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.
>     Jason
> -- 
> Mohsen Ravanbakhsh,
> > 

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