--- rwas rwas <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > > > 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 I answered some of this in another post.... We perceive 3-space because we have tools to take data in it and the ability to relate and associate observations in this space with other sensory facilities. Pleasure is a spiritual sensation. You cannot describe it terms of states. Describing it as a feeling that is the opposite of pain does not work. All feelings we have that we say are pleasurable-or-not cannot be correlated to empirical data taken from stimulating someone. YOu can only say that certain brain functions have certain physical results, and that the person *says* they feel pleasure. YOu cannot prove that the consciousness of the person is receiving pleasure as the direct result of stimulus to "pleasure centers in the brain". As far as time, I described this in a separate post in terms of my own theory. In it I said time is an illusion and we perceive it because of sampling of descrete events. Our consciousness is timeless but our thinking in this consciousness can be organized as a temporal stream. Each thought being a frame in a sequence. Each frame is timeless. We say time has transpired because of the behavior of external events, the ticking of a clock's second hand for example. If you force the clock to exist over an epoch we might see it as a 4 dimensional object. The hands of the clock would form fluid swirling patterns that extend over the length of the clock's epoch. Someone trying to see this clock as moving forward in time would have to to take 3dimentional slices of the 4 dimensional clock along the direction of the 4th dimension to see descrete frames projecting the clock's apparent forward motion in time. I assert that physical existence tends to express things in such a way that we perceive time, forming an externally driven tendency to form thought this way. Robert W.
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