CONSCIOUSNESS OF CERTAINTY AND CAUSE

                                 MCT - 4
                             18 December 1993

                  Copyright (C) 1993 Homer Wilson Smith
        Redistribution rights granted for non commercial purposes.

      One more note on Ron's Logic 6 and what I can remember of the
article where he amended it.

      I remember this article well because it handled my ARC break of
long standing with him on the subject of 'There are no absolutes', as it
was clear to me that there were lots of absolutes, especially absolute
certainty.

      Absolute certainty and the MCT are the CORE of Adore.  So it's
important to me as a subject.

      So this is what Ron said, either in that article or elsewhere.

      The REASON that absolutes are unobtainable in the 'MEST' universe
is because the MEST universe persists because of Alter-isness.

      The being creates an AS-ISness, which is an absolute, and then
alters it to produce a persisting ISNESS.  He further indulges in NOT-
ISness to scramble the alter-ised as-isness of the original creation
even more.

      As the being recovers the as-isness of any created condition, it
will vanish on him.

      The as-isness is absolute and the vanishment is absolute, just as
its creation was.  It either absolutely IS or it absolutely ISN'T.  It
either is persisting or it isn't.  You can always know if something is
still persisting, just look around you.  That is absolute IS.

      So this is the joke about 'Absolutes are unobtainable in the
physical universe.'

      If the being ever did get the total truth about something in the
MEST universe, its exact time, place, form and event, he would have its
absolute as-isness, and it WOULD VANISH!

      So of course he can't HAVE an absolute in the physical universe,
because the moment he gets one, it vanishes.

      Absolutes are unobtainable only because they don't persist once you
obtain one.

      So that is what I think Ron said.

      Now here is an addition to what I say.

      Even if there WERE a gradient scale of absoluteness, or certainty,
which of course there is in practical matters, it is still an absolute
truth that the datum in question is NOT an absolute truth, or is not at
the 0 or 100 points on the certainty scale.

      It is fine to say that so and so a datum is not at 100 percent
certainty, as long as you ALSO say that it IS a 100 percent certainty
that the datum is NOT a 100 percent certainty!

      This is why I always badger people when they show off how uncertain
they are, about whether they are CERTAIN they are uncertain.

      It is fine to be uncertain, it is not fine to be uncertain that you
are uncertain.

      'Consciousness of', is always consciousness of certain existence,
and cause.  You can't be conscious of anything that does not have
certain existence and cause at the moment you are conscious of it.

      That is HOW you are conscious of it, through your direct contact
with its certain existence and cause.

      POWER COMES FROM CONSCIOUSNESS OF CERTAINTY AND CONSCIOUSNESS OF
CAUSE.  Consciousness IS consciousness of certainty and cause.

      There is no consciousness of, that is not a consciousness of
certainty and cause.

      As a conscious unit you are not even ABLE to learn by being an
effect.  EVERYTHING you learn about is though direct perception of the
certainty and causativeness of your own color forms.  You can CONSIDER
that your color forms are the effect of, are caused by, some earlier
event, and you can compute back from your present color forms to what
may have 'caused' them, but the perception of the evidence right now in
present time, the color forms, is itself a process of certainty of
existence, cause and color.  The color form is CAUSE of your certainty
that the color form is there.  That IS perception of color form.

      Thus anyone can hook their color forms to earlier color forms, or
other hypothesized external events, and thus begin to learn like a
machine.  They hear the door bell sound (an auditory color form), and
they COMPUTE BACK that someone must have rung the door bell and
therefore be at the door.  They learn, like a machine, that since they
heard the door bell (the effect) there must be a prior cause (the person
at the door), IF THEY ASSUME THAT ALL EFFECTS ARE CAUSED.

      But in all this they are using direct perception of the color form
of the door bell sound.  THIS SOUND THEY ARE CERTAIN OF, just as they
are certain of all direct perceptions.  The computation that someone
must be at the door, is an uncertainty as are all datums gleaned through
learning by using effects to compute back to cause.

