Ask A Genius 226 – Evolution of Social Maturity into Philosophical Insight

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Ask A Genius 226 – Evolution of Social Maturity into Philosophical Insight

Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner

July 12, 2017

[Beginning of recorded material]

Rick Rosner: And there is an answer to that, but I couldn’t answer it. I can probably think of that, but the answer to why you are you and not anybody else is because all the information in your brain pertains to you, all your sensory information, all your thoughts.

You are you because you live within your own consciousness and the everyone lives within his or her own consciousness and for you to be somebody else, we would have to be that person. There is no escaping.

And everything you are comes from your perception of your own thinking and free to be, to get glimmers of somebody else, then you’ll have to be some supernatural movie phenomenon where you start getting information piping in first from somebody else. That doesn’t happen.

[End of recorded material]


Rick Rosner

American Television Writer


Rick Rosner

Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Editor-in-Chief, In-Sight Publishing


In-Sight Publishing


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