Kenneth Collins wrote in message
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>When it first came out, I enjoyed reading Dava Sobel's
>excellent account, _Longitude_, which told the story of John
>Harrison's efforts in perfecting the Chronometer.
>>The problem of "longitude" is analogous to the main problem that
>stood in the way of the going-forward of Neuroscience - the
>'coordinate' system was incompletely-reified.
>If you sit-in on it's presentation, keep alive in your mind the
>analogousness of the problem "longitude" and the problem of 4-D
>integration within nervous system function.
>>If you grasp the correlation, you'll gain new insight into into
>what's accomplished in NDT.
>>You might also want to pay-attention to the fact that what Harrison
>struggled to achieve was not the "measuring of 'time'", but coming
>with a way to cross-correlate ["integrate"] energy-flows.
which is exactly what nervous systems do, producing 'cognition',
'affect', 'volition' and all 'behavior', as a by-product, along with,
tragically, because the way it happens hasn't been generally
comprehended, 'prejudice'. [It's all esplained, sufficiently, in
>[...] the final episode of "The Rise and Fall of Jim
>Crow". I've caught all of the prior episodes, and will be watching
>tonight. Perhaps, in our various places across This Nation, we'll
>weep 'together', at what "Abstract Ignorance" works in our midst.
Note the ongoing source of progress that derives in "volition" [AoK,
But where is such in our present days?
k. p. collins