The Magic of Consciousness

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    May 11, 2012 6:04 PM GMT
    The Magic of Consciousness




    Daniel Dennett is Fletcher Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University.
  • parametric

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    May 15, 2012 11:51 PM GMT
    Have you read Consciousness Explained? One of my all time most illuminating reads.
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    May 16, 2012 12:08 AM GMT
    I really enjoyed reading Steven Pinker's 'How the Mind Works'. A little ambitious on the title, but interesting stuff.
  • parametric

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    May 16, 2012 12:10 AM GMT
    Did you ever see SEED magazine before it went under? best magazine on neural plasticity ever.
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    May 16, 2012 12:21 AM GMT
    Obviously i approve X)
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    May 16, 2012 2:28 AM GMT
    Play by play of the entire video:

    1. Professor Dennett claims he's going to explain the magic of consciousness.

    2. He hypnotizes the audience (us) and gets naked and jacks off to gay porn for an hour.

    3. While jacking off, he puts ideas into our heads that resemble a lecture on the magic of consciousness.

    4. He wakes us up and ends the lecture.
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    May 16, 2012 2:45 AM GMT
    Thank God somebody watched that entire video and reported in. With all due respect to the good professor, he's boring as hell. I couldn't watch it. I tried. Really I did.

    And why is everything so sticky?
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    May 16, 2012 2:48 AM GMT
    theantijock saidThank God somebody watched that entire video and reported in. With all due respect to the good professor, he's boring as hell. I couldn't watch it. I tried. Really I did.

    And why is everything so sticky?
    I love lectures (and consequently, aced almost every class in college). icon_wink.gif
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    May 16, 2012 2:50 AM GMT
    The college of pornography knowledge? Hey, quiet in the back, we're trying to masterbate here.
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    May 16, 2012 2:50 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidPlay by play of the entire video:

    1. Professor Dennett claims he's going to explain the magic of consciousness.

    2. He hypnotizes the audience (us) and gets naked and jacks off to gay porn for an hour.

    3. While jacking off, he puts ideas into our heads that resemble a lecture on the magic of consciousness.

    4. He wakes us up and ends the lecture.



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    May 16, 2012 2:56 AM GMT
    Hawesian said
    paulflexes saidPlay by play of the entire video:

    1. Professor Dennett claims he's going to explain the magic of consciousness.

    2. He hypnotizes the audience (us) and gets naked and jacks off to gay porn for an hour.

    3. While jacking off, he puts ideas into our heads that resemble a lecture on the magic of consciousness.

    4. He wakes us up and ends the lecture.



    Did you read this?
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/2341674
    Did you read the 3rd post in that thread? icon_wink.gif
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    May 16, 2012 3:02 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    Hawesian said
    paulflexes saidPlay by play of the entire video:

    1. Professor Dennett claims he's going to explain the magic of consciousness.

    2. He hypnotizes the audience (us) and gets naked and jacks off to gay porn for an hour.

    3. While jacking off, he puts ideas into our heads that resemble a lecture on the magic of consciousness.

    4. He wakes us up and ends the lecture.



    Did you read this?
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/2341674
    Did you read the 3rd post in that thread? icon_wink.gif


    Just wanted to check if you learned the difference between a prokaryote and a eukaryote.
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    May 16, 2012 5:00 AM GMT
    parametric saidDid you ever see SEED magazine before it went under? best magazine on neural plasticity ever.


    Yes, I did. I thought they were still going though?

    I actually did my high school senior project around a neural network model based on a Markram paper published a long time ago. Who knew he'd end up heading the Blue Brain Project (and making some outsize claims as well, IMHO)?

    Though I think your reference to SEED has, in a subliminal way, brought the thread quality down a bit unexpectedly . . . poor Dr. Dennett.
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    May 16, 2012 5:01 AM GMT
    Hawesian said
    paulflexes said
    Hawesian said
    paulflexes saidPlay by play of the entire video:

    1. Professor Dennett claims he's going to explain the magic of consciousness.

    2. He hypnotizes the audience (us) and gets naked and jacks off to gay porn for an hour.

    3. While jacking off, he puts ideas into our heads that resemble a lecture on the magic of consciousness.

    4. He wakes us up and ends the lecture.



    Did you read this?
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/2341674
    Did you read the 3rd post in that thread? icon_wink.gif


    Just wanted to check if you learned the difference between a prokaryote and a eukaryote.
    Yeah, but I still think of them as cousins.
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    May 16, 2012 5:02 AM GMT
    Will watch it all tomorrow. Looks like a good watch.
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    May 16, 2012 5:07 AM GMT
    JoyfullyRandom saidWill watch it all tomorrow. Looks like a good watch.
    Actually it's boring as fuck. The professor is knowledgable, but does not have good social skills and charisma to maintain attention.

    It's only interesting if you're a sucker for dry humor and monotone vocalization. He's about as interesting as a bag of peas.
  • parametric

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    May 19, 2012 10:09 PM GMT
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    parametric saidDid you ever see SEED magazine before it went under? best magazine on neural plasticity ever.


    Yes, I did. I thought they were still going though?

    I actually did my high school senior project around a neural network model based on a Markram paper published a long time ago. Who knew he'd end up heading the Blue Brain Project (and making some outsize claims as well, IMHO)?

    Though I think your reference to SEED has, in a subliminal way, brought the thread quality down a bit unexpectedly . . . poor Dr. Dennett.


    My continual frustration with Dennett and his ilk, is that they completely side-step the basic epistemological barrier that is the Mind-Body problem. I am going to pick my copy of Dennett back up though now. Have you ever read Colin Mcginn? I used to be the student-worker at the Rutgers Philosophy private reading room. I've seen all these big named Philosophy of Mind types.. Most don't return their books.
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    May 19, 2012 10:12 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    JoyfullyRandom saidWill watch it all tomorrow. Looks like a good watch.
    Actually it's boring as fuck. The professor is knowledgable, but does not have good social skills and charisma to maintain attention.

    It's only interesting if you're a sucker for dry humor and monotone vocalization. He's about as interesting as a bag of peas.


    Which section of his lecture did you find most boring? Was there a particular section where better rhetorical devices would have helped? which was your favorite part?

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    May 19, 2012 10:17 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    JoyfullyRandom saidWill watch it all tomorrow. Looks like a good watch.
    Actually it's boring as fuck. The professor is knowledgable, but does not have good social skills and charisma to maintain attention.

    It's only interesting if you're a sucker for dry humor and monotone vocalization. He's about as interesting as a bag of peas.
    Sounds like me on a slow slow day... hey, like today! But watching would put me to sleep on the keyboard... I'll watch after my nap. icon_razz.gificon_wink.gif
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    May 19, 2012 10:24 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidPlay by play of the entire video:

    1. Professor Dennett claims he's going to explain the magic of consciousness.

    2. He hypnotizes the audience (us) and gets naked and jacks off to gay porn for an hour.

    3. While jacking off, he puts ideas into our heads that resemble a lecture on the magic of consciousness.

    4. He wakes us up and ends the lecture.



    No idea why, but this cracked me up.
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    May 19, 2012 10:48 PM GMT
    I believe strongly in this. That's all i will say.