On Tuesday, September 18, 2012 12:09:54 PM UTC-4, Brent wrote: > > On 9/18/2012 9:05 AM, Craig Weinberg wrote: > > My hypothesis is that human qualia is an iconic capitulation of >>> sub-personal and super-personal qualia - meta qualia which synergistically >>> recovers richer qualities of experience from the Totality. >>> >> >> Okay. But it will remain only a hypothesis until you (or someone else) >> shows how it explains new things or gathers some evidence for it. >> > > Sure, yeah it's only a hypothesis. I don't know what I'm supposed to do > with it. > > > What you do with an hypothesis is test it; see whether it makes a false > prediction that is observable. >
I have been testing it in the sense that I can't come up with any counterfactuals, whereas I can with all of the other competing hypothesis. It's not the same thing as having a hypothesis about a particular phenomenon, because this phenomenon, if I am right, contains all others, including 'hypothesis testing' itself. Craig > > Brent > > What it explains is old things: consciousness, the hard problem, > explanatory gap, maybe some important things about physics (how quantum > mechanics actually makes sense empirically). It's a way to interpret in a > realistic way what we have until now accepted unrealistic interpretations > of. > > > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msg/everything-list/-/QUD4pM_SelYJ. 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.