Zig zag hoax

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This endless health hoax has so many contradictions the average npc’s head must be exploding.

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As people around the world remain isolated in their homes, avoiding close contact with others and meticulously sanitizing their hands and surfaces, scientists warn there may be unintended consequences of these necessary pandemic protocols.


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  1. napoleon

    Bateson’s own process of self-transformation began with a letter to his father in 1925. A year earlier, his parents had persuaded him to break off his engagement to a Swiss woman. She wasn’t English, she wasn’t a scientist, hence she wasn’t right. Sent off, in compensation, to the Galápagos Islands to repeat the fieldwork that Charles Darwin had done a century before, Bateson found the inhabitants far more interesting than the fauna. Pleading with his father not to be ‘terribly disappointed’, he wrote to tell him he needed to ‘break with ordinary impersonal science’. He would study people, anthropology.

    Ten years later, on the opening page of Naven, he observed that, while the artist might capture the whole emotional tone or ethos of a society in a few pages, anthropologists restricted themselves to the mechanics of its organisation. But he would seek to link organisation and ethos. As a scientist, he would invade the territory of art; or do science the way an artist might. Thus Bateson, responding to the conflicting attitudes of his parents, found himself at the beginning of the movement that questioned the limitations of a traditional scientific approach, in particular the notion that the scientific observer is entirely separate from the objects of his or her study. But such thinking was ingrained in Western civilisation. ‘There are times,’ he wryly remarked ‘when I catch myself believing there is something which is separate from something else.’

    Naven takes its title from a series of bizarre rituals performed by the Iatmul people of New Guinea, which bewildered Bateson for some years. He had gone to the South Paci­fic in 1927 intent on exploring the relationship between individuality and culture, eager to undermine the dominant British anthropological model of the time, formu­lated by Alfred Radcliffe-Brown, that saw human societies very much as biological organisms, with the behaviour of the individual parts entirely explicable in terms of the needs of the whole. Bateson found this rigid determinism oppressive and unconvincing, in part because it didn’t explain conflict between individuals, and again because it ignored the realm of aesthetics.

    The opposing behaviour patterns encouraged escalating competition between the men and women

    However, once among the tribes of the area, he had no idea what to observe or how to proceed. Other anthropologists had developed elaborate questionnaires and aggressive methods of interrogation, but Bateson had a horror of all interference in other people’s lives, and believed that questionnaires implied that one already knew what the important questions were. In 1929, he settled on the Sepik River, alone, with the Iatmul, a people who had only recently abandoned cannibalism and continued to attribute everything that went wrong to ‘a lack of homicide’, moulding their whole culture on ‘a continual emphasis upon the spectacular’. Bateson soon realised that the bellicose atmosphere in the tribe was altering his own personality. He had grown ‘rougher in his methods’. All the same, it was not until 1932 that he finally made his breakthrough.

    Bateson had been observing the radically different behaviour of Iatmul men and wo­men. The more the men were exhibitionist and boastful, the more the women became quiet and contem­plative watching them. He realised that the opposing behaviour patterns stimulated, or provided the context for, each other, encouraging a dynamic of escalating competition between the men, to impress the women, and a growing dif­feren­tiation between men and women as the latter sank into an admiring passivity that sometimes bordered on the catatonic.

    The potentially unstable nature of this process, which he referred to as schismogenesis – an interaction that generates difference between individuals – then allowed him to attribute a function to the strange Naven rituals, which involved women dressing in men’s clothes and excitedly, if briefly, adopt­ing traditional male behaviour, while men dressed in women’s clothes and presented themselves as abject and passive, even submitting to simulated anal rape.

    Bateson hypothesised that Iatmul society acted as a self-correcting system. The individual was free to assume a particular position within the group ethos and inject novelty into it, but any behaviour that seriously threatened the continuation of the whole – as when someone broke a taboo, or repeatedly failed to observe the rules governing sexual behaviour – would be countered by traditional rituals and reactions

    More provocatively, he reasoned that the kind of tasks that the society required of individuals conditioned their cognitive skills. Iatmul men could remember prodigious numbers of ancestral names and the myths attached to them; such knowledge guaranteed possession of totemic powers, a possession challenged by rival clans claiming superior knowledge. To speak the myths out loud, however, was to dissipate their power, hence, in competi­tive debate between the clans over possession of the names, opponents were challenged over specific details of the myths but without the broader stories being brought to light.
    sound familliar hahahah,
    using my powers id say npcs are not past saving ,haha no powers just fakeologist audio with gord ab tne and frank i enjoyed that chat and gord didnt bat an eye when abb truthkakied him so lets hope the schizm is reversible ,its a big wedge with fear weighing it down , type of schizm could be a jester,wether he or the king ran the kingdom from the courts its beneficial for the plebs to see mockery .


  2. napoleon

    Schismogenesis (i.e., creation of a division between factions; e.g., “getting off on the wrong foot” or a “falling out”) is a communication-centric type of deviation amplifying mutual-causal process (PDF), which itself is a feedback loop in a growth and or decay cycle (as opposed to being in a state of ‘stasis’). This process is characterized by a continuous cyclical exchange of mutually reinforcing and aggravating signals that, if left unchecked, over time and often rapidly widen the gap of understanding between messaging parties while simultaneously — through the employment of Systems of Holding Back — progressively diminishing the willingness of either side to take meaningful and repeated steps in the “right direction” that might otherwise help alleviate tension in the increasingly strained relationship (whatever its nature). Once a schism is set into motion, depending on the tendencies of those involved and the particular circumstances they’re confronting, participants are also liable to engage in Systems of Retribution. As the term suggests, either or both sides in a relationship might engage in an assortment of active retaliatory actions — some more overt than others — that stand to further amplify the effects of previous negative interactions and repeatedly bring them back into memory, such that each party is continuously reminded of the “lows” more so than the “highs”— thus helping grow the division between them.

    Finding or creating your own self-soothing stories can help you to avoid schismogenesis and the slippery slope from disappointment to resentment and hostility. The ability to do this skillfully is one of the things that distinguishes couples that fall into the pit of despair from those who manage to stay out of it.


  3. xileffilex

    I think the best advice would have been to tell people to avoid following the “rules” as much as possible, but that would be construed as medical disinformation….


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