In <6oiq4s$87u$1 at nnrp1.dejanews.com> kyan1 at vaxc.hofstra.edu writes:
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>http://members.tripod.com/~kickle/everything.html>> Everything (p)1998 July 11
>> * beginning with solipsism. Im trying to make sense of the
COMMENT: Lots of luck; you're operating with a severe handicap.
> * coronary: everything (in physical world) contributes to (my)
> consciousness. clouds in the sky etc etc
COMMENT AND COMPLAINT: coronary?!? are you trying to give me
one?!? I nearly "had a coronary" when I read this. Maybe you
mean "corollary"? (Not a typo? you repeat it below)
> * if a cloud can contribute to my consciousness, it may also
> contribute to "other consciousnesses" ===> everything has
> COMMENT: Whoa! curb those non sequiturs! You can be conscious
OF a cloud--is that what you mean? It doesn't follow
that "everything" is conscious of a cloud...
(Of course, on October 22--I forget the year--Fechner
had a sudden conviction that he knew how to prove that
everything in the universe was conscious. He wasn't
thinking clearly--just woke out of a deep sleep--but
his method DID prove useful)(i.e. the psychophysical
> * coronary: that other minds appear to be inscrutable to me, is
> because our means of interaction (language, fornication etc
> is limited
COMMENT: see reference to handicap (supra); problem may be
worse for some people than for others...
>> * other minds... and other inanimate things previously thought to
> be without consciousness (such as Barbie Doll, for that
COMMENT: I tend to believe Barbie Dolls are still without
consciousness; and consciousness may be rather limited in
adults who play with them or attribute consciousness to them.
> & that humans have 5 senses is only an evolutionary contingency
>>yan king yin
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