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A “writer and geek” named Jerry Seeger reports on his progress through Lost in the Cosmos.

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  1. Biby Cletus says

    Cool blog, i just randomly surfed in, but it sure was worth my time, will be back

    Deep Regards from the other side of the Moon

    Biby Cletus

  2. Jerry Seeger says

    Thanks for the link! My thoughts on the book are getting pretty complicated, following two of the many themes of the book. First, I’ve been pondering the assertion that Darwinism is unable to account for the sudden arrival of consciousness in the human sense, and second the inability of self to describe self with the tools at hand.

    The two are related; Language and symbolic thought (forgive me if I hash up the accepted vocabulary on the subject) are either the result, the cause, or perhaps the enabler of what we call cansciousness. (I’m not sure where I fall in that list, but I suspect that it doesn’t really matter that much.)

    I’m coming to the conclusion that should we develop a way to model something as complex as the inside of a human head it will either bring about another transformation as dramatic as the rise of consciousness, or just make us want to blow ourselves up. (I’m not sure I want to understand everything going on up there.)

    If you would like, I will alert you when I take a breather from my usual drivel to tackle the subject again.

  3. Rufus McCain says

    Thanks for randomly surfing in, Mr. Cletus. Hope to hear from you again.

    Mr. Seeger: You’re welcome for the link. I like the stated purpose of your blog: a medium for trying to find your voice. Tangling with Percy can’t hurt. Good luck and Godspeed to you on that.

    What I like about Percy’s semiotics is the elegant simplicity and clarity of his vision, how he keeps it firmly grounded in the simple concept of the triad and the basic distinction between dyadic and triadic phenomena. Triadic behavior gives rise to all kinds of complex relationships, but at the core it’s pretty simple.

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