GreatandWiseTrixie wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:39 am
Ok so the sad thing is, people get old, the older they get the uglier they get, meat-eaters make themselves look ugly with all the meaty testosterone.
Now whats interesting about this, is the spiritual connections. Isn't it strange that As the brain gets older, we lose passion and interest in life? Like think about it like this...The more you do an activity, the more memory you have being overrun by the activity, and you get sick of the activity. Like if you eat spaghetti every day, you will Lose interest in Spaghetti. And isn't it weird how the "you" (your spiritual consciousness) loses interest When the brain's memory patterns start to pile up? Like as if you are a critic of your own brain, saying "Hmm this brain is getting boring, I want a new one or a reset."
I think Dualism is real because, We are literally sitting inside 1 sense, the First Person Camera of our bodies. But touch and music is an entirely different sense that we are sitting around. There could be 500 senses, totally unfathomable. It's n-dimensional, incomprehensible until it is comprehended. Like our souls are compatible with these things, maybe.
So I think Dualism is real because, Our brain is a network of neurons. And yet all of these neurons are condensed into 1 thing, Us. Thus we cannot be the network of neurons, because there are millions of neurons, but only 1 us, therefore we are an Entity which is not our neurons.
Also, I have no idea and not sure if the brain has an actual "Spot" in the brain where the neurons come into the Exact configuration that our eyes receive, ie. a "Tv screen" of the conscious mind. I remember Daniel Dennett saying that the "TV screen" existed, but I am not sure. I can't find it on google. This piece of information is crucial to the discussion.
But I have a brand new thing no philosopher has ever thought of before.
What if Reality is a total mess, total chaos, and its our Consciousness which gives order to space. Like the actual molecules are like wound up and random all over, and our neurons are seeing them all over just random scattered everywhere like viscious vines. But our Consciousness travels the random nuerons, picks and weeds them out and forms a picture of ordered space and ordered sense. ? Anyone thought of this before?
Dear GWT, a.k.a. Trixie,
A few comments for old times' sake.
First off, there is a relationship between physiology and best diet. My father was a butcher, and I'm descended from a long (therefore successful) line of German horse thieves. For me, meat works, veggies except for onions, garlic, and chili peppers pretty much suck. You might want to check out the old book, Eat Right 4 Your Type.
I happen to be old and ugly, but is that a dietary thing? I was ugly at age 17 when I didn't own an ounce of fat and could lift my own weight overhead. I was ugly at age 40 when I could bench press my weight + 20, but had to go to Thailand to find a mousey, unattractive wife for the next 3 years. That's genetics and biological structure, not diet. Friends ten years younger than me appear to be my age or somewhat older.
BTW, I tried a vegetarian diet for six months. No energy. Lost weight and muscle tone, despite frequent gym work. (The best looking guy in that gym was a strict vegetarian. Diet must match genetics.)
Years ago I had a Cherokee ladyfriend, who had suffered her entire life from gut pains, typically after eating. I put her on a diet of fish and fowl (her genetics had been contaminated by a gringo rapist in back history, so she could not eat red meat) and she thrived. The gut pain stopped, until she found a sexier boyfriend and cooked according to his needs.
Within any system of complex variables, there are no absolutes. I also had a ladyfriend who never let a piece of critter pass her lips. After a few breakfasts of stewed turnips, carrots, and some potato, (in lieu of my customary bacon and eggs) she complained that I had begun to stink. The diet that is perfect for you is not necessarily right for others. Check your blood type. It is certainly NOT Type O; I'd guess, AB.
Whatever your culinary preferences, they are no matter, so long as your mind remains alive, curious, and imaginative.
I think that your notion of "our consciousness traveling the web of random neurons," sorting them into a coherent picture of reality, is inherently unique. I've encountered other versions of related concepts, which pretty much suck, and were also unique in their own right.
Step back a bit from your concept. Accept that it is unique, and honor your mind for having developed it. Shit, you can count on the fingers of one hand the number of posters on this forum who have proposed a genuinely unique concept, while one of those fingers is busy fishing boogers out of its nearside nostril. So, good job! You have developed a concept which to the best of mine and others' knowledge is unique.
But don't screw up your shoulder joints patting yourself on the back.
Unique is not a synonym for true, valid, or worthwhile. I've spent a lifetime developing unique stuff, and doing so has paid the bills. Yet 90% of my unique ideas are worthless bullshit. Over time I've learned that the only way to check out the value of an idea is to develop it and see where it takes you. Laud your success only when you reach that destination.