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Sunday 13 November 2005

- The lower of the conscious species possess only the faculty of sensation, which is sufficient to direct their actions and provide for their needs.

- A sensation is produced by the automatic reaction of a sense organ to a stimulus from the outside world; it lasts for the duration of the immediate moment, as long as the stimulus lasts and no longer.

- Sensations are an automatic response, an automatic form of knowledge, which a consciousness can neither seek nor evade. An organism that possesses only the faculty of sensation is guided by the pleasure-pain mechanism of its body..."

See also

- perception