21 April 2002
Physicality is a self-contradictory concept. Anything that experiences itself as physical experiences nothing but delusion. There have no doubt been many organisms that have lived on Earth throughout its history that had elements of their experiences of themselves that weren’t physical. They couldn’t behave in ways that were well adapted to physicality so they lost their claim on physicality. Ie Their strands on the great tree of evolved life are no longer physically with us on Earth. Ie they’re extinct. Normal humans can impose their own mental constructs on the physical world and understand non-physical truths about the Universe and yet at the same time experience themselves entirely as physical. This is a stunning integration of the frontal lobes with the rest of the brain and also a stunning act of self-deception. People with frontal lobe personality disorders have breakdowns in the veneer of physical reality and act in ways that fail to promote their own continued physical existence and the continued physical existence of their genes. But the humanity and civilisation created by the normal frontal lobes of the rest of the population allows these people not to die out. Maybe plants are the same – they’ve found a way to survive physically without actually experiencing physicality. Plants must have access to shitloads of non-physical self experience and non-physical truths.
Posted by Manicboy on Sunday, April 21, 2002