Brent, I 'experienced' such situation in 1944 when the Nazi Gendarme's Pol. Police arrested me on suspicion to be part of the underground anti-Nazis (what was true). I made them 'believe' about being an at least 'neutral' grad student so they asked questions before torture started. I was 'believable' so they gave me 3 days to "think about it" after which I was released with an assignment to report about my friends (what I never did). However later on the Commis accused me of having been a 'secret agent' for the Nazis in 1944 and I had to 'makebilieve' (again) that non of it was true. So, they, too, let me go. (I was 3 times in the confinement of the Commis). I was NEVER an actor. It was skills of survivor-pressure. The rest may be the skill in Stathis' profession. John M
On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 11:05 PM, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote: > On 9/27/2012 7:40 PM, Craig Weinberg wrote: > > The perfect actor might believe it or he might just be acting. Acting >> is top-down replacement, not bottom-up replacement. Bottom-up >> replacement would involve replacing a part of your brain so that you >> didn't notice any difference and no-one else noticed any difference. >> > > Acting is an augmentation, not a replacement. It's a skill set. It > involves a capacity to embody social expectations so that one's audience > doesn't notice any difference. It's the same exact result from the third > person view. An actor is a zombie being operated by a person. > > > The idea is to replace parts so that there is no behavior difference > *under any circumstance* - acting, as you've conceived it, is limited to a > particular situation. > > Brent > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Everything List" group. > To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. > To unsubscribe from this group, send email to > everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. > For more options, visit this group at > http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.