Hi Hans, Your mind has been self-limited due to your materialism.
Consider this: Bertrand Russell said (correctly) that there are two forms of knowledge: a) knowledge by description (anything in language, impersonal, third person singular, public knowledge, hearsay) This is all that materialism can provide you with. example: you know that Obama is president. b) knowledge by acqaintance ( this is first person singular experience, which is what consciousness is. This is personal and private. Thus it is good evidence in court. Materialism rejects anything personal b) and so will never understand consciousness. example: you have met Obama. While Russell correctly saw those two forms, he apparently never understood, or at some time rejected, b) and became a logical atomist, which finally gave up. Dr. Roger B Clough NIST (ret.) [1/1/2000] See my Leibniz site at http://independent.academia.edu/RogerClough -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.