>I'm not kidding. I understand your concern
It's also statistically more likely if you're a male between 18-25... that's
when these sorts of brain farts are most common. It doesn't mean you're
crazy, but the most important step to understanding what you're thinking is
to understand that you're stuck in a set of thought patterns that is
different than your normal thought patterns.
You did post a testable prediction though -- that Gene Ray of Time Cube will
die today. Let's say that "today" means within 24 hours of your post.
If Gene Ray does die today, that would be reasonable evidence that you're
onto *something* here, but I would want to see three predictions like that
in a row to be sure. If he doesn't die today, would you accept that as
evidence that you have not developed superpowers of super understanding? If
Gene Ray doesn't die, the rational thing to do will be to accept your
failure and calmly move on, rather than come up with some complex reason to
If you do need to talk to someone, I'm willing to talk to you via video on
Skype for 30 minutes or so. Send me an email off-list.
On Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 7:10 PM, Mark Buda <her...@acm.org> wrote:
> > 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
> > ) 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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