Condensed thoughts Probaway

January 2014

1 January 2014 – Jennifer Doudna and her team have created the ability to insert stretches of DNA exactly where they want them to go in a living chromosome’s DNA.

2 January 2014 – We lived and lived and nothing happened, and that’s as it was and should be.

3 January 2014 – The real interest is in finding new ways for humans to live more abundantly, and not so much for exploiting humans striving for personal superiority.

4 January 2014 – When you have eaten exactly enough for perfect health, place one jellybean in your mouth and slowly savor it.

5 January 2014 – “We lived and lived and nothing happened.”

6 January 2014 – Accept that some unknowns will remain unknown and participate fully in what you do know.

7 January 2014 – Topics worthy of discussion are those where verifiable truth can have some positive progress.

8 January 2014 – You are conscious of your life and you can choose to use it wisely.

9 January 2014 – These scientists are among the human heroes peeling away the obscurity and revealing the knowables within the previously unknown.

10 January 2014 – When the benefit of contact is humanity’s survival, the effort to make contact with UFIB becomes infinitely important.

11 January 2014 – Reclaim your adaptive energy by cleaning out stress-promoting habits.

12 January 2014 – “I resolve to be kinder to people, and to help them achieve their goals!”

13 January 2014 – I don’t want to learn I want to do…To create greater functionality for myself and others.

14 January 2014 – When a man is alone it is him against the whole world, and that is soon acknowledged to be dangerous and untenable.

15 January 2014 – Getting organized is like arranging the furniture, but keeping organized is closer to dieting in that it requires repeated efforts.

16 January 2014 – Buy what you need, not what you can afford.

17 January 2014 – Living is doing, and the function of observing is learning to do more effectively.

18 January 2014 – At the beginning of a meal, have a jelly bean placed on your plate for each ten pounds you hope to lose.

19 January 2014 – To help other people to find their personal goals and do what is necessary to move toward them.

20 January 2014 – Help people by acknowledging their efforts.

21 January 2014 – Everyone will accept who you are if you clearly expose who you are, and some of them will love you as you are.

22 January 2014 – Doing productive things together is the best of family life.

23 January 2014 – Teaching to current controversies generates life-long interest in learning relevant things.

24 January 2014 – Consciously take control of mental consciousness while doing physical exercises that are distracting to the point of pain.

25 January 2014 – War is dangerous! Don’t resort to war except when forced to it by the necessities of the nation.

26 January 2014 – Knowing what will succeed and what will fail, before anyone else does, is the very heart of successful strategy.

27 January 2014 – Is your interpretation of The Golden Rule selfish or expansive?

28 January 2014 – Ngrams from Google is a wonderful tool for observing the change in literary interest of individual words.

29 January 2014 – Without free speech there is not even the possibility of those other rights.

30 January 2014 – Controlling one’s emotions begins by learning to control shame.

31 January 2014 – An index of the Probaway blog site from 2008 – 2013

Condensed thoughts Probaway February 2014

1-12 February 2014, is a list of post titles from — January – February – March – April – May – June – July – August – September – October – November – December — 2008

13 February 2014 – The real paleo-adaptation of our species is flexibility of our behavior.

14 February 2014 – Swearing is a cry of momentary loss of control, and chronic swearing is symptom of unresolved chronic failures.

15 February 2014 – The path to slavery, “is to believe what you do not comprehend; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.”

16 February 2014 – The only good thing to ask of the Universe is for it to continue to behave as it sees fit.

17 February 2014 – People must be fitted to the jobs they will be likely to perform.

18 February 2014 – Some male cuttlefishes’ ability to disguise themselves as females, and thus slip past the jousting bigger male cuttlefish, and secretly mate with the females, was the key selective factor for their camouflage abilities.

19 February 2014 – The outcomes sought for behind the concepts of faith, hope and love can be better attained by confidence, optimism and kindness.

20 February 2014 – Deep Learning will bring tremendous bounty to those who can use it.

21February 2014 – A performer has done a fine job if they have inspired one person in the audience to be more productive.

22 February 2014 – Ignore the impossible and achieve the possible and you will live a life of quiet contentment.

23 February 2014 – Pollyanna type actions will bring about a worsening of the very things they claim to be improving.

24 February 2014 – Collect better support for your argument, and avoid presenting false information as true fact.

25 February 2014 – A Postscript on Accurate Information

26 February 2014 – When you do a kind act you are practicing all the virtues.

27 February 2014 – Get on the euphemism treadmill, or get destroyed. Your choice.

28 February 2014 – You can truly say, “Of all who live, I am the one.”

Condensed thoughts Probaway March 2014

1-12 June 2014 are lists of post titles from 2009 — January – February – March – April – May – June – July – August – September – October – November – December – 2009.

March 13, 2014 “Light from Many Lamps” exposed wonderful ideas that were there for us all along, but were lost in the mist of the universal library.

