Kick The Can
When I was a kid me and a bunch of other kids on my block would play a lot of kid games. We played scavenger hunt a couple of times. Somebody would come up with a list of regular household items and then we would break into teams and see who could collect all the items the quickest by going and knocking on doors and asking people to give us stuff.
Another game that we played a lot more frequently because it was a lot easier and didn’t require any interactions with adults was kick the can. It was like hide and go seek. The person who is it would have to stand kind of near this can and find the people that were hiding. If you are in hiding you can run out and kick the can.
If you kicked the can over the, the it person would have to go and set the can back up but that also meant that if he had found you, you could go back into hiding again.
Chomsky was famous for coming up with this idea that we have a language organ in our brain and that this language organ is made up of the small language structures these little switches in our brain. The theory that describes the switches is called X bar theory.
His theory is based on the idea that all languages on earth are really the same language but just different dialects. All languages on earth have nouns and adjectives and pronouns and subjects and predicates and all that other stuff.
When we’re between the ages of zero and two our language switches which exist in our brain are slowly being calibrated to the local dialect. This is why little kids speak pretty much gibberish until the age of two 2, 2 1/2, but then they explode with fully formed sentences that they have never heard before.
The reason they can start speaking these fully formed sentences that they have never heard before is because they finally calibrated all of their language switches.
They’ve done a lot of baby experiments in other animals besides humans because of they did these experiments with humans it would be very unethical but they take babies they separate them from their mothers and they try to see what variables the baby looks for from an instinctive standpoint to see how to bond with its potential mother.
When all babies are born they’re very weak. They don’t know what to do. They don’t know how to survive and so they essentially have a very strong very primal instinct to stick close to an adult figure to stick close to their mother.
Who’s My Mom?
It turns out that they have a lot of different variables that tells them who their mother is. For example, chimps, they found that the most important variables of the mother figure whether it be an actual figure or a stuffed animal or robot the most important factor that it has to have fuzzy hair.
So long as his mother figure has fuzzy hair the chimp the baby chimp will bond to it.
One of the most fascinating areas of medical research is also one of the most controversial. In fact you can’t really say the name of this field of study without evoking controversy. This is the area of stem cell research.
Magic Stem Cells
The reason it’s so controversial is because stem cells right now the only place they know where to get them is from aborted fetuses. But stem cells, if you can get over the controversy, stem cells are cells human cells but they are cells before they been assigned to a particular body part.
Which means if you have somebody’s stem cells, you can figure out how to turn them into an eye or turn them into a heart or turn them into a new limb. As it stands right now, if you had a blind person, there’s only a few ways you might be able to restore their sight. You might do some robotic operation on there eye. You might be able to transplant their eyes with somebody else.
Normally, you can’t re-grow their own eyes from their own DNA that’s kind of what stem cells might allow people to do. If they could figure out how to get stem cells in a place other than aborted fetuses, if they could figure out how to get stem cells from individual bodies they could re-grow limbs that they can re-grow eyes.
Don’t Worry – I Have Another One
You could have an entire backup library of organs. If you had an organ damage could replace it by growing a new one. Whatever you needed you could replace it with a new one if you had stem cells. Now whether this actually happens or not may be fantasy.
It would be kind of cool if humans could be like starfish. If you cut off the arm of a starfish the starfish will just grow a new arm or if you cut off the tail of a snake the snake will grow new tale. If they could figure out a way to use stem cells you could do that with humans. If you get an eye poked out you could just grow a new one.
If your heart has disease you could grow a new one. If you have lung disease you can grow new lung. If you have brain tumor you could grow new brain or maybe you can grow a whole bunch of brains identical to your own brain and hook them up in parallel and come up with some type of super brain to come up with some type of super ideas.
In addition to setting our language switches, it turns out that humans when we’re very young have a very programmable brain. It seems that we, unlike all the other animals, have a lot of meta-instincts. Like we are born with an instinct to speak human language but that instinct itself needs to be calibrated to the local dialect.
We have an instinct to make money but most people don’t really figure out what that instinct is until they’re in their 20s or 30s and even later in life you can change that instinct. It seems we have a collection of instincts, learning capabilities and these meta-instincts that we can continue to learn and reprogram throughout our lives.
If you look on YouTube, you can find lots of funny videos of researchers walking along a pond and having a bunch of baby ducks follow the researcher as if the researcher is there duck parent. It seems that animals like ducks have a lot less criteria for whoever they bond to.
Dumb Baby Ducks
These researchers can take these baby ducks and hatch them in a hatchery and then stay close to them when they are raising the baby ducks will bond with this human and follow this human around as if this human as their parent.
A couple of times me and my friends would pull these elaborate scams and cons on our teachers. If we knew that we were going to have a substitute teacher, for example, a lot of us would ditch and not go to class.
So long as the other kids played along and didn’t say whose name was whom the next day the regular teacher would come and nobody would know who was absent. So if ever found out we were getting a substitute teacher we could all ditch and have like a free ditch day without having to worry about getting into trouble.
Take Any Opportunity
Anytime you have a group of kids that can do something dangerous or something that they are not supposed to do and not get in trouble the kids will take this opportunity.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.