I could not have said it better myself Elijah. I do love having Cosmicdart and your participation. It makes all of this work so well. Opposing view points offer up an opportunity for growth. Like cells in the body, we need open communication in an oxygenated forum. The internet connects us and allows for what we will see as exponential growth in all the sciences. This will include the study of consciousness which science and Cosmic would suggest does not exist because we cannot measure it; and “it lacks empirical referrant”.
Cosmic - you mentioned going back in time and looking at all this like a child - “like me” you imply. Well that is compliment and I would with all due respect suggest that if you began to look at the world through the eyes of a child, with your level of intelligence, your would reach would be limitless. Try it…..you will be the proof. Let go of the academic box that you and I both spent a great deal of time wallpapering the walls of with diplomas and certificates, and intellectual pats on the back by others in the same room. That is a fear based system that is only partially functional. Thanks again for the great discussion guys… Best, Peter