March 14, 2014 We have the natural physical DNA wiring to easily learn many general things, like language, social customs, and morality.

March 15, 2014 The Happiness Scale is a measure of personal growth, and a template for future actions.

March 16, 2014 Light from many lamps – Quotes on mature actions – part 1

March 17, 2014 Light from many lamps – Quotes on mature actions – part 2

March 18, 2014 Light from many lamps – Quotes on mature actions – part 3

March 19, 2014 Light from many lamps – Quotes on mature actions – part 4

March 20, 2014 Light from many lamps – Quotes on mature actions – part 5 My rewrites.

March 21, 2014 Everyone has their own ideas, and your kindness is to help them clarify their ideas.

March 22, 2014 “Genius is the capacity of seeing what is not seen by other people.”

March 23, 2014 What can you do? Do that!

March 24, 2014 Especially during times of stress be open, clear and kind.

March 25, 2014 The Tao Teh Ching: Revealed by Lao Tzu – Rendered by Charles Scamahorn – Preface

March 26, 2014 Life is an activity, it is the doing of actions. So do something!

March 27, 2014 Being kind is the sanest thing you can do.

March 27, 2014 I clear the way, that they might live and live more abundantly.

March 29, 2014 Probaway person of the year – 2015 – contender Alan Guth

March 30 2014 Search and rescue upgrade for people lost in wilderness

March 31, 2014 Always carry aspirin in your wallet next to your money.

Condensed thoughts Probaway April 2014

1-12 April is a list of post titles from — January-February-March-April-May-June-July-August-September-October-November-December, — 2010

13 April 2014 Using a two part space-station connected with a cable an artificial gravity can be created and removed without expending any additional energy for the whole interplanetary mission.

14 April 2014  Humans are already nice because that’s what women have consistently chosen for breeding partners.

15 April 2014  Our kind deeds live forever in the form of enhanced human self-interest, which expands to all life’s self-interest, and to intelligence’s self-interest.

16 April 2014  When you have a scientifically defensible position assert it clearly, boldly and with an example. Let your audience cope with seeing the conflict with their previous untestable and unprovable assertions.

17 April 2014  We are in control of our actions of the future, but not of our actions of the instant present.

18 April 2014  There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home!

19 April 2014  What are predictors of super success in life?

20 April 2014  It would appear that the terror of the machines being in control already exists.

21 April 2014 Although these weeks at the Encampment for Citizenship may not sound like a typical success story, in fact they were the emotional foundation for quite a few more successful actions later in my life.

22 April 2014  Putting a few drops of your own blood into a raw dry-tooth socket may save you some grief.

23 April 2014  There are many pleasant paths for us to explore, but we must choose to explore them.

24 April 2014  In the infinity of the future it would seem inevitable that terrible things will happen. Now in times of calm thought and potential reflection is the time to prepare ourselves for appropriate action.

25 April 2014  This same Tao seems to possess different qualities
When we approach it in different ways.

26 April 2014  Without free speech based on published and enforced law you have no rights at all.

27 April 2014  Writing something down, especially in an indexable form as is now done on a computer, makes it more easily available, and more used and thus more valuable.

28 April 2014  When a machine is intelligent enough to design better intelligent machines an evolutionary process will soon make ultra-intelligent ones far surpassing human capabilities.

29 April 2014  The message to American youth – take charge of your life and your future by personal actions, and found a company.

30 April 2014  I like humor, and “Make sex unpleasant” is a good quip because of its obvious functionality, but utter unpopularity.

Condensed thoughts Probaway May 2014

1 – 12 May 2014, are lists of post titles from — January – February – March – April – May – June – July – August – September – October – November – December, – 2011

13 May 2014 – John Anderson – a good companion when walking out together into a very big and very beautiful world.

14 May 2014 – When an individuals freedom to think is limited, their adaptive ability is lost and their eventual failure is certain.

15 May 2014 – It’s by applying proper actions to one’s self that we will create habits with beneficial results.

16 May 2014 – It is cheap to prepare for black swan events, and devastating to endure them when unprepared.

17 May 2014 – The eudaimon helps others by removing those others’ impediments, and in doing so sets their own habits to removing impediments from their own inner selves possibilities.

18 May 2014 – If you are serious about long term survival, it’s better to live in New Zealand.

19 May 2014 – Black swan events are not pre-known, but their effects are not unknowable, and they can be prepared for and used.

20 May 2014 – We humans can never know ourselves very well, but our computers may soon become totally self-aware.

21 May 2014   Are you are fattening yourself on stuff that is a toxic waste?

22 May 2014 – A beautiful theory has a symmetry that generates symmetrical ideas.

23 May 2014 – Knowing what you don’t know is as valuable as knowing what you do know.

24 May 2014 –  Sometimes, I am smarter than a dog, but I must see through his mind.

25 May 2014 – When people call one thing beautiful, They generate a contrast, and thus
Ugliness is also brought into being..

