Ah, here we go......
All right, let's whip this thing out, pull it apart on the work bench, and see what we've got here....
Unassuming little thing.
Who'd've guessed it'd be the source of so much damned trouble?
Now, let's trace the impulses, and track down where the short-out is happening....
Ah, here we go, zoom in.....
Ah, that pesky limbic brain.
Ayep, right there, ya got your amygdala, your pituitary gland, all that ape stuff from a million years ago.
That's where you get this shit....
..and this shit.....
...and this shit....
...and yeah, y'know...
But, does that tell the whole story?
Let's pick around....
...where does the bullshit creep in?
It's gotta be happening in here somewhere.....
Bullshit is reasoned through, and decided on.
And it sure as hell becomes a social pattern.
The brain doesn't apparently care about objective reality, just the world it's presented with, and sorts it out the best it can.
Given it's a glob of fatty tissue trundled around in the tumble dryer of evolution, it's a wonder the world is in as good a shape as it is.
Anyway, take those early lumbering childhood pokings, and proddings at the surrounding world, weave them into a sloppy narrative, pass it to the next generation, and so on, and it's no wonder a superstitious tribal picture of the world would form.
It would seem brains are made for these primitive little world pictures.
And combine that tribal crud with the limbic reactions, and fast-forward, you get this shit.
....and this shit....
...and this shit.....
Which leads to shit like this......
So how is it, we're also capable of this?
Well, all that good stuff seems to come from our good old friend here...
So, what's going on, buddy?
Why the dichotomy?
What's up with you?
Ae you being hacked by this fella?
It would seem to account for a great amount of it.
But is that the whole story?
Is it all hardware, or is bad software getting in somehow?
Well, that'll take the next chapter to look at.
Monday, June 29, 2009
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