RE: Song of Myself

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    >From: Vincent Campbell <>
    >To: "''" <>
    >Subject: RE: Song of Myself
    >Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 12:29:17 +0100
    > <Sheldrake offers the phenomenon of "phantom limbs" as evidence for
    > > fields. Unlike an inanimate object, the body wants to be whole. When
    > > arm is lost, the individual invariably reports that somehow it still
    > > to be there. This makes perfect sense from the morphic point of view.
    > > The
    > > fields that regulate the structures of the body are arranged in a nested
    > > hierarchy. Protein fields are nested within organelle fields, which are
    > > nested within cell fields, which are nested within tissue fields, and so
    > > on.
    > > The field for an arm is part of a larger field embracing the rest of the
    > > body. So it can't be removed just because the arm it regulated is gone.
    > > This would explain the sense that the arm is still there in some way.>
    > >
    > Do keep up Ted. Even those of us who follow this kind of stuff
    >through a combination of science magazines, popular science books, and
    >science TV shows know what's going on with phantom limbs. (See the popular
    >work of Susan Greenfield, or the Indian guy who wrote what I think is
    >'Phantoms of the Brain'- I can't remember his name at the moment- I have
    >posted it to the list before some time ago).
    V. S. Ramachandran and Sandra Blakeslee's _Phantoms in the Brain_? Read it a
    while back.


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