Well... Did Gene Ray died the other night as you predicted ?
No, then go consult. Simple as that. Regards, Quentin 2010/7/18 Mark Buda <her...@acm.org> > > Well, it's impossible to know what's going on with you based on a few > > email messages but it definitely sounds like it could be a manic state to > > me--this sort of grandiosity and boundless confidence in one's own > > abilities and powers is common in mania. > > Of course it is. But note that I'm not claiming any extraordinary powers - > I'm claiming that I know something ineffable, something I cannot explain > to you except by talking to you in person. And even then I can't explain > it - I can just explain part of it. You will have to figure out the rest > on your own. The thing is, the part I can explain is different for > different people. If I don't know what you believe about the world, I > can't make what I know make sense to you, because part of what I know is > literally not true, from your perspective. It's a paradox. > > If I'm correct, then there are only two other people in my subjective > universe who can understand the paradox, and I can't even be sure which > people those two are. Because of the nature of the paradox. If I knew who > one of them was, I wouldn't be able to know who the other one was. It's > sort of like the Heisenberg uncertainty principle. > > Yes, it's exactly like the Heisenberg uncertainly principle. There are > three people in the universe who know what I know. If I interact with > somebody long enough to determine whether they know what I know, that sets > in motion a sequence of events that makes it impossible for me to know who > the other one is. I believe I know who they are, and I can't prove this > knowledge to either one of them without losing one of them. I think. It's > all very complicated, as I said. > > > And having interacted with a friend in a manic state I would definitely > > say they can seem "fairly normal" if they choose to talk about > > subjects other than the grandiose and cosmic. > > Because what we call "mania" is a manifestation of this same paradox in > somebody's psychology and/or brain chemistry, leading them to the eventual > resolution of the paradox in their subjective universe. They'll figure it > out eventually, although it may not appear that way to you. > > > Have you been feeling particularly energetic or happy or "alive" lately? > > Any changes in your sensory experience, like colors and sounds seeming > > more vivid and beautiful? Do your body movements feel more coordinated, > > graceful, fluid? > > No, none of that stuff. > > > Would you consider the possibility that it is some kind of mental > > disorder if you tried to explain your ideas to some people in person and > > they didn't find your ideas coherent? Have you tried explaining them to > > anyone you know already? > > Absolutely. And I've done so. Hell, I told a Catholic priest I was God and > I couldn't get him to admit that anything I was saying didn't make sense. > Although he wasn't sure what to do with the information. I sent email to > the pope last year asking politely what you were supposed to do to inform > the Catholic Church if you had a revelation from God, but I never got an > answer. Having been raised Catholic, I thought it fair to give them > another chance by asking a priest what I was supposed to do. He didn't > know. I talked to him twice. The first time, I couldn't explain it to him, > I just knew that I knew something important. The second time, I went into > more detail. I've figured some more stuff out, I'll probably talk to him > again. I'd rather talk to Richard Dawkins; it'd be easier to explain to > him. > > You'd think the church would have some kind of procedure for dealing with > revelations, but apparently they're not as organized as they appear. I > intend to fix that. > > > And on this list Kevin Fischer offered to talk to > > you on Skype for half an hour, I don't know if that would qualify as > > sufficiently "in person" (if not, can you say what part of the world you > > live?) > > Yes, but I don't have Skype. If installing Skype and talking to Kevin > Fischer turns out to seem to be the best thing to do, I'll do it then, if > he's still willing. > > I live near Washington, DC, USA. > -- > Mark Buda <her...@acm.org> > I get my monkeys for nothing and my chimps for free. > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Everything List" group. > To post to this group, send email to everything-l...@googlegroups.com. > To unsubscribe from this group, send email to > everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com<everything-list%2bunsubscr...@googlegroups.com> > . > For more options, visit this group at > http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. > > -- All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to everything-l...@googlegroups.com. 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