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Each chapter of this book was presented as a separate paper with solicited comments and reviews possible at EnticyPress.Com. Each paper was initially in draft form.
This is a work of knowledge and thinking, not grammar and punctuation. If you find problems with grammar, sentence structure, use of commas, tense, or syntax, ask yourself first, ‘was it meant to be that way?’ and if not: Get over it. The topics are far more important than the presentation.
Regardless of how informative this book may be, the entire premise requires thought. It cannot be read at the speed one may be accustomed to reading.
When reading this book it will serve the reader well, to look at each and every word, one at a time, while saying the word or ‘reading’ the word. It even helps to read each syllable of each word.
The reason is that reading can become long-term processing quite quickly, especially for content the reader has no current association with. One will need the evaluative strength of short-term processing to engage these concepts. Long-term memory will reject them as not known.
By ‘engage’, I do not mean attack, or commence; rather, ‘engage’ means to allow the concepts to enter your brain without the automatic rejection, prompted by the lack of, ever hearing this topic, presented this way: before.
It is my hope and prayer that this book will help lives. It already has helped those who have read it.
Evolution of Knowledge
Fixation & Dependency
Have you ever heard of William Thomson, Lord Kelvin? Thomson was a brilliant mathematician, who can take credit, for being the spark that set Maxwell into creating a new theory of electromagnetism, even though he disagreed with it. 
He observed the Joule-‘Thomson’ effect, in 1852.
“The author of the biography of Thomson, puts forward the view that during the first half of Thomson ‘s career he seemed incapable of being wrong while during the second half of his career he seemed incapable of being right.
This seems too extreme a view but Thomson’s refusal to accept atoms, his opposition to Darwin’s theories, his incorrect speculations as to the age of the Earth and the Sun, and his opposition to Rutherford’s ideas of radioactivity, certainly put him on the losing side of many arguments later in his career.” 
“Radio has no future. Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible. X-rays will prove to be a hoax.” — William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, British scientist, 1899.
As with all other things, knowledge starts off slowly, progresses where each element within it breeds other elements and finally reaches a stage of balance where knowledge becomes a thing of its own and defends its right to exist against all odds.
In my EnticyPressed forum board signature, I quote ‘Fred’: “The true measure of a man’s character, is his level of tolerance, for what he does not understand.”
Another quote I find interesting, although irrational is posted at CogNews.Com.”Science is a willingness to accept facts even when they are opposed to wishes.” — B. F. Skinner
Sometimes we can become so caught up in our knowledge that we say things without thinking them through: “I see no good reasons why the views given in this volume should shock the religious sensibilities of anyone.” — Charles Darwin, The Origin Of Species, 1869. 
A wish is based in knowledge.
It is the desire for fulfillment of a knowledge that is not the real thing, knowledge.
If science were to not accept a fact, due to a wish, then it would not be science it would be old country style fire and brimstone religion. .
The more a person acquires a specific knowledge, about a specific thing, the more that person will come to believe the knowledge, regardless of what the thing has to say about it.
If that knowledge is a brand new thing and exciting and consuming then the manner in which the person thinks will have a great deal to do with whether they display character in inquiring about that knowledge, or if they display fixation and dependency.
Fixation is focus without intent.
Dependency is focus without fulfillment.
Both intent and fulfillment can only be injected into a person’s thoughts by the short-term ‘mind’. The long-term memory is far too busy supporting the past.
That is all long-term memory is. It is a record, in order of processing, of all things experienced by the senses.
In humans, the short-term process, also a memory, but far shorter in duration, yet far longer in pathway depth, due to its vastly increased processing speed, feeds the long-term memory. It is how we remember who we are and that ‘now’ is not the same thing as ‘then’.
Long-term memory lives in the past. Short-term memory lives in the present. It is far too short (7 seconds) to establish much other than an awareness of ‘now’. The dichotomy of the existence of both is our perception of the world.
Just like all other dichotomies, they do not need to be of equal intensity to remain opposing.
Long-term memory, left alone, without interference of short-term processing will become the focus of the person.
If that focus is based in a long-held belief, or a mass knowledge base of inter-related figures or images, long-term, without much control of short-term, will result in the past doing the talking.
And it will defend its condition equal to the degree in which that condition is rooted.
A number of years ago, while attempting to kick-start Neutronics Technologies Corporation I took what I was aware of and headed into the ‘field’ to make my case.
