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Investigating Behavior 2

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and if behavior were fixed, we'd still be living in caves. We couldn't learn how to drive a car. We couldn't alter our patterns. Fortunately, people grow up, get old and die and that gives the new generation a chance for newer responses to the environment. By responses, I mean reactions. All you get in the environment is a reaction. If you've been brought up as a baby, with bears an lions all tame and you go into the woods you'd be torn to pieces, if you use that reaction system. If you're brought up with wolves and lions and elephants all tamed and you walk into the jungle you won't live very long, with that attitude. But no one can know except the reaction they get. Is that clear? I was told that a rattle snake has rattles on it's tail, and they move to warn you. They don't move to warn you, they move period. A rattle snake doesn't know to warn you he's going to bite, that is his reaction to you and it makes noise. All snakes tails move, did you projects - the rattles are there to warn you, or an animal looks hideous or has patterns that look like eyes to scare you. There is some animals that have circles on the back of the head and they say the purpose of that is so that if something approaches from the between human project and human reactions. That is why love would be impossible - the actions that generate love 200 years ago are not the same as they are today. So a person says do you think there is enough love in the world? I don't know what they're talking about and I don't think they know. If they say "do you feel that people are being oriented to their environment" - I know what they're talking about. But if they say "do you think love will prevail?" - I don't think they know what they're talking about. Love-do they mean extending maximum courtesy to people regardless of the person? Well that would be ridiculous. You can't have a word like love without defining what you mean by it. If by love you mean greeting everyone fairly and then doing a survey asking how you can relate to that person. After that survey you say I might be able to relate to them in 3 months if they listen - you don't know that, so you try. You, what you do is manipulate variables in languages and the environment, if it works you take it on, if it doesn't work you can easily get mad at the person depending on your reaction, or you can say the person doesn't have enough to close that to understand what I'm talking about. When a child says "I love my mommy" - if mommy - if the child knows that mommy feeds her, washes her, prevents her from when needs. When a guy says to a girl "I love you" she says "what have you done to prove that?" She doesn't say that. How do you manifest that? When a guy says to a girl, "I love you very much, more than anything in the world, more than my life itself" the girl might be flattered, but he said nothing. Now, if a person says "how can I meet your needs?" Well, if he is a nazi you say "go out and kill some jews!" You'd be meeting his needs. But is meeting another persons needs love? Not necessarily. Love is not only meeting their needs but giving them tools to fulfill their needs. Do you know what that means? Like you - prepare that drink because you feel it is nourishing, more nourishing than other systems. Ok, now if a person drinks that and has a very negative attitude that will not nourish a person. Now let me tell you again. If you're born with a good brain, high quality tissue, all the neurons in place, everything there, good, it has no mechanism remember for knowing that which is relevant. The brain doesn't know anything until it experiences something, like a certain bird with checkerboard pattern, when it lands on you, then it pecks at your skin and hurts you, then you stay away from birds with checkerboard pattern, but you can't inherit that knowledge, like look at the bird and stay away from it without experience. You can't walk a tight rope unless you get on something and try to balance yourself, over a long period of time. If you use a long bamboo pole, there is a thing called inertia, the bamboo pole doesn't flex as fast as you do, so you can do this and maintain stability with a long pole, and then you can shorten the pole and that'll give you more and more experience in balancing. There is some people who learn to balance faster than others, that is the structure of the semicircular canal of the ear, and physical structure can give you a propensity toward learning to balance a little faster than the other guy, I don't know if you understand that. Propensity means, if you have 2 normal eyes, 1 has half the quality of the vision of the other you become asymmetric, you know what I mean? If they're symmetric you stand a better chance. If the brain is clean, meaning has no toxins in it, your response to the environment will not be based on the cleanliness of the brain but the tribe you're brought up with. If they say Moses is angry or Loeb did this, or that, that is using the brain well, if it corresponds to the environment, but you can't study anything apart from the environment. Can you understand that? Any problem with that? If you say "use your head" a person - you're telling them to use tools they don't have, is what you're saying "use your head! Think about it!" well that doesn't tell them anything, unless you give them tools, they don't know what tools are, so you have to show them what tools are. Somebody wanted a bullet once that travels around a corner, when you fire a gun it'd go round the corner, so he shaved one end of the bullet