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The primitive centers of the brain are "...gustatory, splanchnic, olfactory..." (Starfarers, p. 396). Googling reveals that "splanchnic," unlike the other two centers listed, is not sensorial. The brain handles conscious mental processes, unconscious mental processes and unconscious biological processes. We really do not know what happens inside us.
Anderson refers to "...the value of e..." (ibid.) I checked this and it is not what I thought it was.
We have two British Bank Holiday Mondays, thus extended weekends, in May. Today, although still sneezing, I will join my family at the annual charity car boot sale in Lancaster Ryelands Park (see image).
Signing off till later.
Later: Ryelands Car Boot, as ever, was heaving, despite the impression generated by the one image that I found for it.