Re: Posthuman

Hara Ra (
Sun, 03 Aug 1997 22:54:23 -0700

Brent Allsop wrote:
> Some of this might be right but there must be some level where
> things just are. For example, we don't really "judge" that a basket
> ball is larger than a pea. Our representation of a basketball simply
> takes up much more space in our 3D visual field than a pea does and
> that is how we just know that it is larger. We don't have to make
> calculations, measurements to compare, or judge anything... one is
> just larger in our conscious awareness than the other. Drugs may even
> effect our memory of such but if something is larger in our
> consciousness than something else, then it is larger, no judging that
> can be mistaken about it.

My experiences differ from this. I once saw a grain of sand about the
size of a car, albeit in an altered state. Yes, I knew it was a grain of
sand, but the size parameter was obviously altered. I suspect at that
moment more of my neurons were into the sand grain than into the rest of
my visual field.

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