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ray scanlon rscanlon at wsg.net
Wed Sep 17 11:50:39 EST 1997

b carpenter <bc559 at ptd.net> wrote in article
<01bcc363$6ad2a6a0$eb7a61ce at asdf>...
> ray scanlon wrote:
> > 
> >      Category error revisited
> > 
> > Being engaged in the serious endeavor of explaining the brain, I
> > cannot allow a sophistic phrase to interfere. It is very clear in
> > my mind what I mean by subjective and objective. When I speak of
> > neurons in the brain I speak of the objective. When I speak of
> > inserting an electrode in a rat's brain I speak of the objective.
> > 
> > 
> i say put the pedal to the metal and tell us what you come up with.
> it's just that being the species that knocks out Chopins, 747's, and
> Zen
> Buddhism,
> synthesizing such mind seems a bit daunting.

To the contrary, I find it quite simple to see the forest if we get the
trees out of the way. All thinking is of a piece. Forget Zen Buddhism
and concentrate on a rat as he thinks that if he gets around the corner
he may find something to eat.

I put the pedal to the metal on my home page. Take a look and tell me
what you think.



email: rscanlon at wsg.net

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