26 May 2014 – For a person to destroy valuable goods and kill many people that someone must have a powerful reason.

27 May 2014 – If you wade through a drunken slough you deserve a drink of cool water.

28 May 2014 – Our whole civilization looks powerful, and it is, but it is also fragile, and stressed.

29 May 2014 – We can learn how to deploy our search resources, based on what has been found to be most effective from our past experiences.

30 May 2014 – One typical tip-off that an idea is questionable is that it gives you comfort if you simply believe it to be true.

Condensed thoughts Probaway June 2014

1-12 June 2014, are lists of post titles from — January – February – March – April – May – June – July – August – September – October – November – December — 2013.

13 June 2014 – To some degree, we are our brothers’ keepers, and we may choose to replace Adverse Childhood Experiences with Positive Childhood Experiences.

14 June 2014 – By 2100 there will be a sovereign global law, or there won’t be any laws.

15 June 2014 – It is strange to say, but the Rift may bring an end to humanity’s major problems.

16 June 2014 – We are not only the descendents of apes, we are the descendents of thinking women.

17 June 2014 – Your Rift perception of the moment will soon become the reality of your entire Universe.

18 June 2014 – Trust the one who has “his own skin in the game” to serve his own self-interest.

19 June 2014 – Cleanse your arteries, and keep them clean, by increasing your heart rate and blood flow to a higher level at least once a day.

20 June 2014 – Women must be given the final choice on whom they marry or humanity will wither and die.

21 June 2014 – An idea is only useful if it can be used, and is used.

22 June 2014 –  If you want to live to an old age, and have a reasonable hope that your grandchildren will live a healthy life, you might consider supporting some explorations into creating a world law with a single enforcer.

22 June 2014 – We must find a way to impose an acceptable world law.

23 June 2014 – Sex and death do have a fundamental traction in our reality because underlying them are the Darwinian principles of personal survival and species DNA survival, but they aren’t everything.

24 June 2014 – Useful new ideas come out of conflicting old ideas with validity only from a point of view.

25 June 2014 – By creating reactions without performing visible deeds, You may lead all to live in harmony.

26 June 2014 – Our perception is always in the past, our intentional action is always in the future.

27 June 2014 – It is layered feedback that makes a search work better.

28 June 2014 – I project thoughts into the abstract and the artificial, but in two years you will be starting to live it in your reality.

29 June 2014 – I spent some time sitting in the proposed UU sanctuary speculating on the events that will come to that place.

30 June 2014 – Condensed thoughts from Probaway’s June 2014 blog posts

30 June 2014 – Condensed thoughts semiannual compilation from Probaway’s  2014 blog

Condensed thoughts Probaway July 2014

1-12 July 2014, are lists of post titles from — January – February – March – April – May – June – July – August – September – October – November – December — 2014.

13 July 2014 – In the end good sense triumphs over fantasy, and the reasonable people live more happily.

14 July 2014 – The Universe permits all things that can be done and prevents all things that can not be done.

15 July 2014 – What can we do, but participate and enjoy our lives?

16 July 2014 – The City Council was so embarrassed about their speed ditches idea they repaved them, but they are still visible.

17 July 2014 – Survivors of extended horrific experiences have astonishing stories of their coping with the impossible.

18 July 2014 – When seeking man-eating tigers not seeing one is the perfect hunt.

19 July 2014 – Recognize the difference between the impossible and possible, the known and doable, and the unknown and the possibly doable.

20 July 2014 – By practicing standard transactions in an improv way people become more fully human.

21 July 2014 – The point of these improv games is to flex one’s mind and find new patterns spontaneously.

22 July 2014 – Fantasy celebrity families are surprisingly dysfunctional, which makes them interesting, and reasoned analysis is clear so it’s boring.

23 July 2014 – New life could come into existence spontaneously at present but it would be eaten immediately by our modern advanced organisms.

24 July 2014 – When arguing fantasies, avoid the questions of fact, because there are no facts that can be discussed, argue the application of the story.

26 July 2014 – Becker’s book “Escape from Evil” was an effort to transcend his “Denial of Death.”

27 July 2014 – I want to communicate to my friends the function of their brain and of their intelligence is to promote their long and healthy life.

28 July 2014 – The ability to learn proper social behavior is built into our genes; it is an automatic process, as easily done as is our ability to learn a language.

29 July 2014 – The attitudes of confidence and optimism are supportive of kindness; they all support each other and they are mutually inclusive, but kindness is in the actions.

30July 2014 – Without time you can do nothing, and without your attention everything is meaningless.

31July 2014 – Now is a wonderful time for action for those who are prepared to act.

Condensed thoughts Probaway August 2014

01 August 2014 – The goal s to stay involved in the existence you find yourself immersed within.

02 August 2014 – The internet and Google Earth, Street Views and photos can make paper novels come alive with visual details.

