A Theory Regarding
Keywords: Ear parasitic; Genetic; Intelligent insect; Ear infestation; Lateral DNA transfer; Emulation; Intelligence processor; Hybrid; Language translator; Ethics; Hypnotism; Ultrasonic; Schizophrenia; Disease vector; Parasitic insect; Hypnotic psychosis; Ultrasonic spectral codes
__The mammal’s environment exerts a survival pressure for high fidelity senses and responses, which require massively parallel processing, and thus the mammal’s large brain. Internal to the mammal is a vast and complex community of cells, organs, sub-systems, --- exerting instead a pressure for intelligence on its dwellers. Intelligence requires exceptionally fast processing of sequential logic, and thus a very small (in fact sub-cellular) processor.
__The middle-ear-parasitic insect, 50M years in that intelligence-pressured environment, had an additional crucial advantage: the ability to genetically pass its knowledge to subsequent generations. It is hypothesized that that insect acquired a superior sub-cellular logic processor, and 6M years ago introduced it into the Chimp’s genome, causing its ‘overnight’ transformation to intelligent Man. A rare en-masse ear infestation case, supportive of this hypothesis is summarized, and additionally offers a physical model for schizophrenia, --- a baffling mystery in psychiatry today.
Intelligence vs 'Environmental Interface Expertise'
__In the evolution of life on Earth, insects came onto the scene roughly 400M years ago, and mammals roughly 200M years ago, of which time Man has occupied only the last 6M years.
__Whether Man stemmed from Chimp or Ape, how his superior Intelligence
__While they cannot see their way clearly toward the emulation of Intelligence, they do know that, in stark contrast to the massively parallel processing required for EIE, one essential requirement for Intelligence is the exceptionally fast sequential
Pressure for Intelligence came from Within
__The question then is, how did Man’s IP, in 6M years become so far advanced of other mammals? Its as though some community of Chimps suddenly caught an "Intelligence disease", --- a virus, bacteria, or perhaps an upgraded sub-cellular IP.
__If the infestation case (summarized later herein) is any indication, the vector for this Intelligence disease may well have been the middle-ear-parasitic insect. Communicating on the mammalian neural network for 50M years he became a symbiotic member (sentry of the middle ear) of that vast, complex community of cells, organs, etc. of the mammalian body; a community of inter-dependent specialists, having sophisticated communications for task coordination and for maintenance of law and order in the presence of a wide variety of entities, many wishing to establish unlawful residence, some simply motivated to be disruptive. A community whose complexity, organization and structure would challenge our proudest city and its citizens. Unlike the Chimp’s external EIE-pressured environment, this internal microbiological environment exerts a pressure for Intelligence.
__According to the infestation case this insect had a major advantage: a large FIFO (first in first out) memory in which information learned each generation is genetically passed on to subsequent generations. Additionally, insects genetically adapt to new environments orders of magnitude faster than mammals. Moreover, having previously been an independent entity, he learned and adapted in a more global, general and self-directed manner than the specialized cells, etc., inherent in that mammalian body. Thus during that 50M years he was a very ‘fast study’ in that complex microbiological world. He was the vehicle in which advanced Intelligence evolved.
1__The mammal has always specialized in EIE development, i.e., in high-fidelity senses/responses. The Insect, too small for EIE’s massively parallel processing, has always specialized in IP development. Thus, Intelligence (and its IP) evolved in the Insect, over its 400M-year evolution, and especially rapidly in the middle-ear-parasitic Insect in the last 50M years on the mammalian neural network.
2__Mammalian evolution began 200M years ago, with an initial "IPold" obtained at that time from the Insect (or else IPold is simply IPcell).
3__6M years ago the elite ear-parasitic Insect, by one of the lateral DNA transfer mechanisms, either intentionally or inadvertently, dropped its updated, vastly-improved IPnew into the Chimp’s genome, --- call this particular Chimp "Chimp/Man"6
4__Such IPnew lay in every cell in Chimp/Man’s brain, acting7 only as a consultant/advisor (the God voice of the Bicameral8 mind) to IPold, since IPnew, not yet integrated with Chimp/Man, was not ready to take the reins.
5__Some 3000 to 6000 years ago IPnew became integrated, and took control of all conscious decision-making, leaving IPold to handle direct EIE management only (including senses/responses, animal instincts/emotions). In this way the semi-conscious IPold relinquished control to the "fully conscious" and "introspective" IPnew, and the God-voice was no more.
