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which do you like more +?  0+000 or 0+002 +?

may email ecdysone {AT} eusocial.com your selection.
[please also include your name]

nn \\ the story in the cup of life


The problem is not information overload. There is always too much information.
It is the misdirected search for meaning.

"Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the center cannot hold;" (Yeats, 19..)

A private + dreamful chaos

The signs which make up the code of the circuit between two 
individuals unlock the contents of the brain of each.

Our models are designed to simulate select logical functions of the 
individual brain. In this they neglect the most important function of 
brains, which is to interact with each other to form families and 
societies (Fischer 1990; Brothers 1990), as shown by the necessity 
for acculturation and education in bringing young people to maturity. 
Meaning arises in social relations. It comes from inspired visions of 
isolated individuals only after they have been communicated. Yet each 
person is terribly alone. Why is this so? How can isolation be 

"Though my experience is not the whole world, that world appears in 
my experience and, so far as it exists there, it is my state of mind" 
(Leibniz 1947)

Eighty percent of what any LGN cell listens to comes not from the 
retina, but from the dense interconnectedness of other regions of the 

  "When humans think seriously they think abstractly. They conjure up 
simplified pictures of reality called concepts.theories. models. 
paradigms" (Huntington 1993) codes. signs.

Everything which exists is a projection of a brain.
All of us are the fantasy of 'dreaming butterflies'.
All knowledge originates in the brains of individuals.

Each mind begins within itself to construct its world view and comes 
later to the realization that other minds must exist, so that the 
initial position of every mind must be solipsistic (Rollins 1967)

If knowledge is expressed in a private language within each mind,
how can it be shared and verified as being the same in each mind?

Rainer Maria Rilke (1982) described the way in which individuals 
resonate together in his poem "Liebeslied":

                 Yet all that touches us, you and me,
                 takes us together like a violin bow,
                 that draws one voice from two strings.
                 On what instrument are we strung?
                 And which violinist has us in hand?
                 O sweet song.


Genghis Khan's first flag was simply white. Subsequently a black moon 
was added. 

Learning is that by which intentional structures stretch forth and 
change themselves through self-organizing, chaotic dynamics. We infer 
that neurohumoral mechanisms exist in mammals for unlearning by a 
meltdown of intentional beliefs without loss of procedural and 
declarative memories, which enables understanding between self 
organizing brains by cooperative actions. We experience this as 
falling in love.

... dissolved into laughter, they play.

Telemedicina is a distractive software program authored with 
NATO.0+55. It performs a real-time two dimensional FFT on characters 
or words entered via speech recognition, computer keyboard, sensors 
or text harvested from the Internet.
The resultant visuals delineate the video-alphabet. Single letters 
may be data.based as static images. Words or sentences may be 
data.based as films (above examples) or static images. Likewise 
paragraphs or stories may be data.based as films or static images.
Much as one can translate from one language to one other via software 
programs it may be desirable to translate from one video-alphabet to 
one other.

Were one to learn a video-alphabet would one then locate sentences, 
per chance stories, on ceilings, windows, just as now one locates 
shapes reminiscent of real-life or imaginary data?
Would one be able to read a garden, a plant, a tree's bark? If so, 
would our maps change?
Would one's 'own' skin become the domain of stories within stories? (read me?)
Would anyone prefer a video-alphabet to the state prescribed one?
Would humans 'speak' in video-sentences? Would they communicate 
differently? In what ways? Would new languages evolve? Would a 
video-language differ from sign language?

I have always liked to dance but had no reason to. Now I see that 
dancing with you is a quintessential means to bridge the asolipsistic 
I can extend my mental fingers and in turn be touched by mental 
processes in your mind. I conclude that philosophers and physicists 
may not comprehend brains until they follow Nietzsche in learning to 

... lets dance.

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