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Is thinking more like a thunderstorm or like a calculation?

Hutchinson hp at doitnow.com
Mon Mar 22 10:51:22 EST 1999


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On Mon, 22 Mar 1999 05:47:26 GMT, thefoolish at hotmail.com (thefool)
wrote:

>shalom :)
>
>thinking just is ...
>
>what ever you put after the is .. is your own autogenic metaphor to what ever
>you experience from thinking..
>
>and because it is a subjective experience, your metaphor to it can mean
>something to you, and something totally different to some1 else..
>
>if you don't know for yourself what is your exact metaphor for thinking..
>then you can do some exploring..
>
>(all of this is a new way of thinking for me... after finishing the 7days
>symbolic modeling and grovian metaphor therapy (www.devco.deamon.co.uk  for
>articles and explanations about it and about clean language) ..
>and it sure gives a total different view on ppl and their systems!!!)
>
>take care and stay happy
>Mik.
>
>
>On Sat, 20 Mar 1999 19:23:14 GMT, friendly "Bisqwit (Joel Yliluoma)"
><joelhy at evitech.fi> wrote:
>
>>I don't think thinking is like a thunderstorm.
>>It is not like a calculation, but it is nearer.
>>Thinking - and logical decisions - when brains make a
>>decision, it is always data comparing.
>>
>>You have a group of assertions, and then you put them
>>into balance - whichever weights most, it helps making
>>the decision.
>>When you sit on chair and hear a sound from outside,
>>you choose between assertions:
>>  - It is comformtable to sit - don't leave
>>  - You are curious to know about the sound source - leave
>>  - You can not recognize the sound - investigate it
>>  - It is good weather outside - leave
>>  - You have sat for a long time,
>>    it would be good to go out - leave
>>  - You have important job to do - don't leave
>>  - You have a cat sleeping in your arms
>>    and do not want to wake it. - don't leave.
>>
>>Then you multiply then results for the assertion tests
>>by some constants... With the 'how'-factors.
>>Then, if 'leave' wins, you leave. Otherwise you stay.
>>If they are in balance, you think about it until you
>>decide something or something else comes to your mind.
>>
>>I don't know how does this work on the biological level,
>>but I don't find it difficult to think about.
>>
>>Sorry if I did not give you anything new to think about,
>>but I found the topic (subject) interesting and wanted
>>to write this. I read the comp.ai.neural-nets group
>>and have no experience of neural nets programming.
>
>
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