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k p Collins kpaulc at [----------]earthlink.net
Fri Jan 9 06:15:12 EST 2004


Hi,

<orkeltatte at hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> "k p  Collins" <kpaulc@[----------]earthlink.net> wrote in message
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> > <orkeltatte at hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> > > "k p  Collins" <kpaulc@[----------]earthlink.net> wrote in message
> >  news:<D2RKb.13553$6B.13518 at newsread1.news.atl.earthlink.net>...
> > >
> > > You know of course ,that the question of the possibility of a free
> > > will as opposed to the deterministic point of view, still is a
> > > philosophically unresolved and "hot" question?
> >
> > Physical reality is Deterministic.
> >
> > And Free Will is physically-real be-cause physical reality is,
> > in fact, Deterministic.
> >
> > It would only be in a non-Deterministic 'universe' that 'free
> > will' would be Impossible.
> >
> > In a Deterministic universe, although one cannot choose
> > with respect to all variables, one can, in fact, still choose.
> >
> > In a non-Determinic 'universe' there exists no possibility
> > of 'choice'.
> >
> > The difference is subtle, but sufficient.
> >
> > How do I know physical reality is Deterministic?
> >
> > All available evidence substantiates that the one-way flow
> > of energy from order to dis-order that is what's =described=
> > by 2nd Thermo [WDB2T] permeates physical reality at all
> > scales.
> >
> > What if I've not experienced the stuff of some place, within
> > physical reality, in which WDB2T does not hold?
> >
> > With respect to such, on the basis of all available evidence,
> > I Choose :-]
>
> I must admit, that I don´t quite follow your line of reasoning.
> I can , to the best of my knowledge, agree that the universe is
> organized in a lawbinded way - even chaos follows rules(?)
> But when you state "free will" as a fact, it is ,IMHO,presupposed that
> to execute an action of free will the actor has total knowledge of all
> alternativ actions and their outcome when choosing? If not, there
> could be unkown variables biasing the choice, hence not really an
> action of free will?

There could be.

It's just that WDB2T is extremely-dependable.

All available evidence substantiates that it is
absolutely-dependable.

There is not a single known contradiction.

But there could be some contradiction that just remains
unknown. An unknown-unknown. "Unk-unk".

Do I respond to all known evidence, or to the
could-be unk-unk?

I respond to the former, and allow for the latter.

And that's the best I can do.

>
> > > "What is greater - to think "right" or think "free"?
> >
> > Th think in a way that 'moves toward' Truth - both are in-it.
> >
> > > My personal standpoint on this is that there is no "right" hence it
> > > must be greater to think free.
> >
> > 'Move toward' Truth, be as Free as one can be.
> >
> > As far as 'being right' goes, it's irrelevant, as long as one does,
> > in fact, 'move toward' Truth.
> >
> > How does one 'move toward' Truth?
> >
> > How does one know the direction in which to 'move'
> > in order to 'move toward' Truth?
> >
> > Within physical reality, one 'moves away from' WDB2T.
> >
> > 'Moving toward' Truth is 'moving toward' least-dis-order.
> >
> > It's Easy.
> >
> > All one has to do is 'range-widely' enough to see beyond
> > local order-'maximums' - 'climb' WDB2T, and, from 'there'
> > see where it's good to 'move toward' the further 'climbing'
> > that's always out-there.
> >
> > [BTW, in the sense invoked, here, "order" is not some
> > 'dictatorial' stuff. That kind of 'order' is as a straight-jacket.
> >
> > In the sense invoked here, "order" is that which enables one
> > to do-more than one can, 'presently', do - which is 'just'-the-
> > opposite of enduring 'dictatorship' [or 'wearing" a straight-jacket].
> >
> > And why the seeking of such "order" is Worthy is that, 'moving
> > toward' it, simultaneously, enables one to not only allow others
> > to 'move toward' it, but to assist others in 'moving toward' it.
> >
> > All 'automatically' - because it's in-it that imposing dis-order
> > uon others imposes dis-order upon one's self.]
> >
> > Easy choice.
> >
> > Just makes stuff that would negatively impact one's Being, anyway,
> > un-choosable.
> >
> > Easy choice.
> >
> > Why would I want to 'impose-dis-order' upon myself?
> >
> > > The argument against -is that we (humans) can´t think free , limited
> > > as we are from our biological - genetical organism , thinking are more
> > > or less restrained and determined.  So any standpoint is hard to
> > > defend with ordinary logical reasoning. It is also said, that man can
> > > not define himself because we can´t be objective in the true sense of
> > > the word , only strive towards the objective position.
> >
> > Yeah, I know all about the 'supposed-to-be's.
>
> I don´t, please enlight me on the "supposed-to-be´s"
>
> > It's just that I see them for what they are: ancient Erroneous
> > presuppositions that gained their 'existences' through their
> > being actualized within behavior =before= anyone understood
> > how nervous systems process information.
>
> Please be more specific on "ancient"

"Ancient": Going right back to the dawn of
the existence of Humans, and including everything
that's occurred since - where ever how nervous
systems process information was not understood.

