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Maximum Evolutionary Efficiency: Only the Promising Is Frightful

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#936 Feb 19, 1992 – 1:00
Notes by TK

Kyroot to :24. True progress is non-one directional, non-one dimensional, non-historical (non-sequential), non-rational and non-thought. Only the promising is frightening. That’s why what is alive is in conflict; agreement is impossible. This is maximal evolutionary efficiency: fathers beget sons, sons fathers.


The News

That special intellectual body-shop responded: “Why yes sir! — re-alignment is included in the price of repairs!”

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The primary world is not actually subject to interpretation, which is another reason for man’s intellectual secondary one — so that he can believe otherwise.

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Unknown historical fact: The inspiration for dictionaries came from men watching seesaws.

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Parallel tracks not only keep the present ones in proper position, but in existence as well.

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{Hey, don’t you worry,” said the man, “Life knows how to ‘take care’ of guys that think too much!” …(And a guy over that way thought, “You mean I’m supposed to take indifference as a threat?!!!”)}

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One man has developed what he calls, “Your real Age Determination Test:” He says it’s based on the degree of interest you have in the daily mail delivery. …(It is true that after a certain time on this planet some hormones say that “No news” is just the news they were looking for — [whatever that means!])

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{One guy said, “Now that I’m city smart, and super-sophisticated I can look upon ‘bad luck’ as being like a slow, worn out boxer — always telegraphing his punches; my question now is — How did I ever attract such a bumpkin fight crowd?”
…(An ordinary man is never quite sure about “what he knows” if he’s not all that impressed with “what he knows.”
…[And yet another sterling reason to make up what you know. …(See, cause at least you can depend on depending on you — Right? …I said “Right?” dammit, least you could do is answer…)]) …and a viewer writes: “Sometimes my sister in law says that Kyroots are just like ‘talking-to-yourself.’ Hey — who’s she trying to fool?!!”}

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In certain “intellectual establishments” a man with a brain tumor can’t get room service.

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A young man over near the city landfill said, “The really great thing about the mind is the freedom; you can think anything you want to …even if you want to think what everybody else thinks.” …(And a passing rat mused, “Perhaps those creatures should consider re-defining their concept of freedom.” …[He chuckled, and further ruminated, “I say, ‘perhaps,’ but who am I, a rodent, to be engaged in such rhetorical, inter-species inquiries.”])

…..{…The president of a large university once said: “If you don’t ask yourself who shall you ask?”}

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After being given responsibility for a new area this one god decided to both offer a lesson, and simplify his life by putting up a sign at his place that read, “All Deliveries In The Rear,” and under that another sign that said, “There IS No Rear.”

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{High-level, theoretical dialogue held in one city-universe: First speaker says, “In a finite reality why is it not that the reverse of anything is just as correct as the original?” To which the second speaker responded: “Ah, but it is.” To which the first speaker replied: “Ah, but it’s not.” To which the second speaker countered: “Ah, but it is.” To which the first speaker retorted: “Ah, but it’s not.” (We’ll continue this story next time.)}

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If you call and ask the bus station they’ll always tell you that the planes are late.

…..{…Haberdasheran advisement: A man without vested interests has no interests.}

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{A correspondent writes, “I may not know who writes the Kyroots, but I sure know who does my responses!” …(Medical Diagnosis: A pushy brain is a mushy brain. …[Health is as health does, and secondary health must always be in motion.
…(And a chap hearing this thought, “My god — That would explain a lot — If I wanted a lot explained.”)])}

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{…then Kyroot made note: The really important never have to look at themselves.}

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Every time man makes up a new word, somewhere a primary act goes, “Ouch!” (Hey kids, don’t you just adore it when you seem to hear stuff that seems to have the potential of justifying anything that Mean-old-life might have in mind for you?!!
…[Yikes! — Anything but cauliflower.])

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{…and Kyroot noted: The idle sport of shooting illusions is no fit pastime for the ordinary. …(One upstart universe declared, “No foot fits my ass but life’s itself!”)}

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As they toured the fairgrounds the ole man noted to the kid, “You may consider you’re getting somewhere when you can see the humor in the merry go round without ridiculing the riders.”

