I thought he was stuck waiting in a room with a fancy tiled floor with a few flies buzzing around. Rather than getting irritated at being stuck waiting for his appointment, he focused on the flies flying above the floor, and EUREKA, it came to him.
I am not disputing his greatness, I’m pointing out he lived in the dark ages with no conception of what our physical body is all about. It was all totally within his mindscape and philosophers have remained within their mindscape and myopic toward the physical reality part of our existence
Think of the computer analogy: Garbage in = garbage out.
It may sound disrespectful to you, but I’ve taken the time to read some of Descartes own words and I learned for myself that the man was a genius, but that was then, this is now.
We are ready for the next stage, namely coming to terms with our biological, evolutionary reality. Electricity comes out of magnets and Mind comes out of bodies in action. why don’t we focus on absorbing that breaking news, rather then constantly rehashing the old. I don’t even mind Vervaeke or anyone discussing him, but they, so far a my limited exposure goes, never make the next leap. That’s where my objection comes in, even if I can’t frame it as pretty or diplomatically as I ought.
Not sure where you’re going with that Haven’t the past few decades clarified where emotions come from? Emotions started evolutionarily as tools for bodies to maintain homeostasis - humans have been able to layer all sorts of brainpower on top of that, so it’s gotten complicated.
Again I don’t know where you’re going with that. Sounds like an argument for ignorance. Very little consensus, actually I guess consensus is in the eyes of the beholder. I see lots of consilience of evidence, even if Solms next to Hameroff seems worlds apart.
Okay, so why not continue that progress, I feel like there’s too much clinging to the ancient great minds and too little focus on the new reality, such a us being evolved biological sensing creatures.
Rather going on and on as though we appeared out of some religious mist or philosophical thoughts. I mean it’s right there in front of us, yet why do so many want to continue the May Pole dance around ancient revelations.
Although I guess Vervaeke has another dozen or so videos to go, who knows he may surprise me in the end. I am enjoying listening to him, when the timing is right, so will probably continue with the series.