Re: The Conscious Mind

Hara Ra (
Mon, 21 Oct 1996 22:22:56 -0700

Crosby_M wrote:
> <has the following been discussed on the list ... the little-known
> Spacetime Reductive Materialism (SRM) theories of consciousness proposed
> by California PolyTechnic professor James Culbertson [discussed in Nick
> Herbert's 11/94 book _Elemental Mind: Human Consciousness and the New
> Physics_ >
> On Sunday, October 13, 1996 2:35AM, Hara Ra replied:
> Would you kindly provide a summary of this POV?>
<snip of summary>

> This assumes that there *is* a dualistic mind/body interface, rather
> than an integral system. I have a hard time with this notion that
> "memories are not located in the brain at all". I'm also skeptical that
> 'clear loops' could be useful for building "mind links" between two
> conscious beings. It seems to me that if clear-loops are 'transparent'
> then neither participant would ever realize they are sharing a common
> experience.

Seems to me that SRM is merely a kind of displacement which answers no
questions. See my comments earlier on a similiar notion of USS's
State Strings) Though these provide a description of how histories
evolve there is little explanatory value here, and nothing as far as I
see which relates to our experience of consciousness.

> Still, the influence-tree, reflection point, and outlook-tree model
> seems like it could be a useful starting point for algorithms that
> simulate human memory and experience.
Or read anything about how to write fiction....

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