Has anyone considered the concept of reverse probability? Things may logically and experientially be contended to be probabilistic (from greatest to least), but I find that binary relation is strictly limited. The sane mind is highly directed toward only 2 sides to a situation. We evolved that way. Now although I understand the correspondence between logic and reality, and that reality is claimed to dictate logic, it (reality) plays no part in our perception/existence. Not sure how the lyrics go but... "all that we ever see and touch is all we will ever be," - I believe that was Pink Floyd. It is absolutely ludicrous to believe that we, being the highest in command on the food chain, are automatically granted full access to reality, by vanity of intelligence. This is evident in my day to day interactions. Even here on sciforums recently by Invert Nexus (nice guy, a little touchy, but nice. But hey, aren't we all). Human ego is meant to be alienated from truth and reality, but in that same vein bequethed the gift of exclusivity from all things. Instinct is a synonym for individuality, one is the other and vice versa. Without instinct we ultimately become either one of two things - a real-life analog to the Borg, or a monk. Lack of instinct means lack of ego and thus individuality. The sense of identity is bestowed by vanity. Another way to end up in this egoless predicament is through extreme rationality. But while a Borg may not care to/ be able to distinguish between ego and non-ego, the most super-rational human does, and this is where the crippled and fragile ego is developed - through arrogance. It has absolutely nothing to do with interpersonal intelligence, just plain arrogance. A genius like Langan, maybe Invert and a lot of others on these boards can barely identify with normal people. And that is what leads to alienation which causes the incredible arrogance we all know and love. Anyhow, if these people had any inkling of reality, in the sense that it is better than most, they would gain knowledge to not only everything, but everyone and how to relate to them. The true test of a person's ability to relate is his ability to be cool. That a person can get along with anybody by conceding to anything mathematical escapes common sense, which is something geniuses rarely show. These rational sters tend to be fixated so much on thinking that they lose sight of reality, whereas most people don't think and so are more reality respondent. We perceive reality through probability based on all that we have stored up in the noggin. When our senses recognize an object, our mind represents it through probabilistic extraction. We obtain all and only that information we are prepared to percieve/recieve. The idea that it is absolutetly correct (absolute truth) is a mandate of the ego. Our ego could not afford a person the confidence and courage to step forth into the world of perception without this, it would be like groping through the dark. But what if we compromise our perception for our egos? What if, instead of attempting to perceive reality correctly to an unknown end, we accept a limited perception that we deem necessary to us personally (as opposed to grandeur greed) and function in the world and even contribute something outstanding in the long run with just that? What is this need to know and explore? You can't even grasp the most fundamental thing, people... and you want to "contain the universe in your head". Gimme a fuckin' break, eh? Fuckin geniuses.