[ExI] Flash of insight...

ablainey at aol.com ablainey at aol.com
Sun Oct 31 21:44:05 UTC 2010

I completely agree John and if my eyes were located elsewhere, that would be the centre of my perceived consciousness. As such the concept of position isn't usefull at all. It would only prove such if someone posts that they feel their 'self' is located somewhere other than the head. Which considering the size of our skin and the massive level of sensory information it creates, its interesting that the I isn't more body centric. It just goes to show how much priority the visual and auditory senses have.
I wonder where blind people feel they are? hmmm.




-----Original Message-----
From: John Clark <jonkc at bellsouth.net>
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Sent: Sun, 31 Oct 2010 17:44
Subject: Re: [ExI] Flash of insight...

On Oct 31, 2010, at 5:05 AM, ABlainey at aol.com wrote:

About general conciousness. 'I' am located in my head and the exact position varies.

But that has nothing to do with the position of your brain, it's because the sense organs for 4 of your 5 senses  are exclusively located on your head; if your brain was in your foot you'd still feel "I" was located in your head. And if you are thinking very hard about the Great Wall Of China then, if the concept of position has any useful meaning when dealing with consciousness which it probably doesn't, then your consciousness is in China.

 John K Clark


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