuck Kuecker