      This datum falls into disrepute because people never look at their
conscious color forms as THEMSELVES.  They are always using their color
forms to REPRESENT SOME PRESUMED OBJECTIVE REALITY WHICH THEY CAN NEVER
SEE AND WHICH MAY OR MAY NOT BE OUT THERE.

      All anyone can ever see for sure are their own conscious color
forms.

      Everything else is a theory.  A good theory as the meatballs would
say, but none the less wrong.

      The question 'Is it really out there?' is foremost in their mind,
because they want to eat, and they think they need to operate this way
to not get hungry.  You could just wake up instead.

      When you get hungry in a dream at night, do you get a job?  No you
just wake up.  Dream gone, hunger gone.  The problem is that people are
no longer able to wake up from this dream, because they have forgotten
where they have come from.

      So as long as conscious color form is useless in and of itself, and
only has value to the degree that it represents some unseen external
objective 'every where and for every body the same' universe, then the
certainty and the absoluteness of the conscious color form itself will
either go unnoticed, or be declared criminally unimportant, which means
you get put in jail for wasting your time thinking about it.

      Life is too dangerous, too important, to waste time looking at the
very mechanism that we use to see life in the first place.

      Its like someone so glued to an arcade game because his very life
depends on winning the game, that he just can't take the time to talk
about the TV screen he is looking at, or that none of the drama
REPRESENTED in the screen is real, or the micro computer virtualizing
causation in the images for him.

      THINKING ABOUT THOSE THINGS WON'T HELP HIM WIN HIS GAME, AND
WASTING TIME THINKING ABOUT THEM MIGHT CAUSE HIM TO LOSE, and if he
loses he might die, or so he thinks.

      He doesn't realize that he will get another game or that he even
payed a quarter to play the one he is losing!

      'Who me?  I didn't CHOOSE to be here, no way!'

      The point is he will insist, in his panic, on talking about the
bugs, and the space ships and the aliens attacking him, and how many men
he has left, and how many levels he has survived, but he WON'T talk
about TV screens, and 6502 micro processors, and how to program a
virtual arcade game, because he is SO out of love with this game that he
can't imagine ANYONE would create or program such a game, so why talk
about it, it must be real.

      Just so in real life, it becomes a criminal or insane waste of time
to talk about consciousness itself, rather than what it is being used to
display or represent in the presumed ASSUMED external physical universe.

      Conscious color forms have come to be considered totally useless,
except in how they tell us about the external universe, WHICH WE CAN
NEVER SEE AND DON'T KNOW IS OUT THERE!

      People are just SURE the physical universe exists, it is more than
just a theory to them.  They are transferring the true certainty of
their own conscious color forms to the presumed external referent.
Therefore they are never looking at their color forms AS THEMSELVES, but
always as a symbol which refers to something else, namely the external
physical universe.

      But the external universe does not exist.  It is the inability to
wake up from this co dream that has got everyone nuts on the subject of
'surviving' by eating, going to work, studying electrons and everything
else.  It's a dream, and the dream weavers are laughing.

      It's fun to be here, it's ok to be here, you might even WANT to be
here if you think you can one day wake up and NOT be here.  But HERE is
a dream, and all that is real is the projected color form, and the 3rd
party Source projecting a virtual physical universe.

      Life is an arcade game, or in the jargon of the times, a HOLODECK.

      As such the mechanisms underlying the process of SEEING COLOR FORM,
are one hell of a lot more important than any of the supposed processes
that we theorize about that are involved in the seeing of photons.

      There are no photons in dreams when you sleep at night.

      There are no photons now either.

      But this is just too wild, no one will accept it.

      If they did they might find God, and few are ready to meet their
maker, THEMSELVES.

      What a hoot, eh?

      Homer

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Learning implies Learning with Certainty or Learning without Certainty.
Learning across a Distance implies Learning by Being an Effect.
Learning by Being an Effect implies Learning without Certainty.
Therefore, Learning with Certainty implies Learning,
but not by Being an Effect, and not across a Distance.

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