Sree: You don’t think mind is an idea, Citizen? Is it because I don’t have the intellectual heft? Or is it because you accept the popular scientific belief that it is the consciousness generated by your brain?
What's your intellectual heft, or lack thereof, got to do with it? Sounds like a gratuitous diversion intended to avoid the simple question.
No I do not think mind is just an idea, mind is the product of all those neurons who are acting in concert with our bodies and with the stimuli it is receiving for the outside world.
Your turn, what do you think the mind is. If you believe the mind is no more than a metaphor, can you explain what in the world that mean and how it can help us understanding anything?
December 26, 2019 at 3:43 pm#316552 Sree
Citizen said: “I think most of us here have spent some time musing on “mind” so simply proclaiming to us that Mind Is Metaphor, is like painting a mustache on a great portrait. What’s the point?”
SreeMy point is to engage you in debate in the scientific manner Dawkins want.
All the monks in Tibet have spent their lives musing on “mind”; and even that did not deter me from debating rimpoches on the nature of mind. If you don’t like the conversation, drop it. We can talk about other things.
Hmmm, you say you want to engage in scientific debate, then you dodge my simple question with avoidance, then you top it off with some sort of claim to authority that’s supposed to justify your dismissal and ignoring my questions.
"did not deter me from debating rimpoches"
Is that supposed to impress me? Fine! You must have great heft to debate theRimpache.
Rather than backslapping yourself why not tell us a little of what you may have learned from those debates?
I wasn’t asking about how great you imagined your own understanding to be,
I was asking you to define what it is you understood the mind to be and you ducked out. Not very scientific. Nor intellectually constructive.