If these 'things" are outside the scientific method, then they are unknowable by any ordinary application of the mind. Why should we care about them?
What about self-awareness? I cannot imagine any scientific enquiry that could make any headway here. How do you test for it? I know I have it, but basing my evidence on the rest of EvC, I'm not so sure about anyone else ;)
But surely we don't just ignore its existence, and refuse to discuss its origin, nature and possible meaning?
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This message has been edited by cavediver, 09-15-2005 05:49 AM