Transparency vs. Noise

Alisa wrote in a comment here yesterday:

…every time someone moves to a new country without the benefit of scaffolded classes, there’s tons of noise! So I guess we are saying that our efforts to control and scaffold to eliminate noise are misguided; that a story with some noise flakes in it is good and healthy (and without that noise we’re not providing the much needed and elusive i+1 for regularity)….

My response:

…yes to noise and no to transparency. In my view noise is very good. It’s only noise to the conscious mind, as I see it. The deeper mind is this big bad boy language inhaling system down there sorting it all out in ways that are beyond genius and beyond any conscious awareness. We are all idiot savants in that way, who can do math on a seemingly infinite level and at lightening speed but not “know” any basic math consciously….

Alisa’s snappy and admirably slightly snarky response:

…so more drill-wielding extreme targeters and noise-haters defend their position by saying that the artificial environment of school, with it’s factory model and limited contact minutes, drove them to it?….



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