Re: virus: conscious/subconscious (form. level 0)

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Mon, 16 Dec 1996 22:01:13 -0700

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>>This is hogwash. Dreaming is not necessary in order for our minds
>>to function.

>Not that we're ever going to verify this:

>Let's see you be awake for 72 hours continuously, without any chemical
>boosting [caffiene, tea, coffee, diet pills, antihistamines, Dayquil as
>stimulants. Ban hallucinogens, they get in dreaming automatically
>[sic]. I also disallow the depressants, such as sleeping pills.]

>Note that I mean *continuously*. Dozing off for 10 seconds disqualifies
>the contestant.

>If you actually can *do* this: you have just proven you are at risk for a
>major mental illness! If you can actually do any creativity at all after
>hour #30, you're doing better than anyone I've ever met in person,
>including myself.

>If you fail: I rest my case. Your body demanded dreaming so severely it
>bashed you into taking it.

You are confusing "brain" with "mind". Our brains evolved to need
dreaming. Dreaming isn't necessary for the mind to work, just the