03 August 2014 – It is having an intention to do something helpful for yourself and for others that gives your life meaning.

04 August 2014 – We can choose to accept the reality that has existed, exists, and will exist and choose to be content with it.

05 August 2014 – Elder-hood can easily contain the most wonderful moments of a person’s life.

06 August 2014 – What can be done to maximize humanity’s happiness?

07 August 2014 – If Marcus Aurelius can not bring rational Stoicism to the world, who can?

08 August 2014 – Probaway Person of the Year, award – an arm rising from the sea with a seashell for a flame to symbolize wisdom and accomplishment.

09 August 2014 – When one makes a statement it seems to be an automatic reflex to come up with proofs of the verity of the thought.

10 August 2014 – A way to say and learn a person’s name.

11 August 2014 – Next time I will put wheels under my story so it will go any which way.

12 August 2014 – Inferno by Dan Brown – book review – Inferno was fun enough, but I must be paid well to read another of Dan Brown’s books.

13 August 2014 – Finding a cancer destroying bacterium would save billions of lives. – Once cancer-eating microbes were found they could be artificially selected to hurry along the most beneficial ones.

14 August 2014 – I’m on my hands and knees looking for the Skeptic in Bend – Now that I am officially geriatric it is probably better to be in a quieter community.

15 August 2014 – Making up improv games as we take our evening walk. – To do these games without missing a step becomes possible with a little practice, and I suppose this activity would satisfy the directors of the CDC as social, mind flexing, physical exercise.

16 August 2014 – The Earth Ark is humanity’s only hope for survival. – I have thought this through in many different ways trying to make it simpler and cheaper.

17 August 2014 – We lived and lived and nothing happened. – It was a delightful conversation, enhanced by an orange setting sun, a great variety of clouds, some with lightning bolts, and of course playing dogs.

18 August 2014 – How do I communicate to the public? Slogans? T-shirts? Posters? Comedy? ? – Booze – Better than Therapy! Once you become sensitized to the horrible advice coming at us from every directions it is surprising that people are as functional as they are.

19 August 2014 – I am not an atheist, but some of my friends claim to be. – I see my responsibility as being to reality and ethically to knowable humanity and not so much to a postulated being totally outside of my experience.

20 August 2014 – Are we human and do we know what is good for humans? – We are human and we do know what is good for humans, but we must choose the right forms of pleasure to seek.

21 August 2014 – The teller of the story is its greatest benefactor. NOT! – When we mask our real problems with a fantasy of artificial constructs that create beautiful hopes, we are on the path of self-destruction.

22 August 2014 – We always do what we think is right. – The problem then becomes how do we program our own inner zombie to react optimally to the various situations to which we will be exposed.

23 August 2014 – I was bait and switched !!! – This was a classic bait and switch if ever there was one.

24 August 2014 – I love you just the way you are. – They were encouraged to look in the mirror several times per day during different situations and moods and say to their reflection, and to their self,

25 August 2014 – The Tao Teh Ching – #5 – Revealed by Lao Tzu – Rendered by Charles Scamahorn – Nature contains a void: It responds to everything in the universe as excess, and Everything is drawn into its void.

26 August 2014 – Drink for pleasure not for pain. – “If wondering if you need another drink, you don’t.” It’s easy to say, “No thank you, I’ve had enough.” If people insist you take another, “Just say NO!”

27 August 2014 – Whom should we follow, and whom should we avoid following? – You can cope with your problems better when you are sober.

28 August 2014 – Pain and fear of pain are driving people’s actions. – Most pain and most fear of pain can be avoided by creating surplus in place of scarcity.

29 August 2014 – World population history graphed and smoothed. – 5000 ~ 0.005 ~ 5 million humans at 5000 BCE
4000 ~ 0.01
3000 ~ 0.02
2000 ~ 0.05
1000 ~ 0.1 ~ 100 million humans in 1000 BCE
1 CE ~ 0.2
1000 ~ 0.3
1626 ~ 0.5
1825 ~ 1. ~ One billion humans in 1825 CE
1925 ~ 2.
1975 ~ 4.
2000 ~ 6.
2025 ~ 8. ~ Eight billion humans in 2025 in eleven years ?

30 August 2014 – Aristotle and an Aardvark go to Washington by Cathcart – book review – – The Aardvark is a shortish book, with smallish pages, but it’s essential reading for every politician and newscaster.

31 August 2014 – Why did some skinny actors get fat? – The famine victim’s only counter is the conscious effort to stop eating when everyone around them is eating, and that is near impossible.

Condensed thoughts Probaway September 2014

01 September 2014 – Exploring the idea of games for creating habits of kindness. – To begin this process we need people raised from childhood with the practice of kindness as a virtue.

02 September 2014 – Why do some people thrive on intense experience? – The goal of risk takers must be something very important!, but what is it?

03 September 2014 – Why do people need supernatural motivations? – The cure – create a fantasy that you pay money to satisfy that will give your life meaning.