6__The Chimp’s kernel memory, however, because it was required for EIE/survival, was not replaced by the Insect’s memory. Thus the Chimp continued to ‘be’ an upgraded Chimp, not an Insect. Even so the ear-parasitic Insect, after IPnew integration, took such Man off his target list (or did he simply go underground, now the anonymous cause of schizophrenia?). He is likely busy upgrading other mammals, perhaps in a long-term effort to acquire EIE.
__Thus, during the 6M-year Chimp-to-Man transition, Intelligence/IPnew (having evolved in the Insect for some 50M to 200M years since IPold) had only to integrate with the Chimp.
__In this way we avoid not only the unrealistic assumption of a 6M-year evolution of Intelligence, but additionally we allow most of that Intelligence to evolve (in the Insect, on the mammalian neural network) in an environment that exerts pressure for Intelligence rather than for EIE, and in a vehicle capable of very rapid evolution when confronted with a new/complex environment.
__Most likely the IPnew transfer was intentional, in which case we can expect that the Insect was also instrumental in the massive 6M-year Chimp/IPnew integration process, and developed a language translator for such purpose.
__For such training, the Insect would have utilized those subjects which his world and the Chimp’s world have in common: music appreciation and then social ethics (The LAW).
__In the process of training in The LAW, Chimp/Man was forced to fully utilize the logic capability of his newly-acquired IPnew, leading thus to articulate language/Intelligence. Thereafter it was up to such early Man to apply that newly-acquired Intelligence to the world around him, --- all quite foreign to the Insect. Now Man’s upgraded IP and resultant expanded brain organs have taken charge. --- The Insect has ‘done himself out of a job’, --- except where marginal health may beacon (‘schizophrenia’).
__We cannot add further to the logic already given in support of the hypothesis that the overnight Chimp-to-Intelligent-Man transition was Insect-assisted, such Intelligence coming from within.
__We can, however consider a most apropos case
Case Summary: a rare en-masse ear infestation
__Mercury poisoning, my ears odorously discharging, as I bent to welcome my cat’s return from a two day sojourn, insect nymphs (no-see-ums) blew into my face like a single whiff of fine sand. Such en-masse infestation of a human, I learned, is quite rare.
__Settling into left ear, I medicated them down the eustachian tube for 19 months as they came, one at a time from mastoid into middle ear, --- about 1000 total.
__For the first nine months, there was nothing but their piercing ultrasonics from the crowded mastoid (causing neighborhood dogs to complain), the snap-crackle-pop as each was medicated down the tube, and a needle jab from a long cone nose, through skin and through an air hole drilled nocturnally (sounding like a high-speed dentist’s drill) in the lower mastoid.
__In month 10 music began: scales, arpeggios, then familiar church music, then music heard while shopping, culminating in The Star Spangled Banner11 in full orchestration, complex harmony, --- not likely gleaned from my brain.
__In month 13 speech began. Orchestral granularity (refined after the first day) made it obvious they were synthesizing host-language words orchestrally, i.e., accurately imitating each word’s dynamic frequency spectrum.
__In months 16 through 18, fifty or so insects, each in his last moments spoke with me. When extremely weak they reflect only the host’s own thoughts. When not quite so ‘thin’, they can become mesmerized by the host’s sincerity, and in this state sometimes responded to my unspoken questions. From these sessions and other events I came to the following conclusions :
__Each Insect has a FIFO memory module containing the inherited record of hundreds of prior hosts (giving him an air of wisdom). He considers himself a part of The Human Being Race.
__‘Normal’ schizophrenia is caused by a single insect. Entering through the ear-drum as a nymph, he takes a discreet nocturnal blood meal12, becomes adult, impregnates a few host white blood cells and waits nine months for their birth (‘Whitey’ hybrids). The host is totally unaware of the insect’s presence, and remains so.
__At birth, these hybrids, ignorant of their own heritage, under the insect’s silent suggestive13 guidance, take three months musical training, then three months of speech training. This is all done by communication with the host’s brain via the auditory nerve canal. Whitey remains dependent on communication with the host brain for his functioning, often utilizing the host’s secondary/tertiary thought trains in his jabber. He is the voice of schizophrenia, and knows of no ‘insect’.
