Posts Tagged ‘Tilogos’


Last post I covered priming as a necessity in evolution and it holds for cognition as well. What if I told you that you can get that you get, that you get, that you get, that you get, and it really means nothing. The only thing that it means is that you got something. You are just adding meaningless levels of I got it. The main reason is in kind, it is the same in kind and we need different in kind or type, not same.

This is where priming comes in. In short, you need to be primed before you get anything. Priming comes from attention—neurological attention as mentioned last post, indirectly. You get something when your attention is primed or prompted for causation.

Try this and see if it improves anything. I get that I can get it. Once you get that you have the ability to get something a new door opens. “Can get” is different in kind. Everyone has heard someone say the following statements. If you can do that, you can do anything! If you can figure that out, you can figure anything out. Both of these attributes have a common denominator: ability, as depicted by the word can. “Getting” that you “can” is only one more “I get it” but a game changer. Humans, becoming specialized in getting it, would be in the perfect primed state to have one of the “I get it” moments become I get that I can.

Archimedes sat in his bath trying to solve a problem. As he sank deeper into the bath he “noticed” that the water level rose as he sank. The volume of irregular objects was thus solved and reportedly, he ran down the street naked screaming eureka! What was Archimedes trying to do? Solve a problem! It takes knowing that you can solve a problem before you waste time thinking about solving a problem. This is a result of I can get it, not I get it. While he was in the “can get” mode of thought he noticed that the water level rose as he sank and the famed “eureka” moment arrived.

When the brain is primed with “can get” then it becomes heightened for attention of details. Archimedes, primed with “can get” and again, primed with his “problem to be solve” was heightened for a solution. He was set up for—primed—a related trigger to the problem. The rise in water level became that trigger. His body displaced his irregular shape in the water. He could now measure the water displacement in a regular shaped container.

Here is the quote from my book promised last time:

“If everything I say is true, and it is true, then we must reexamine everything that we have for clues. The reason I say “we” is that I mean you. I have no real intention of doing so, so I should have written, “You must reexamine everything.” I plan to only reexamine one thing here, as I believe “I got it” is the most fruitful avenue. We humans quite possibly have learned proper so many things that our brains became specialized in getting it. That is, level one. Whether level two or level three thousand, they are all the same, as mentioned above. I get that I get that I get that I get that I get … It means nothing in reality. I suggest a different “species” of kind or a different “kind” of species of “I get it.” Let’s try on for size the notion of one of those “I got its” being “I got that I can get it” and see where that puts us.

After this thought, we can begin to see that nothing special must happen. It is simple in nature. It only requires time until this needed different species of “I get it” is hit upon and no other magic is required. It does not require finding any hidden traits or missed attributes of the brain, which stupid man cannot find or has not found yet, but look what it gives us in return. We can now call it questioning, as this is what it produces. Why does this happen this way?

Actually, for your information, as I was sitting here typing this, I was thinking about what the other ingredient might be. I typed in “why” and thought, No, because this would imply the species to be capable of questioning before consciousness arose. It might sound fearful to suppose that the first time a prototype human, not conscious, or only semiconscious, asked why, the full light came on and consciousness was born. I don’t believe it’s possible. However, a form of analyzing will avoid the questioning problem. I left this area of the book and thought about it. I get that I can get it was my epiphany, and it led me to believe this is the reason for “why,” or questioning in general. It also, which must be obvious to you by now, solves the biggest problem with my language origins. I get that I can alter, first calls and cries and then, shortly after, words. I have invented a huge word for this: wisdom. Well, I didn’t invent the word; I just called it a niche change to drive knowledge. Socrates is reported to have said, “Wisdom begins in wonder.”

You can purchase Tilogos: A Treatise on the Origins and Evolution of Language, here [Book]

Next weeks post will be on the selection for multiple orgasms!

