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Why is this planet capable of supporting life?
It sits in orbit around a sun at just the right distance and just the right angle bringing sunlight to this third rock from the sun which brings chemical/life reactions in both atmosphere and surface.
We are in a relationship with the earth ……..we take life giving substance from the earth and in return we should give back to the earth in order for the cycle to continue to support life. (lol not yet but this is the Shamanic way)
Why am I here in a Eden of Oxygen/Carbon Dioxide/Water/Salt/nitrogen etc etc that supports life on earth??
So…if I go way back I must be related to other mammals and primates and for that matter single cell creatures who survived long enough to reproduce….never mind all the humans Grandfathers and Grandmothers who met and survived long enough to reproduce. Crazy.
Also...Child is a result of parents which breaks down to 4 GP which breaks down to Great Grand Parents…….Grand mother has two…..Grandfather has two…parents which translates into 8 greatgrand parents…meeting and living long enough to reproduce …….in order to have my grand parents in order to have me (child)………..those 8 greatgrandparents each have two parents that lived long enough to reproduce and have my Great grandparents……..all 8 of them……..which brings the number to 16…..Great Great grandparents……then 32….then 64…..then 128…then 256…..then 512……then 1024……then 2048…..etc
The best known form of imprinting is filial imprinting, in which a young animal learns the characteristics of its parent. It is most obvious in nidifugous birds, who imprint on their parents and then follow them around. It was first reported in domestic chickens, by the 19th century amateur biologist Douglas Spalding. It was rediscovered by the early ethologist Oskar Heinroth, and studied extensively and popularised by his disciple Konrad Lorenz working with greylag geese. Lorenz demonstrated how incubator-hatched geese would imprint on the first suitable moving stimulus they saw within what he called a "critical period" between 13-16 hours shortly after hatching. Most famously, the goslings would imprint on Lorenz himself (more specifically, on his wading boots), and he is often depicted being followed by a gaggle of geese who had imprinted on him. Filial imprinting is not restricted to animals that are able to follow their parents, however; in child development the term is used to refer to the process by which a baby learns who its mother and father are. The process is recognised as beginning in the womb, when the unborn baby starts to recognise its parents' voices (Kissilevsky et al, 2003).
The question of how human an animal is (especially a pet dog
or cat) never ceases to divide scientists from laypersons—and
one scientist from another. In terms of the present theory, the
differences between domesticated primates (humans) and other
domesticated animals are virtually nil, as long as we are talking
only about the first two circuits. (Since most people spend most
of their time on these primitive circuits, the differences are often
68 Prometheus Rising
much less obvious than the similarities.) Real differences begin
to appear when the third, semantic circuit enters the picture.
reply to post by morg9000
It made me think but I have to edge towards the hardware.. Though I work in IT and tend to support both, My main computer is cooled via "Vinegar" using a 240 volt maxi jet pump.
Generally speaking, these techniques are meant to provide the basic necessities for human life: fire, water, food, shelter, habitat, AND the needs to think straight, to signal for help, to navigate safely, to avoid unpleasant interactions with animals and plants, and for first aid.
Originally posted by morg9000
reply to post by whiteraven
I have to say yes to that. I think we're all robots in one way or another. Slaves to the monetary system depending on our status or level of standing.
There are definately more important things to our lives I believe.
Originally posted by whiteraven
Me....a robot.....I deny it!
Originally posted by bsbray11
Originally posted by whiteraven
Me....a robot.....I deny it!
but there must always be some kind of automation in there so long as we are human I suppose.
While there is no single correct definition of "robot", a typical robot will have several or possibly all of the following properties.
It is artificially created.
It can sense its environment, and manipulate or interact with things in it.
It has some ability to make choices based on the environment, often using automatic control or a preprogrammed sequence.
It is programmable.
It moves with one or more axes of rotation or translation.
It makes dexterous coordinated movements.
It moves without direct human intervention.
It appears to have intent or agency.
The last property, the appearance of agency, is important when people are considering whether to call a machine a robot, or just a machine. (See anthropomorphism for examples of ascribing intent to inanimate objects.)
