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Imaginary Realism

Tue Dec 30, 2003 10:35 am

After some debating with my former Sociology classmates we are still wondering what exactly do the blind/deaf/feril think in their minds?

Here is what we know for sure.

When someone goes blind later in life, everything they experience is frozen in their memory. Clothes, faces, and other things look the same in future dreams as they did before they lost their sight.

People born with blindness dream with flashing lights and sounds.

Feril children can have no concept of language or "normal" life at that. So what do they think when they are hungry, scared, or happy? Same goes with the deaf. They can read and understand written and hand language, but what do they think? How do they use their inner monologue? Do they think by visualizing hand movements?

We have been discussing this in detail and really can't come up with an answer.

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RE: Imaginary Realism

Tue Dec 30, 2003 10:40 am

That's because there IS no anger. Describe how you "think". You can't. Your own thoughts are the most subjective things in the world.

That being said, how do you know we exist? Can't existance just be the fleeting daydream of some giant space bug?
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RE: Imaginary Realism

Tue Dec 30, 2003 10:56 am

When I think I am speaking to myself in English. "Hmmm, I am hungry." Or "Damn, that sucks."

How can someone do that without the knowledge of a language?

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