[ExI] Is anyone an expert on Aristotle and Life?
kellycoinguy at gmail.com
Sun Jan 1 01:24:48 UTC 2012
On Sat, Dec 31, 2011 at 8:22 AM, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 31, 2011 at 01:29:37AM -0700, Kelly Anderson wrote:
>> 2011/12/30 Tara Maya <tara at taramayastales.com>:
>> > It is striking that this belief in a soul is so pervasive.
>> I don't find it so striking. Even with all our modern science, we
>> cannot really explain consciousness very well at all... just some kind
> The word consciousness is completely meaningless.
> In order to explain something you should define it first.
> If you can't define it, then http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57PWqFowq-4
That was strange, even for you Eugen... LOL... I think I get the point though.
>> of emergent behavior of neurons... so making something up that
>> separates consciousness (which is admittedly mysterious) from the body
>> (which isn't quite so mysterious) seems like a natural thing for our
>> pattern recognition engines to do.
> Depends on the amount of bullshit you've ingested over your
> total lifetime. Intuition is not destiny. It can be recalibrated.
If there is anything I have learned, it is that believe is not
immutable. You can believe whatever you choose to believe if you are
dedicated enough to make the change.
Happy New Year to all my Exl friends!!!
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