The first reference in Western literature to mechanical servants appears in Homer's Iliad. In Book XVIII, Hephaestus, god of fire, creates new armor for the hero Achilles, assisted by robots. According to the Rieu translation, "Golden maidservants hastened to help their master. They looked like real women and could not only speak and use their limbs but were endowed with intelligence and trained in handwork by the immortal gods." Of course, the words "robot" or "android" are not used to describe them, but they are nevertheless mechanical devices human in appearance.
The most prolific author of stories about robots was Isaac Asimov (1920–1992), who placed robots and their interaction with society at the center of many of his works. Asimov carefully considered the problem of the ideal set of instructions robots might be given in order to lower the risk to humans, and arrived at his Three Laws of Robotics: a robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm; a robot must obey orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law; and a robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law. These were introduced in his 1942 short story "Runaround", although foreshadowed in a few earlier stories. Later, Asimov added the Zeroth Law: "A robot may not harm humanity, or, by inaction, allow humanity to come to harm"; the rest of the laws are modified sequentially to acknowledge this.
From Robert Anton Wilson's
Cosmic Trigger: Final Secret of the Illuminati
I. THE BIO-SURVIVAL CIRCUIT
This invertebrate brain was the first to evolve (2 to 3 billion years ago) and is the first activated when a human infant is born. It programs perception onto an either-or grid divided into nurturing-helpful Things (which it approaches) and noxious-dangerous Things (which it flees, or attacks). The imprinting of this circuit sets up the basic attitude of trust or suspicion which will ever after trigger approach or avoidance.
II. THE EMOTIONAL CIRCUIT
This second, more advanced bio-computer formed when vertebrates appeared and began to compete for territory (perhaps 500,000,000 B.C.). In the individual, this bigger tunnel-reality is activated when the DNA master-tape triggers the metamorphosis from crawling to walking. As every parent knows, the toddler is no longer a passive (bio-survival) infant but a mammalian politician, full of physical (and psychic) territorial demands, quick to meddle in family business and decision-making. Again the first imprint on this circuit remains constant for life (unless brainwashed) and identifies the stimuli which will automatically trigger dominant, aggressive behavior or submissive, cooperative behavior. When we say that a person is behaving emotionally, egotistically or 'like a two-year-old,' we mean that s/he is blindly following one of the tunnel-realities imprinted on this circuit.
If you look at these ideas it would seem that if we live in these two circuits....with dominance by the second one then a ruler would be able to control the masses via the first two circuits.
These human traits have been understood and manipulated by governments for thousands of years.
911...activated the first circuit....by its very name and nature.
The second circuit was activated in mass after 911.
I am included in having these two basic human traits activated during and after 911.
III. THE DEXTERITY-SYMBOLISM CIRCUIT
This third brain was formed when hominid types began to differentiate from other primate stock (circa 4-5 million B.C.) and is activated for the linear left-lobe functions of the brain, determines our normal modes of artifact-manufacture and conceptual thought, i.e., third circuit 'mind.'
It is no accident, then, that our logic (and our computer-design) follows either-or, binary structure of these circuits. Nor is it an accident that our geometry, until the last century, has been Euclidean. Euclid's geometry, Aristotle's logic and Newton's physics are meta-programs synthesizing and generalizing first brain forward-back, second brain up-down and third brain right-left programs.
This circuit or human trait can be suspended or impeded during times of stress.
Soldiers/actors/musicians/journeymen techs etc are taught to override the first two in order to carry out the dextarity needed to accomplish tasks.
ie...Stage fright/ actor/musician know the part so well that they are able to perform even under great stress as the imprint of left/right/forward/back/up/down is now "second nature".
IV. THE SOCIAL-SEXUAL CIRCUIT
The fourth brain, dealing with the transmission of tribal or ethnic culture across generations, introduces the fourth dimension, time.
Since each of these tunnel-realities consists of biochemical imprints or matrices in the nervous system, each of them is specifically triggered by neuro-transmitters and other drugs.