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‘Tis often so in rebel areas that the warmer it becomes the more uncomfortable some become……even those who didn’t think they were cold.

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{…and substitute teacher Kyroot gave the class: An update to certain Creation Myths: If god did create man by a “word” then this act was not followed by some period of rest: Fires started by gasoline must then be fed by fossil fuels. (Under such secondary conditions: If you ain’t talkin’ — you ain’t creatin’.)}

…..{…ah yes, a related transportation item: The only way to get off the track is to start another train.}

…..{…and a viewer writes; “Me and my bowling team just love it when you say that something’s a ‘related item’ when it’s not, and vicey versey; we really do — we just L-O-V-E it.”}

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One city chap says that his biggest battle is struggling against the combined force of his relatives and complete strangers. …(The more that genes tend to be rootless, and move around, the more the above tends to be thought.)

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Over near Tuesday a man thought, “I have just about decided that there is much more to life than I have ever imagined; and if that is the case — what good will it do me — since I will never know?!!” …(The chap running the slide projector stopped right there and said, “It is precisely that kind of thinking that leads many into lives-of-crime, and audio-visual activities.” …[He was then subjected to a combination of being roundly booed, and ignored as they brought on the quite attractive young lady who was scheduled to jump out of a redundant circumlocution compounded by double negatives.])

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After many years of trying to be a professor, a professor thought, “Perhaps the ridiculous is not as silly as it sounds.”

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Re-set your clocks if you want to: When it comes to evolving yourself — everybody’s “ahead of their time.”
…(“Look out Captain, enemy planes at twelve o’clock high.” “Corporal, don’t BOTHER me with problems that can be solved in time! — Give me a WORTHY foe — A friend-from-afar — A colleague from another universe.”)

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More, City Conversations…(“I say, do you mean more conversations heard in the city, or, a conversation between two cities?”) …as I was saying, more city conversations: First voice says: “Man just invented sports out of desperation.” And the second voice replies: “Jeeze, I’as gonna say the same thing about his mind.”

…..{…And the old publisher said to the young author, “What’s to fear?! — If you can number chapters — what’s to stop you?!!”}

…..{…The mind works in such a way that even when it’s broke it works.}

…..{…and a whole bunch of viewers sends this gang-fax: “We don’t care what you say — we won’t be placated, and neither shall we die whenever you want us to.” …(Legal footnote: The communications between a man and his mind are privileged, sacred and usually silly; remember this, lest you’re ever tempted to represent yourself in any of these proceedings.)}

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The salesman comforted the customer by telling him, “There is no ‘initial cost’ — it’s all upkeep!” …(Would any of you liked it more if I’d’a said that the salesman “unwittingly” comforted the customer?!!!)

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In the secondary arena — all battles are “losing battles,” but one.

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The driver closed the door, turned around to the passengers and said, “Now that you’re all on the bus, you have several choices: One is to simply go where we’re going and never know where that is, or know where it is and perhaps ruin the whole trip, or maybe stay in your seat and dream, with periodic time available for you to stick your head out the window and throw up.

…..In another universe is a myth that says creatures can learn the future of life, but that the price is that they can then never mention it.

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In the city, two kinds of taxes can be gathered — property taxes and income taxes, that is, taxes either based on what you already have, or on what you’ll get. …(And over in your neural bureaucracy — you think stupidity hasn’t learned from this?!!)

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Even if it rained words there’s no certainty that your stomach would get wet. …(He asked his collision-center adviser: “Is there any way it can be straightened out and turned around in the other direction?”)

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As they were securing the camp for the night an old rebel sergeant said to several of the young troopers, “For no inconsiderable length of time, everyone who gets attracted to this life believes that there is within it a Holy Grail, a Rosetta Stone, a sacred ark, and a lost city.” He doused some water on the cook’s fire and added, “Of course, in the beginning what else can you think.”

