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Wednesday 28 Aug 2002

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 Wednesday 28 Aug 20022002-08-28 12:58
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Days are all different it seems. Today everything was up in the air for me, not having a handle on anything. Until I went to my Dahn (Korean yoga kind of thing) class and did chakra exercises. Made me stop thinking, I guess. Which is often a good thing.

  • Did you know that quite a number of apparently quite normal people have been found to have no brain in their skull? It is a medical curiosity that is apparently well known, but little mentioned, amongst neurologists. It was studied intensively by the late Dr.John Lorber of Sheffield University in the 70s, who located hundreds of people with normal lives and intelligence, but with heads filled with liquid rather than grey matter. I'm not kidding.

  • There are more black men in Texas prisons than in college says a study. And, no, I don't think it is because prisons are better funded than colleges. I think it is because the U.S. government has worked so hard to make drug dealing a very lucrative, but unsafe, line of business to be in.

  • The website of RIAA, the music industry's mouthpiece was hacked today. I guess we can call that.. eh.. karma. The RIAA has bribed some U.S. congressmen (specifically Representative Howard Berman) to push legislation that would allow them to freely hack and sabotage anybody who might be copying music files they could have bought on CD.

  • A piece of tribal wisdom from the Dakota Indians:
    "When you discover that you are riding a dead horse,
    the best strategy is to dismount."

  • EFF, Electronic Frontier Foundation promotes the Open Audio License (OAL), which helps artists share their work more widely, and helps them take control over their own art and be compensated appropriately for their works.

  • Note to self: I need to read up on Friedrich Hayek's theories of economics and social order. But there's not enough hours in the day to read big books.


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    29 Aug 2002 @ 00:27 by shawa : No-brain people...
    I know a number of these! Haha.
    Re/Dead horse - count on the Injuns to have a piece of wisdom for every situation! :-)  



    29 Aug 2002 @ 05:03 by istvan : Intelligence is -elusive- at it's best
    I put in the word Kundalini in the search engine of the -no brain- site and came up with nothing.
    The findings of Dr. John Lorber to me indicates two main things. 1) my own observations tell me that quantity of matter and quality of matter and of it's functioning is a paradox, not only worth persuing, but is a necessary way to understand consciousness. 2) All future research of the functioning of the brain should include research on ovreall intelligence of of individual cells and of intelligence of the smallest atoms and their even smaller particles. Size is an illusion created by the distance of observation point of the observer and the quality of observation. Perhaps consciousness is not dependent of that worshipped gray matter, but it IS an all pervasive vibration and is not dependent on quantity as we know the meaning of that word.
    Perhaps consciousness also corresponds to the basically known three states of matter Solid (the gray matter), Liquid (seminal fluid), Gaseous (intelligence).
    In any case research should include the phenomena of Kundalini and enlightenment, and perhaps pay attention of the archeological findings of skulls found in graves that had holes drilled in the foreheads, where the "third eye" supposed to exist. The brain is not the only container/beholder of consciousness.
    "One thing, all things move among and intermingle" Sengstan  



    29 Aug 2002 @ 05:39 by ming : Brain
    What really .. eh .. blows my mind about that brain thing is that if it is really valid, it changes everything. I mean everything about certain fields of medicine, biology and consciousness. It isn't just a curiosity that one might remember as a piece of trivia to tell at cocktail parties. I can't quite see how brain science can be taken seriously if that kind of stuff is documented. I'm afraid the field of science is full of that kind of shocking things that are swept under the carpet because they don't fit with the prevalent theories.  


    29 Aug 2002 @ 07:13 by shawa : Oh yes -
    I had a Zen master once who told us that inner organs "move about all the time", and that Western science was not too precise about the REAL functioning of human beings... *sigh*  


    29 Aug 2002 @ 07:14 by jstarrs : Check this guy out...
    Had the good fortune to see him in conference here in Toulouse before he died last year.http://www.ccr.jussieu.fr/varela/human_consciousness/articles.html
    Does Bush have a brain? I would think not.  



    29 Aug 2002 @ 13:16 by ming : Bush's head
    is filled with oil, I think. And I think he's sitting on his brain most of the time. .. Interesting site, Jeff. I wish we had gotten better training in thinking.  


    29 Aug 2002 @ 14:13 by istvan : HERE IS A PIECE OF RIGHT THINKING,MAYBE
    { http://commondreams.org/views02/0829-01.htm ]  


    26 Mar 2005 @ 04:05 by Richard @61.7.142.226 : It is all illusions.
    e = m.c2

    thus

    m = e/c2

    thus

    c2 = e/m


    m = e/c2 proves that matter is virtual (illusions), since the building blocks of matter — energy, space, and time — are in flux. Everything is illusions.

    As Albert Einstein puts it.

    1) Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

    2) A human being is part of the whole called by us universe , a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty... We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.

    ‘Schroderinger’s cat’ issue is based on the codependent black and white deductive reasoning assumptions of matter. Matter, for one, being impenetrable, the cat and the box being separate entities, were as everything is a whole etc. This black and white deductive reasoning and the codependency relating to this form of reasoning, creates infinite chain reactions of dilemmas and solutions.

    Profit, for instance is equally a conceptual product of black and white deductive reasoning. Profit inflates, it is also an inflation component. As a whole, the result of economy/commerce is always zero.  



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