You are welcome to view the list of many postings to Usenet from 1996 on, by searching for my name.
Some are good, some are frustration and some are ridiculous responses rooted in insecurity.
Insecurity is focus with intent, but without fulfillment.
You will find listings on the brain, the Neutronics Dynamic System and weather warning systems.
At the time, I was not capable of writing material, readable by visually thinking persons: and it showed.
I also made a mistake in addressing the technology to scientists, or at least to want-to-be scientists posting in science groups under fictitious names: too much knowledge of the past, too little room for the future.
As if this material is somehow hidden and unavailable for anyone to review at leisure, it has become a crutch for today’s believers in the past knowledge they live by.
Fixation on attacking a new thing, means dependency is on the old thing.
This time, 10 years after this technology first actually worked, 7 years to the month (July) after Little Ricci was built and wandered the yard on its own to prove the technology, the articles posted at EnticyPress have come under fire, not for the discussion of the brain, but for the Neutronics Dynamic System, and this time, instead of from Usenet retirees, from much younger memories.
That is to be expected.
From the first knowledge of the use of the ‘thumb’, to today’s preponderance with guessing enough to hit the jackpot by chance, knowledge has grown, faster and faster.
Unlike past attempts to simply monkey-fie a speaker, today’s younger, more recently enlightened knowledge holders, defend their knowledge with far more vigor.
The reader is welcome to drop in, and see the manner in which, the attacks, are taking place these days.
I am undoubtedly unaware of most of the locations online, where ignorance defends its right to exist, but I am aware of one, otherwise fine and very useful discussion place that has become the playground for the knowledge kings.
By clicking on this link you will find the first discussion thread, independently started in 8 years that I am aware of, regarding the Neutronics Dynamic System.
The only reason a person would become so fixated and so intent on doing something in his own field is due to the degree of knowledge that needs defending or the degree of un-fulfillment that needs filling.
There could be other threads ‘out there’ of a similar nature but I doubt it. Healthy adults do not normally make it a habit to wile their lives away in proving how big they think they are, or how much they think they know, or how bad they think they can be.
The more knowledge becomes trusted, the more knowledge it stops.
Thomson was a victim of his knowledge. Some people are victims of their knowledge every single day.
Knowledge is long-term memory. It is the first output to motion and as such, if not controlled by the short-term ‘mind’ will do pretty much what it wants to, based on what it has always done before. It cannot create. It can only repeat.
If it is given input from short-term processing that smacks as not in previous memory, it will, every single time, win, unless the person truly contemplates.
Contemplation is where innovation takes place.
Too much comfort in a set of agreed upon past knowledge, without contemplation, (the very thing that training seeks to eliminate) results in error.
Thomas Watson knew everything there was to know about computers in 1943 when he exclaimed, “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” 
In 1977, Ken Olsen, Chairman of Digital Equipment Corporation proclaimed, “There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.”
Innovators had become comfortable with the knowledge that made them comfortable, and out came the infamous words:
“The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a ‘C’, the idea must be feasible.” — A Yale University management professor in response to Fred Smith’s paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service. (Smith went on to found Federal Express Corp.)
“So we went to Atari and said, ‘Hey, we’ve got this amazing thing, even built with some of your parts, and what do you think about funding us? Or we’ll give it to you. We just want to do it. Pay our salary, we’ll come work for you.’ And they said, ‘No.’ So then we went to Hewlett-Packard, and they said, ‘Hey, we don’t need you. You haven’t got through college yet.'” — Apple Computer Inc. founder Steve Jobs on attempts to get Atari and HP interested in his and Steve Wozniak’s personal computer. 
College teaches students to remember the thoughts of others.
Sadly, far too many live those thoughts, support the work of others, and base their potential on the past’s of others.
It need not be so.
(Depending upon the time duration of the causes of the depression, and the degree of removal from ‘now’), the depressed person will find treatment both a great potential and a possible bad thing.
Any condition one finds one to be ‘in’ becomes defendable as long as short-term processing is not having a say in the thoughts.
Knowledge has evolved, just like everything else has evolved: slowly, to faster, to more efficient. The only problem with knowledge being more efficient is, it has to remain the same knowledge.]
I was told once, a long time ago, by Professor Aaron Sloman of The University of Birmingham, UK that I would some day, figure out how to say what I was saying.
Thank you Aaron, for the spark.
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