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28 Brain In a Vat By Timothy Mead
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You know all those good ol' philosophical chestnuts (how apposite, it being almost Christmas an' all), like the 'brain in a vat' thingy? Well ..... how could anyone who knows even a little bit about... More > the anatomy and physiology of the brain NOT also know that OBVIOUSLY that's EXACTLY what we are? Virtual reality of the finest kind, and WE don't appreciate its provision and its provenance. Are we a brain in a vat? Yes. Are we a 'Chinese room'? Yes. Is YOUR 'consciousness' anything like mine? Probably, given the physical similarity between brains. But neither of us will even know for sure.< Less
33 Something Like a Theory By Timothy Mead
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And now come the vampire bats, and the reason I am going bald from pulling my hair out whenever I read someone else’s version of all this: (This is to do with sharing blood, so, kids,... More > DON’T try this at home … ): “Surprisingly enough, it is not only close family members that get to eat, but also other bats not even distantly related to the one dispensing food.” Funny, I would have thought ALL vampire bats, like all humans, were at least DISTANTLY related. But I digress, while they digest … “Clearly the bats have a choice—free will—and they can decide to share or not to share.” Ummm … no? If the CONCEPT of ‘free will’ is silly AND impossible, without invoking a ‘magic mind’, then my money would be on it NOT happening. Although perhaps the Twilight world is different …< Less
32 Nutses and Boltses By Timothy Mead
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Slime molds … apparently they love rolled oats. Someone put one (Physarum polycephalum, as it happens … ) in a maze, and the crazy thing LEARNED the maze and found the oats.... More > “Researchers credit these moving mat-like creatures with having some kind of spatial memory.” And there was me thinking that my references to our ancestral slime-molds was just an excuse to use the elegant name; and even though this info comes from a book written by an Obvious Cartesian Dualist (why don’t I just say ‘one of they NORMAL yumans’? … ) the story of consciousness does seem to go back at least that far, or to a common ancestor. Cool! …< Less
36 Elvis Is Back Just Kidding By Timothy Mead
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The merciful thing about books is that they END. You will appreciate this, when the time comes. The cruel thing is that there is always ANOTHER one, at least as long as I’m around to make sure... More > of that. The book I’ve been quoting is reaching The End, and it didn’t surprise me and it won’t surprise you that up comes the question of ‘souls’. “So now it’s time to dig deep: do animals have a soul in the sense of an entity with no physical form?” Well, that’s ONE trick, I suppose. Here’s another: the ‘soul’ is “the principle of life, feeling, thought and action in humans”. And therefore presumably in animals. And so we move on to ‘what is thought?’ Perhaps I’ll run out of space before I get to that, but possibly no such luck so I’ll do one more snippety-bit just in case. I can always stick it in somewhere where it belongs EVEN LESS. And Lord help me (and you!) if I have space to deal with ‘entity’ …< Less
35 Things That Aren't By Timothy Mead
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Well, I have to confess that even after the smorgasbord of silliness already picked through, the Cartesian manimo (is that the right spelling, even though apparently it’s not actually a WORD?),... More > the Silly Will (just managed to stop myself saying “Willy” … ), the bats with their existential angst, I did NOT see Lamarckian Evolution coming: “The Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry in Munich discovered that during traumatic experiences (methyl groups) get attached to genes … and (THEREFORE because we LIKE this one it IS so) our genetic code passes down not only physical characteristics but (to a certain extent) EXPERIENCES.” You would think a wildlife specialist, who knows an AWFUL lot about nuts and seeds, would not make this particular leap.< Less
34 Things That Are By Timothy Mead
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And while we’re on the subject of REALLY silly stuff … “If that wasn’t the case, there surely would be no need for the complicated network of mutual recognition, attributing... More > particular traits to particular individuals, and the behavior this gives rise to. … (However) selflessness is meaningful only if it happens of the individual’s own free will, and vampire bats clearly exercise their ability to make this choice.” Oh dear! Not just Cartesian bats, but teleology and bats no better than US and THEREFORE IT IS NOT SO. Existentialist bats? Do they even HAVE navels? …< Less
37 Weed Taster Menu Not Allowed to Use Capitals By Timothy Mead
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“Thinking – a mental process, in which symbols or pictorial representations of objects, events, or actions are generated, transformed, or combined.” That, bizarrely, is apparently... More > an ‘official’, MODERN definition. I can only hope that by the time Scotty grinds me up, you will have deconstructed this sentence for yourselves and consigned it to the little round file on the floor. Here’s another: “Thinking is problem-solving.” Do people get PAID for this? Even pond-slime would not bother to learn a maze, if THIS is what was waiting for them at the end. But … spoiler!!! … there are no ‘mental processes’; there are no ‘pictorial representations’; there are no ‘symbols’ in the brain. EXCEPT in that one brief MOMENT BY MOMENT, the instant of generation-and-subjective-awareness-of each successive brief TINY ‘conscious’ event. But because those events make up our subjective world, we have taken for granted that THEY ARE OUR THINKING. They are not. ‘Thinking’ is something else entirely …< Less
The Final Edition 99 The Weed Taster Menu By Timothy Mead
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The Final Edition. Numbered 99 to 158, which somehow comprises (see! … WE know how to use that word … ) 63 volumes. All to be found at lulu.com, in elegant coil-bound form AND as... More > PDF’s. But no longer FREE, and therefore sadly OVERPRICED. All the previous versions and editions will be retired, even though some of them had rather nice covers, and all that will remain will be THESE. No more ‘proof-read’ than they were before. Somewhat repetitive in places. But with LOVELY pictures back and front; something SENTIMENTAL, perhaps. I’ll start looking. And WHY is this happening? Because time ticks on, and WE are inclined to tidy things UP a little; although if there are enough ticks left, there will be ONE more volume, and perhaps that last answer will be in it. No way of knowing, until the final curtain falls and Elvis leaves the building ….< Less
Rhythm and Repetition By Timothy Mead
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Dancing is a part of life, with all the potential joys and actual complications that life can bring. This guide will give you a trustworthy method of learning that will fit well with everything else,... More > together with a proven way of managing the emotional complications of dancing out in the open, and of life in all its magnificent variations.< Less
Rhythm and Repetition By Timothy Mead
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Dancing is a part of life, with all the potential joys and actual complications that life can bring. This guide will give you a trustworthy method of learning that will fit well with everything else,... More > together with a proven way of managing the emotional complications of dancing out in the open, and of life in all its magnificent variations.< Less

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