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My eureka moment was well primed! Prime or priming is a word used in cognitive science to define being set up for a conclusion. When used in subliminal messages—words flashes before you below the conscious threshold—one word will prime your conscious for a target word. The hidden word “bank” might prime you for the word “money,” let’s say, as the answer to a question imposed later on. Or the word “bank” might prime you to guess the word “money” faster when shown to you just above the conscious threshold. These events are timed to within thousandths of a second while in brain scanners. There is a distinct subconscious/conscious correlation.

You can be primed to feel fuller before lunch. You can be primed to feel more generous in what you’re giving. You can also be primed to believe things which are less than true. The priming does not need to be below the conscious threshold. There are many commercials that tap into this process and we consumers are usually totally unaware. As they say: sex sells. The reason is, is that sex primes our “feel good” emotions and positively enforces the product being sold. Remarkably, even women are not immune to another sexy woman selling a product. There are many diet programs I could cite here. They have pictures of “perfect” bodies on woman and claim their diet and exercise product to be the cause. Some of these women have the “perfect” body and are born with it. There is no way these women have “weight issues” to speak of. Because they look sexy, they tap into, or prime, sexuality in women everywhere. “I want to look that sexy!”

In order for priming to work, there must be some mechanism in our nature to allow for it. It must bestow an advantage for survival. Priming, then, must have been selected for. This needs to be established before I can continue onto cognitive selection.

We need to start early in the evolution of species, but not too early as would necessitate a long explanation. If any animal saw a movement too rapid to pinpoint, the animal becoming primed would survive better. If say, the specimen in question had its senses heightened for another rapid movement, it might catch sight of the movement more accurately next time. Also, the movement priming would relay an advantage. The specimen would be ready to flee quicker than an unprimed specimen of the same species. If it were a wildcat getting ready to prance on a rabbit, then the primed rabbit would stand a better chance of survival. As soon as the movement was made again the primed rabbit would flee slightly more quickly than an unprimed rabbit. I have seen videos of predators being startled by their prey and running off due to the priming affect.

I think that this example makes it clear that natural selection would have something to favor in selecting for priming. Something has to occur before it can be selected for. Keeping an act of nervation stable for long enough—primed to fire again—under the same stimuli would hasten the next firing of the same neuron for the rapid movement. In the meantime, the priming would activate attention to the possible need to flee, consciously, or unconsciously. So, priming is a trait that would occur naturally making it selectable.

We should, when looking for the explanation of consciousness, apply the same principles. First it must occur naturally before it can become selected for. Cognition of cognition, or “I get that I get it” needs to have an occurrence, but more, it needs to have a primer. I will cover these in more detail in part two of this post next week. I will also share the actual quote from my [ book. ] The quote deals with the rise of consciousness in man. I hope you find it interesting!

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Global Warming

on April 22, 2016 in Uncategorized Comments Off

How real is global warming? There are a few different theories out there. Conspiracy theories dictate that it is just a big money grab and not reality. There is a lot to look at for a one-page post.

First the money grab. Keeping things at par, energy-wise, keeps the money going to the same pockets and creates a demand for more of the same carbon based products. Windmills, solar panels, and other “clean energy” alternatives can be made by any handyman and are not in enough demand—yet—to offset the loss of, say, oil money. If there is one thing for certain, money can never be underestimated. Yes, money is a factor. I am not convinced that taking money out of the picture would help solve the problem either. This only leaves speculation.

Second is the fact that the earth seems prone to ice ages every few thousand years anyway followed by general warm up. I am sure this is the case as the evidence bears it out. We do have swings in temperature over thousands and hundreds of thousands of years as intervals. This evidence it taken from several studies, ice cap layers, theories, and accumulated facts as well as from astronomy. Could we actually be due for a natural global warm-up period? One that would happen along the same time frame?

The third possibility is that man is, in fact, causing the global warming without any help from nature. We do emit many greenhouse gasses and we do damage the atmosphere unabashedly. Think holes in the ozone layers.

Where money is concerned, there can be no trust. Who do we believe?

In my opinion, the likely problem is both, a general warming trend and man. It would be an arrogant person, indeed, who would think that man has zero effect on this planet. My contention is that we are contributing to this global warming. With the world stuck on all-or-nothing thinking, have we overlooked our partial contributions? I think so and we should collectively own up to it. One cannot use fossil fuel at this rate and expect for nature to instantaneously deal with it.