__Fifteen months have elapsed (9 for gestation, 3 music, 3 speech) since infestation, and Whitey is now a full-fledged communication translator. He can himself speak (his personality taking about two years to mature), and the insect can also ‘talk through’ him. In month 17 the insect, working through the duty hybrid, creates the various psychoses (paranoia, delusions and various sensory hallucinations) of schizophrenia. He may also utilize direct nerve-override to ‘talk through’ the host (an awkward ‘insect possession’).
__The psychoses are induced by hypnotic suggestion. For example, if the host is out driving, the Insect might tell him (silently and unknown to him) "your car is having an old-fashioned blow-out". The host’s own mind (just as in stage hypnotism) will then create all the complex, coordinated sounds and vibrations etc., which he would expect to experience. On checking, he will be consternated to find that his tires are fine.
__If the host passes the insect’s mental tests then the hybrids’ sonic/ultrasonic and verbal, neural and physical assault begins. Whitey is programmed to respond to a good/evil mystique (in contrast to the insect’s own ‘cool’ nature). If the host is judged as morally deficient, Whitey will be pushed to be more ‘evil’ (aggressive). It is made clear to the host that he must prepare prayers14 and dynamic decrees which, when orated after topical medication15 may put the ‘would-be-intruder’ into a submissive departure. If such departure ceremony is not sufficiently ‘harmonious’ (perhaps include a tape of Ave Maria) Whitey, on departure can, if he chooses reproduce asexually. Thus, medication by itself is seldom a viable option.16
__The stated mission is to spread The LAW (like the Christian ethic). Reminiscent of the Spanish Inquisition, his Operational Law (OL) allows behavior far outside of The LAW, in order to intimidate the host into submission to The LAW17.
__Decrees are to put the hybrid down, e.g., "this is my space", "you have no space now", "you are totally impotent", "directly or indirectly causing any harm whatsoever to the host’s body, mind or soul is denied", "reproduction in any form whatsoever is denied", etc. The hybrid says the decrees along with the host, altering key words to favor himself, and learning to imitate the host’s voice perfectly. In insect decrees, the insect (silently) causes the host to see a possible interpretation that is in the insect’s favor (no matter how well the decree is worded), --- excellent advanced language training for the host.
__By month 19 all but one insect had departed.18 From that point the hybrids can carry on for years. They cannot create the insect’s hypnotic psychoses19 but, unless kept suppressed can neurally enlist microbic outposts20 and in time overcome the host physically and neurally, leading to death or to takeover of the host’s soul (i.e., self, personality, aspirations), as the hybrid may choose. Such takeover, if done correctly21 will be noticed only by the (former) host’s closest friends, --- as an overnight "personality change". The new host will only wonder how he could have had his prior values/goals. (Waking up watching someone else think with your brain is obviously a bad sign). As each hybrid is medicated down the tube, the next in line activates, neurally communicating with the same memory module22, so no momentum is lost.23
__I would like to mention here that in month 19 the last insect sang "We are the song" for a week, then "We are The LAW" for a week, in many moving renditions of R. Schumann’s Concert in A minor/major for piano and orchestra, the theme music in Schumann’s biography24 I’d watched on television two weeks earlier; a great honour.
Extrapolations on the Infestation Case
Intelligent Insect --- Credible?
__A mental disease, Satan’s work, Demonic possession, yes. Or is schizophrenia simply the price which evolution exacts for having brought Intelligence to the middle-ear-parasitic Insect (by the microbiological complexity challenge internal to the mammal) and thence, genetically and motivationally (The LAW) to Man. Today schizophrenia weeds out the weak much as the lion tends to the deer herd, keeping it healthy and on its toes.
__The LAW (the Christian ethic, etc.) has been Man’s source of inspiration in the arts and sciences. The Insect did his job well, spreading The LAW and Intelligence. Now it is Man’s turn, --- to see if he can figure out how to manage the seemingly unmanageable power of his new technology. The Insect manages his advanced (plague-potentialed) microbiological power by his divinity package. --- Is it time for Man to don such a fail-safe package? --- Considering the alternative, the package looks pretty good.
In Closing ---
__We have addressed four questions : "what environment may have exerted a pressure for Intelligence, rather than for EIE", "what was the vehicle for the evolution of Intelligence", "how did the Chimp transition to Intelligent Man in 6M years", and "what conceivable physical model could explain the weird phenomenon of schizophrenia".
