Based upon that, it is possible that you might accept the idea of sentience within an object. You havent ruled out directions that evidence could come from. I think you are more agnostic on that issue. As I am.<quoted text>
HughBe--What is your private definition of sentience?
That aside, the last time that I used my sledgehammer and hammered a piece of metal it did not complain.That is how I know.
Frijoles---Feelings and/or consciousness
HughBe-- ok but recall that you spoke about OBJECTS.
Frijoles--When you step on an ant, do you hear it complain?
HughBe--- I don't but that is because my hearing is not keen enough.
Frijoles--You ascribe certainty to your own senses?
HughBe--- and that of others. It is hard for me to be certain about things without evidence of their existence or the words of a CREDIBLE source.
Frijoles--Are your senses a necessary condition for assessing certainty?
HughBe--- Not only plus divine revelations.
On a related tangent, how do you filter out the divine revelations in your head from the nondivine? I think FR has asked a variant of this same question.