04 September 2014 – Are we ranking unimportant things as important? – Before any act that gives us physical anxiety that wells up from the gut, it is reasonable to ask, is the potential payoff worth the risk?

05 September 2014 – Antifragile is essential for implementing known projects. – One who is locked into things remaining exactly as they are will eventually fail, because if anything is certain it is that things will change.

06 September 2014 – How we might live forever, or at least much, much longer. – Stem cell implantation is speculation, of course, but it gives a direction for research.

07 September 2014 – Prepare a noble death song said Chief Tecumseh, 1813 – My postulated death song then becomes helping other people to a more abundant life.

08 September 2014 – Jack the Ripper returns again and again, and now it’s DNA. – Why did the Huffington Post article have so much linking to Doyle and nothing about Aaron Kosminski, today’s Ripper suspect?

09 September 2014 – Heidegger and a Hippo Walk Through Those Pearly Gates. – The book ends with the hippo not getting in a single grunt, but Saint Peter says to him, “Today’s your lucky day, Hippy!”

10 September 2014 – People around me create their own meaning for their life. – In the end it is what we have accomplished in our lives through completed actions that matters.

11 September 2014 – Action is driven by thoughts, and better thoughts bring better action. – Action is driven by thoughts, and better thoughts bring better action.

12 September 2014 – Things are good and people strive for their top values. – The Maturity Chart does point the way for people to grow in maturity and thus to cope better with themselves and with the world.

13 September 2014 – 2500 of Probaway’s condensed thoughts are now available. – Now is the time take a step up the maturity scale.

14 September 2014 – The dark side of Darwinism is the death of living things. – Only five generations of modern medicine are probably already having measurable deleterious effects.

15 September 2014 – The EarthArk Project made even easier. – The task at present is to purchase a shipping container, preferably one that can be refrigerated, in Christchurch to receive The Earth Ark envelopes.

16 September 2014 – Everyone I meet is convinced they are right. – So if you have read this far you probably agree, and didn’t need to read this blat in the first place.

17 September 2014 – Plantar fasciitis is in the news again. Here’s the cure. – Stretch the tendons and their little fibers slowly out to the point of mild tension, hold for a few seconds, stretch a little farther and hold for a few more seconds.

18 September 2014 – How to cure all human problems. – Once you clearly realize those things over which you have no influence, you can ignore them and go about enjoying your life.

19 September 2014 – Are US magazines in trouble? – Is the quality of advertising a magazine is willing to use a measure of the quality of the material it is willing to publish?

20 September 2014 – Maximizing total human potential is my goal. – Of course nature will inevitably win, no matter what we do.

21 September 2014 – An Akashic records session was inspiring. – There was a quickness of speech, followed by a brief quiet, and then another quick response, followed by another second of quiet.

22 September 2014 – Information is vanishing! – Hopefully the newer style of search engine strategies based on meaning will be more efficient at discovering the more mature ideas, and revealing them to the public.

23 September 2014 – The New York Times doesn’t know how to live. – To live well is to participate in your opportunities and to be content with the results.

24 September 2014 – The very 1st B-52 bomber flight lands at Moses Lake. – How can we have a human population ten thousand years in the future equaling that of ten thousand years ago?

25 September 2014 – The Tao Teh Ching – #6 – Revealed by Lao Tzu – Rendered by Charles Scamahorn – The power to create voids never vanishes.
It is the magic source.

26 September 2014 – The Life Haven Project needs a retired cruise ship. – It is so remote from anywhere that only someone really prepared would endure the difficulty of going there.

27 September 2014 – David Deamer has another shot at Probaway Person of the Year – In a few years you may have your DNA on a memory chip because of David Deamer.

28 September 2014 – A World Lit Only By Fire, by William Manchester – review – Our wonderful world totters on the precipice of a new dark age that will be far darker than the previous one.

29 September 2014 – World population history tweaked. – World population from 5000 BCE to 2025 graphed on a logarithmic chart. The data is smoothed but within error bars of demographers.

30 September 2014 – Ebola case and death projections. – If Ebola establishes itself in several places outside of equatorial Africa, those dotted lines may become indicators of the greatest plague of all time.

Condensed thoughts Probaway October 2014

01 October 2014 – Update on my life risks as of my 79th birthday. – When there is an epidemic one could prepare to isolate oneself from contact with other people as much as possible.

02 October 2014 – How to prevent Ebola, the common cold and infectious disease. – Millions of people could be trained in days not to touch their mouths, eyes, and noses by having capsaicin sprayed on their fingers.

03 October 2014 – We need to maximize free speech and minimize suffering. – Free speech benefits everyone because accurate information is essential to expose inaccurate information and this promotes adaptation to reality.

04 October 2014 – Ebola compared to historical epidemics and wars. – Logarithmic charts are good for showing biological growth, which is how Ebola behaves, and we humans are now its food.

