Re: Churchland, science, prediction, etc.

Ania Lian (ania@LINGUA.CLTR.UQ.OZ.AU)
Tue, 19 Sep 1995 13:16:10 +1000

On Mon, 18 Sep 1995, ray scupin wrote:

> >From the lecture "Neurology and the Soul" printed in the New York Review
> of Books, Nov 22, 1990, by Oliver Sacks.

> ...frequency to which the retina differentially responds. Thus *all* of us
> arrive at the same categorizations---"red" is read for all ofl us, for
> monkeys too."

But maybe we arrive at *red* only because to differentiate between colours
is important to our living. In other words, I am sure that physically we
are able to do a lot of things across cultures, but what they are may
depend on whether they matter to our survival/life/adaptation...

Intrestingly, is the vice versa argumentation possible? We are unable to
do things physically and yet we do them as they are important to our
a (and do not screem at me, please, I am not an anthropologist with an
appropriate discourse)