Re: History-less observer moments

From: Brent Meeker <>
Date: Thu, 18 May 2000 17:14:53 -0700

> "It seems to me that the potential problems that I have mentioned can
> readily
> be recast in 'thought only' terms. For example, you currently have a thought
> corresponding to a perception of a vdu in front of you, together with
> thoughts of a coherent past life - how can this orderliness be explained?
> Also, how is the complexity of the thought process itself to be explained,
> without invoking physics? And also to be explained would either be how the
> measure of isolated thoughts could come to be higher than the equivalent
> thoughts occuring as part of the conventionally accepted physical world, or
> else how 'everything' could somehow *exclude* ordinary physics."

It depends on what you take as fundamental. From a Cartesian viewpoint,
thoughts and perceptions are fundamental - all else, including physics, is
inferred and constructed from the coherence and relations we perceive. Hence
to use physics to explain that coherence and consistency is somewhat circular.

Brent Meeker
Received on Thu May 18 2000 - 19:25:42 PDT

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