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The "Designed" & The "Unexaminable" Pipelines Are Different

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Posted by Paul R. Martin on June 9, 2003 15:16:06 UTC

Hi Yanniru,

I agree with you that Tim's synopsis is accurate. But you are making a mistake by confusing the "pipeline", which Tim has correctly characterized as "an analytic pipeline", with the "pipeline" that presents to your consciousness information about reality. Those two are vastly different.

The pipeline presenting information to your consciousness has mysterious and complex biological processes that convert physical manifestations into phenomena. Some of this pipeline is examinable, but ultimately, it cannot be completely examined.

Dick's "analytic pipeline", on the other hand, is simply an abstract mathematical method of displaying, or presenting, any set of information in a particular way. The method is completely specified, so the entire pipeline can be examined.

The surprising discovery that Dick made is that by using his "analytic pipeline", or "model", the resulting phenomena, i.e. the picture apprehended by our consciousness, is consistent with the picture presented by the enigmatic biological pipeline, viz. your senses and nervous system.

Dick will be visiting in Russia for a few weeks, so I thought I'd step in and try to clear up some confusion if I can.

Warm regards,


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