Mohsen Ravanbakhsh wrote: > I haven't seen the video yet, but I guess what you said are the words of > mysterians. > They believe that we can not solve some problems at all (mainly the > mind-body problem), as if it's like teaching quantum physics to monkeys. > You'd not accomplish that, because they're incapable of understanding > it. They say we are like monkeys in confronting some mysteries of the > world, some problem are beyond our capability to solve. > and... I don't want to be a monkey!
Maybe monkeys don't want to be monkey's too. I don't want to die, but that seems to have little effect on the universe. But I think you can argue that humans are capable (at least in principle) of universal computation, so any understanding realizable as computation should be within our grasp. Brent Meeker > > > On 5/31/07, *Jason* <[EMAIL PROTECTED] <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]>> > wrote: > > > I came across this speech given by Richard Dawkins which I found quite > interesting, he ponders whether or not there are some elements of > reality so strange that they are ungraspable by any mind. This > reminded me of Bruno's categorization of the knowable, provable, > believable, etc. > > Another part I found interesting was his ideas of how other animal's > brains might represent reality, and discusses bats seeing colors with > their ears, or dogs being able to judge the size of molecules they > smell. > > http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6308228560462155344 > > Jason > > > > > > > > -- > > Mohsen Ravanbakhsh, > > --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] To unsubscribe from this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---