Medicine and Self-Objects (was virus: manifest science)

Brett Robertson (
Sat, 29 May 1999 17:28:19 -0500 (EST)

<Freedom> allows for <specialization> which allows for <life>. An awareness of life results in the ideal, "god" (or *individual*) and so <possession>, or "self awareness" (a representation of the aware self by which the self is aware of itself as such).

>From self-awareness arises <object permanence> which also institutes the
individual AS an object within a group (tribe) and in a such a way that the individual becomes an artifact of the tribe.

The mechanization of object permanence by which the individual is either a permanent member of the tribe or, alternately, a thing which is SELF-possessed creates a safety issue within the tribe (whereby the individual who is self-aware is in danger-- at this stage of development-- from within the tribe-- of being relegated to a mere object, and so losing awareness).

>From this conflict between individual safety and tribal inclusion arises
the technology of medicine (which suggests a mechanization by which the individual might institute the characteristic of tribal permanence through "self-objects" that he can possess).

Indirectly, this re-enacts the initial state of "chaos" within which chance occurrences are created and destroyed so as to combine, separate, mix, and match (as allowed for by freedom from chance) to create an order (though at this stage, the order is called medicine).

This is to say that <medicine> is now a re-statement of the original technology, <freedom>. This further suggests that chance may destroy one's "health", or permanence within the tribe-- or even to cause one injury by the tribe... unless a world view is institutionalized by which the self is continually fortified through possession of tribal objects).

The characteristics of mixing, matching, combining, and separating emerge as a specialization called medicine which exists necessarily so as to replicate order by way of evolutionary specialization (<medicine> is a necessary enactment of the "evolutionary imperative" suggested by the technology of <freedom>).

Brett Lane Robertson
Indiana, USA
MindRecreation Metaphysical Assn.
BIO: ...........
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