On 17-Mar-01, James Higgo wrote: > Bravo, George. This is a derivation of Liebnitz's point. > > How many more ingenious 'solutions' will there be to the paradoxes > that belief in a 'first person' leads to? Quite a few I imagine, as > nobody can countenance for a split-second that they don't exist as a > 'person'. They absolutely insist on assuming a whole world of > remembered experience of which they have no direct knowledge. It seems > we are hard-wired not to hear the question, not to allow ourselves to > doubt our souls for a moment.
Of course we are hard-wired to perceive the passage of time, three-dimensional space, and the pleasure of sex. Physics and Darwin provide explanations of this. What's your explanation?...oh, never mind, I know..."It just is." Brent Meeker