05 October 2014 – Help elbow Ebola out of existence. – Help stop Ebola transmission with the elbow greeting, a capsaicin finger treatment, and public touched places covered with antiviral gloves.

06 October 2014 – Spinoza – Theological-Political Treatise – Foolish speech based on fantasy must always be challenged with honest speech based on reality.

07 October 2014 – I live in the best of all possible worlds. – I accept the fact that whatever is beyond my influence I will not influence.

08 October 2014 – Calm your mind by replacing the big anxiety with a little one. – Calm your mind by replacing the big anxieties with a smaller one that can be solved, and when it is solved go back and fix the big problem with a clear mind.

09 October 2014 – Truth, Beauty, Joy, Action, Kindness and Contentment. – Contentment is available to those of us who are willing to abandon the quest for more of the material good things of life, to function wholly within those things readily available to us.

10 October 2014 – Stop Ebola with physical separation methods list. – The intent of these suggestions is to create as much physical separation between people as possible for the duration of the Ebola epidemic.

11 October 2014 – Life is not the default state of matter. – Once we accept our place in the Universe our lives become more meaningful because we then strive to help our fellow creatures to live their lives more fully.

12 October 2014 – Poets Squared Off In Quotations – Searching for their magic. – “The truth is out there!” is a false statement, because truth is a mental construct about something, and therefore it isn’t out there it’s in one’s mind.

13 October 2014 – Ebola – Comments on UN News Centre reports. – The new name EVD meaning Ebola Virus Disease just makes a confusing acronym.

14 October 2014 – How to stop being depressed. – Set enjoyable goals, even high ones, for yourself, but ones that you can fulfill; and avoid impossible goals as you will only fail and then be depressed.

15 October 2014 – The Ebola panic may come with the winter flu season. – Life naturally fills all niches available to it.

16 October 2014 – Ebola projection graph compared to Black Death – The sooner we implement the policy of physical separation the sooner Ebola will go back to zero cases.

17 October 2014 – Ebola – links to good source information and objective news. – The only effective control of Ebola is the physical separation of the virus from people.

18 October 2014 – What do I believe that’s false? – Religion is based on questionable assumptions, so do I believe in some things that are false?

19 October 2014 – Ebola updated logarithmic chart compared to war and disease. – The only effective control of Ebola is the physical separation of the virus from people.

20 October 2014 – Projections of Ebola’s response to effective vaccines. – TIME will tell, but it won’t tell for a year or more.

21 October 2014 – Ebola and sex – We must hope there is zero chance of transmission via sex.

22 October 2014 – Nature’s Imperative is to survive and reproduce. – Never challenge Nature’s Imperative to survive and reproduce, because you are going to lose.

23 October 2014 – The problem with faith unlimited by reality. – “Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe” sets in place a system that rewards submission to human authority and discounts natural reality

24 October 2014 – Probaway’s handout kit for treating Ebola. – The Probaway 10-day Ebola survival kit.

25 October 2014 – The Tao Teh Ching – #7 – Revealed by Lao Tzu – Rendered by Charles Scamahorn – The Universe is eternal and the Earth is long-lasting; They have existence, yet they do not strive for self.

26 October 2014 – A distribution plan for an Ebola home treatment kit and posters. – For diarrhea drink a quart of water with 1 teaspoon salt plus 8 teaspoons sugar.

27 October 2014 – Some problems with Ebola reporting. – – Until a vaccine is available – the only effective control of Ebola is the physical separation of the virus from people.

28 October 2014 – Ebola S1 [Subject 1] Emile Ouamouno of Meliandou, Guinea – Here is the Ouamouno family when Emile is about two, shortly before he caught Ebola.

29 October 2014 – The coming confusion of flu symptoms with Ebola symptoms. – Being infected with a large dose doesn’t give the body enough time to develop antibodies for eliminating the Ebola virus.

30 October 2014 – West Point, Monrovia, Liberia, responds to Ebola. – Until a vaccine is available – the only effective control of Ebola is the physical separation of the virus from people.

31 October 2014 – Ebola survivors are the most valuable people on Earth today. – Life Day – honoring those people who have risked their lives for humanity’s preservation.

Condensed thoughts Probaway November 2014

01 November 2014 – Ebola traced to Meliandou, Guinea, and the carriers are revealed. – The Ebola virus must remain in a carrier’s body fluid to survive. Koumba died only three days after onset of symptoms in the local hospital in Gueckedou.

02 November 2014 – Projecting the future of Ebola from November 2014 into 2015 – When a person is dehydrated they can not fight off infections and then they get much sicker and often die.

03 November 2014 – How we can help Post-Ebola syndrome sufferers. – We must support Ebola survivors by giving them well paid work that only they can do safely.

04 November 2014 – How can we accomplish anything? – God said, “I am that I am,” and I would encourage you to follow that example.

