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BilZ0r BilZ0r at TAKETHISOUThotmail.com
Tue Oct 21 16:54:10 EST 2003


"KP_PC" <k.p.collins at worldnet.att.net> wrote in news:7Jglb.188217
$0v4.14548112 at bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net:

> "BilZ0r" <BilZ0r at TAKETHISOUThotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:Xns941AA0E75AC6BilZ0rhotmailcom at
>| I don't quite see how that logic works. Its
>| the inate processing ability of the CNS
>| that allows addiction to happen. I can't
>| think of anything that an "addicted brain"
>| can't do, that a "normal" brain can do.
> The 'addicted' brain cannot achieve globally-
> integrated TD E/I-minimization.
> It can only 'achieve' a version of non-globally-
> integrated TD E/I-minimization that's Dictated
> by the drug.
> Big difference.
> Huge.
>| All addiction is a high-jacking of associative
>| process's. If you look at it like that, im sure you
>| could use a highly addictive drug to improve the
>| brains ability to accociate.
> Nope.
> I've already explained all of this.
> The only necessary technical details are those that
> are given in AoK, Ap9.
> To do as you suggest, the drug would have to
> functionally-multiplex [AoK, Ap9] seamlessly
> within the innate functional-multiplexing dynamics.
> But just introducing a foreign substance alters
> the innate functional-multiplexing - so it 'functions',
> 'just' not seamlessly with respect to what was
> already in-there.
> It's exactly analogous to taking "2 + 2 = 4",
> introducing a "-1", and expecting the Sum to be
> the same :-]
> Things within 'the' nervous system work be-cause,
> through globally-integrated TD E/I-minimization,
> they 'map' physical reality in rigorous accord with
> the one-way flow of energy from order to dis-order
> that is what's =described= by 2nd Thermo [WDB2T],
> not because 'there's something missing', that needs
> to be 'added', in-there.
> If one attempts to 'improve' nervous system function
> by 'adding something' [like a drug], one has to engineer
> the drug so that it does not Dictate to global TD E/I-
> minimization - and, be-cause of the tight global-integra-
> tion of nervous system function, to do this, requires that,
> the whole nervous system must be 'reingineered' [all
> of the nervous systems functional-multiplexing must be
> 'reingineered' - and, even if this were possible, the re-
> sult would be a non-minimal nervous system that could
> process-information only relatively-slowly with respect to
> a 'normal' nervous system - so all the 'addition' does is
> 'push' the nervous system away from its 'normal' grasp
> of WDB2T.
> If one wants to 'add' something, to nervous system
> function, why not 'just' make Learning the something
> that is 'added' ?
> Globally-integrated TD E/I-minimization, then, takes
> care of incorporating the new stuff, while simultaneously
> maintaining globally-integrated TD E/I-minimization -
> the nervous system's grasp upon WDB2T.
> In other words, 'consciousness' remains Unified, and
> folks don't 'fly-off-the-handle', committing Theft, Murder,
> etc., so that they can 'get-the-drug', or losing everything
> because the drug Dictates that it is 'more-important'
> within nervous systems' global TD E/I-minimization
> dynamics than is global TD E/I-minimization, itself.
> The last condition is what occurs in commonplace
> Alcohol Addiction - the alcohol is 'deemed' by the
> alcohol-modified nervous system to be 'more-precious'
> than anything else - Family, Home, Employment,
> Health, Life.
> The drug doesn't functionally-multiplex in a globally-
> TD E/I-minimizable way.
> It modifies the nervous system, and Dictates the
> nervous system's TD E/I-minimization dynamics.
> The =really= Sinister thing about such 'addictions'
> is that, be-cause, their progenitor substances do
> modify nervous systems, be-cause nervous systems
> are the agents of Thought, the addicted nervous
> system 'thinks' that it is functioning 'appropriately'.
> It can no longer Think a 'normal' Human Thought
> until it withdraws from the drug, to the degree that
> it does withdraw from the drug, and to the degree
> that the "biological mass" that was constructed
> under the influence of the drug is dis-integrated.
> This's all Extremely-Serious stuff.
> There's no 'ho-humming' it.
> k. p. collins
>| "KP_PC" <k.p.collins at worldnet.att.net> wrote in
> news:P_Gkb.7590$Ec1.681565
>| @bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net:
>| > The drug ab-use has transformed the 'ad-
>| > icted nervous system into a non-Human
>| > nervous system that cares relatively-little
>| > about the generalized information proces-
>| > sing capabilities that are innate within non-
>| > drug-addicted nervous systems.

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