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greg dahlen

Alumnus, academy of achievement


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What have you researched?

You can enjoy researching something, it can be tedious, or you might have other feelings. What have you researched? How did you do it? Did you enjoy it or not, and why?


Closing Statement from greg dahlen

well, I enjoyed hearing about people's different projects. The most useful abstractions I got from the conversation came from Fritzie Reisner, who clarified the difference between formal, academic research and informal home research, but also suggested they might not be so different; and Carolyn mcauley, who made me think about what is an experiment, and what experiments do I, and others, do in our personal lives.

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    Jan 15 2014: Love your bold question. My field: Human perceptions, instinctive/subconscious and corporeal sense-perceptions. As we learn and understand a little more about How we are able to put together our internal mind's realties, and How our personal thoughts and ideas, trees, water, universes, other individuals, "things" and events appear within our minds, we would be able to make a significant progress and re-direct our old mentality which is recycling since Plato and Aristotle time.

    HOW TO APPLY NEW KNOWLEDGE OF THE UNDERLYING LAWS OF HUMAN PERCEPTION in a wide variety of fields is my next task.

    I'm in the new field that has no official name yet. This research is related to epistemology, cognitive science, philosophy from Heraclitus and Protagoras, to George Berkeley, I. Kant and Werner Heisenberg, with great respect to comprehensive work by Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Henri Bergson.

    it also conceders our perceptions in arts as a new source for comprehending human behavior.
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      Jan 15 2014: Thanks, Vera, what is so bold about my question? What is the old mentality recycling since Plato and Aristotle's time? Is this something you're studying in school?
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        Jan 16 2014: ……….
        Your question "What is the old mentality recycling since Plato and Aristotle's time?"

        Our perceptions are naturally very crude and limited. Our sight is an effemeral tool of mind, No matter how hard we try to artificially augment our corporeal sight it remains the most illusive and deceiving of all perceptions we may possess. However, "artistically" speaking, Crudeness and instability of our perceptions is a nature's blessing allowing us to fantasize (like Plato) and believe in illusions of ideals, order, balance, equation, symbols, identical mathematical and other units and copies, borders and shapes, perfect rules, morals and systems. However, we cannot stop the world of unstoppable changes for our observations, calculations, ideals, and make the world repeat its turns for us for to prove our experience, whether we deal with sciences or our everyday judgements. Throughout history of philosophy we can find great minds talking about how impossible for us to see the world as it is "out there".

        My main work is to explain WHY, and HOW. How our sensations and perceptions of sensations, are getting composed into our internal realities, images, thoughts, dreams and memories, within our minds, while going through instant transformations, within and without.
        Your next question "Is this something you're studying in school?"

        I started reading classical philosophy since I was 11, long before my science schools, and found my freedom only years after..

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