on 19 October 2000
Humphrey has not offered any qualitatively new ideas in his essay. The incredible leap between what is physically evident in the brain as neural activity, remains as far removed from the flowing conscious exprience and internal "unseen" thoughts and sensations of every person. The gap, indeed, has been shown to be wider than ever. And the so called "hard" problem of consciousness, conscious experience itself, remains untouched is evidently more of a mystery to science than ever before.