Consciousness: The trick of surprising oneself into being; psychological or epistemological mystification is the intellectual way of turning the trick, a sort of academical "boo!" Death is the trick of surprising oneself back out of existence, and therefore superconscious.

Joke, the most original of all: The joke of "the beginning", or the one that came first: Q: "Where would those early hominids get the background to appreciate the point of its humor? A:"That is what so funny about it." We have been getting the point by not getting it ever since.

Subject, anthropology of: The human knowledge of what the human condition may be or may be all about, as though a definitive synthesis were possible. The supposition of such a synthesis, as, for instance, this work.

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Comment by Youdheya Banerjee/Bandyopadhyay on October 5, 2011 at 12:59pm

Being dynamic as other branches of Sciences, Psychology (though much younger than other branches) also has shifted from the Freudian to Pavlovian concept as childhood to youth.Ego & Superego(as well as the trinity,sub-conscious,conscious & super-conscious) has been redefined by Pavlov with 1st & 2nd Signaling System(Conditioned & Unconditioned Reflex) more pin pointedly & technically.

And I can't guess the appreciation of humor by EARLY hominids! ! Was it possible at all? As I knew, Humor is the most sophisticated & developed form of joke.

Lastly, I agree that the characteristic of Human Intellect is to synthesize all aspect of knowledge & information and we call it Wisdom.

Comment by Priscila Santos da Costa on October 5, 2011 at 4:10am

except if you were a DEAD scientist talking about it!

 

:-)

 

Comment by Youdheya Banerjee/Bandyopadhyay on October 3, 2011 at 5:21pm
At least Death would in no way be a surprise from the view of a BIOLOGICAL Science.

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