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Re: Theories of Intent and Ineptitude

From: Amy Hebert <yelorose@swbell.net>
Date: Sat, 16 Oct 1999 04:06:02 -0500
Fwd Date: Sun, 17 Oct 1999 17:52:37 -0400
Subject: Re: Theories of Intent and Ineptitude

 >Subject: Theories of Intent and Ineptitude
 >From: Mark Cashman <mcashman@ix.netcom.com>
 >Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1999 02:43:48 -0400
 >To: updates@globalserve.net

 >4) Can non-human goals be extracted from out-of-context slices
 >of behavior and, if so, how is that to be done reliably?

Interesting concepts, Mark.

Perhaps we cannot understand non-human beings, their behaviors,
their goals from a human point of view.  It would be like saying
birds, reptiles and primates all think and act alike.

However, there is one common point at which we all meet to some
extent or another - we exist in the same reality, whatever it
may be.  That we perceive them and they perceive us indicates
one common ground where we meet.  We interact in this time and
space dimension on some level or another and that is where it
all begins.

It is not necessary to classify other worldly/dimensional beings
according to what it means to be human or what we _think_ it
means to be "alien".  We can allow them to exist - anywhere in
the universe whether here or there - without making them
extensions of ourselves or us extensions of them.  We may not
understand them but we can accept their existence as a part of
this universe we all share.

Just as we accept the existence of elephants, ants and turtles,
we can accept their existence and our own.  I think we, as
humans, are coming to realize these facts about all life in the
universe no matter how many lies and illusions surround the
truth.  And this does not make us one but rather one of _many_
lifeforms that exist in the universe.

We may not know the intent of other worldly/dimensional beings
any more than they may understand us.  All that can be done is
to speculate intent based on behavioral patterns we have studied
before.  And since most behavioral studies thus far have been
based either on human, plant or animal behavior, we naturally
generalize our theories to all beings we encounter.  Considering
the difficulty of observing beings of other worldly/dimensional
origins, we have little to correlate with previous behavioral
studies and therefore speculate and theorize far beyond the
meager data obtained thus far.  With so little to go on and such
a need to understand, any data - accurate or false - is used in
attempts to know the unknown.

Although there is much room for improvement, I see these
attempts to understand other worldly/dimensional beings (you may
call them "non-human' or whatever turns your crank) as a natural
growth process that occurs when one species encounters another
hitherto unknown species.  And this applies to "them" as well no
matter how long "they" may have been here observing us.

I evaluate behaviors according to what one does stopping just
short of assigning intent.  I look for consistancies that
transcend illusion and imagination.  As my old psych professor
used to say, "We can't observe thoughts so don't tell me what
the client is thinking, tell me what they are _doing_."
Without deducing intent, describe the behaviors.

What one _does_ speaks louder than what one says or what we
think they are saying.

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