Last night in bed before going to sleep I had what I thought were good ideas for the re-description of the ideas I wrote about yesterday, so wrote the following (which, alas, is all I have for today’s entry):
*** Preliminary quick jottings. ABC, then ABJ. Memory stronger than environment due either to (a) abnormally high charactration which keeps the level of cerebral energy up or (b) the solution of a Major Problem that causes the accelerance mechanism to boost the level of cerebral energy, and keep the level there because of the ongoing solving of related problems.
So AB(2C/J). If AB, then 2/3 of B’s cerebral energy goes to C, which is enough to activate it, but only 1/3 goes to J, so fails to activate it. Result: AB(3C/J)
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My first concern is (a). Here’s a slow description of the creation of a rigidniplex in the brain of Mr. Thunk, a relatively extreme rigidnik. It will contain everything I can think of that happens without concern for repetitions or otherwise saying too much:
(1) Mr. Thunk encounters stimuli in his external environment that his nervous system translates into the knowleculane A*B*C as it stores it in the mnemoduct in the awarea (i.e., area of awareness, or small section of some major or minor awareness or sub-awareness) of his cerebrum that is dedicated to (let us say) Literary History.
(2) Mr. Thunk later encounters stimuli in his external environment that his nervous system translates into the knowleculane A*B*J as it stores it in the same mnemoduct it stored A*B*C.
(3) Mr. Thunk, as a fairly extreme rigidnik (i.e., a man whose rigidnikry is just short of making him a psychotic), will have an excessively powerful charactration mechanism. This means that it will generally keep the level of his cerebral energy abnormally high. Since cerebral energy, in my theory, is the energy the cerebrum makes available to those cells (master-cells) responsible for activating knowleculanes, this means that Mr. Thunk will tend automatically to much more strongly attempt to activate any knowleculane it tries to activate.
According to knowlecular psychology, as Mr. Thunk’s nervous system acquires and stores A*B*J, master-cells [A], [B] and [J] will become active in order. Each will transmit energy to other master-cells that at some time were active after it (including, perhaps, itself). In this case, we shall ignore any such cells it might transmit energy to except the single one that we know each did. Ergo, so far as this example is concerned, when [A] becomes active, it will transmit energy to[B]; when [B] becomes active, it will transmit energy to [C]; we don’t know where [J], once active, will transmit its energy, but for the purposes of this example, it doesn’t matter.
At the core of my theory of rigidnikry is what I contend results from [B]’s distribution of energy: to wit, the activation of [C]. I am saying that because of its very great amount of energy, [B] , representing a stored knowleculane, or memory, will be as successful in activating [C] as the external environment will simultaneously have been in activating [J].
Mr. Thunk will thus experience A*B*C/J4. His original knowleculane will become A*B*2CJ—or A with one entrance to B, B with 2/3 or an entrance to C and 1/3 to J.
This means that if Mr. Thunk next encounters stimuli in his external environment that his nervous system translates into the knowleculane A*B*—and stops there—[B] will transmit 2/3 of its abnormally large amount of energy to [C], which will be enough (in this admittedly exaggerated-for-educational-purposes example) to activate it, but fail to activate [J], 1/3 of its energy not being enough (in this example) to do that.
What this means should demonstrate why it is at the core of my theory of rigidnikry: it means that a rigidnik, due to his fiercely powerful charactration mechanism, will form a knowleplex much too attached, dependent on, protective of, immune to contradiction of, a core axiom only because the rigidnik experienced the knowleculane that becomes the core axiom before the rigidnik experienced any other knowleculane. And that core axiom will continue to dominate the knowleplex formed, which we can now call a rigidniplex, regardless of how many similar knowleculanes the rigidnik experiences, some of which are highly likely to have made a more effective (because more rational) core axiom.
What it means in general terms is that a rigidnik’s memory will be more important in determining how he thinks than his environment. In the example just given, Mr. Thunk’s memory of A*B*C proved stronger than the presentation by his external environment of A*B*J. Ergo, the key to my theory of temperament is that a person’s temperament is determined by how strong his memories, or inner understandings, are compared to any new understandings his environment his environment gives him opportunities to access.
Mr. Thunk will be sadly unable effectively to access any new understandings concerning anything he has already formed an understanding of. Mr. Thunk will also have a hard time later improving the knowleplex formed by comparing its core axiom to any possibly better ones, or other knowleculanes in his knowleplex because compatible with A*B*C to possibly better ones.
(4) A normal person who encounters the same stimuli that Mr. Thunk, our rigidnik, first did, and then the stimuli his nervous system translates into the knowleculane A*B*J, will not make A*B*C the core axiom of a knowleplex, for his [B] will not transmit enough stimulation to [C] to activate it. Hence, he will form knowleculane A*B*CJ, and A*B*C and A*B*J will have equal chances to become the core axiom of a knowleplex—if a knowleplex ever results that has anything to do with either.
There are all kinds of problems with my theory of rigidniplexes as so far described. I can’t cover them all here, but will try to say something about a few that bother me at the moment.
* * * I continued but didn’t finish, so figure this is a good place to stop.