--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Vaj <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> 
> On Jun 10, 2006, at 3:47 PM, sparaig wrote:
> 
> > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Vaj <vajranatha@> wrote:
> >>
[...]
> >> Different beings, in different dimensions of existence will also
> >> experience the same phenomenon differently. A traditional example
> >> given would be of a river which a human would see as something to
> >> drink, fish would see as their home and gods would see as nectar
> >> (etc., etc.).
> >>
> >
> > Skip Alexander likened it to Piaget's Congitive Stages. What seems  
> > logical in a more
> > advanced stage seems completely magical and/or illogical in a prior  
> > stage and no amount
> > of intellectual analysis and explanation by the more advanced-stage  
> > person will adequaely
> > explain/convince the prior-stage person of the validity of the  
> > advanced stage reasoning --
> > the brain structures simply do not exist to allow this to happen.
> >
> > You simply CANNOT explain volume conservation to a kid who is too  
> > young to
> > understand. Even if you demonstrate the principle in front of a kid  
> > using two different
> > sized glasses, the kid will say something like "it's a trick!" --I  
> > did.
> 
> Yes, precisely my point--although I see nowadays thinkers like Wilbur  
> are in agreement to some positive things about Piaget while at the  
> same time pointing out his limitations.
>

Wilber seems to like Skip's work, BTW.






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