Re: Instincts and Bioprograms

John Pastore (venture-out@MAIL.INTERACCES.COM.MX)
Tue, 20 Aug 1996 00:05:50 -0500

Perhaps like so many other words in English and other languages,
distinctions can be made when they refer to either the animals or the
highest plane of the animal king/queendom: hu(wo)man, and, as a matter
of extenstion, to imitations of hu(wo)mans. The word 'instincts' can be
done away with altogether as its inference to its opposite: outstincts,
can be regarded by many as a degrading or derrogatory trait (if even
existant) which, no matter how much one might distinct one from the
other -instincts from outstincts, no amount of distinction would be able
to neutralize either.

To preserve the higher plane occupied by hu(wo)manity (hopefully above
'program'-ability) as compared to the lowwer animals, whether the lowwer
animals use tools or not, bioprograms 'could' replace instincts when
referring to the lowwer. This word choice would seem logical by the
connotation bioprogram has for the(no matter how mindfully or not
defined) 'unconscious' acts normally associated with the baser animals
--notwithstanding when either the lowwer animals are not so base or the
highest animal is. Moreover, by reserving the prefix 'bio' for the
lowwer animals, the inference that the highest animal is not a
biological entity negates the use of 'bio' as a workable prefix leaving
only 'program'--the connotation of which however when applied to the
highest animal, as previously noted, presents just cause for its

Fortunately a root word exists common to both the lowwer animals, and
the highest, free of such debilitating connotations: 'genetics'--the
primal muck arrangement whose coding is most normally attributed as the
source for the now extinct instincts deliberated. Thus 'geneprogram'
(pronounced: ge/ne/pro/gram/)can refer to what was once 'instincts' when
applying to the lowwer animals while the word 'genetendancy' can refer
to what was once 'instincts' when applying to the loftier, more noble,
plane of hu(wo)manity.

Happily the original 'bioprogram' can be preserved (if dissimalarly) as
a matter of extention of the same logic: mechaniprograms when applying
to the non-animal (including hu(wo)man) contraptions with artifical
intelligence, and bioprograms for hu(wo)manoids. In instances of
machines aping cats or puppy dogs we can, happily, not abandon the
concept of 'instincts' entirely by reverting, if only partially, to:

Ka Xiik Teech Ya Utzil,
John Pastore
Hotel Parador
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Cancun, QR, Mexico