Re: virus: Re: Rationality

Martz (
Tue, 4 Mar 1997 21:35:44 +0000

On Tue, 4 Mar 1997, Tim Rhodes <> wrote:
>Not justifications, as such. Just the protocol the non-conscious mind
>uses to inform the conscious (and, maybe, vise-versa). It's far to
>complicated for the non-conscious mind to say, "excessive heat was
>registered at body location 23.456.12 and as a result muscles numbers 937,
>939, and 1123 thru 1147 were fired in sequence reference number 781 in an
>attempt to avert possible damage to regions 23.456.12 and surrounding,
>please note these changes in present location of region 23.456.12 and
>check for damage to region." Instead the non-conscious goes to the old
>lexicon of internal memes an picks "fire bad" and "move hand quickly" and
>shoots them up into the conscious mind.

I thought reflex actions like these were handled by the spinal column.
As I think you said, the brain only finds out after the action has taken


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