Hi John Clark  

Emotions are strong feelings that are set off, not by
our senses primarily but when our will to do something is
blocked. But they are still feelings and can be handled as such,
except that they are often more strongly linked to muscular and bodily 
reactions. 
Animal studies would bring out what's going on from an instinctual
piont of view. In humans, Flight vs Flight episodes are good examples. 
And in humans, emotions are more often than not triggered by unfortunate
thoughts. Emotions are usually linked in particular to 
facial expressions. Darwin wrote a book about those.





Roger Clough, rclo...@verizon.net 
9/24/2012  
"Forever is a long time, especially near the end." -Woody Allen 


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On Sat, Sep 22, 2012 at 9:10 AM, Bruno Marchal  wrote: 


> We have very often dismissed emotion 

Nothing mysterious about emotion, its just a condition that predisposes a 
computer or a human to behave in one way rather than another.?  


> feelings and consciousness in human.? 
? 
Unfortunately that is not true for philosophers, they don't dismiss 
consciousness in humans, in fact that's just about the only thing they want to 
talk about despite the fact that such talk has never once produced anything of 
value. However philosophers are reluctant to talk about intelligence in humans, 
even though the subject has proven to be much more fruitful, because its also 
much harder, and unlike a bullshit consciousness theory a bullshit intelligence 
theory is easy to shoot down because you can see with your own eyes that it 
just doesn't work, and that takes all the fun out of theorizing. Another 
advantage is that to become a consciousness theorist you really don't need to 
know anything, a grade school education is more than enough, but it takes years 
of study before you can even begin to figure out how intelligence works, with 
consciousness you can start producing hot air immediately and to some that's 
more fun. 

So philosophers continue to blather on and on about consciousness and, having 
abandoned the subject, the study of intelligence has been left to computer 
scientists, programers, mathematicians and neurologists.  

? John K Clark?  




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