Re: Non-sensory experiences

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Fri Nov 09 2001 - 12:46:16 MST

From: "Lee Daniel Crocker" <>
> 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 I feared my example was out of date by now.

Yes, your example of black holes is totally out of date now, because there are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,
non-sensory experience

We move into a better future in proportion as science displaces superstition.

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