NOTICE how drugs that stimulate the first four circuits, which are already activated, tend to be dangerously addictive, roughly ordered ascending from the first circuit. -deoxy
To activate the first brain take an opiate. Mother Opium and Sister Morphine bring you down to cellular intelligence, bio-survival passivity, the floating consciousness of the newborn. (This is why Freudians identify opiate addiction with the desire to return to infancy.)
To activate the second tunnel-reality, take an abundant quantity of alcohol. Vertebrate territorial patterns and mammalian emotional politics immediately appear when the booze flows, as Thomas Nashe intuitively realized when he characterized the various alcohol states by animal labels: "ass drunk," "goat drunk," "swine drunk," "bear drunk," etc.
To activate the third circuit, try coffee or tea, a high-protein diet, speed or coc aine.
The specific neurotransmitter for circuit four has not been synthesized yet, but it is generated by the glands after pubescence and flows volcanically through the bloodstreams of adolescents.
NONE OF THESE TERRESTRIAL DRUGS CHANGE BASIC BIOCHEMICAL IMPRINTS. The behaviors which they trigger are those which were wired into the nervous system during the first stages of imprint vulnerability. The circuit II drunk exhibits the emotional games or cons learned from parents in infancy. The circuit III "mind" never gets beyond the permutations and combinations of those tunnel-realities originally imprinted, or abstractions associated with the imprints through later conditioning. And so forth.
But all this Pavlovian-Skinnerian robotism changes drastically and dramatically when we turn to the right lobe, the future circuits and extraterrestrial chemicals.
Study the Skinner pigeons.
Skinner taught them to be superstitious.
Look at Pavlov.
His dogs began to salivate with the ringing of the dinner bell.
The people who control society are aware of the results of fear, auto response, superstition etc as they have trained armys for years in order to help them overcome and conquer those who do not understand the above.
The Catholic Church is very aware of these ideas. They lobby goverments to use these ideas to advance thier ideas on the populace.
V. THE NEUROSOMATIC CIRCUIT
When this fifth "body-brain" is activated, flat Euclidean figure-ground configurations explode multi-dimensionally. Gestalts shift, in McLuhan's terms, from linear VISUAL SPACE to all-encompassing SENSORY SPACE. A hedonic turn-on occurs, a rapturous amusement, a detachment from the previously compulsive mechanism of the first four circuits. I turned this circuit on with pot and Tantra.
This fifth brain began to appear about 4,000 years ago in the first leisure-class civilizations and has been increasing statistically in recent centuries (even before the Drug Revolution), a fact demonstrated by the hedonic art of India, China, Rome and other affluent societies. More recently, Ornstein and his school have demonstrated with electroencephalograms that this circuit represents the first jump from the linear left lobe of the brain to the analogical right lobe.
The opening and imprinting of this circuit has been the preoccupation of "technicians of the occult"—Tantric shamans and hatha yogis. While the fifth tunnel-reality can be achieved by sensory deprivation, social isolation, physiological stress or severe shock (ceremonial terror tactics, as practiced by such rascal-gurus as Don Juan Matus or Aleister Crowley), it has traditionally been reserved to the educated aristocracy of leisure societies who have solved the four terrestrial survival problems.
About 20,000 years ago, the specific fifth brain neurotransmitter was discovered by shamans in the Caspian Sea area of Asia and quickly spread to other wizards throughout Eurasia and Africa. It is, of course, cannabis. Weed. Mother Mary Jane.
It is no accident that the pot-head generally refers to his neural state as "high" or "spaced-out." The transcendence of gravitational, digital, linear, either-or, Aristotelian, Newtonian, Euclidean, planetary orientations (circuits I-IV) is, in evolutionary perspective, part of our neurological preparation for the inevitable migration off our home planet, now beginning. This is why so many pot-heads are STAR TREK freaks and science fiction adepts. (Berkeley, California, certainly the Cannabis Capital of the U.S., has a Federation Trading Post on Telegraph Avenue, where the well-heeled can easily spend $500 or more in a single day, buying STAR TREK novels, magazines, newsletters, bumper stickers, photographs, posters, tapes, etc., including even complete blueprints for the starship ENTERPRISE.)
