[FoRK] The State of Consciousness Studies

Lion Kimbro <lionkimbro at gmail.com> on Mon Jul 16 11:58:37 PDT 2007

  Exhibit A:

On 7/16/07, Stephen D. Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:
> This is all nonsense.

  Exhibit B:

On 7/16/07, Stephen D. Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:
> In the mean
> time, this is all just more mental masturbation of little consequence
> except to confuse people.  In particular, creating complex theories full
> of mysticism to justify supernatural belief is, again, intellectually
> dishonest.

  Exhibit C:
  (from original post)
> >  Narratives:
> >  * Consciousness is a God of the Gaps thing.
> >    Consciousness will fall to science, if it hasn't already,
> >    as part of the continuous crushing of religion by science.
> >    Unh!
> >      -- "Science Rising" story
> >  * Consciousness is really mysterious, and damn, it'd be
> >    really neat if we could figure things out about it;  If only
> >    we weren't being bugged by all these people who insist
> >    it doesn't exist.
> >     -- "What am I?" story

  "All nonsense," indeed...

  Rather, I seem to have nailed it *exactly* on the head.

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