05 November 2014 – Epictetus – Enchiridion – Introduction – At its best our life is like a Stoic Improvisation. – You are a tiny character in a great play the eternities choose.

06 November 2014 – Epictetus – Enchiridion – A manual of Stoic living. Paragraph 1 – Some things are within our power to influence such as our thoughts, opinions, emotions, physical actions and creation of personal habits.

07 November 2014 – Epictetus – Enchiridion – A manual of Stoic living. Paragraph 2 – Observe that your choice to get something good creates the hope of obtaining it, and your choice to avoid something bad generates the expectation of it not happening.

08 November 2014 – How to monitor potential Ebola carriers fairly but effectively. – Millions of phones and thermometers are available and only a few thousand would be needed to do this form of monitoring.

09 November 2014 – A hazmat suit for Ebola or entering a hospital for voluntary surgery. – In a short term desperate situation you could make a hazmat suit out of garbage bags and duct tape.

10 November 2014 – World population graphed logarithmically and smoothed. – This chart helps you stay oriented to what humanity is as a species.

11 November 2014 – Epictetus – Enchiridion – A manual of Stoic living. Paragraph 3 – Everything of which you are aware, from the tiniest to the grandest, has some value to you.

12 November 2014 – “Kindness costs nothing,” claims an Irish proverb. – Kindness is revealing a worthwhile goal to another person that is attainable with doable actions.

13 November 2014 – What is the hierarchy of wealth? – People the world over find having about an average amount of money for their local social group provides the most sense of living well.

14 November 2014 – Epictetus – Enchiridion – A manual of Stoic living. Paragraph 4 – When about to do something, for example going to a public swimming pool, consider what type of activity it is, and what kinds of things happen there.

15 November 2014 – Demonstrations of why we all see the world differently. – Our brain is filled with the images created by our experience, and these images modify what it is we see in the moment, and what we mean when we talk about these things.

16 November 2014 – Make what you want to do fit in with the conditions which will prevail when you are done. – Perhaps the best we can do as a person, or as a species, or as DNA is to “Live long and prosper.”

17 November 2014 – What is worth saving? DNA, Life, Humanity, Civilization, anything? – By then the problems should be obvious enough that effective actions will be needed and desperate actions attempted.

18 November 2014 – Epictetus – Enchiridion – A manual of Stoic living. Paragraph 5 – What diverts us from our daily life of equanimity isn’t life’s difficulties themselves, it’s our habitual responses to them.

19 November 2014 – Epictetus – Enchiridion – A manual of Stoic living. Paragraph 6 – Don’t take personal pride in the fine qualities of another being.

20 November 2014 – Quadcopter search and rescue system with multiple homebases. – The alternate recharging landing pads could be located anywhere there is easy access, and need be little more than a battery with an automatic hookup capability.

21 November 2014 – TIME – Person of the Year 2014 – Popularity list – This is a list of amazingly productive people, but when considered from a 500-year fame perspective, who begins to compare with Neil Armstrong?

22 November 2014 – How many days for Ebola to become symptomatic and infective? – Even a single virus can cause the disease, but it takes many days before it manifests any symptoms.

23 November 2014 – Prepare for the big events by practicing on the little events. – Everyone could improve their daily tasks by practicing them in an intentional way.

24 November 2014 – Always capitalize the word We. – In Our lives You and I are empowered by becoming a We.

25 November 2014 – The Tao Teh Ching – #8 – Revealed by Lao Tzu – Rendered by Charles Scamahorn – It is because water does not contend, That water is not contended against.

26 November 2014 – Epictetus – Enchiridion – A manual of Stoic living. Paragraph 7 – You must keep things in readiness and never stray far from your life’s boat, and be instantly ready to obey its demands.

27 November 2014 – Strive to be courageous, self-reliant, and kind in all actions. – The inner qualities like hope, faith and love because they are internal will go to the grave with one’s death

28 November 2014 – The Meaning of Human Existence by E. O. Wilson – review – Perhaps the Stoics will be comfortable in their quest for contentment with existence as it presents itself to be lived.

29 November 2014 – Of Human Bondage – W. Somerset Maugham – review – He has a moment of future reflection, and realizes he will be much happier with a warm and loving wife as a respected small-town doctor.

30 November 2014 – World Health Organization (WHO) Global Alert and Response (GAR) – Let’s employ these Ebola survivors rather than put healthy people at risk.

Condensed thoughts Probaway December 2014

01 December 2014 – Courage and hope compared. – To have courage is to be able to think and perform well even under difficult conditions.

02 December 2014 – Epictetus – Enchiridion – A manual of Stoic living. Paragraph 8 – Choose to accept that things will happen as they have happened, as they are happening and as they will happen, and you can live contentedly.

03 December 2014 – Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) logarithmic chart update – A positive indicator is that the large amount of money and personnel being invested on stamping out Ebola is now beginning to show.

04 December 2014 – Kindness and loving compared – There is more to love than kindness, but the point is that love must be expressed in some way for it to be meaningful to the other person.

