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

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