Discussion in 'General Philosophy' started by Bowser, Oct 31, 2018.
Consciousness within consciousness? What more in common do we need?
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This sounds like it should go on your Self Talk thread. So, when someone finds you talking to yourself, you can reply in all honesty '' I'm talking to James R.''
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Yes, whatever you have to tell yourself to reinforce your belief.Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!
Hopefully J.R. is listening or rather reading , really
In post # 62 by sweetpea
It's the absence of self-talk that reinforces my beliefs. Unfortunately self-talk is habitual, having been practiced for years. I find the ride on the morning train to be the most tranquil (quiet). It is a meditation.
You, you believe you know.
Me, I know I believe.
I also fail to see how I could possibly know that there is a material or a physical reality. Yes, I believe there must be something, but it's a fact that I don't know.
So, apparently, we're not the same kind of beings, you and me. You like to believe you know. I can't ignore that I believe.
You know intuitively, without thinking, right?
I would argue that your awareness can hold a huge amount of stuff. I pull in the city, the river, the sky and the sun plus everything else within the range of my perception every morning while riding the train. That's just little old me on a 45 minute ride.
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It may appear that way and we do have some billions of neurons in our brains. A powerful computing system.
However, if you consider that at nano scale the amount of information becomes staggeringly large and we are only able to process so much information at a time.
Consider the speed and processing power of your computer and the screen resolution of your monitor. When enlarging a picture on your screen , how long does take for the pixels to become fuzzy and blocky? Nowhere near nano scale, right?
Optical and auditory illusions are testimony to our limited translating powers.
As Anil Seth observes; what we experientially see is but an approximation of reality and we create reality as much from the inside out as from the outside in.
My processor does it all on its own. I don't seem to be doing anything other than being attentive.
I like Anil Seth's clear explanation of the process and the limitations imposed by the processing itself.
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