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Thread #59418 Message #2853215
Posted By: Amos
01-Mar-10 - 01:09 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
I just backtracked this thing to the point of departure, which was during an episode of extremely low temps. I think I get it now.
Cold weather reduces circulation, induces seasonal affect disorder, and slows down the cycle-time of the brain in those so affected below the rate needed to stay in touch with present time as it evolves moment to moment.
In response, the brain erects defenses of temporary insanity--constructs of false reality that do not need updating, sincve they are not anchored in real-time, and which serve to fend off confusion and dismay until warm weather comes back and enables the brain to catch up with the real world.
I am very pleased with this hypothesis, as I think it explains everything.