The Purpose Of This

¹ “Beyond a Materialist Worldview — Towards an Expanded Science,” Harald Walach, on behalf of the Scientific and Medical Network, 2019, pg 6

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Confusion Abounds

¹ N. David Mermin, who was a solid-state physicist at Cornell University, was known for his now often-quoted line, “Shut up and calculate!”

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The Mystery Staring Us In The Face: Our Ability To Perceive Fluid Motion From Video Images

¹ “The results of both experiments show that conceptual understanding can be achieved when a novel picture is presented as briefly as 13 ms and masked by other pictures.” Note: 13 ms is approximately 77 fps. Quoted from: “Detecting Meaning In RSVP At 13 ms Per Picture,” Mary C. Potter, et al., of the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in “Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics,” 2014 76:270–279, DOI 10.3758/s13414-013-0605-z

² There is a salient difference in the approaches of neuroscientists and computer scientists regarding how much time is required to perform the requisite processing, as well as, the energy loads that such processing requires. Neuroscientists do not seem, on the whole, to concern themselves with these factors since the only possible solution is that the brain is already doing it, and therefore, all we need to understand is how it is done by the brain, without any need to balance the proposed solutions against how much time and energy would be required. Computer scientists, on the other hand, are not so constrained in their reasoning in this regard, and they universally are concerned about how much time it takes a computer to do the processing, and how much energy is required to support that processing. For example, in the introduction for a recent paper dealing with ways of implementing fluid motion for various machine deployments, the time and energy requirements are an expected aspect of any solution: “Dynamic machine vision (DMV) technology has numerous significant applications in video analysis, robotic vision, self-driving technology, and intelligent transport. The ability to use present vision to recognize past motion and predict future trajectories is crucial in DMV. Current imaging systems utilize multiple modules, including sensors, signal converters, memory, and processors, to recognize and predict motion by analyzing massive frame-by-frame image sequences and using complex algorithms, engendering redundant data flows and high-energy consumption.” Found in: Tan, H., van Dijken, S. Dynamic machine vision with retinomorphic photomemristor-reservoir computing. Nat Commun 14, 2169 (2023).

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What is Experience, Where is Mind, What is Consciousness, and Time?

¹ This is explained in the discussion “Plato On The Necessarily Nondual Nature Of Reality”

² The Poem of Parmenides, Translated by John Mansley Robinson, An Introduction to Early Greek Philosophy (Boston: Houghton Mifflen, 1968)

³ “The Mysterious Universe,” Sir James Jeans, 1930, Cambridge University Press

⁴ Saint Augustine, Confessions [397 - 400], Book XI

⁵ From “Appendix II” of “The Syntax of Time,” by Peter Manchester, Brill

⁶ Taken from the paper “The Entangled Puzzle Room - A Thought Experiment” by Professor Gar Mar, Stony Brook University, July 2019. It is based on the insights of Kurt Gödel, renowned as the greatest logician of the 20th century.

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What Is A Paradigm, And How Does It Enable And Limit Intelligence?

¹ “Physics and Philosophy,” Werner Heisenberg, page 56, Prometheus Books, 1999.

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Inherent vs. Intrinsic: Two Ways to Shape Our Thoughts About Reality

¹ Taken from: Meister Eckhart, Sermon fourteen(b): "Like A Solid Golden Vessel Adorned With Every Precious Stone," found in “Sermons & Treatises,” Volume I, translated and edited by M.O'C. Walshe, Element Books Limited, 1979, page 123, retrieved 22-Oct-2023 at:

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Breaking the Mirror

¹ “The Śūraṅgama Sūtra,” Buddhist Text Translation Society, 2009, page 253

² Ibid., page 255

³ A mutatis mutandis reference to Parmenides, fragment B8: “This alone yet, the account of the route, remains, how it is. And along this route signposts further (you), many indeed, (indicating) how, being ungenerated and unperishing, (it) is whole, monogeneric as well as untrembling, and not without finish; and never once was, never will be, since now (it) is at once total: One coherent.”

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What Can Fluid Motion Of Videos In A Moving World Tell Us?

¹ “Mind-Brain Interaction: Mentalism, Yes; Dualism: No,” Roger Sperry, Neuroscience 5, no. 2 (1980), pg 195

² “Consciousness,” Christof Koch, MIT Press, 2017, pg 43

³ “Reality,” by Peter Kingsley, The Golden Sufi Center, 2003, pg 36

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The Needed Distinction Between Reality and Existence

¹ Loy, David, in the afterword to Swedenborg, “Buddha of the North,” page 104, Swedenborg Foundation, ISBN 0-87785-184-0.

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