On Oct 21, 11:42 am, benjayk <benjamin.jaku...@googlemail.com> wrote: > Somehow I am bored by this discussion. I'll still post my reply (as I have > already written it), in case you are interested. I am unlikely to continue > the dicussion, though, so don't bother responding, unless you really want > to. > It seems like we are talking past each other. My comments about will here are directed toward typical, lowest common denominator experiences of will or control rather than will in a philosophical sense. I reject the idea of individual awareness as a 'mistake', even though I agree that introspection can bring awareness which seems to transcend the personal self/ego. That has nothing to do with what I am talking about in my TOE though. The ordinary experiences of individual will, mistaken though they may be in from a more enlightened perspective, are the ones that I care about. In attempting to encapsulate the entire universe in a single continuum, I think that the profound experiences of self-transcendence are adequately represented on the ACME-OMMM map as the far East side of the continuum. I figure that there is plenty of information about those states and experiences available from other sources.
Also my use of stereotypes is intentional and figurative. I am trying to show that the symmetry of the stereotypes themselves shows us something important. It is not my intention to suggest that I think that only men pursue solitary spirituality or theoretical physics, I just think the correlation to contain a clue. I think of the solitary, theoretical 'profound meridian' area that joins the far East ACME with the far West OMMM is like an arid desert or a frontier whereas the mundane meridian is like a fertile marketplace. The gender association is a stereotype, yes, but that is what makes it useful. We can get a flavor for the duality, like hunter/gatherer, distal/proximal, frontier/familiarity, barren/lush'. The extremes are abstract and panoramic while the center is concrete and enveloping. Craig -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.