The extraterrestrial meaning of being "high" is confirmed by astronauts themselves; 85% of those who have entered the free-fall zero gravity describe "mystic experiences" or rapture states typical of the neurosomatic circuit. "No photo can show how beautiful Earth looked," raves Captain Ed Mitchell, describing his Illumination in free-fall. He sounds like any successful yogi or pot-head. No camera can show this experience because it is inside the nervous system.
FREE-FALL, AT THE PROPER EVOLUTIONARY TIME, TRIGGERS THE NEUROSOMATIC MUTATION, Leary believes. Previously this mutation has been achieved "artificially" by yogic or shamanic training or by the fifth circuit stimulant, cannabis. Surfing, skiing, skin-diving and the new sexual culture (sensuous massage, vibrators, imported Tantric arts, etc.) have evolved at the same time as part of the hedonic conquest of gravity. The Turn-On state is always described as "floating," or, in the Zen metaphor, "one foot above the ground."
As you look at this human trait we soon see why governments try to control certain movements.
Look at China and Tibet.
Look at the 60's and Nixon...Johnson and the killing of JFK.
Look at non linier thought.
Look at the killing of John Lennon.
The goverment would lose control of the populace if this human trait gained acendacy in the populace.
Let us look at ancient rulers reaction to the 5th human trait.
Marijuana, from its stronghold in India, moved westward through Persia, Assyria and Arabia by 500 A.D. With the rising power of Islam, marijuana flourished flourished in a popular form as hashish. In 1378, the Emir Soudon Sheikhouni tried to end the use of Indian hashish by destroying all such plants, and imprisoning all users (first removing their teeth for good measure). Yet in a few years marijuana consumption had increased.
[edit on 30-12-2008 by whiteraven]
The activation of this circuit or human trait comes with Shaman Training (look at Buddhists, early pre Constantinople Christianity) tantric, pot, martial art training etc.
The issue we face as we venture into the 5th element is those who refuse to see it will want to "kill" it as it frightens them to the very core.
The Post Nicene Council saw this, then, out of fear burned all Gnostic books and hunted/tortured/killed Gnostic Christians in order to maintain control of the movement started by Jesus Christ.
The dangerous teaching of Christ have been watered down and rendered toothless when the Church/Bible/Religious leaders took over the movement.
First they tried to kill the early Christians.
Secondly they tried to bring them into the government fold...which they did and then systematically rendered early Christianity harmless; which early Christianity, by its very nature activated the 5th circuit via the Holy Spirit (read book of acts) scaring Romans into disarming it via inclusion after they discovered that they could not kill it.
I am not trying to convert anyone to Christianity. Lol
What I am trying to do is make some aware of this 5th circuit, this most wonderful of human traits.
Human beings (domesticated primates) are symbol-using creatures;
which means, as the pioneer semanticist, Korzybski, noted,
that those who rule symbols, rule us.
If Moses, Confucius, Buddha, Mohammed, Jesus and St. Paul
can be considered living influences—and they are: look around
the world—this is only because their Signal has been carried to
us by human symbol systems. These systems include words, artworks,
music, rituals and unrecognized rituals ("games") through
which culture is transmitted. Marx and Hitler, Newton and
Socrates, Shakespeare and Jefferson, etc. continue to "rule" parts
of humanity in the same way—through the semantic circuit.
We are ruled even more, and even less consciously, by the
inventors of the wheel, the plow, the alphabet, even the Roman
reply to post by nerbot
I am the programmer and technician.
Originally posted by whiteraven
reply to post by nerbot
I am the programmer and technician.
If you are then you are a very rare bird.
In order to be the tech and writer of your own personal software you would first need to overcome the inclinations of your early biological imprints.
If you truly have i applaud and need to learn from you....which I am very, very open to doing.