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Archive for November 20th, 2007

An Intuition

Posted by Tanas Gjorgoski on November 20, 2007

I have an intuition, that people that are against intuitions, don’t like what their intuitions are telling them.

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Posted in Philosophy, Silly/Funny | 3 Comments »

Gray, Colors and What-It-Is-Like, Oh My!

Posted by Tanas Gjorgoski on November 20, 2007

We were watching Wizard of Oz movie with my daughter (age 4) and my niece (age 5) the other day. They haven’t seen it before, so when it started my niece was little disappointed by the lack of colors. “Why doesn’t it have colors?” she asked. I just shrugged and didn’t respond anything. I was wondering how they will react to the scene when Dorothy comes to Oz, and the movie-world suddenly gets colored.
Anyway, that scene came, but neither my niece, nor my daughter commented anything.  From what I could tell, they were just looking in wonder what will happen next. I expected at least from my niece to notice that the things in the movie were now in color, but she didn’t seem to notice the switch.
That was confirmed to me that they didn’t notice it when maybe minute or two later my daughter said: “The movie is in colors now”, and my  niece said “Oh, right!”.

So, to recapitulate:

  • Both girls can distinguish colored from color-less (black and white/ gray-scale) things
  • The girls noticed that the movie is “without colors”
  • At the moment T1, the movie changed from “without colors” to “with colors”. Neither girl noticed it.
  • At the moment T2, when there was no apparent change in the movie in relation to colors, the girls noticed that “now, the movie is in color”

Instead of me commenting on this, let me try a little poll:

  1. Did the what-it-is-likeness of the phenomenal experience of the girls change at the moment T1?
  2. Was there a change in the what-it-is-likeness of the phenomenal experience of the girls at the moment T2?

UPDATE:I put my thoughts on those issues in another post.

Posted in Colors, Perception, Philosophy | 2 Comments »

Monkeys Which Are Product of Intelligent Design

Posted by Tanas Gjorgoski on November 20, 2007

Some monkeys might have evolved, but not those!

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