“Cognitive Kaleidoscope: Be aware of Amnesia & Hallucinations”

In the quest for truth consider a labyrinth of cognitive complexities. Complexities that seemingly make it extraordinarily difficult to know the truth. There is an intriguing convergence of concepts from psychology, artificial intelligence, and neurobiology that reveal the elusive nature of knowledge and perception. It is possible that much of what we know, we don’t know and unfortunately deception and misinformation lead us to “evil”.

Gell-Mann Amnesia:

Renowned politicians and scientists provide an expert opinion on a topic outside of their field of expertise which the public tends to accept their statement without question, despite the fact that neither are specialists in the area of concern. It is easy to see how amnesia can be easily induced just by appealing to authority. Stranger still is when you are an expert yourself in a specific field and you study the claims in a book or article and you clearly see for yourself that there is data missing or the conclusion is faulty, yet when presented with information from a field that you are not an expert in you simply and sheepily accept as truth. Such an odd occurrence that we remain in a slothful state and forget that in our own field of study the experts are woefully inadequate and often wrong.

There are so many examples of the impact of Gell-Mann’s Amnesia to choose from and one that has done so to everyone on earth is the belief that man is causing or the primary cause of the catastrophic impact to the climate.

The experts proclaimed when I was a teenager, that North America would enter into its next ice age in a decade, then as one decade followed another, we were told the Earth was on its way to Global Warming and the hole in the Ozone Layer would kill us all and now “Climate Change” is the cause of racism, poverty and crime.

Thanks to the non-experts such as, Former Senator Al Gore, Former Senator John Kerry, now President Biden’s Special Envoy for Climate with legislation formed from apologists like student climate activist Greta Thunberg and Green New Deal Sponsor Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez we can see clearly now that “The world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change.”  Thunberg in her new book declared, “Around 2030 we will be in a position to set off an irreversible chain reaction beyond human control that will lead to the end of our civilization as we know it.” 

The solution to the problem is to gain information from true experts in the field or at least gain information that is outside the standard apocalyptic claims that do not have to be adored with a blind faith that even the Lord does not expect us to do.

See for yourself… Cleanse yourself of the Gell-Mann “mental disorder” as it relates to “Climate Change” by seeking alternate information to make a thoughtful response to pending doom.

Artificial Intelligence Hallucinations

Oh, ChatGPT the great oracle that knows all and never deceives or misleads. Or rather as I have said on numerous occasions as of this moment ChatGPT and systems that use Large Language Models are “Unaware that they are unaware”.

Over the past six months I have attempted to learn more about the mysterious game of chess than I had ever made in the previous decades. I have very much enjoyed learning from Internatinal Masters like Gotham Chess who has done several videos on the use of ChatGPT as a method of learning and playing the game of Chess. His videos represent the failure of ChatGPT based on hallucinations which are primarily generated because ChatGPT does not have memory and does not know it does not know. And what it does remember often it is not based on a foundation of “history” but rather on the hidden layers of next best guess.

Chess is layers upon layers but in most aspects, there are three stages of play, and a failure in one is a failure in all. Similar to golf, consider Woods at your “Opening”, Irons as your “Mid-game” and your putter the “End Game”. Again, a failure in one is a failure in all. So, no matter how good you are in any phase, you are no better than your worst phase. ChatGPT Broke Chess is an example of playing well with Woods, but during the Mid-Game it replaced balls, and did it while you were watching and in the end game it putted for you.

These seemingly disparate phenomena converge in a captivating tapestry of human cognition. The amnesic effect reveals our vulnerability to misinformation, while AI hallucinations demonstrate the eerie similarities between artificial and human perception.


Embracing Divine Knowledge with the intricate dance of cognition and perception. It’s essential to acknowledge the profound wisdom that transcends human understanding. Through a personal journey of faith, one will find solace in the knowledge of God, The Way, The Truth and the Life. The pursuit of God offers a beacon of unwavering certainty amidst the complexities of our cognitive landscape.

Biblical Perspectives:

Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect

Proverbs 14:15 : “The simple believe anything, but the prudent give thought to their steps.”
1 Thessalonians 5:21 : “But test them all; hold on to what is good.”

Artificial Intelligence Hallucinations

Isaiah 5:20 : “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.”
Matthew 7:15 : “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.”

We are limited and biased in our efforts to know the truth, but we must have faith and be assertive in our efforts to actualize the pursuit and learn that it is not only worthy but effectual. YOU will KNOW the TRUTH and HE will make you free.

1 Corinthians 13:12 : “For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.”
Proverbs 3:5-6 : “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”


Recognize the complexities of knowledge and the importance of humility in acknowledging the limits of experts. The experiences of the researchers and students can assist you down the path of truth and each discussion or study will be a vivid reminder of the intricate tapestry that is human cognition with and without Artificial Intelligence.

The rich fabric of human perception reminds us that truth is not always easily identified or discerned. A mosaic woven from diverse perspectives and understanding especially when filtered through prayer and the Word of God even while limitations exist, the pursuit of knowledge, both scientific and spiritual, offers a path towards a deeper, more nuanced comprehension of the world around us.

And last but not least, if you identify a lie or a liar, then the truth is closer than it was before.

When you see words like “diversity” when compared to “meritocracy” or “”evolutionary biology” compared to “biomimicry” these words are loaded and primed to define the truth or rather equip you for wisdom to be fully informed. Do not allow amnesia or hallucinations to dictate your cognitive capacity to KNOW HIM!

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