From: "Lee Daniel Crocker" <email@example.com>
> Hallucinations are sensory.
Right, all experiences have a sensory component. Consequently, it seems
unnecessarily confrontational to hypothesize "non-sensory" experience.
> And why do you bring up irrelevant mystical
> nonsense like ghosts?
Because it parallels the cognitively irrelevant mystical nonsense of
"non-sensory" experience. Both of these hypotheses are nonsensical, and they
are therefore in the same category.
> Thanks. I feared my example was out of date by now.
Yes, your example of black holes is totally out of date now, because there are
numerous examples of black holes.
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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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