__These questions are at Man’s very foundation, their resolution having major long-term implications in psychiatry, medicine, neurology, microbiology, anthropology, entomology, theology, philosophy and other fields. It behooves Man to consider all coherent theories, keeping in mind that, until sufficient progress is made to support scientific method, there are no authoritative sources regarding those four questions, --- there is only conjecture. Strangely though, all four are amenable to Intelligent Insect resolution, as case-supported herein; --- as are a myriad of other anthropological and sociological phenomenon, beyond our scope here.
1 Capitalized to indicate Man’s level of Intelligence or higher, the ability to support a complex argument.
2 Processing produces data for other processing, whose content and sequence are determined ‘on the fly’.
3 Assumes the velocity of light is the upper limit; however, knowledge of Quantum Biology and thus of the mechanism by which the brain supports Intelligence, is still very much in its infancy.
4 See, e.g., www.mrshowalter.net/kochanno/ : Koch’s complex dendrite activity and Showalter’s extra-synaptic communication (by concurrent broadcast frequency bands) makes the envisioned neural network a truly amazing and versatile switching mechanism. Perhaps 100 forward ripples of a million visual (I/O-bound) data lines in 100ms provides pattern/facial recognition. But, unlike such ‘canned’ routines, Intelligence (intermediate–results-bound) requires much faster un-pre-determined sequential logic trains.
5 However, in the absence of that mammalian microbiological world that he evolved in, his capability and Intelligence are quite likely very limited.
6 By now the Chimp’s EIE is sufficiently advanced that he can afford the added pressure (from within) for Intelligence. Moreover, he is the most capable mammal, and thus the preferred choice.
7 Likely with the Insect’s support.
8 "The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind" : Julian Jaynes, 1976
Jaynes theorized that one of the brain’s hemispheres had been the ‘God mind’.
9 A summary of nine years of notes provided privately to the author, by one highly respected in his field.
10 Psy. Dept., UC, San Diego "On rare occasion schizophrenia has been observed secondary to infestation".
11 Heard by many, according to the ‘Voices’ groups around the world. --- It likely announces "orchestra is connected, tuned, fully operational and ready to commence speech indoctrination".
12 If interrupted by host awakening, a "bat-wing-flapping" routine is invoked.
13 In neural space, one can easily mistake another’s thoughts for his own.
14 They always overrode my "Divine God of the Universe" with "Divine God of the Human-Being Race".
15 At your risk: on ear swab snipped to .5": natural pyrethrins + ground Risperdal in .2% to .8% peroxide. Niacin. 8% ammonia. Beer. Pyrethrins in BromoSeltzer soln. or olive oil. Petroleum jelly around ear.
16 To diminish peroxide’s support of reproduction and regeneration: in its diluting water add one part saturated BromoSeltzer solution to 40 parts water. Alternate medications frequently, --- Whitey is a surface-protein fast-change artist. He feels no pain, --- a ‘harmonious’ medication is one which eats him up without affecting him mentally; e.g., light natural pyrethrins in light peroxide.
17 An attached ‘divinity’ package kills or shocks the hybrid immediately if he disobeys the Operational Law or if he simply wants to depart. But for free-will this package is removed from the hybrid preparing for takeover. The insect, though he loves the law, is not immune to an occasional shock.
18 That one sheds his exoskeleton?/memory-module (purged of data of prior hosts) and apparently retires to monitor the hybrids’ progress.
19 However, by silently storing many copies of a decree (e.g., sleepy, sleepy, --- ) and suddenly releasing it (when the host’s mind is in a creative, semi-awake or otherwise susceptible alpha mode), they can cause the host to fall asleep (or the doorbell to ‘ring’ on his awakening, etc.). Minimize and medicate semi-awake time. Don’t converse with them. Don’t make them feel human (and hesitant to depart). Don’t stand idly by while their neural signals are making subtle inroads, doing physical damage to your brain. Alternate mild medication. Keep ear healthy for the long haul.
20 Throat and sinus bacteria are enlisted by Whitey to improve his communication with and control over the host brain. Eat a grapefruit or a few almonds to break up the phlegm. Similarly, an entity "IR eyes" in the cheek skin looks through the maxillary sinus and into the brain --- much as the repeater-amplifiers at the auditory nerve canal. Use 4% ammonia on a 3x2x.5" cloth pressed against itchy cheek for 15 minutes. Other skin nodules near temple and elsewhere also assist. Try mentholatum, or KonkToo (pyrethrins spray) in olive oil, or dip head into 1.5 gallons soapy water into which 1 teaspoon BromoSeltzer is added (don’t over-do this acetaminophen); leave soap foam on head to dry.
