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by hammock
Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Qualia
Replies: 636
Views: 34596

Re: Qualia

That's OK, you posted your comment directly beneath my link to the Cartesian theatre. Nonetheless, I don't see how panexperientialism is related to Trixie's comment. Is she not talking about experience within a cognitive system? If by some miracle I've finally found where to extract the correct num...
by hammock
Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Why are the rich entitled to be rich?
Replies: 41
Views: 4248

Re: Why are the rich entitled to be rich?

Can someone give an economic explanation to justify this? I take it that you're surely referring to those who inherit rather earn their way up from lesser status during a single lifetime. It's not written in stone that the offspring, relatives, or significant others of affluent people ought to be g...
by hammock
Fri Mar 27, 2015 4:50 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Qualia
Replies: 636
Views: 34596

Re: Qualia

. . . Similarly, I suppose one could create a machine that could read the electrical impulses in the brain of someone visualizing a triangle, translate those signals into a triangle that gets displayed on a screen. Yes, already more or less accomplished: Scientists Reconstruct Brains' Visions Into ...
by hammock
Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:24 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Qualia
Replies: 636
Views: 34596

Re: Qualia

Like I said earlier, it would be inefficient if this were the case. The brains mathematical and logical structure would have to compensate for the translated images to make mathematical sense. . . . It's the case that sensory information is splintered down into different processing channels (an exa...
by hammock
Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:08 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Qualia
Replies: 636
Views: 34596

Re: Qualia

I don't see what "panexperientialism" has to do with the Cartesian theatre. How many times did you see "Cartesian theatre" mentioned in my comment? Would you also like to ask what panexperientialism has to do with how many times I beat my wife last night? ;) [Sorry for the confusion. I was partiall...
by hammock
Fri Mar 27, 2015 12:46 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Qualia
Replies: 636
Views: 34596

Re: Qualia

[When in a casual thinking mode, most people believe the objects and events of the world to be omniphanic] (things universally show themselves just as they do in perception, without the biological apparatus and consciousness associated with the latter's maze) I have no idea what this means. Can you...
by hammock
Fri Mar 27, 2015 12:07 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Qualia
Replies: 636
Views: 34596

Re: Qualia

i said it before and ill say it again. the brain has a visual structure that physically maps visual input analogous to the physical space in which it was recieved. this is old news. in plain english, the brain sees an upside down apple, then puts it on a screen in the brain that is in physical spac...
by hammock
Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Qualia
Replies: 636
Views: 34596

Re: Qualia

[...] There is no triangle in your brain. Are you claiming that the neurons firing are the same thing as a triangle? That is like saying that holding a CD of Mozart’s music is the same as hearing it. Would it make a difference if there was a brief electrochemical pattern that resembled a triangle? ...
by hammock
Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Is our universe a black hole?
Replies: 2
Views: 716

Re: Is our universe a black hole?

. . . Here is an article that proposes our universe is a black hole or inside of one: http://www.insidescience.org/content/every-black-hole-contains-new-universe/566 There's no end to the speculative concoctions of physics derived from mathematics. Which may self-iterate on and on to higher/lower s...
by hammock
Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Are the senses useful?
Replies: 26
Views: 2630

Re: Are the senses useful?

Actually what we "see" with the senses is constantly interpreted via the things we know. And these things can be things we know "a priori", i.e. without having sensory input about them... In mechanistic appearances or naturalism context (mind as brain): What's innate [not strictly a priori] would b...
by hammock
Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Are the senses useful?
Replies: 26
Views: 2630

Re: Are the senses useful?

. . . I suggested a possible sense of the magnetic force of the Sun, but this was rejected on the other forum, what do you think? . . . Even though the paper (source) was published by a think-tank of the LaRouche movement, the passage below which includes solar effects upon the Earth's magnetic fie...
by hammock
Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Science based on a paradox?
Replies: 19
Views: 2363

Re: Science based on a paradox?

1. One must be objective. 2. Nothing is outside nature. If nothing is outside of nature, how can one look at it from outside of it (objectively )? "Mind-independence" is freedom from me , not necessarily from any universals which perception and intellect in general might conform to. The objectivity...
by hammock
Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Qualia
Replies: 636
Views: 34596

Re: Qualia

. . . Visualize a triangle. If you can you have just proved to yourself that qualia exist! Qualia usually reference more specific properties of experience (like colors) rather than the overall "showing" capacity itself or the broad presences of images, grouped sounds (music, conversation, noise, et...
by hammock
Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:20 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Are the senses useful?
Replies: 26
Views: 2630

Re: Are the senses useful?

If it exists, would ESP be regarded as a sense? By definition, no. Since it bypasses physical mechanisms of the body. Extra="beyond" sensory, with latter's meaning in the biological context rather than transcendent; or hand-waving at something that escapes the asymmetry of time (i.e., precognition)...
by hammock
Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:15 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Are the senses useful?
Replies: 26
Views: 2630

Re: Are the senses useful?

. . . Could it be that our senses obscure our view of the world? Could it be that what we see with our eyes makes it difficult to see with the eyes of our mind? . . . A degree of misrepresentation or dupery is tooted to be the case when the immediate world of sensation is compared to the experiment...