From: Cliff Stabbert (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Aug 25 2002 - 05:22:03 MDT
Sunday, August 25, 2002, 3:43:40 AM, Gordon Worley wrote:
GW> On Saturday, August 24, 2002, at 08:50 PM, Ben Goertzel wrote:
BG> Are you saying that in a higher state of "truly rational"
BG> consciousness, one doesn't see the oasis as being closer than it
BG> really is? One's perceptual cortex is rewired to avoid this kind
BG> of incorrect, "irrational" judgment?
GW> I don't know, since wearing glasses I know that any judgments I make on
GW> distance are generally wrong. ;-)
GW> Seriously, though, essentially, yes. Rather than thinking the wrong
GW> thing first, you just think the right thing to begin with. Wow, what a
GW> simple idea. ;-)
Ah, but Ben Goertzel's implied point above (I think -- jump in here if
I read this wrong, Ben) is that we cannot simply rewire our perceptual
mechanisms, as they are too low-level.
Actually, I suspect the "perception" of distance is post-visual, so
your point about making a better judgment based on the visual evidence
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