My conclusion is that we still need to control our contributions in global warming. It might have happened anyway, but we are surely adding to the severity of it.

 

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The news, of late, has stories of spending millions of dollars on the search for extra-terrestrial life. Are aliens even possible? One question was asked not too long ago and was answered with its own uniqueness. Maybe all of the aliens are dead! It was a good article and I am sorry that I did not save it for referral here. Let’s take another look at what the possibilities are.

Forming a viable planet to live on is hard. This was the basis of the “they are all dead” theory. With the universe being so huge, it is inconceivable that we are the only planet with intelligent life. We cannot be the only planet in the entire universe that formed a viable planet. Some objections are that our galaxy is somewhat smaller than the universe and maybe we are the only planet in this galaxy viable enough to sustain life. Contact outside of our galaxy takes too long for a reply to our beacons.

There are other possibilities though. Any planet in our universe might be in the same place, developmentally speaking, as their time lines might be closer to that of earths evolution. They could either, be advance to us, or not at the same advancement as we are. If they are less intelligent than we are, then we will make no contact. If they are more advance in intelligence, then they, with certainty, would not want to make contact. This later point deserves to be explored.

Why would any intelligent being want to come to a planet, or contact one, in which would surely end in a war with them? We can barely survive our own destruction. I can see it now. They come here and every religion instantly wants to “save” them from eternal damnation. As if a God did not exist on their own planet and who already saved them. What if they wanted to “save” us form eternal damnation? That is one “world” war I want to stay away from. A catholic bishop has already volunteered to baptize them in the name of our Lord and Saviour, Christ Jesus, should they come here. If you believe the reports.

Our seeming inability to overcome deep prejudice of other peoples and religions are also a hindrance. How long before we become prejudice to those of other worlds?

They would be past the waste fossil fuel—rape the planet—stage, and surely look upon us as the savages we truly are, by comparison. If we were honest with ourselves, we would admit that us visiting an inferior planet would only be for their resources, covered in the mask of helping to prosper them as a world and saving them. Just by our own greed we might be smitten of their affections.

Why would life evolve anywhere in this universe that was different at some level? Different planet, different intelligence? Not likely! The theory of natural selection does not equate to different possible intelligence paths. You either come to know nature or you do not! That is the definition of intelligence. If life arises it is sure to become of high intelligence, given enough time.

There might be life out there, but we might need to overcome this world before ever hoping to make contact. I believe the universe is replete with life. We just need to learn how to live on the planet we evolved on, becoming humane, then strive to make contact with other worlds!

Should we use our monies to irradiate greed and prejudice through better education on gender differences, religious differences, racial differences, and the like—of which there are no true differences and make earth “the” place to visit?             

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Your brain is more sophisticated than hitherto suspected when it comes to answering questions. The well-established idiom “I know the answers. It’s the questions I don’t understand” has more bite than you know.

It is the main reason that yes and no questions are so hard to answer. If I were to ask you if you were hungry, the answer would be an easy one. Yes, you are hungry, or no, you are not hungry. The answer would likely come quickly and accurately. Your brain knows exactly which state your stomach is in at all times. If I were to ask you the same question differently, than your brain is now stuck.

What if I were to pose the question as: Are you hungry or full? There is one, and only one answer to this question. The answer is yes! You are either hungry or full! To answer no would be to state that you’re… What?  You’re neither hungry nor full, but indifferent, which would require more than a yes or no answer. The brain then, has more work to do to answer that question. It needs to analyze the actual question for information before it can set a proper answer. What is the question asking? The one question must be divided into two separate questions: Am I hungry? Am I full?  Then, there needs to be an assessment made on intension of the two separate questions—what is actually being asked here. Then the proper answer is produced: I am hungry. Take notice that the answer is neither yes nor no.

