From Barb Knox@21:1/5 to George Hammond on Mon Feb 11 10:07:32 2019
    On 7/03/18 20:01, George Hammond wrote:

    Copyright George Hammond 2018

    Don't worry George -- no-one is going to use this for anything, except
    maybe as case study of persistent delusion, which would be fair use.
    You've been banging on about your super-duper microtubules
    (expialidocious?) for well over a decade now.

    It is a scientific fact that people spend 5 years total,
    nocturnally dreaming. Even so, the average person can't
    believe we could go into a 5 year trance when we die called
    Life After Death!

    Well then, score one for the average person. BTW, there is no logical connection between our normal nocturnal hallucinations and your
    microtubule shtick.

    Of course the skeptic will tell you, the
    reason why is that "dead brains can't dream", and some
    people's brains get blown up by dynamite or struck by
    lightning and couldn't dream for a second, much less 5
    Well I'm here to tell you that used to be true, but no
    more! Modern science has discovered there is a solid state
    microtubule based FIOS system (fiber optic system) inside
    the neurons of the brain

    No, there isn't. The brain is not a solid-state system; it's mainly
    water. And there are no optical fibres there.

    operating on ultraviolet light
    which has a frequency 10-trillion times faster than our
    neural firing frequency.

    UV is ionizing radiation (which is why one gets sunburn). You really
    don't want it inside your neurones. Do you have a credible cite of
    someone having detected UV radiation generated by a brain, living or
    dead? I thought not.

    Long story short, this means that
    the Afterlife Dream could occur 10-trillion times faster
    than a nocturnal dream

    Here again, there is no logical connection between what neurones do and
    what light (such as UV) does. There is some interesting work on optical computing, but an optical fibre can't do it.

    (although we would see it in proper
    time). 5-years of nocturnal dreaming would only take
    5-microseconds in the FIOS system! In other words, the FIOS> system is so fast (speed of light)

    Wait. So now you're saying it's the *speed* of the UV rather than its *frequency* that makes the magic happen?

    that it can actually BEAT DEATH... any form of death!

    I get it: you don't want to die. Few do. But your afterlife
    wishful-thinking belongs in the same dustbin as the alchemists'
    philosophers stone, the Hindus' reincarnation, the Christians' rapture/resurrection, etc. etc.

    Having discovered all this, one interesting observation
    immediately comes to mind. Freud's Interpretation of Dreams
    mentions the study of "Alarm Clock Dreams". These are
    elaborate dreams that lead to a very loud ringing sound,
    such as a waitress dropping a stack of dishes in a
    restaurant, and one awakes to find it is actually the alarm
    clock ringing. They are quite common hence the name "alarm
    clock dreams". [...]
    Well, having now discovered the high speed microtubule
    FIOS system in the brain, it occurs to me that perhaps all
    these alarm clock dreamers are telling the truth, and what
    is actually happening is that in a startling emergency,
    human consciousness during a nocturnal dream, will drop
    momentarily to the Microtubule FIOS level if it determines
    that there is some alarming emergency that requires the
    invention of a long story in a very short time, in order to
    cope with a sudden unexpected intrusion of reality, such as
    an alarm clock going off, or a falling headboard. What
    happens apparently, is that in a "sudden death" type of
    scare while asleep and dreaming, our consciousness
    momentarily drops to the microtubule-FIOS level, and quickly
    fabricates an explanation of the intruding sound, or touch
    in the case of the headboard... and then the person wakes up
    not knowing that he has made a quick emergency trip to
    another level of consciousness while he was dreaming!
    Perhaps after a century the mystery of the alarm clock dream
    has finally been uncovered!

    Not by you. There are actual academic papers on the subject. Googling
    "alarm clock dream" came up with this example:

    "Dennett recounts an alarm clock dream which he experienced as taking a
    long time even though the alarm presumably sounded for only a short
    time. His explanation of this paradoxical behavior of time in dreams is
    that there actually is no dream experience but that unexperienced dreams
    are composed directly into memory banks and are subsequently played back
    on awakening."


    My main criticism of your shtick is that if our brains can operate at 10-trillion times their normal capability then why don't they do it all
    the time? What possible evolutionary advantage could there be for
    saving this magic until death?

    Until next time,

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