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Message 2104728 - Posted: 9 Aug 2022, 14:14:10 UTC

Ever ask yourself what is mind?
A mind, when functional, is the most powerful life support system possible. As such it has a well-defined, biologically determined job to perform and a well-defined physically determined means of doing that job.
Being the most powerful life support system possible for a form of life, then has the longest period of evolution than any other life support system of a living organism. During the gestation period, that system cannot actually function. A life support system cannot actually do the job it is being evolved to do. Some evolutionist already realize that during evolution, sometimes, the evolutionary process actually causes a disadvantage. The advantage is only realized when the process is completed.
A mind is actually a symbolic information processor, i.e. Language which is Universal and Intelligible must, by the intelligence of a life form, convert Language into functional systems of grammar. It allows a mind to virtualize, model solutions, and choose the most promising behavior before that behavior is invested in.
Perception, afforded by the bodies senses, is an analog data stream. This data stream is parsed, i.e. divided into usable segments.
Plato called the process Dialectic, Noun for the correlative, i.e. parsing, Verb for the analog content, i.e. data. Today it is called Binary Information Processing. i.e. the computer shows you that there are two and only two parts of speech, noun and verb, 0 and 1, point and line. All information is processed by binary recursion.
Language affords a species the ability to take advantage of the relative differences, i.e. verbs, of the Universe, i.e. relatives and correlatives, though intelligence. In short, a mind is responsible for Behavioral Science over the entire biosphere.
Our survival, by biological fact, depends upon literacy. However, today there are no correct grammar books. The perfect Language of Binary, produces four, and only four, perfect grammar systems, a Grammar Matrix: Common Grammar, Arithmetic, Algebra and Geometry.
So, you want to see what functional literacy can do? Proof of its power?
All through history, people like Plato, have tried to turn geometry, an analog system of grammar, into a provable and powerful system of grammar. Einstein even claimed that he did not understand geometry. I did not fail. In my work, The Art of Prophecy, I have presented geometry, proven by Geometer's Sketchpad and MathCad, and consists of around 20,000 pages of proof. The Geometry there proves, that the speed of light is not a limiting factor, as in geometry, output is concurrent with input, i.e. it is independent of time. Geometry can be performed with any relative difference.
So, if you are a true seeker of Intelligent Life, then start here, on this Planet, help mankind to survive this cusp point in human evolution
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Message 2104731 - Posted: 9 Aug 2022, 14:39:39 UTC - in response to Message 2104728.  
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... I am a very unusual grammar teacher.

Sorry... But to my mind...

Far better is to enjoy having your mind blown by the reality described by Professor Steven Pinker:

Wikipedia - Steven Pinker
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Steven Arthur Pinker ... is a Canadian-American cognitive psychologist, psycholinguist, popular science author and public intellectual. He is an advocate of evolutionary psychology and the computational theory of mind.

Pinker is the Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, and his academic specializations are visual cognition and developmental linguistics. His experimental subjects include mental imagery, shape recognition, visual attention, children's language development, regular and irregular phenomena in language, the neural bases of words and grammar, as well as the psychology of cooperation and communication, including euphemism, innuendo, emotional expression, and common knowledge...

See: https://stevenpinker.com/


Despite the depth and thoughtfulness of the subjects that he covers, his books are very readable and absorbing and... thoughtful!

Enjoy some real philosophy and Science.

Beautiful. Enjoy!


Keep searchin',
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Message 2104732 - Posted: 9 Aug 2022, 14:45:34 UTC - in response to Message 2104728.  

For those interested, a good summary and discussion is over on the neighbouring thread:

https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=85903&postid=2104727


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Message 2104733 - Posted: 9 Aug 2022, 14:47:54 UTC - in response to Message 2104731.  

... I am a very unusual grammar teacher.

Sorry... But to my mind...

Far better is to enjoy having your mind blown by the reality described by Professor Steven Pinker:

Wikipedia - Steven Pinker
wrote:
Steven Arthur Pinker ... is a Canadian-American cognitive psychologist, psycholinguist, popular science author and public intellectual. He is an advocate of evolutionary psychology and the computational theory of mind.

Pinker is the Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, and his academic specializations are visual cognition and developmental linguistics. His experimental subjects include mental imagery, shape recognition, visual attention, children's language development, regular and irregular phenomena in language, the neural bases of words and grammar, as well as the psychology of cooperation and communication, including euphemism, innuendo, emotional expression, and common knowledge...

See: https://stevenpinker.com/


Despite the depth and thoughtfulness of the subjects that he covers, his books are very readable and absorbing and... thoughtful!

Enjoy some real philosophy and Science.

Beautiful. Enjoy!


Keep searchin',
Martin

You must think people are too afraid to do the research and read for themselves. Everyone can validate my word, and work, and they do, so, so deflect away. There are some people whose I.Q. testing has been done by the state.
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Message 2104737 - Posted: 9 Aug 2022, 15:04:23 UTC - in response to Message 2104733.  

I find the whole tenure of your argument based on a very flimsy assumption - that "the mind" is a physical entity. If it were a physical entity it would be possible for it to exist without its life-support system (which in the case of humans we call "the body"). However it is blatantly obvious that "the mind" is totally dependant upon "the body" that supports it for its very existence and not the reverse. When you die your mind ceases to exist, however there may be physical remnants of the output of your mind's processes in written or verbal forms.

If your work was so easy (my interpretation of your penultimate sentence) then why hasn't it been accepted and taught?
Tens of thousands of pages of words do not make things "right" or "wrong", they only demonstrate that the author of those pages can write tens of thousands of pages.
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Message 2113147 - Posted: 17 Jan 2023, 11:27:31 UTC

Humans first evolved in central Africa, possibly Ethiopia.
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Message 2113180 - Posted: 18 Jan 2023, 0:30:38 UTC - in response to Message 2113147.  

Humans first evolved in central Africa, possibly Ethiopia.

More recent research, and newer ideas on our evolution, suggest that there were multiple groups of predecessors spread across Africa and Asia that became merged along the Mediterranean. They then evolved into the Humans we have today.

Our genetic history is all a very random bowl of spaghetti!


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