Try another question. “Ben has not called today?” which, I am guessing is a poorly translated question in this article:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/06/150617135403.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fmind_brain%2Flanguage_acquisition+%28Language+Acquisition+News+–+ScienceDaily%29

As it is, it is more of a statement then a question. More like you are telling another person that Ben did not call today. Correcting for poor grammar translation, I think, we can pose the question as “Did Ben not call today?” which I have heard spoken in everyday language. Because the word “not” is used, it would take longer, slightly, to understand this question over the proper question of “Did Ben call today?” requiring a yes or no answer. I feel that the “not” word, being negative in nature, and the negatively natured “no” for an answer conflict enough to force your brain to think before answering. Think double-negatives! The double-negative here being: not no—therefore yes.

I think, mainly, that slower responses to questions of this nature are in the poor construction of the questions and get picked on by linguistics by being made more complicated then needed. In reality, some simple, properly phrased questions do have yes or no answers. Some questions are actually produced to make you think first and supply a longer answer. Some questions are asked, not because you need to answer at all, but to bring to your mind that the asker caught you red-handed and wants you to know you were caught. The question would be phrased as: Did you just break that?

To end this post on a happy note, some questions are never intended to make any sense because there is either, no real way to ask the question, or there is a lack of knowledge to venture into a proper question.

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Why Platos Dichotomy?

on June 21, 2014 in Uncategorized Comments Off

Plato utilized both reason and spirituality or a separate soul in his thinking and it would fall under dualism nowadays. He often referred to the gods, myths and of course observations of self by an inner observer. This was so obvious with the shadows in the cave. The word dichotomy actually means a divided opinion or contradictory opinion.

This is not why I use this title.

Plato was famous, if for nothing else, his ability to construct conversations in a way as to extract knowledge form the readers themselves. While reading his many works I often found myself asking some similar questions as did His dear Socrates.

Whether Plato was right or wrong in his thinking he had the perfect talent for making knowledge obvious to the reader. He readily insisted that knowledge was an innate instinct; that by asking the right questions your mind already knew the answers. As it turns out, there are actually two forms of knowledge. One form is innate. Certain types of knowledge are contained within the genome and passed from generation to generation.

It is either neglected or purposely ignored by many, that, the ability to learn is actually innate within the genome. As far as platos’ thinking is concerned, he was right that we actually have two sources of awareness. There is an inward source of awareness: innate knowledge. There is an outward source of awareness: observation of an observer. The brain being the observer and capable of learning new information. Note: not limited to a brain.

The word dichotomy also means a contrast between two things which are different. Innate knowledge and accumulated knowledge are different in contrast, but both are true.

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It has been studied and well understood that among primates different sexual calls or cries of passion are used.

Stuart Semple analyzed copulation calls from seven different female baboons. Apparently, these copulation calls are very complex vocalizations. These mating calls contain information about the status of the male she is copulating with.  The acoustic sounds are more complex when copulating with higher ranking males. Supposedly to let lower ranking males know to stay away until the higher ranking male is gone. The sound produced is longer with the high ranking males.

The sound complexity also changes when she is closer to ovulation. Yet these calls are distinct to sexual reproduction and both the males and females know this little fact. The human female has a higher pitched voice when she is closer to ovulation. The human female does not have a call for copulation—that we men know of anyway.

If lengthening or shortening pitch or duration can change a copulation call in baboons, then why can’t the same apply to human speech? Not only can pitch change, but duration as well. If other primates can alter calls to indicate different copulation situations, then why can’t humans alter every call to communicate different situations?

We can! It’s called articulated speech.

So while we listen to the erotic calls of the wild we should be mindful not to get caught with our pants down.

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Mystic Stories

on May 28, 2014 in Uncategorized Comments Off

Commonly, the word myth is used to connote stories based on lies. As language evolves throughout time, false meanings attach themselves to words. Because myths are no longer believed to be true, they are defined as false stories dreamt up by the ancients. I have to give credit to our ancestors. They had very wild imaginations!

Mythology is studied as a sort of science, but not taken seriously as factual. It is studied more as an abstract of ancient peoples’ social behaviour.

