Date: Sat, 18 Nov 2000 16:46:39 -0800
From: "Jason Joel Thompson" <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: greens
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From: "Steve" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >1) Strip away limiting ideological garbage.
> The notion that you "have limiting ideological garbage,"
> or that if you do you can "strip it away," is itself part of this
> ideological garbage.
>Um, I don't care how high you want to climb up the rope of tautology here
>Steve, the point remains. Do you think that the act of stripping away
>limiting ideological garbage is itself, a limiting ideology?
>If so, please
>explain your position in detail so the slow kids can keep up.
Because you have invented and are retaining this notion that you are
"limited" ... which is what makes it so.
> >2) Understand your personal power.
> Or do you have power to hold back the waves?
>That too. We humans are industrious little critters. You can get
>surprisingly good results from with a little bit of rebar and a pinch of
OK, King Canute. I am just trying to inject a bit of perspective ("reality")
into your slightly egomaniacal world view.
> >3) Understand your environment.
> And all of the other environments.
>Sure. Of course, they have decreased relevancy to our existence if we
>actually get to live in them.
All environments are mental constructs .. sense data isn't direct.
"The world is located in consciousness" (Kuhlenbeck).
Our (E-1) brain generates a phantom median eye out of the same
action potential/ neural information that carries generic sense-data ...
this is the ONLY explanation of consciousness that squares Leibnitz' Law.
(Median Vision Theory is at www.multi.co.uk/primal.htm )
> >Others will disagree, but: reality is, after all, a game.
You sound like a conventionalist, human-been philosophy student now ...
"game" is just a metaphor. Perhaps you should qualify by saying "reality is
LIKE a game" ..
but I would still disagree. Sure, a playful attitude is often a good thing
> I advise that whatever you do it tries to improve upon the "human
> although maybe the biggest game of all is that we are "humans," ha! I gave
> pretending to be human a long time ago.
>And what are you pretending to be now?
2) Bodhisattva (fully-enlightened being)
3) Grandmaster Hodos Sphenodon (magus, games programmer)
4) Steve Nichols (when have to visit the shops and pay my taxes)
By rehearsal and constant practice, we become more like the think
we pretend to be, but they are all "thought-constructs" still.
It is just a case of finding our most accurate/ comfortable option.
All these roles are subject to change ... the point is we should aim
to become "more than human." Immortality is earnt, not given.
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