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Topic: Idea and thanks

From: jon makay
Location: Nashville, tennessee
Date: 05/31/2008

Hello. I began reading GB years ago and thanks to my roommate have been able top read the rest of the Eon series And the Darwin's radio. I am pleased and excited to have found a person(people) who have the investement of time and thought into those elements i have my passions in.: Time travel, Consciouness, and Evolution/transfomration of the species and the MInd-spirit unity.
Greg: have you considered writing/chatting/dialoguing with Orson Scott Card?
Also, you might eb interested in reading Destiny of Souls: more case studie4s of life between lives by Dr. Michael Newton.

I have in idea to create a community that would, ideally, conceivably, create a new speciaes of humanity over amybe 700-800 years.
just a thought.
jrm

Re: Idea and thanks

From: Greg Bear
Date: 05/31/2008

Thanks, Jon! Orson Scott Card and I last shared a panel in Florida back in 2000. I always enjoy discussing things with Scott, but the opportunites are far too few.

Re: Idea and thanks

From: patrick
Location:
Date: 06/03/2008

An aside, here: jon, I had perhaps similar inclinations. Eventually I realised I didn't have to go to any such trouble - as it'll occur in due time, just as SF has speculated. Then of importance became the question: what is my identity?

Re: Idea and thanks

From: Greg Bear
Date: 06/05/2008

Waiting is, as someone famous once said! (Robert Heinlein, actually, perhaps borrowing from Oriental philosophy.)

identity?

From: jon makay
Location: Nashville
Date: 06/05/2008

Patrick. calrify. what do you mean: what is my identity? Yes change will and does occur.
And has occured. But why not add conscioues mind adn free will to the natural selection proces? Intelligent design that foresees problems and crafts our bodies to be part fo the solution?

Waiting is my identiy? clairify?
jrm

identity?

From: Greg Bear
Date: 06/05/2008

Not butting in here, but I understand (I think) what patrick is referring to. However, I await his response with interest!

Re: Idea and thanks

From: patrick
Location:
Date: 06/10/2008

Ah, sorry, I hadn't thought I'd been away so long. WELL. I had this long-ass response. I wasn't satisfied with it's length, partly, and so was stewing on it but hadn't saved it - and then I got a Windows update while away from my computer that restarted it. So what I wrote is all gone. I guess that's an answer, mm?

Anyways. Many people in peculiar situations have wondered: How will I survive? Or, in this case, exist?

Identity determines this. What is idenity based in? The common answer is socio-cultural. I was compelled to think beyond this anthropomorphic frame to something else (something formal in method, yet fluid). Things will come about. It's a matter of discovering one's function (how one operates) within a given context. Free Will, along with things like 'enlightenment', I think is a distraction.

(Not my best, but that's what I got today.)


If you (or anyone else) is interested in discussing this further, I can be reached at http://www.myspace.com/euxue . As well, some of my 'thoughts' are posted there.

one's function.

From: jon makay
Location: nashville tennessee
Date: 06/30/2009

I see, a year later, the threads to teh original question, which i somehow missed. I ask: Identity=one's function= ie How one operates within a given context. This intrigues me, it puzzles me. Correct me, please. When i read this what i associate/intuit is akin to that which is ..and enables.. 'one's peace, one's center within'. Which contect? Any given context? Hmm. That which one has decided to be as one's given modus operandi in approaching anygiven situation one encounters in existance? am I being obtuse?

Is this like...choosing which framework/perspective wone will use to interpret(analytically/creatively), and respond to(practically/actively), and perceive/conceive within daily existance?
still waiting IS. i wonder if it is time to add a creative nudge to our waiting. Makign possible opprtunites by collecting the right or likely 'ingrediants' and then/as well the nudge of our ..simple being while holding active and proactive intentions. Our intention of Living and life. ?

anyone? jon

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