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Old 06-13-2005, 06:46 PM   #261
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Re: Aikido minus mysticism: a step forward

Monty Collier wrote:
Your remarks presuppose that people learn through their senses. I do not believe that people learn through their senses. I am not an empiricist.
Please explain. I'm having a hard time understanding how we can learn without using our senses.

Are you speaking of the sudden acquisition of knowledge like the old stories of technique being passed along by mountain goblins

Monty Collier wrote:
No one has ever seen the laws of logic, the number 2, or a triangle, but you can understand the propositions that such ideas are made of. They are invisible, inaudible, intangible, but no less real.
I'm sorry but this sounds like you could plug "ki" in there and it would fit just fine with the rest of your list.


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