Intention, Free Will etc.

‘When the real demonstration came he had us walk on stage, and he hypnotized us in front of the whole Princeton Graduate College. This time the effect was stronger; I guess I had learned how to become hypnotized. The hypnotist made various demonstrations, having me do things that I couldn’t normally do, and at the end he said that after I came out of hypnosis,instead of returning to my seat directly, which was the natural way to go, I would walk all the way around the room and go to my seat from the back. All through the demonstration I was vaguely aware of what was going on, and cooperating with the things the hypnotist said, but this time I decided, “Damn it, enough is enough! I’m gonna go straight to my seat.” When it was time to get up and go off the stage, I started to walk straight to my seat. But then an annoying feeling came over me: I felt so uncomfortable that I couldn’t continue. I walked all the way around the hall.’

‘So I found hypnosis to be a very interesting experience. All the time you’re saying to yourself, “I could do that, but I won’t” — which is just another way of saying that you can’t.’

——- Richard Feynman, “Surely you’re joking, Mr. Feynman”

 

 

‘I am a brain, Watson. The rest of me is a mere appendix.’
——— Sherlock Holmes, “The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone” by A.C. Doyle.

 

 

Enter the I of the vortex

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7 comments
  1. pseudopseudointellectual said:

    True. True.

    You will like “Breakfast of Champions”. See my latest post!

  2. Jyo said:

    It would be interesting to see if we all can get hyponised to do the right things.

    I like this statement ..which makes perfect sense.

    I could do that, but I won’t” — which is just another way of saying that you can’t.

  3. Gajanan said:

    ‘I am a brain, Watson. The rest of me is a mere appendix.’

    I likeeee it…

  4. rendezvous said:

    like the new look!

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