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  • I believe the functions are very real...

    9 23.08%
  • I believe the functions are pointing to something real, but I'm not sure whether they are real...

    11 28.21%
  • I believe the functions may be pointing to something real, and they may be real themselves...

    7 17.95%
  • I believe the functions may be pointing to something real, but they aren't real themselves...

    16 41.03%
  • I believe the functions are totally bogus, and aren't pointing to anything real at all...

    4 10.26%
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    Lightbulb Do you believe the functions are (pointing to something) real?

    Feel free to add some commentary as to whether you think they definitely are real, how real you think they are, whether they're just pointing to something real, what what they are pointing to might really be, or any similar information.

    Also this poll is simply about whether the functions exist, not how they might be ordered, if they do exist.

    Also, please choose only the option that best fits your beliefs (this poll was meant to be single-choice).

    Thanks.

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    I think that if a certain group tends to act in a certain way, then it is statistically real.

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    What is real? I think they are just labels assigned to things that we can all pretty much observe happening within ourselves to some extent.

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    I am real.

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    I clicked two. I clicked that they might be pointing to something real but aren't real themselves, and that they are totally bogus.

    I swing between thinking it's all a bunch of crap, and simply that maybe yeah it does signify something, but the functions themselves are not real, not in the concrete order people claim, why can't it be based on observable behavior?,etc.

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    a function = a metaphor for multitude of cognitive abilities

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    abstract, but real (we are geared towards thinking only what is concrete is real!)
    Hard to know how to even vote on this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric B View Post
    abstract, but real (we are geared towards thinking only what is concrete is real!)
    Yes, but isn't that quite understandable, considering all the imaginary abstractions that man has believed in over time?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric B View Post
    Hard to know how to even vote on this.
    Thanks!

    I tried to make it that way.

    Looking at the results now, though, I wish I'd used a different 3rd option.

    I wish I'd put "I believe the functions are pointing to something real, but they aren't real themselves".

    I wonder how that would've changed the voting...

    More voters, please!!!

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    What is real? Is it defined by touch, taste, smell and see?

    As for my beliefs, generally speaking, there are groupings of individuals who process information in similar fashion. You may call them functions, processes, watermelons, whatever you want, but yes, I believe these processes do exist.

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    I accidentally two whole vote options but in the end I'd go with #3.

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