Re: Purported mystical "knowledge"

From: Robert (Bob) Grimes (
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    I have no problem with what I think you mean as I do believe that our
    concepts of "reality" are abstractions as are all of our senses. Thus,
    we do not "know" reality and cannot "know" reality as long as our
    perceptions are determined by our sensory systems. We can augment our
    perceptions through enlargement (magnification) and other things but we
    are still "filtering" everything we receive and if our sensory organs do
    not respond or respond incorrectly as to the total stimulus we do not
    perceive "reality" even though it is certainly "reality" as far as we
    are concerned.

    Our memetic responses are governed by the same limitations although they
    certainly may have a great influence on our perceptions. If we cannot
    hear subsonic or hypersonic sounds we can make equipment that indicates
    that there is such activity but we cannot be "sure" that what we are
    perceiving through our equipment "sounds" like what is "really" going
    on. Nor can we be sure that we are controlling our responses which may
    be determined by autonomic responses at a lower level that determine one
    or both of what we are perceiving and our responses to such "filtered"

    Is that what you where asking me?



    Bob Grimes

    Jacksonville, Florida

    Man is not in control, but the man who knows he is not in control is more in control...

    Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore....."

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