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Susan stated
There are a couple of posters elsewhere who consistently claim that scientists know nothing about consciousness.


Hi Susan, when people, scientists or the woman in the street, say this, I take it to mean that they are saying that they don't know 'absolutely' what consciousness is. They certainly know some of the workings of consciousness, there is tons of philosophical and scientific writing on how it works.

Since Einstein's Theory of Relativity, the perspective has changed. We don't think that our knowledge is absolute knowledge, there is only knowledge relative to observers. This is a big change that the absolutists still haven't adjusted to.

Think if I said, "Susan I know everything about you. I've got your number!" You would probably say, "Hey Eddie, no you don't. You've never met me, all you know is from our discussions on GHMB!"

This is the proper view today. Everything is relative, even our understanding of our own consciousness!

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Subject Views Written By Posted
What is Consciousness?--an essay to discern.... 941 Itatw70s 01-Dec-18 19:40
I think it exists 127 greengirl5 01-Dec-18 20:13
Re: I think it exists 117 Itatw70s 01-Dec-18 22:50
Re: What is Consciousness?--an essay to discern.... 143 cladking 02-Dec-18 02:03
Re: What is Consciousness?--an essay to discern.... 131 Eddie Larry 02-Dec-18 04:08
Re: What is Consciousness?--an essay to discern.... 137 Itatw70s 02-Dec-18 14:04
How, What, Why, Where, When, and Whose Consciousness??? 129 Reagent 03-Dec-18 00:54
Beats me 121 drrayeye 03-Dec-18 10:59
Re: Beats me 140 Itatw70s 03-Dec-18 12:45
Re: Beats me 114 Susan Doris 10-Dec-18 18:46
Re: Beats me 132 Eddie Larry 10-Dec-18 19:48
Agreed.... 196 Itatw70s 11-Dec-18 00:24


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