In the News with Analysis

Kenneth Collins k.p.collins at
Wed Jun 19 22:08:54 EST 2002

White House Condemns Bombings but Says Peace Must Be Pursued, By DAVID STOUT

there are a few things that must be kept in the forefront of folks'

1. interactive dynamics've entered the "zone of randomness" [ZoR; AoK, Ap4].
this isn't a "place". it's a range within a Maths fx in which TD E/I begins
heading rapidly [increasingly-accelerating] toward infinity [or
'complete-randomness']. the strong tendency, however, is for the amygdalar
low-'level' supersystem-configuration mechanism [AoK, Ap5] to 'take over
control' of the supersystem, 'ejecting' behavioral dynamics from the ZoR
with force commensurate to the magnitude of the TD E/I that exists when the
low-'level' supersystem configuration occurs. [again, it's all discussed in
AoK, Ap5, and the refs cited in AoK.]

2. these dynamics are reflected in current events in the Middle East:

TD E/I(up, up)-->Murder(up)

TD E/I(up, up)-->Wall(up)

TD E/I(up, up)-->Occupation(up)

3. the route to Peace Exists in =not= 'moving away from' the
behavioral-correlates of Peace =despite= Awareness of Existing within the
ZoR. such Awareness includes awareness of the fact that the TD E/I(up, up)
is a =Necessary= correlate of the =Necessary= 'passage' through the ZoR.

the ZoR isn't anything 'scary'. as is explained in AoK, it's =just= what's
=always= encountered when one traverses one's "continuum of relative
familiarities" from 'familiar' to 'unfamiliar' experiential circumstances.
=everything= in-there is 'just' one's nervous system doing that which
evolutionary dynamics've 'engineered' into-it so that such transitions could
be 'blindly'-automated, and 'handled' in a probabilistic' fashion.

but, Look-and-See, when folks understand the underpinning neural dynamics,
all the 'blind'-automation, all the 'guesswork', disappears, and what, when
'blindly'-automated, was, in-fact, 'probabilistic, is transformed into
Deterministic Certainty.
the 'trick' is to get the understanding of the underpinning neural dynamics
'set-up', in the form of physically-real "biological mass" [AoK, Ap5] within
the nervous systems of =all= the folks who are involved in this or that
unfolding TD E/I(up, up) circumstance.



to catch a first glimpse into it, take a piece of paper [a piece for Peace],
and draw a line down the center.
on the left, list stuff like Murder, Suicide, Killing, Destruction,
Devastation, Broken Families, Living-in-Fear, No-Jobs,
Wasted-Financial-Resources, and, the interminable internal experience of TD
E/U(up), itself.

on the right, list stuff like Peace, Social-Harmony, Mutual-Respect,
Your-Children-Playing-Sans-Fear, You-Too-Sans-Fear,
Maximized-Job-Opportunities, and, the long-term internal experience of TD
E/U(down), itself.

it's Deterministic, not because there won't be Jackasses, whose nervous
systems remain 'blindly'-automated with respect to TD E/I-minimization, and
who will by 'blindly'-and-automatically forcefully-ejected from the ZoR.
such'll happen. such'll happen, increasingly, the deeper into the ZoR
interactive dynamics carry host nervous systems.

it's Deterministic be-cause the understanding of how and why nervous systems
process information via 'blindly'-automated TD E/I-minimization =REMOVES=
the 'blindness', allowing folks to See, Clearly, and found their behavioral
Choices in, the relative merits of behavioral alternatives, and their
inherent Consequences.

it's no 'contest'.

Resolution to endure short-term very-high TD E/I, beats having to endure
interminable high-TD E/I.
the former is the 'narrow gate' through which True-Peace is Attainable.

the latter only allows =forced= 'peace', in which the 'seeds of its own
Destruction are 'blindly'-and-automatically sown.
Of course, Courage is a prerequisite of the former.

and, of course, the former is facilitated to the degree that folks involved
actually understand how nervous systems process-information.

but _Hope Floats_, and, if there're two people, one on each 'side' of the
Tragic interactive dynamics, who carry the understanding, they can, in their
behavior Give the understanding to others, and it can spread throughout the
nervous systems of those involved, lifting-up each one.

what's more, there's Joy in-it, be-cause the biological 'reward mechanisms'
will be activated.

it's 'just' that, since, folks exist on a continuum where understanding how
and why nervous systems process-information remains 'unfamiliar',
transitioning to such understanding, necessarily, entails passage through
the ZoR, and "Inversion" [AoK, Ap4] to a 'state' of understanding in which
such understanding is the relatively-familiar thing. [see, also, the
discussion of the "volitional diminishing-returns decision" in Ap7, and
"rendering-useless" in Ap8. and, since there's so much of
'accusing-'god'-of-somehow-'Dictating' the Tragic interactive dynamics
that're unfolding, note well, understanding how nervous systems does =not=,
somehow, 'cast-G-d-out'. the understanding is =just= Science. same as any
and all Science. Tool-stuff, to be used to the benefit of Humanity.

G-d is Truth. understanding Truth, with respect to this or that, =can-only=
draw one's self that much closer to G-d.
"be not afraid", but please, do-endure passage through the ZoR, so that, in
your Courage, you Give all people, everywhere, Example of how to go about
Ending Humanity's 'blindly'-automated Destroying-of-Itself.

Godspeed, Mr. President, all Israelis, all Palestinians [all people,

k. p. collins

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