Re: before you go.....

J. Maxwell Legg (
Mon, 14 Sep 1998 23:51:30 +1200

Cen-IT Rob Harris wrote:

> .....They are forever fixed like the set of INTEGERS
> Is this a popular opinion amongst you all ? (Just curious).......

I see ethics and morality as non linear and am busy programing a parallel version of The Ingrid Thought Processor to sum things in a non linear way using Independant Component Analysis. Just now, on another list dealing with Personal Construct Theory, I wrote:-

I like a proposition that says there are 'gate' constructs that separates to
a minimal extent both a rational set and an irrational set of constructs

within a single superordinate statespace but that when these constructs are
either removed or reinforced then the space bifurcates and only one remains
active within the stream of awareness. When I say 'either removed or reinforced', I'm saying their (the gate construct's) positions as independent
components are raised or lowered in significance. In a system which uses

dendritic pruning to eradicate from memory, those failed or irrational spaces,
there would be a meaninglessness to the loss of this information in that it
couldn't be resurrected on future occasions and come back into play if and
when the 'gate' constructs rose again in significance. I prefer an independent component analysis definition that gently paralyzes the irrational set.

I have used the above split/combination method to study conspiracy theory
and have good examples showing the effect of these 'gate' constructs. Incidentally, when the gate constructs are used to bind both rational and
irrational spaces together it is interesting to see, in a plot over time, of
cause and effect, that they (the cause and effect) are usually orthogonal (90
degrees) to each other, whereas when the 'gate' constructs are removed and
there is a bifurcation into two state spaces, then cause and effect are more
often antagonistic (180 degrees) to each other. I feel it is therefore possible to maintain a imperfect world view that contains the rational and
irrational and still remain stable. However it is at a subordinate level

that the core or 'gate' construct kicks in to mediate behavior.

Is my understanding of a core construct correct, or does my definition of a
'gate' construct refer to something else?