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mk  ·  2452 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Dualist Program, Part 1: A Historical Primer

I don't suggest atomizing, so much as letting go and letting new definitions emerge, no matter how unsatisfying they might be.




b_b  ·  2452 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yes, we agree. I was reiterating was I thought you were saying, not contradicting. Our form of consciousness gives us a perspective on the universe that we can't divorce ourselves from. Its an intractable problem.

I had a theoretical physics prof in grad school (incidentally, the smartest person I've personally ever met) who used to always talk about how man had never come up with a purely abstract mathematics. That is, every mathematics system we have created has eventually found an application in physics. He believed this was a result of our type of consciousness, that we're part of the universe and can't imagine anything that isn't.

mk  ·  2452 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    That is, every mathematics system we have created has eventually found an application in physics. He believed this was a result of our type of consciousness, that we're part of the universe and can't imagine anything that isn't.

That is awesome.

I think we need a paradigm shift for consciouness akin to Special Relativity. Just go where the reproducible experiments lead, and bring nothing else.