A new reason for reason
I love Philosophers, they are generally speaking great thinkers and ready for any point of view. They work and weigh the options and figure and refigure things all to no avail as they don't have all the 'facts' to work with. I suspect all the theories that hold water have been explored and figured and mis figured and to their credit they don't give up. BUT What If? there were more to the human story and say another 1000 chapters to the psychology book of life yet to be written? Not only is there more to psychology there seems to be a whole living anthropology of people to support the idea there is a 1000 missing chapters to psychology.
Old Autism is noted for many high functioning people and we all out perform Rain Man the movie character. What we figured out his limited autism thoughts and then built upon them. Autism is the great leveler and also the great divide in psychology. Autism is both MR/DD and Einstein. Autism is the one by one building blocks of the human mind. The small sub thought, a routine invisible to the average thinker, also known as the' lack of eye contact' thoughts noted in Autism circles are in reality, just your daydream type thoughts working for us as humans in general.
When we think our OPTIC vision is off , yes our eyes are OFF. Our brains interject an image in our optic nerve and that image is a picture thought. Once we learn those picture thoughts they become second nature and we don't need them and and once we learn to use our picture thoughts -Einstein thoughts- water them down we can do normal thoughts just like you use. Every human has the Einstein ability in their mindset only few of us have ever developed it. In fact most humans just use a very simple shorthand version of autism -Einstein Thoughts. Normal thoughts as you know and use them are, Autism thoughts we have figured out that have been streamlined and watered down over the years perhaps by simple evolution. I include the best minds in the world in the Normal Thinker ideal. That goes miles in explaining why research and so called experts often get sidetracked and lost and spend year upon year looking under the wrong rocks to discover the obvious. The good thinkers we do have often have the world figured out but, can't overcome the "mass ignorance " factor. Gasp! Many of us now claiming Einstein status, are also former "retards" as we started out life in special education classes. What we were really doing was self teaching our selves a kind of human thought process that has never been in a text book before. At one end of the scale where we started life and school was special education and the other is Einstein and above. Note only AFTER we learn to water down our thoughts to your level can we come off as smart ,social and a non Rain Man.
There are at least 6 sublevel thoughts that happen during our lack of eye contact thoughts process you would realize as some sort of day dream. Autism's Temple Grandin wrote about the 1st two Still and Motion Pictures in her book called Thinking in Pictures. We add and build on her Picture thoughts, Picture-in picture thoughts, projection thoughts, and 3 and 4 dimension thoughts or Einstein level thoughts. These picture thoughts are the default thought process for us in- simple terms we think with your daydreams all the time. This Daydream picture thought process seems to be the nitty gritty building block thoughts humans do all the time but, just you just do it so well you don't know it is the building blocks of the mind. Nor are you aware of the picture thoughts you naturally do as they happen naturally for you. They are invisible below the surface thoughts and ideas- autistic display them with the lack of eye contact. In simple terms we are learning those thoughts on our own playing catch up to our normal counterparts.We spend much of our lives learning how to think in the sublevel level. Once we learn that the daydream thoughts , we can function OK.
ONLY when you stumble upon a situation where you are forced to say I can 'picture that' and can't put a name to it or your stopped COLD in a thought and you optic vision seems to be off and you are looking at a daydream type of picture thought do you ever get the idea of your inner workings mind wise. (Then you ignore it not knowing it is a glimpse of the innerworkings of you mind's eye) If this theory is right there are 1000's of picture thoughts flowing threw your brain all the time and your mind is just taking the highlights of them and forming words and thoughts,some are spoken as speech some are the basis for more thought. Perhaps that is why mindless television is so popular, watching the tube is just like training wheels on a bike. Is what we are really doing is thinking while watching TV?
I can tell you when I do a series of Einstein Thoughts like the ones on the inner workings of my Turing Motor I can assure you we use every bit of brain power we have as humans. More than once I wanted to hook a computer to my brain for the extra capacity but figure it is worthless overall as the human race in general is not advanced enough to rise past the dark ages- yes we are still there in the dark ages. Oh we might communicate instantly around the world , we might visit outer space and other planets but our Apollo spaceship on the moon in 1969 was like a Roman Chariot being driven by a motor vs. a horse. However we will as humans will be bumbling idiots when the satellites fail or the cell phone and computer systems someday fail- it will demonstrate how technology tricks us in to thinking we are deep down smart.
The only saving grace for mankind is in a desperate pinch someone will listen or tolerate a major disruption of life and some form of progress happens. A case in point is Alan Turing's Computer (1950's) - We use it today and love it but it was such a bad idea coming from a geek that unless it was not the needed hope for mankind and someone (like Churchill actually) seen the hope in his idea it would have never happened. Alan's computer won WWII as it broke Hitler's war codes. Normally,no one would have given Alan the time of day or done his computer theory providing there was not an extreme need . The hope he offered was the only possible hope of good end to the war. Even today Alan a Gay man is never given credit for his genius and despite his work being all over the history it is called secret service work. Man will relent when he has to but only then.
The promise of this new/old autism theory is, it might well explain every detail of the human mindset. It can explain dyslexia, stuttering ,learning abilities and dis abilities, how we talk ,form thoughts and even personality traits. Perfectionism and Narcissism, ESP , Dreams and sleep helping to solve problems and moments of genius all will glow and find new provable theories in this autism thought system. Again these are building block thoughts of the mind so it stands to reason they would explain everything about the mind. It also stands to reason the experts of all types will never have much luck in what we have done. This thought system has never been in a book before and you are already using a shorthand version of it. Naturally, research is looking up and trying to discover the facts that are not there. However, if we retrain research to look down the evolutionary ladder we will as humans put a foundation under us that will go miles in making the world and humans and mankind in general much more pleasant to each other.
The associated anthropology of people that self taught our own version of the human mind to our selves, have done one of the biggest double blind experiences of all time. Even Di Vinci and Einstein participated in it. We admire these guys and many many more great minds but until now we just put words in their mouths and quoted and mis quoted them to suit our own goals. Now finally, with this discovery we have the insight they shared that made them so 'popular' often long after they were passed on. People talk of the final frontier being space ,and exploring the depths of the oceans and the core of the earth but in reality the final frontier is man's mind and I fear he will be shocking disappointed to discover its not the masterpiece he thought it was. Even a 'work in progress' banner is giving too much credit to mankind's mindset. When this mindset is mastered it will be obvious just how primitive we really are. Take away our technology and the third world dark ages that industrialized nations keep at bay will be in everyone's back yard proving once and for all were not all that advanced. For sure we have too many people on mother earth and most are not well off at all. As long as the people with money run things to their advantage some will always prosper and spin it as life is great.