First developed in the 1940s, DEET can be found in most bug sprays used today. Research has shown that, in flies and mosquitoes, the chemical works by interacting with odor receptors that are unique to insects. This research, however, cannot explain how DEET exerts its effect on non-insect species. In a recent paper Vosshall and Dennis show that, like insects, the nematode C. elegans succumbs to confusion when DEET is around. The team also describes the genetic and cellular mechanisms underlying this response, shedding light on how a single chemical might confound the senses of vastly different species. The presence of DEET limited the worms' movement toward isoamyl alcohol, a chemical that usually attracts them; it also reduced their avoidance of 2-nonanone, a compound that they typically dodge. Still, the worms reacted normally to some other chemicals.Human Deetstates, from Rome to DC, use the same trick on a larger scale. Limit our movement toward survival behavior, reduce our avoidance of suicidal behavior. Keep the rational parts of the brain boiling and roiling with constantly CHANGING nonsense. See Github, see Comrade O'Brien. Remember: The entire nervous system responds to CHANGE and ignores STATIC conditions. Each change is processed as a DELTA from the current static BASELINE. Deetstate breaks into the mind by presenting a dazzling display of constant CHANGE, constant FAKE SURPRISE, reinforced by the TV trick of changing the camera view every few seconds. If you can stand back and examine the supposed changes, you'll see they are irrelevant and superficial. The "details" are just words about words about words, with no actual EVENT at the base of the wordpile. But the "details" are custom-made to grab your survival processor. The "details" sound like dangers that you need to think about, but in fact they're NOTHING AT ALL. Your danger watcher is fully jangled with impressive attractive NOTHING, so it doesn't have any energy to form inductive conclusions about REALITY. Most of what we really need to know is permanent and unchanging. Natural law is permanent. Newton and Ohm and Faraday are permanent. The behavior of organizations, as described by Machiavelli and Parkinson, is permanent. = = = = = The cure is Carver. LOOK ABOUT YOU. TAKE HOLD OF THE THINGS THAT ARE HERE. TALK TO THEM. LET THEM TALK TO YOU.
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