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Topic: Re:N-L systems & psychology
Posted by: John Grinder
Date/Time: 10/06/2003 17:52:03

Hi Keith

Nice questions!

You nailed the linear/non-linear distinction perfectly - we considered making the argument and decided against and indeed as you correctly guessed, the issue will be dealt with (sic) in Red Tail Math. In fact, a formal representation of emergence (dynamic non-linear systems) is the issue we are working at present and our success there will determine the publication date for Red Tail Math will follow from that enterprise.

You offer a very interesting characterization of psychology as social hypnosis - I urge you to pursue it.

You explicitly state,

"...what proponents of psychology believe we should do in terms of ‘normal’ behaviour?"

The "should" is questionable from my point of view - I think the "norms" from "normal" that pop psychology promotes (JS, like the alliteration?) do push a sort of tyranny of the democratic average - another aggregation phenomena to be avoided if patterning is the prey you are pursuing (I can't help myself, JS - what have you done?). A critique of the horrific practice of aggregation and averaging the characterizes much of psychological "research" is offered in Whispering (see especially pages 71 - 92).

All the best,


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TopicDate PostedPosted By
N-L systems & psychology10/06/2003 10:37:08Keith
     Re:N-L systems & psychology10/06/2003 14:03:14John Schertzer
          Re:Re:N-L systems & psychology12/06/2003 00:52:55Keith
               Re:Re:Re:N-L systems & psychology12/06/2003 01:09:13Ryan N.
               Re:Re:Re:N-L systems & psychology12/06/2003 14:15:56John Schertzer
     Re:N-L systems & psychology10/06/2003 17:52:03John Grinder
          Re:Re:N-L systems & psychology10/06/2003 19:28:42John Schertzer
     Re:N-L systems & psychology10/06/2003 18:31:36Ryan N.
          Re:Re:N-L systems & psychology11/06/2003 04:21:22John Grinder
               Re:Re:Re:N-L systems & psychology11/06/2003 10:12:09Keith
               Re:Re:Re:N-L systems & psychology11/06/2003 14:01:57John Schertzer
                    Re:Re:Re:Re:N-L systems & psychology11/06/2003 14:19:36Lewis Walker
                         Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:N-L systems & psychology11/06/2003 15:03:13John Schertzer
               Re:Re:Re:N-L systems & psychology11/06/2003 17:12:47Ryan N.
                    Re:Re:Re:Re:N-L systems & psychology11/06/2003 17:20:39John Grinder

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