virus: Alternative Thought Patterns

Corey A. Cook (
Mon, 17 Mar 1997 18:44:03 -0800

I wrote:
>Very well. An Alternative Thought Pattern is entered (this doesn't
>always require the use of psychoactives) and insights are gained.
>After returning to Normal Operating Mode, the insights are screened
>through a rational filter. Those that survive are added to the filter,
>and the process is repeated. Has anyone tried this? Does it work?

Richard B. replied:
>This is the essence of personal growth. Be careful about your so-called
>"rational filter," though. Rational filters are inherently Level-2 and
>so you will get stuck in the box.

I'm well aware that this process is essentially the same as personal
growth. The only main difference is that in this process, an
alternate thought process is used to increase the number of insights
gained, under the supposition that the ratio of bunk insights to
valid insights is low enough to be worthwhile. My question was:
Does it work?

Corey A. Cook

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