“…as I see things, removing the mystery from an overwhelmingly powerful experience does not make the experience any less meaningful.” So anyway, here’s my advice:
Penrose notes that there are certain classes of well-defined mathematical problems that can’t be solved algorithmically/computationally, but that nevertheless are often solved by humans. He notes “mathematicians are not using a knowably sound algorithm to ascertain mathematical truth”; and that “understanding” is a “non-algorithmic activity,” as are things like awareness, imagination, insight. (Shadows of The Mind )
1. Don’t listen to JimB or Todd.
2. Your belief that you’ve removed the mystery is delusional. Drop it.
3. If the woman doesn’t share your reductionist mechanistic views, for god’s sake, keep your f—king mouth shut…she’s a gift.
4. Realize that you’re not going to follow any of this advice and that you’ll likely f—k things up; so mentally prepare for the big hurt. When the relationship starts to go south, the hurt you’ll experience s/b worse than what I’ll experience if/when my liver does the same; so I’ll take this opportunity to offer my friendly concern and best wishes to you too.
So anyway, here’s my advice:
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