21 If done incorrectly, i.e., by a hybrid who is unfit and not properly positioned at the ‘soul seat’, the ugly, much-publicized (hybrid) ‘possession’ results. He feeds on fear; laugh at him and cuss him out. Try vitamin C solution (not too strong) on swab. He is programmed to respond to religious exorcism, especially in Latin. Such hybrid is ‘dead’ (i.e., immobile) and thus lacking ‘spirit’ but, with the aid of repeater-amplifiers (ultrasonically modified host skin cells) and other aids, is still able to express his will. While this mode of takeover is a flaw (and against the Operational Law), its effects are still quite in accord with the Insect’s ‘spread-The-LAW’ mission.
22 Presumably provided by the insect on his exit, cleared of data of prior hosts.
23 Whitey can go into cystic hibernation and return years later. He is genetically most like the host. Impregnation of a red blood cell produces a ‘Red’ hybrid who, genetically similar to the insect, can regenerate. He is a biological techno-whiz. He can repair the ear overnight, during which he unlatches its anvil for silence (this might explain the mammal’s otherwise-unjustified but evolutionarily-recurring three-bone ear structure). Little else is known about Red, except that when Whitey is torn up and in short supply, he and Red may combine homogeneously (so it seemed). Such ‘reinforced’ Whitey, on departure can, if he chooses do a disastrous ‘re-iteration’, in which he breaks up into ~1000 pre-instructed ‘bugs’ which go down the tube, sit on the tongue unnoticed a few days, and thence via the trachea/bronchi into the heart-lung cavity to cause damage. Gargle immediately with un-diluted Angioprim (amino acids of cystine, lysine and caysine), spit it into a jar, and go see your doctor.
24 Schumann became schizophrenic toward the end of his 46 years.
25 His divinity package tripped, either by mental shock or by being ‘fettered’ (fooled), --- a game of wits.
26 Signal detection in middle-ear-infested canines might provide useful source data, --- a place to start decoding the ultrasonic spectral codes which relate to IP instructions.
27 Showing the same visibility the Church demonstrated when it grounded Galileo.
28 If, e.g., the host had harbored religiously-motivated aggressive feelings, the new person may act on them.
29 Note that ‘soul’ is more a product of upbringing than of heredity. --- An entire advanced civilization can rapidly become decadent (regressing, becoming pre-occupied with the emotions of IPold) if it fails to provide itself with constructive goals (such as science) with which to exercise IPnew, its "higher mental body". Though his judgement of Man is limited, the lawful Insect’s morals are evenso a countermeasure to such decadence.
30 KeepMedia Weekly World News : ‘Mutant’ Mosquitoes Terrorize … Louisiana_files.
31 Lady-bug geometry: SCIFI_COM Sci Fi Happens.htm (article), and scifi.com/happens./bug_footage.html (video). If legitimate, then obviously every attempt should be made to communicate with this bug.
32 However, there is no reason why the Insect species parasitic to the deer’s middle ear might not also be microbiologically Intelligent, and he would likely be less pro-Man and more pro-ecology, pro-Lyme-disease.
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I am a physicist/engineer, UT Austin and MSOE Milwaukee. I've done microwave component design, 6DOF missile simulations, and as president of Digitest, developed 'LASAR', a SW system aid to digital design and test. My true interest is in General Relativity, especially non-Riemannian GR and the 'spatial' composition of the elementary particles. I hope to expound on some of this if I ever arrive at a worthwhile theory. QM, particle accelerators, and the resulting standard model, while most remarkable, all address only the particle's far-field effects (thus QM's linearity). To 'complete' QM (borrowing Einstein's expression), we must address the composition of the particle itself. Better techniques must be developed to solve the simultaneous non-linear PDE field equations of GR. The hope is that such equations will themselves lead to the quantized states of QM, as opposed to the currently popular hope to impose QM onto GR's space. For example, in non-Riemannian space we might allow cp = k r, wherein the particle can see itself as a large space, though seen from the outside as very small. Moreover, such cp >> c far from the particle, thus supporting 'instantaneous' communication with a coherent/entangled particle (not limited to c, the velocity of photons, but rather Schroedinger's 'everywhere-in-step' QM wave).
The above article on the evolution of intelligence results from a happenstance obligation, not in my line of work, though I found it very interesting. I attempted to include all key elements from the infestation case, however 'far out' some appear.