1. Why must introspection be "wrong"?
2. What's "blindsight"?
3. Why can't conscious decisions cause actions?
4. Does R think foresight is possible?
5. Why do visual illusions trick us?
6. What's the relation between science and common sense, according to R?
7. Does R deny that we think?
8. Your favorite Good Book chapter-&-verse today?
1. R says science has already contradicted the "immediate experience" of free will, mind, soul, self, personhood etc.-147. 2. Seeing without conscious visual experience-149. 3. They come too late-152. 4. Nope, it's really hindsight and "just another Darwinian process"-155. [Did you see Cosmos ep.2 on sight? Hardly so ho-hum!]. 5. They're hard-wired adaptations from our evolutionary past that we can't escape-161. 6. Science is common sense continually improving itself-167. 7. No-170.
8. Mine: "success attends those who act boldly, not those who weigh everything." (Histories 60.27)
ALSO OF NOTE:
If nonconcscious brain events are the real "deciders," what are some implications (for politics and public life, for example)? [GWB? BQ!].
Are you impressed with R's explanation of why we should read a book that, like everything else anyone ever thinks, is "not about anything"?-193