The word myth, is in fact, not of false origins as mythologist would have you believe. The word has its meaning based within the same context as mystic, mystery, and magic, just to name three examples. Magic was used to express wisdom—not hocus pocus—and was held with great esteem. Mystic was a means of expressing inner knowledge—knowledge itself being defined differently than it is today. Mystery, well that’s a mystery!

Mythos is the Greek word used to denote a narrative. Myth in its original meaning meant to place facts into a narrative. As a whole, the meaning would resemble the following: to uncover facts from within ones inner knowledge or logic system (however flawed that was) combine them with the knowledge passed down from generation to generation and put them into a sequence of narrative that could be “reliably” and “accurately” repeated.

Who said that these myths were accurate and reliable? I don’t return to the study of mythology because I believe these stories true! I return time and again because these stories have so many flawed facts! For example, how many myths exclude the development of some form of wisdom?

Tell me again mommy how we came to be wise. Grandmother and Grandfather were… to the next generation it would become Great Grandmother and Great Grandfather were… Finally the most that could be said would be that the first man and first woman were…

Throw a few hard won facts together into any narrative and then define narrative as trying to create a coherent story from flawed or misunderstood facts. One should take ones studies seriously or not be bothered to study at all. Important insight into early human psychological states and psychological development ferment these myths. Not only psychology, but knowledge and language origins as well.

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A Study Worth Following

on April 5, 2014 in Uncategorized Comments Off

As I look for new material to write about, I find myself at a loss some weeks. Most scientific news or articles are redundant, too complex in scope, or the reverse, far too simple to write about in a blog post. I try to keep my post with a mixture of my own work and that of the mainstream sciences.

This magazine article is the best I’ve read in a while now. It also adds the bonus of confirming my own work on language. Certain combinations of sounds are preferred by all languages and have an added innate knowledge base. That is, they are learned quickly enough by infants to suspect the sounds carry innate meaning. This lends support to the theory of calls and cries becoming structured into our speech articulation.

As I wrote in my book: Tilogos: A Treatise on the Origins and Evolution of Language: due to the premature development of the infants brain—not fully developed at birth—calls and cries are not allowed full development. Instead, I suspect that infants, after hearing only articulated speech after birth, have their calls and cries knowledge, replaced with the shortened digitally articulated version.

They retain the knowledge, innate in development, of the sound/concept correlation, but replace the call or cry with the newer, shorter, digital sound. If this is not true on some level, then science has to explain why some combinations of phonemes hold power over other combinations (and I am being kind). The cause cannot be the ease of combination in any case! Natural selection does not care how hard sounds are to make. Natural selection only cares that the sounds have meaning and are acted upon.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140401102126.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=

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Value of the Past

on March 31, 2014 in Uncategorized Comments Off

The future, as far as natural selection is concerned, has no value. True, the future can be altered with every action done in the present: it is called niche change. Also true, anyone’s alterations or actions of niche change can alter the future—it does not need to be your changes.

In my estimation, future predictions of events are based upon past analysis of analogous and homologous experience. The future of your survival also relies upon your expert and precise knowledge of mathematical systems. Good thing only your subconscious brain needs to know these calculations right?

We need two terms if we are to understand this to be the case. Conscious past: the past you know and love, or are wise enough to hate, is the obvious one that everyone understands. The unconscious past, which is responsible for your survival, is less understood.

Unconscious past is based in innate instincts and fine-tuned with learning. By example, it is what teaches your nervous system to walk. It does not exclude representation of new data which is part of your conscious past, but it does keep the calculations out of your conscious mind or conscious brain.

To keep it simple for our understanding, the conscious brain does not need to know that 2x2x2 is the reason that your finger feels pain. The unconscious brain does need to know that 2x2x2 is why you cut your finger. We just need to understand that there are two different brains doing two different past event analysis.

The unconscious past is what makes the predictions about the time flow from present into future and automatically makes adjustments in your behavior. Your unconscious brain is where the knowledge of space/time relativity is stored and it is this that I refer to as brain relativity. It is considered past because you already know it. At the same time, it is present/future oriented. Confused?

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