Posted by Alan on December 09, 1998 at 22:34:03:
Before a question of contesting or conflicting minds can be understood we should first study differing minds.
A fisherman would not do well in a corn field or olive grove.Because each specialist requires a unique habit of muscle and nerve.
If we want corn and fish available in quantity we need different models,one for the fisherman's apprentice one for each of whatever else we want.
The human prayer for 'governing legal authority' (thank you Mr. Vice President) may have started with those first differences.
A student of a regional public mind should reach some of the same conclusions that students of other isolated regional minds attain.A claim to be the best for everyone based on a few or even a few hundred regional agreements is not very likely.
I don't see us today feeding each other concepts as much more or less than entertainment.Ever since I caught onto induction between people.Where one field of energy can change conditions in another field. The way a parent teaches, physically demonstrating to develop muscle memory.
Or maybe the unspoken transfer of understanding at a healing cerimony.
I've heard of Zen Masters physically striking students,
inducing an immediate and complete understanding of a thing or two.
I accept that a mind is an organization of one or more nervous systems to serve an end.If I can construct a device that serves an almost impossible end I only have to construct one of them.
I won't need to design and build a new personality every time I reach a goal.
I'm out of here
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