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Re: [existlist] Mental gymnastics

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  • drQ
    What do u mean by understanding itself!!!? understanding what of what if I may ask? I can t visualize the question!!! drQ ... Is all that we see or seem But a
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      What do u mean by understanding itself!!!? understanding what of what if I may ask? I can't visualize the question!!!
      drQ
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      Is all that we see or seem
      But a dream within a dream
      -Edgar Allen Poe


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      From: bhvwd <valleywestdental@...>
      To: <existlist@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2003 5:58 PM
      Subject: [existlist] Mental gymnastics


      > Zith, there is a connundrum in neoroanatomy, Can the human mind
      > understand itself? I remember I was very suprised when my PHD
      > instructor presented this question. He was a pathways, ganglion
      > memorising fellow who I would not have expected to indulge in such
      > speculation. From a purly informational standpoint it would seem
      > impossible in that the if the concept of understanding is an item of
      > information, its addition adds a new burden of understanding and so
      > forth and so forth ad nausiam.
      > From a working standpoint any organism that does not have a grasp
      > on its situation will most likely perish. That is certainly a far
      > distance from the kind of understanding you refer to. Your concept
      > implies a certain prescience that may be impossible because it
      > implies absolute knowledge of the future. Again we run into that
      > 100% probability that Bookdoc so abhors.
      >
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