You have summarised the situation accurately. I am happy with saying 'little
or nothing', because that is all I know. But it does explain what I
experience to my complete satisfaction.
James

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> From: Russell Standish [SMTP:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
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> Subject:      Re: Everything is Just a Memory
> 
> No I have not defined consciousness. I have merely postulated that
> both Time and Projection are necessary to any such definition of
> consciousness. As with any such postulates, they are neither correct nor
> incorrect. They may be reasonable, or they may be unduly restrictive. Time
> will tell. I will believe the latter only when some reasonably
> convincing counter examples are provided. My personal consciousness
> has both Time and Projection. Lets hear from any conscious beings out
> there that have a different experience!
> 
> In you story of the World, you are not describing consciousness at
> all. You are describing an isolated observer-moment, and saying little
> or nothing about it, other than it exists, because all such things exist.
> 
>                                               Cheers
> 
> > 
> > Russell, you say: "come up with a convincing counterexample of how
> > consciousness could work in another way".  
> > 
> > Firstly, you have not defined consciousness. Secondly, you have not
> defined
> > how it works your way (and nether have such dignitaries as Dennett).
> > Thirdly, I offer you a perfectly logical explanation for 'consciousness'
> > (the existence of this thought, which is all we need to explain) - that
> this
> > observer-moment exists. You refute this answer for no reason other than
> you
> > _need_ more than that. Occam would be disgusted.
> > 
> > Chin chin
> > James
> > 
> 
> 
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