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Whenever the creatures had the urge to “give thanks” for their apparent good luck, this one local god would respond with, “Bite my ass.” (He doesn’t seem to understand that this is supposed to come later.)

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{And from afar, a correspondent writes, “I know why this ‘revolution thing’ doesn’t have a real name: It’s either because it doesn’t have one, or you don’t know what it is, or you knew what it was, but it changed, or you still know what it is but just won’t tell us, or it’s some foreign name that’d sound funny to us, or you already told us what it is and we just weren’t listening, or…,” (I believe that’ll do for now.)}

…..{…One man’s brain told him, “Funny thing about a name — it’s almost like a period.” …(And later that same afternoon, he further thought, “Also curious is the fact that in the primary world there are no sentence structures.”)}

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Once you grasp that the entire secondary world is bakery fresh, you can no longer be disturbed by the periodic detection of individual aromas.

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For their weekend “blow-out” last Saturday one ole man told the kid, “The mere fact of wanting to have your ‘intelligence measured’ is proof that it’s a waste of time.” …(The lad understood; the lad also understood that unmodified energy — even verbal — is like beer nuts are to champagne: Ordinary minds either have too many, or else have them in the improper order. …[Posture Corollary: If you’re determined to fall off your stool, there’s nothing even a vintage-dated bartender can do to stop you.])

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After hearing some of this, one man said, “So! — So ultimately, everybody’s on the right track — So?…So what?!!!”

…..{…and his cousin thought, “I wonder if that’s the point?!!.”}

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In some places, The Illusion Of Excitement is the secondary world’s maiden name.

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One man, after watching his own show, wrote to himself as a viewer and said, “I may not know what I like, but I know what you like.”

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Only the promising is frightening.

…..{…and a man was caused to think, “Why does that, “good-to-know,” “seem hard to remember?”}

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To better distinguish itself in the marketplace one religion advertised, “Free Estimates. …(Not so, the local psychiatrists.)

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Warning: Life will only take so much; anti-warning: No body knows how much that is. …(One chap says, “I can sleep much better at night now that I can sleep.” …[Herein can be observed yet another part of the solar system wherein modifiers may have a price on their head.])

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Out in his back yard, sitting under a tree with which he sometimes communed, he pondered and asked, “You ever think it might be possible that the main purpose of man’s mind is to explain to him why he has a mind?!!” …(As might be expected, this was a bit more that he and the elm were prepared for.)

…..{…and this Special Delivery from our viewing audience: “I say, if we’re ever to ‘get anywhere’ with all of this, we have simply got to establish once and for all that things that don’t make sense simply do not make sense! — Is this plain enough for you!!!”}

…..{…oh yeah, that one was immediately followed by this one: “Dear Kyroot: Having some idea, or comment strung out over more that one reader will not help. …(leastwise not with me it won’t.)”}

…..{…there was once a city park philosopher who said that useful human thoughts were like separate boxcars in a freight train; that some were refrigerated, and some were not.}

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Genes have their own way to see things, but still partially use men’s eyes just for fun.

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{…and Kyroot mentioned: One man said, “It sure is hard to leave town.” And his buddy agreed, adding, “Especially when the, ‘Welcome To The City’, and, ‘Come Again’ signs are painted on your front and back.”}

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Attention all humans: Words are connected in such a way as to ofttimes make you think there is some connection between them.

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One day, while in a foul mood, a local reality lashed out at the creatures, “Hey, if death don’t kill you complexity will!”
…(In a better mood he would have intended that to mean, of course, that complexities will make you live — and always more substantially.)

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Facing one another across the gooey gap, the two factions stood distinctively discernible: One proclaiming that, “As is man’s mind — so is life.” And the opposing group which says that all of the right words are there, just in the wrong order.

…..{Militia aficionado tip: All great wars are fought out of sight.}

…..{…and Kyroot offered: A marching tip: The primary lives off its stomach — man, his mind.}

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One man kept a statue under his stairs; some times it was made of marble — other times of wood, and some times of a reflective substance that would highlight the sound of steps going up and steps coming down.