so it was asymmetric instead of even 1 side was shaved, so the wind turned the bullet around, if the gun - if it didn't rotate. Do you understand? If the bullet rotates that doesn't do that. So an inventive mind is not an inborn process it's a person with a hell of a lot of tools, that ask questions that are relevant. How can I make a bullet turn? I don't know. If you're boat is asymmetric, not uniform, oddly shaped, point to 1 side it'll go round in circles if you make a boat like that. Do you understand? How big should a rudder be on an airplane? Nobody knows - they build an airplane and the rudder is too small, and it doesn't work too well, so they make it larger, sometimes they make it too large. Just finding the right size meaning the best size for that plane is called research - "I don't know". A person that doesn't know anything would be a metaphysician because they make assumptions. It's alright to make assumptions as long as you're - "these are my assumptions" or "I'm speculating". Now saying - I was reading that guy - what's his name? - [UNKNOWN] - Kurz? - Kurzweil? He gets off in the middle of the book, and he says "does the universe - is the universe trying to say that the universe may have a built in program to evolve - he may be saying that. But if planets explode, and they're all different distances, and they wobble, I don't know what he means by "does evolution have an end goal?" Even if evolution did, say evolution makes a man more neural associations, it has nothing to do with real value, because it only has to do with that organism, do you know that means? If your brain evolved and your eyes become more efficient, in relation to what? So how can you say the universe is evolving or becoming intelligent, except in relation to something. If you don't know what that means, if the universe suddenly said the sun is too bright we don't need that much sunlight for the amount of trees on earth, and the sun dimmed down, cause it doesn't need all that burst of light. Then you can say the conservation of energy seems to be built in, in some areas it does exist and other areas it does not exist. They say the earth when it spins, wobbles a little, wobbles meaning doing that, and some day it'll wobble more than others, so, is there a purpose to the wobble? No but there's a cause to the wobble, not a purpose, always a cause to the wobble. You know what that means? They say that planets explode- well, if you live 1 billionth of a second no planet ever explodes, do you know what that means? The higher you go on an airplane, waves move, the higher you go, the smaller they become and more still it appears, you can't see waves 6 miles up, all you can see is patterns in the ocean that look frozen, the closer you get, the more fluid. So, what is the true nature of things? That's not the question. "What is your response to nature?" Is the question. Do you know what that means? What is your range of response to nature? You can't see a bacteria wagging it's little tail, so all your books on life have to do with your receptors, not what's around you. If you wrote you wrote a book on the absolute truth, it'd be a ridiculous book because absolute truth freezes things - "this is the truth - waves don't move they're stationary" - well from high altitude - yes. If you lived 1 billionth of a second lighting would be fixed, like a photograph, you wouldn't see it go down, so you can see your experience change. They say that - I don't know how true it is but - certain types of insects see better than we do, they can see a grain of sand fall, we don't. We just see it impact. There - probably a magnetometer can sense radio waves - we can't. So, man builds instruments if he wants to know those things. But the primitive man just looks at the world and grins, he doesn't look at an airplane and say "how does that damn thing fly?" he has no curiosity except he'll look at it - with his primitive tools, but he can't say "they've really advanced that, the people who made that - they have an advanced way of thinking" - you understand? He can't say that. Now you might see a person brought up in this culture, going to church on Sunday, they're just as primitive as the head-hunters of the Amazon. Do you understand that? Alright, I also mentioned many times that Indians take turkey feathers or big feathers and make a hat, and if you point it out, the dancing around the fire with that hat does absolutely nothing, they do not remove the hat and say "thank you for being so extensional". Do you understand that? Ok, are they bad? No - are they mean? No, they're riding existing paths. Their brain has a road right through it as rigid as any other road and they're riding that path. That's why when a person says "let's be reasonable", they're trying to superimpose experience with three words "let's be reasonable" - you can be reasonable, you can learn to be reasonable - more so. Do you know what that means? Or "may I have your attention?" you can only have the attention they can give you, do you know what that means? When an officer walks into an army tent they say "attention!" meaning he's about to say something, which you have to listen for "all you guys ought a be at point A at 4 o'clock" well that's behavioral manipulation with few words - Yes?

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Duration: 15 minutes and 34 seconds
Country: United States
Language: English
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Producer: Jacque Fresco
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Posted by: gottox on May 29, 2012 Lecture in 5 parts from Oct.12, 2010

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