> Mark, if you're not kidding here I honestly think you may be experiencing
> some kind of mental disorder, perhaps a manic state (good description of
> these kinds of states by Oliver Sacks at
> http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2008/sep/25/a-summer-of-madness/?pagination=false
> ) or even the onset of schizophrenia...please consider seeing a
> psychiatrist, just to check!

I'm not kidding. I understand your concern. If you were to interact with
me in real time I'd probably seem fairly normal (assuming I wanted to seem
normal, of course).

But I'm fairly certain now that not only am I not experiencing a mental
disorder, but that many so-called "mental disorders" are in fact, um,
well, I'm not sure how to explain it yet. That's why I want people who
know about this stuff to talk to me. I can explain schizophrenia. I can
explain depression. I can explain visions, dreams, hallucinations, and all
of that stuff. I have figure out the relationship betweeen all the
disparate fields. I'm a jack of all trades, master of none. I don't have
specialized knowledge of much of anything except computers, but I am a
self-organizing autodidact who has figured it all out so can somebody
*please* talk to me?

> Of course it could be that you are psychologically "normal" but have
> just fallen under the sway of some very weird ideas...the fact that
> you can't actually explain these ideas but expect some weird
> synchronicity to occur in the physical presence of others that will
> allow you to convince them of the validity of these ideas is
> suspicious though, it seems like a form of magical thinking.

But it's a testable and falsifiable hypothesis, no?

The reason the explanation of reality sounds crazy is that the precise
form of the explanation depends on who is doing the explaining to whom.
That's why you can't write it down. It can't all make sense at the same
time to the same person, unless you're me. Got it? That's why you need me.
You can't get the answers any other way.

I think. It's really rather confusing.
Mark Buda <her...@acm.org>
I get my monkeys for nothing and my chimps for free.

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