Some Unexpected Results

About a week ago I had some email correspondence in which I wrote the following:

This computed-reality approach, which I justify and develop in my book, has born actual fruit in that it gave me some unexpected results that I wasn’t trying to get, including, for example, that any alleged materialization miracles—whether by Jesus or Sai Baba or anyone else—are simply fiction because the algorithms and math involved don’t allow it (subsection 3.8.7 The Learned-Program Statements for Seeing and Manipulating Physical Matter have a very Short Range, and footnotes [118] and [165]). Another unexpected result is that so-called possession is fiction and can’t happen (subsection 6.3.2 How a Mind Connects with a Brain before Birth).

In this blog post I want to make a few comments regarding my above quoted statement:

As I recall, after I had finished writing the initial version of subsection 3.8.7 The Learned-Program Statements for Seeing and Manipulating Physical Matter have a very Short Range, only then did it consciously occur to me that subsection 3.8.7 means that any and all claims of large-scale materializations—materializations that are big enough to be seen by us with our own eyes—are, quite simply, impossible, and any claims of such materializations are simply false. (Note: I later improved and polished that initial version of subsection 3.8.7 into the final version that appears in the book.)

Thus, the alleged materializations of bread and fish by Jesus are fiction. And the alleged materializations of jewelry by the Asian-Indian Sai Baba are fiction. And, even if one invokes non-human beings, such as the Caretakers, they can’t do such materializations either.

Subsection 3.8.7 also makes false any claim, as I say in footnote [165], “that a person, using his mind alone, directly moved physical matter at a substantial distance from himself.” And this inability is also true for any non-human beings.

As with subsection 3.8.7, I had a similar experience with subsection 6.3.2 How a Mind Connects with a Brain before Birth, in that I had first worked out and written the details of how the mind-brain connections are made, before it consciously occurred to me that this makes impossible so-called possession of one’s body by another entity or being, or whatever one wants to call the imagined possessor. And, after realizing this, I added at the end of subsection 6.3.2 the following paragraph:

In the case of humans, regarding the possibility of having one’s physical body, in effect, taken over by a “spirit” or “demon” or “entity” or whatever one wants to call it, this is the idea of “possession”, of being “possessed” by a being other than oneself. However, because one’s mind has already fully connected with one’s brain by the time of one’s birth, it will be impossible for some other mind or awareness/mind, regardless of how close (in terms of distance) it may be to one’s brain, to receive any of the sensory-data messages from one’s brain, because only the specified recipients of those sensory-data messages can receive those messages, and the specified recipients are mind bions in one’s mind, identified by their unique identifiers. Likewise, that other mind or awareness/mind, regardless of how close it may be to one’s brain, cannot control any of the muscles that one’s brain can activate, because the relevant brain bions in the motor cortex will only accept activate-muscle messages from specific mind bions in one’s mind, identified by their unique identifiers. In summary, having one’s brain possessed by some other mind or awareness/mind is impossible and does not happen. Thus, all stories of such possession are fiction (a related subject is multiple personality disorder, which is considered separately in section 9.7).

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