So, in a sense, "ancient" is 'now'. It's not a measure
in 'time', but a measure in understanding.

Ancient Erroneous stuff gets passed-down, inter-
generationally via 'blindly'-automated interactive
dynamics.

One person says or does something that 'makes
sense' to another, so the other person 'replicates'
the behavior within his own experience.

And the 'habit' of it is recorded by 'blindly'-automated
neural processes that occur within nervous systems.

This happens be-cause nervous systems 'seek', always
to minimize the activation that occurs within them. [When
'thrill' is sought, it is sought because, in its absence, the
'level' of activation has creeped-up beyond a threshold -
because an absence of focussing experiential demands
allows nervous systems to 'run-free'. This condition is
experienced as "boredom", and seeking a 'thrill' elimin-
ates it.]

Anyway, it's easy to sww why nervous systems always
'seek' to minimize the activation that is occurring within
them. If, for instance, I am to convey information to you,
as I'm doing now, as I type, [and, later, send] this msg,
all the activation that would result in my fingers typing
any nonsense 'words' must be eliminated, else I'll com-
municate nothing to you.

Just those neurons that are necessary to drive the
muscles controlling my hands [arms, trunk, neck, eyes,
etc.], and through which this sentence I'm writing is
typed out - this particular sentence, conveying this
particular thought - can be active, and all other neurons
must be relatively less-active - else I'll not type this
sentence or convey this thought.

When anyone experiences anything, and that experience
is accompanied by such decreases in neural activation,
whatever it is tends to be automatically 'remembered',
and used, again automatically, as a 'template' that guides
convergence upon subsequent minimal activation which
underpins this or that manifestation of behavior.

It's all very-serious because different groups of people
experience such with respect to relatively-distinct
collective interactive dynamics - simply because folks
tend to interact amongst people who are physically
'nearest' to them.

So, one group will converge upon the minimal activation
that their nervous systems 'seek' with respect to one
set of behavioral propensities.

But, via the very same neural dynamics, another group
will converge upon minimal activation that their nervous
systems seek with respect to another set of behavioral
propensities.

And, when members of the two groups meet [if ever
they do], the behaviors that they will each manifest
will tend to cause the neural activation that the members
of 'the other group' experiences to become non-minimal.

And, since how and why this happens within nervous
systems is not comprehended, the folks involved in
this 'discordant' interaction 'feel' that the 'other' folks
are 'wrong'.

Do you see why it's all very-serious?

The same thing is happening within both sets of
nervous systems, but it generates this 'alarm'
condition. And this 'alarm' condition is what has
spawned all War that's occurred amongst Humans.

All that Destruction.

All founded in absence-of-understanding with
respect to nervous system function.

=That= is "ancient Erroneous" stuff to which
I referred in my prior comments [quoted above].

"Ancient" is a measure of absence-of-understanding.

I understand the traditional usage - "olden days".

But, to me, if there's no understanding of the
minimal-activation stuff I briefly discussed above,
then it's "ancient".

Haphazadrly-accumulated, 'blindly'-automated,
handed-down-unquestioningly - and, no matter
what it is, if it was acquired in absence-of-under-
standing of how and why nervous systems proc-
ess information by seeking minimal activation,
like a 'time-bomb', waiting to go off, destructively.

Look at the travails which 'presently' confront
Humanity through the 'lens' of what's here, any
you'll see that all of the Tragedy inherent derives
in the 'blindly'-automated nervous system dynamics
that I've discussed.

"Ancient Erroneous" stuff, carried down to the
'present', wreaking havoc, even in the 'here-and-now'.

"Ancient Erroneous" stuff, left uncomprehended, is
the most-dangerous stuff there is.

It 'presently' threatens the Survival os Humanity.

Such 'Power' attributed to nothing-but-absence-
of-understanding!

Forgive me, Please, for this lengthy answer to your
question about "ancient".

All this is "ancient".

