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by Gee
Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Proof for Consciousness existing outside our brains
Replies: 158
Views: 14899

Re: Proof for Consciousness existing outside our brains

You, like other philosophers, seem to believe that your senses are accurate representations of reality. You are confusing a bunch of electrochemical reactions within your brain as "reality." Guess again. Is it a legitimate concern for you (I am asking a sincere question here) whether, given the abo...
by Gee
Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:15 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Proof for Consciousness existing outside our brains
Replies: 158
Views: 14899

Re: Proof for Consciousness existing outside our brains

Evidential not opinion. I'm having a little trouble following you. So you think that consciousness is the gun, not why it was used? Like in a murder trial? where is the logic in this? Gee Greylorn; I have your post in the draft area and will work on it. Expect to post tomorrow. I want a funny hat t...
by Gee
Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:35 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Proof for Consciousness existing outside our brains
Replies: 158
Views: 14899

Re: Proof for Consciousness existing outside our brains

IF consciousness exists outside of our brains and I hasten to add outside of our bodies because we have two brains. Then there aught to be some evidence for it, mysticism is not a very good argument for existence, saying you personally know it, is like saying you once drank a bottle of whiskey and ...
by Gee
Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:26 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Proof for Consciousness existing outside our brains
Replies: 158
Views: 14899

Re: Proof for Consciousness existing outside our brains

Ginkgo; If you remember, I stated that my last major attack of MS (multiple sclerosis) caused me to lose half of my vocabulary and to start having trouble learning new terms. So some of the below is just me confirming or translating my understanding of terms. If we are trying to to answer questions ...
by Gee
Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:53 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Proof for Consciousness existing outside our brains
Replies: 158
Views: 14899

Re: Proof for Consciousness existing outside our brains

Greylorn; My responses to you and Ginkgo will be brief because I am tired and having a bad week. Please consider: Beginning at age 12 I have had randomly scattered psychic experiences, beginning with telepathy, at which I'm a good transmitter. I'd studied dozens of books on the subject, including th...
by Gee
Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:41 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Proof for Consciousness existing outside our brains
Replies: 158
Views: 14899

Re: Proof for Consciousness existing outside our brains

Ginkgo; Please consider the following: Fair enough, I won't put your theory in a box. This would restrict me somewhat so I'll try working the other way. Putting things in boxes is called categorization. It is been with us since the time of the ancient Greeks and it still is an important tool. Good. ...
by Gee
Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:52 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Proof for Consciousness existing outside our brains
Replies: 158
Views: 14899

Re: Proof for Consciousness existing outside our brains

Greylorn; Gee, I'd like to see your reference material for the notion that emotions can jump time and space. Thanks, Greylorn Yeah! Me too! I'd like to see it also. This idea came about very recently while I was contemplating doing a thread on the Supernatural. One of the things that I wanted to add...
by Gee
Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Proof for Consciousness existing outside our brains
Replies: 158
Views: 14899

Re: Proof for Consciousness existing outside our brains

Ginkgo; Please consider my responses below. A few points: Emotions are not limited by time and space; last time I checked matter is limited by time and space. How do they explain that? They do it by denying the very thing you are trying to establish,viz. substance dualism. I am NOT trying to establi...
by Gee
Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: The idea of gender being learned and sexual orientation not.
Replies: 15
Views: 4302

Re: The idea of gender being learned and sexual orientation

Stuart; You have brought up an interesting topic, but I think that you have tried to overly simplify it. Every aspect of gender identity and sexual orientation needs to be considered from the personal perspective and also from the perspective of society, as they relate to both. This is a very comple...
by Gee
Wed Jan 14, 2015 5:39 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Proof for Consciousness existing outside our brains
Replies: 158
Views: 14899

Re: Proof for Consciousness existing outside our brains

Gee, You conflate "studying emotions" with expressing your opinions about them. I've already explained to you that emotions are the programs that run brains. Emotion also runs the body, emotion also balances an ecosystem, emotion also causes the supernatural/paranormal. I am looking for the source ...
by Gee
Wed Jan 14, 2015 5:20 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Proof for Consciousness existing outside our brains
Replies: 158
Views: 14899

Re: Proof for Consciousness existing outside our brains

Like consciousness is the product of a body? You must do better than this, or I rest my case. Show me a consciousness without a body? And whilst I'm still not quite sure what you mean by 'consciousness' if you mean self-awareness as in being aware one is aware then I think that limited to very few ...
by Gee
Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:03 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Proof for Consciousness existing outside our brains
Replies: 158
Views: 14899

Re: Proof for Consciousness existing outside our brains

Ginkgo; That's correct the materialist would say that emotions are nothing but matter in motion. This is why they also believe they can solve the problem of other minds. A few points: Emotions are not limited by time and space; last time I checked matter is limited by time and space. How do they exp...
by Gee
Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:44 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Proof for Consciousness existing outside our brains
Replies: 158
Views: 14899

Re: Proof for Consciousness existing outside our brains

This is a materialist explanation for consciousness. Aren't you trying to avoid this? The only thing that I am trying to avoid are lies, false premises, and misrepresentations. I have never studied the "materialist explanation", but think that any explanation from a materialist would involve matter...
by Gee
Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Proof for Consciousness existing outside our brains
Replies: 158
Views: 14899

Re: Proof for Consciousness existing outside our brains

Ginkgo; There is a tremendous difference between feeling emotion and studying emotion. This idea is very difficult for me to convey to other people, and I don't know why. They will always talk about how they feel, or how I feel, rather than talk about what emotion actually is and how it works. I stu...
by Gee
Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Proof for Consciousness existing outside our brains
Replies: 158
Views: 14899

Re: Proof for Consciousness existing outside our brains

Arising; I thought that "Arising_uk" meant that you get up every morning in England, the United Kingdom. Or maybe you are considering that old statement that the sun never sets on the United Kingdom? If they are not 'consciousness', then what are they? I'd have thought one was the product of being a...