A ringer for philosophy
Featured Speaker Dr. Wesley Cray PhD. Philosophy .
Here is a ringer for all of Philosophy.
I enjoyed Dr. Cray’s talk and insightfullness he presented to the Humanist community’s January meeting . His insight and thought provoking banter was just the stuff we needed to warm us up even more, on this warm winter day.
Seriously , though A RINGER, philosophers great and small are not playing with a full deck of cards. I came up from the bottom of the gene pool and did a whole different life than what most people know as normal. My roots reach down the evolutionary ladder to the deep depths of man’s mind. Normal humans unknowingly think in short cut thoughts small snip it thoughts supercharged with passion and emotions that constitute normal thought. I on the other hand unknowingly grew up learning the long hand emotionless deep thoughts that I call the long hand version of human thought.
I am high functioning autistic, forget the contemporary buzzword autism for a moment and listen to the old working autism. Autistic people are noted for our LACK OF EYE CONTACT while are thinking. That is perfectly normal for us. Here is what is happening (talk of evolution) Our OPTIC vision is OFF our eyes are off. Our brain replaces the optic vision with its own pictures . Those are our thought pictures and we learn them by trial and error then we learn to use them, think with them ,convert them to your normal thoughts and even short cut them- when we finally did short cut them we came up with -guess what? Your normal thoughts. These brain generated images often mimic optic vision that was just cancelled out so it takes a while for the autistic person to discover our eyes are actually off. They can be Einstein quality picture thought unrealted to optic vision or simple mundane things we do every day that feature a close approximation of what our optic vision was. There is no divide or way our brains tell us your now out of optic vision mode. Eventually you get enough experience with a didfferent thought to know it was not optic vision you were dealing with.
Typically when our OPTIC vision is off our hearing and other senses go into hyper mode. In effect we are blind and like blind people we hear way more than normal it is natures way of keeping us alive. I lost track of the times I heard faintest whisper or the oddest noise and that (unknowingly) triggered my optic vision to come on sometimes just in time to prevent an accident. I grew up rural in my own natural out of door hearing chamber and had a great natural connection with animals more to the point their thoughts that were so similar to mine. I watched and played with a family of rabbits that lived under our shed and we all knew when there was hawk in the area as we heard the squeak of it long before it buzzed in for a kill. I remember stunning my grandma who lived on the property and she asked where the rabbits I was playing with had gone and I told her there was a hawk on the loose and they took shelter. She just had a stunned look on her face and she was often the person that understood me the most. Of course, at the time I had no idea what I was hearing was not normal for the traditional person. Typically hearing was the interface between our deep serious long-hand thought and the real world we lived in.
Back to those deep thoughts. Most people would describe our picture thoughts as Daydreams ,it is the closest thing the normal person does to our picture thoughts most of the time. These are however daydreams on steroids or in my case engineering drawings most of the time. Ironically , the normal person DOES think in pictures occasionally . Example your going along in a conversation and suddenly have to stop, your stunned -optic vision is off- and you are looking at a minds eye picture of ’uncle Joe’ You stare at the brain generated picture thought and come up with the idea that is Uncle Joe or you bluff it off. This little snip seems to be one direct connection left to our long hand thoughts as I know them. The long hand version of thought would be like 1000's of files with one picture in it from our memory banks then 100's of soundbites our brains assemble and reassemble time and again to think with. Long hand thoght is good for Einstein things but poor at keeping up socially. That is where the social short cut normal thoughts come into play. Case in point most people only use and know the 99 conversations people have. Once we learn the 99 conversations autistically we really begin to fit in. Humans only really use the same word patterns over and over but they don't know it.
Picture thoughts If I am right are long hand version of human thought. They seem to be shared by every animal I know about . We animals and humans think in pictures, we see the first optic pictures of life and they are roots to everything else we do. Our brains seem to have a set formula that takes our optic vision and then plugs those pictures in to the brain’s network. I once set next to a parrot and I was connected with him thought wise and I was STUNNED when our probable optic vision was the same as he formed the words to speak, Why there was even in a built in delay time from the time the thought was done till it got converted to words to be spoken. Speech is one of the hardest things to do it has to connect words to physical actions. If only Jane Goodall the famous Ape researcher knew our picture thoughts and those of her apes they could really make music together.
Picture thoughts are the next 1000 chapters in psychology . They are very humbling for man’s ego as it they prove to be what I think they are, man will be so disappointed to discover his roots are in the dirt not in the clouds. These picture thoughts explain everything mankind has been seeking in terms of psychology. It explains Einstein, the serial killer the well rounded social butterfly the psycho and even more. It even explains while people need religion or some other crutch to keep going. I predict someday a psychologist will actually be able to fix a serial killer and yes even depression and OCD among other things. I think all that has roots to a series of uncompleted picture thoughts that we missed in childhood. In Fact once the picture thoughts are known Pre School will include them and mankind will be the better for it. In fact I can even see a picture thought school to create more Einstein’s Most important however is once the picture thought are known it will discovered for the first time man has been fooling himself for centuries by ignorantly not knowing his simple charged with emotion short cut thoughts he calls normal are just social elevotion.
This is the ringer the missing gap in evolution that has never been detectable by even the best of scholars and philosophers as they unknowingly never knew they were thinking in short cuts. I know of at least 200 more people like me in this living unstudied anthropology. We all met online. No matter what country we are from or language we speak we all came up with the same thing mind wise- we learned the long hand version of human thought. Just imagine if we were united and were able to tell our story. Of course modern research of any stripe will not look at as. Autism will not touch as we unintentionally destroy their empire, Psychology will not listen to us as there is just no way according their short cut normal thinking we can solve psychology’s questions and not do it via a great psychologist discovering the keystone thought.
Finally one last point to ponder, all of us in the anthropology that have been injured have stunned our selves and our doctors and ,X-ray tech’s and parents among others as we literally bounce threw life with a pain tolerance that only allows us to feel 7 and above on the pain scale. That confuses us and every medical profession we encounter . Our stories are wild bold and we often walk on broken bones and don’t know it but when we do finally feel pain it is often tool late and the injury is too severe. This would seem to be an evolution thing as well. One last animal story I was bike riding some years ago and ran across a dear stuck in a barb -wire fence. I stopped and made friends with her and slowly undid the fence from her leg and side like me she walked away unhurt form something honestly she probably only felt pain the instant the barb left her skin. Other wise she was painless if my autism experience is the same as hers.
This autism news is all new news for mankind and since it is not coming from the best side of the gene pool and exposes the unexpected answers man has been looking for to be dismal and bland ; there will not be any peer review boards powerful enough to even admit to us. Perhaps if mankind is lucky some philosopher group or psychology group will read this plagiarize the work and start making a few discoveries on their own. More Power to them ! Meanwhile I continue to admire philosophers’ they really don’t fall for anything with out questioning and re questioning the very idea they are trying to prove.
Rich Shull on the blog Pre Rain Man Autism.