Thank you both.
I'm looking for something and I don't know what it is...
I came across this article because I became fascinated by the idea that as an endeavor of human growth (or personal evolution?) that our brains apparently commence a civil war. Neural firings commence, and aspects of the brain are "disengaged" or not, depending on if that particular aspect is needed for our survival.
And TM? I'm not disregarding your point--in fact, I'm taking that quite seriously. After reading the above info (if I find the link to share that I shall) I actually pictured our brains, playing cards, and choosing and discarding what we should keep. (Probably a bad analogy, but I'm sure somebody will show me where that fails, if it does. *wink*) But I think that the author might have intended "good ideas and bad ideas" to mean what principles of "truth and reality" enable us to thrive in our varied, diverse experience and environment.
I doubt seriously if this little essay covers all of this, or even if it was the author's intent to try; but I did hope to open a dialogue that might involve/evolve to a discourse much more encompassing.
The very idea that our brains are involved in "neural wars" even as we type and read, that the outcome(s) of these battles are designed for our own expedience and perpetuity (with or without our consent) is fascinating.
I'll look for the links that describe this, too. My apologies for asking ya'll to travel down a partially lighted road too.
I'm just poking at ideas here, not the least of which is the well-known axiom that we only utilize ten percent of our brains.
I found myself curious after reading above, that perhaps we only have "x" amount of "juice", and an empahtic perhaps that the implications of intelligence were simply a matter of what individual circumstance deems necessary for survival.
But yep, I need to find my sources. I was kind of excited to think that what I considered to be inevitable hazards of aging and maybe even other distinctions of quantitative intelligence might simply be um, situational adjustments.