From: "scerir" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Are dreams non-sensory experiences?
We may dream that they are. In reality, we remember our dreams, and our dreams
include memories of our experiences. Hallucinations can be generated
internally, and the attendant emotions constitute an experience. Note however,
that one must sense these experiences, or they escape our notice. So, again,
there is a sensory component, in this case the sensation develops in the ENS,
I speculate, and is registered in the brain. The concept of "non-sensory
experience" has meaning only if we believe in the supernatural. There is no
empirical evidence of any such phenomenon.
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Useless hypotheses, etc.:
consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, cryonics, individual
uniqueness, ego, human values, scientific relinquishment, malevolent AI
We move into a better future in proportion as science displaces superstition.
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