Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Scalloping out the Latticework

We AK gets mail!*
From: L**** E****** [l****.e****** @gmail.com]
Date: Sun, May 6, 2012 at 8:11 AM
Subject: An idea for a blog post: Psychology: Tackling Social and Scientific Problems
To: mcriddled.riddled @gmail.com

Hello --
I came across your blog a few weeks ago as while conducting research for a website that I contribute to. The website aims to look at plethora of fields psychologists are contributing to today. The idea was originally to create an objective collection of resources for people interested in psychology but it has since grown into something much wider (the resources come together at http://www.p**************.net). Today, the project looks at areas of study ranging from neuropsychology to cultural psychology.

The entirety of this website has been covered by websites such as Forbes, Techi, and other reputable sources.

I think a guest blog post that illuminates the the advancement of our understanding the various contributions of psychology today would be interesting for your audience. If you're interested, I would love to write something for you and perhaps start a friendly dialogue. What do you think?


We think that this is indeed a timely offer, Mr or Ms L**** B******, for it arrived in the middle of a major research program here at Riddled Laboratories and Sheep-Drench Emporium.

Something is definitely wrong with psych methodology. In our perusal of the journals we have encountered more dead-ends than in Hampton Court Maze. The search for the key lost in a dark doorway has only provided us with splendidly detailed descriptions of the footpath under the streetlight.

Clearly it is time for a new paradigm, ideally one borrowed from a real science. At Riddled we have stepped up to the box and thought outside the plate. We have staged brain-storming sessions of such magnitude that the US Coast Guard have been giving each one its own name, starting with A and progressing into Old Church Slavonic and Devanagari characters.

Greenish Hugh came up with this model of psychological structure that looks suspiciously similar to patterns of HOX-gene expression in a Drosophilia embryo. But it is not all entomology all the time for the Riddled crew, and as you see, tigris is working on a theory of proximal development inspired by conjugation and plasmid exchange among Paramecia.

Topology sounded like a promising field to steal from. Personality typology has always been a popular application of psychology. AK suggests that each compactified Calabi-Yau manifold in 6-dimensional space -- distinguished by its unique signature of connectivity -- corresponds to a separate type of personality, each with its own way of integrating perceptual and cognitive input. With about 5.108 Calabi-Yau manifolds we are in no danger of running out soon.

The ability to evert a spherical surface without creating a crease or cusp has no end of applications for 're-education'! So far, alas, our attempts to implement the Morin Surface transformations upon actual brains have resulted in a mess of blood and what-have-you but no convincing ideological conversions.

This person has a lot of latticework that needs scalloping out. Does anyone know a good Operator?

I draw my own inspiration from Geomorphology. See how mental resources are deployed among cognitive demands, within multiple strata of sedimented experience that have been modified by metamorphosis and tectonics and later erosion of the more irreal strata! Ontology recapitulates orogeny, people.
Hopefully L**** B****** will find this helpful.

* Our decision to accept a delivery from a Thurn-und-Taxis courier does not imply any disrespect on the part of Riddled for the Tristero postal network.

17 comments:

wiley said...

See how mental resources are deployed among cognitive demands, within multiple strata of sedimented experience that have been modified by metamorphosis and tectonics and later erosion of the more irreal strata!

Yes.

In fact, Attenuated Mental Resources Deployed Among Cognitive Demands Within Multiple Strata of Sedimented Experience That Have Been Modified By Metamorphosis and Tectonics and Later Erosion of the More Irreal Strata!Syndrome* is the personality disorder (or personality "topology", if you will) that is in the running for the DSM- 6.

Studies show that it can be effectively treated with petroleum derivatives, netting, two atypical antipsychotics,an antidepressant, a laxative, and the kinds of restraints that a civil engineer might design.

* AMRDACDWMSSETHBMBMTLEMS, which is how psychiatrists say "Fuck you. If you wanted a label that's easy to say, you should have picked something that's easy to treat."

Another Kiwi said...

The life space of the adult is more highly diffrentiated in the dimension reality-irreality.
Results may vary on the internet.

mikey said...

Hey!

Isn't the dood with the nose and the funnel supposed to be using a Zimmer Frame?

Damn, man, it's like there's no CANON in the RiddledVerse...

ckc (not kc) said...

...I accumulated a plethora, I knew a plethora, a plethora was a friend of mine. This, is no .... (actually, as plethoras go, this is pretty plethoric.)

tigris said...

conjunction and plasmid exchange

This is why I've been in my bunk.

Smut Clyde said...

Isn't the dood with the nose and the funnel supposed to be using a Zimmer Frame?
That's the guy with the fluffy dice, mikey.

Substance McGravitas said...

Plethora! That's a good word.

Another Kiwi said...

Some are saying that the Loch Ness monster is a Plethorasaur.
Is "L.E" Lenora Edmiston going to write about dress making as well? she does say:
The label celebrates the confident, urban woman. It exudes classic feminity (sp.), effortless style and chic, sexy sophistication. Which is uncannily like the "Riddled"
mission statement "To piss about and eventually have nice things"

Smut Clyde said...

Studies show that it can be effectively treated with petroleum derivatives, netting, two atypical antipsychotics,an antidepressant, a laxative, and the kinds of restraints that a civil engineer might design.

Wiley is GOOD at this!

fish said...

Reads like a Bogdanov paper.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Ah, yes.

The email delivery skater is a Washington Capitals fan.
~

Rachel said...

From: L**** E****** (Lrnng English)

McRiddled, what fine team of thinkers at your institute. May I post this to the illustrious site mentioned in my previous e-mail? So creative, such plethora of ideas and pictures so revealing. No fallaciousness here, trusted colleague, we must share you with a larger audience. Now what about my guest blog for your unruly readers... I'll teach them how to really think!

Smut Clyde said...

Reads like a Bogdanov paper.

Lewin's "Principles of Topological Psychology" is indeed as mad as a jarful of shrews, but the late lamented Jack Block found it useful for his own theories, and I rate for Jack Block.

fish said...

It was fun when he showed that whiny kids grew up to be conservatives. Heads exploded across the US.

Smut Clyde said...

The email delivery skater is a Washington Capitals fan.

I read the symbol on his uniform as a F-117A, suggesting that the Thurn & Taxis people are keeping up-to-date with trends in high-tech courier delivery.

M. Bouffant said...

More like a B-2, really.

Another Kiwi said...

Why are all the skellingtons watching the moths? Is that like the Romans watching a fish die? seems to me hat the Entertainment Committee wasn't trying very hard in those days.