>
> > After one understands how nervous systems process information,
> > these 'supposed-to-be's just become the objects of Sorrowfully-
> > reverent [because of the Tragedy that Humanity has inflicted
> > upon itself] 'hilarious' stuff.
> >
> > >
> > > >
> > > > If folks do not become involved, in the end, all I can do is
> > > > take that at its face-value.
> > >
> > > THat would be a reasonable and pragmatic point of view.
> > >
> > > > To do otherwise would be Failing with respect to the Need
> > > > to Guard Free Will.
> > > >
> > > > This said, yes, I do, routinely, apply, hopefully, gentle-enough,
> > > > 'force'.
> > >
> > > That would be disrespectful to others right of executing their free
> > > will.
> >
> > When one understands how nervous systems process information,
> > one  sees that it's not only not-disrespectful, it's actually a
goodness -
> > be-cause doing such =gently= activates the biological reward mech-
> > anisms within nervous systems, and because one knows that, sometimes,
> > nervous systems just have to be lifted-up above the 'walls' that
'contain'
> > them.
> >
> > What's Disrespectful is to allow folks to suffer stuff that they do not
> > have to suffer.
>
> What about folks right to their own destiny and freedom of choice?
> What says I better understand what is good for them than they
> themselves?
>
> > One must be careful, though, because there's only a relatively-narrow
> > 'band' in which such 'lifting-up' can actually occur.
> >
> > 'Push' too hard, and it's in the way that nervous systems process
> > information that that is not only Disrespectful, but Hurtful [and
> > imposing dis-order - through which one imposes dis-order
> > upon one's self, as above.]
> >
> > >
> > > > This, be-cause there's a =lot= of Free Will that Needs Guarding.
> > >
> > > Illogical with respect to my above statement.
> >
> > I was discussing with particular respect to whether or not folks
> > have had opportunity to choose with respect to NDT and TH [my
> > research subjects], and just pointing out that there are many more
> > folks who've not had such opportunity than have had such opportunity.
> >
> > >
> > > > The Innocents out number those who've had opportunity to
> > > > Choose by orders of magnitude.
> > >
> > > Everybody is "innocent"
> >
> > Not True.
> >
> > Folks who've not had the opportunity to choose are Innocent.
> >
> > The rest are probably, but not necessarily, Victims of the
> > 'supposed-to-be's.
> >
> > >
> > > > So I can't just 'give-up'.
> > > >
> > >  Right on that one!
> > >
> > > > I'm Obligated to work-at-it.
> > >
> > > Self applied obligations we form in discurs with our conscience.
> >
> > How such 'discourse' happens within nervous systems is explained
> > in AoK, Ap7 [but all of AoK is needed for first-comprehension].
> >
> > > My point would be that the only obligation there is - is to live as
> > > happily as I possibly can.
> > > And this is a tuff one - because of my discurse with my conscience.
> >
> > Try what's above.
> >
> > One cannot 'be happy' if one's actions do not allow others to
> > 'be happy' [it's the "order" vs. "dis-order" stuff, above, and its
> > relationship with Truth].
>
> That is excactly one of the things I mean when I say it is a tuff one
> - many variables to consider as well.

That's the Worth inherent in understanding how
nervous systems process information.

It transforms 'Difficulty' into Ease.

I know that all I have to do is give folks the
means to eliminate the dis-order that's mercilessly
ravaged their Living.

And I know that all I have to do to do that is
teach folks how nervous systems process information.

So I do.

It's Easy.

I Give Happiness :-]

To myself, and to everyone else.

>
> > > > The other thing is that I understand that redefining what it is to
be
> > > > Human constitutes some non-trivial Work. And, since that Work
> > > > has to occur across nervous systems, I've got to 'wait' for nervous
> > > > systems other than my own to do the Work that can only be done
> > > > within =their= nervous systems.
> > > >
> > > > You know?
> > >
> > >  I think so.
> > >
> > > >
> > > > It's just that Free Will =must= be Guarded.
> > > > OK?.
> > > >
> > > > ken [k. p. collins]
> > >
> > > See my reasoning above about the impossibility of "free will"
> >
> > See my reasoning, above, which demonstrates the Possibility :-]
> >
> > >
> > > Orkeltatte
> >
> > Thank You for your reply - I enjoyed it.
> >
> > ken [k. p. collins]
> >
> > >
> > > > "k p Collins" <kpaulc@[----------]earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > > > news:PpQKb.13427$6B.10391 at newsread1.news.atl.earthlink.net...
> > > > > I received the earlier copy of your post.
> > > > >
> > > > > ken
> > > > >
> > > > > <orkeltatte at hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > > > > news:84da9680.0401070004.56649c0e at posting.google.com...
> > > > > > [...]
>
> Orkeltatte

Forgive me Please, for also being a bit 'light-hearted'
as I've discussed.

It's just that, these 'days', it seems to me that folks
are beginning to understand.

Joy all around?

I Hope so.

Cheers,

ken [k. p. collins]





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