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Postby JackBean » Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:29 am

Crucible: just tell me one thing. If you think that the food is sweet because we like it, why
1) are there people, who dislike sweet food?
2) do we perceive different food, which we like as sweet, salty etc.? Why don't we perceive it all as sweet?

Then can we move on.
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Postby Crucible » Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:19 pm

JackBean wrote:Crucible: just tell me one thing. If you think that the food is sweet because we like it, why
1) are there people, who dislike sweet food?
2) do we perceive different food, which we like as sweet, salty etc.? Why don't we perceive it all as sweet?

Then can we move on.
Which of the 2 or 3 , is the 1 thing you want answered ?
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Postby JackBean » Sat Nov 05, 2011 2:30 pm

Do not quibble away. Just answer it.
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Postby Crucible » Sun Nov 06, 2011 2:00 am

JackBean wrote:Do not quibble away. Just answer it.
You've avoided answering how having a receptor for salt equals having a perception of saltiness.

We can not only detect salt when it reaches some level in the food, but we can also roughly perceive it's relative level, in foods.

Variations in the personal preferences, regarding the enjoyed levels or amounts or concentrations, is another matter.
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Postby Crucible » Sun Nov 06, 2011 3:37 am

here's another talk that can inform the debate.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtzjIvgr ... digest_sat
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Postby JackBean » Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:35 am

I see, so it is that the food is sweet or salty, whatever, because we like it, but yet we are able to perceive level of sugar or salt in the food? Isn't that contradictory?
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Postby Crucible » Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:35 pm

JackBean wrote:I see, so it is that the food is sweet or salty, whatever, because we like it, but yet we are able to perceive level of sugar or salt in the food? Isn't that contradictory?
No.
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Postby JackBean » Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:20 pm

No? How so?
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Postby Crucible » Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:09 pm

JackBean wrote:No? How so?
I don't see it as contradictory. If you do, please point out how so, in order that I may reply to your concerns.
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Postby JackBean » Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:20 pm

JackBean wrote:I see, so it is that the food is sweet or salty, whatever, because we like it, but yet we are able to perceive level of sugar or salt in the food? Isn't that contradictory?
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Postby JackBean » Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:20 pm

So, the more we like it, the more sweet it is?
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Re: Why are flowers "beautiful"?

Postby Crucible » Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:38 pm

If what I wrote is self-contradictory, please show how so, rather than switching the subject again without even acknowledging that your query was responded to.
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