05 December 2014 – Epictetus – Enchiridion – A manual of Stoic living. Paragraph 9 – Illness is a challenge to the comfort of the body but not to the will of the mind.

06 December 2014 – Julian by Gore Vidal – book review – From that decision everything goes badly, and soon Julian was killed, possibly assassinated, and the Christians take over.

07 December 2014 – Epictetus – Enchiridion – A manual of Stoic living. Paragraph 10 – Every time something happens to you it is an opportunity to fine tune your responses to that type of problem.

08 December 2014 – Abundance stubs my toe. – The advantage for most people using this chart is that they can quickly tune into the type of actions they should seek and those they should avoid.

09 December 2014 – An evening with Steve Layman and his goshawks – It is wonderful listening to someone talk about a subject he really knows and on which he is doing experimental research.

10 December 2014 – Going Dark by Guy R. McPherson – book review and video links – If we have a finite number of years on the planet, why not bring out our best right now.

11 December 2014 – Epictetus – Enchiridion – A manual of Stoic living. Paragraph 11 – Avoid saying of lost possessions, “I have lost this thing,” but rather say, “I have given it back to where it came from.”

12 December 2014 – Epictetus – Enchiridion – A manual of Stoic living. Paragraph 12 – Avoid, “If I don’t maximize my income I will have nothing to live on, and if I don’t routinely punish those who serve me they will treat me badly.”

13 December 2014 – Epictetus – Enchiridion – A manual of Stoic living. Paragraph 13 – Let others observe that you react to external events with only a passive interest, and seek no reputation for having any particular ability to do anything.

14 December 2014 – Epictetus – Enchiridion – A manual of Stoic living. Paragraph 14 – It is foolish for you to wish for impossible things, such as your wife, children, or friends should live forever.

15 December 2014 – Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) logarithmic chart update – 15 December 2014 – TIME magazine has designated its Person of the Year 2014 to be The Ebola Fighters.

16 December 2014 – Ebola offers a unique opportunity for policy improvement. – Future public policy should be that survivors of epidemics are to be sought out and immediately trained as basic caregivers.

17 December 2014 – A Dictionary of New Epigrams – Dreams – When chasing a dream you must be careful, because while you keep your eye on the goal you must also keep your feet on the path.

18 December 2014 – A Dictionary of New Epigrams – Maturity – Live life to the fullness of the moment, even when that moment is one of dying.

19 December 2014 – Epictetus – Enchiridion – A manual of Stoic living. Paragraph 15 – Remember to behave politely in all your life’s encounters as you would at a formal dinner party.

20 December 2014 – A Dictionary of New Epigrams – Action – Fine actions are better than fine words because they change things for the better.

21 December 2014 – Epictetus – Enchiridion – A manual of Stoic living. Paragraph 16 – Future public policy should be that survivors of epidemics are to be sought out and immediately trained as basic caregivers.

22 December 2014 – Epictetus – Enchiridion – A manual of Stoic living. Paragraph 17 – Your role in the grandeur of existence is as an actor in a play, and your part is to be as the author wants it to be.

23 December 2014 – Epictetus – Enchiridion – A manual of Stoic living. Paragraph 18 – To the Stoic improviser all the worldly happenings about him are opportunities to exert his personal character and make something good of it.

24 December 2014 – Epictetus – Enchiridion – A manual of Stoic living. Paragraph 19 – You will never be defeated if you never enter a contest you can lose, because those honors of status are dependent on externals, and won’t bring contentment.

25 December 2014 – The Tao Teh Ching – #9 – Revealed by Lao Tzu – Rendered by Charles Scamahorn – When you fill a cup to the very brim it is hard to use;
When you sharpen a knife to its very keenest,
It is dull at the first stroke.

26 December 2014 – Epictetus – Enchiridion – A manual of Stoic living. Paragraph 20 – Be aware that curses and blows are not emotionally hurtful, but rather your interpretation of them is what creates emotional anguish.

27 December 2014 – Epictetus – Enchiridion – A manual of Stoic living. Paragraph 21 – Think briefly on death every day, and exile too, and every other horrible thing, but briefly.

28 December 2014 – Epictetus – Enchiridion – A manual of Stoic living. Paragraph 22 – If you play your role consistently, those who formerly doubted you will accept you as you are, and then it will be even easier to maintain your tranquility.

29 December 2014 – A Dictionary of New Epigrams – Abundance – It is a great awakening to realize how very little you need of the abundance that is readily available.

30 December 2014 – A Dictionary of New Epigrams – Wisdom – Because wisdom foresees the future, there is rarely a time when it leads to desperate situations requiring desperate actions.

31 December 2014 – Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) logarithmic chart update – 31 December 2014 – The first Ebola case, Emile Ouamouno, often played under a huge tree only fifty meters from his house. That tree was reported to be the nesting place of many bats.