Brent Meeker wrote:

> No, I think Colin has point there.  Your phenomenal view adds a lot of 
> assumptions to the sensory data in constructing an internal model of what you 
> see.  These assumptions are hard-wired by evolution.  It is situations in 
> which these assumptions are false that produce optical illusions.

It depends on what you mean by information. Our hardwiring allows us to
better-than-chance guesses about what is really out there. But it is
information *about* what is really out there -- it doesn't come from
the external world in the way sensory data does.

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