Re: can mind be explained...?

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Tue Mar 07 2000 - 13:47:25 MST

>From: "J. R. Molloy" <>

>You can't know that something will make you happy until you've experienced
>If you're really in charge of your faculties, you'll make your own
>instead of letting external factors do it for you.
>As Lincoln has said, "We're about as happy as we make up our minds to be."
>When explanations rely on their ability to satisfy, that's when we get a
>of explanations, and everyone chooses the one that best satisfies them.

How about just plain old satisfaction of curiousity. It's fairly well
settled that we have evolved to be curious, as curiosity and the pursuit of
its satisfaction have served us well in our quest for survival and
domination of the planet. We are then naturally curious about all manner of
questions, including the nature of mind. Curiosity by its very nature longs
for satisfaction. That, if for no other reason, is why I want to understand

> >So, with THAT problem out of the way, I guess we're all set to solve the
> >problem of mind? :p
>"problem"? What problem? Mind requires no explanation.
>All that is important is the truth.

*Nothing* requires explanation. That does not mean we should not attempt
explanation. You are right that truth is of primary importance. So what of
the truth about mind?


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