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KORZYBSKI                                      97
reliable abstractions. ..." (page 397) Rebel, the dog, is out of the picture at the level of bonei. His nervous system is also unaware of this level. And Rebel has no science, no assumptions about the structure of the world.
Rebel, like us, is interested in bone2. This represents the sensory level of experience (with or without the aid of instruments). This is the macroscopic level of abstraction. This is the level at which Rebel smells, sees, and tastes the thing. For us, too, this is the silent level of firsthand experienceof seeing, of eating, of enjoying the thing.
Do not think that this silent level is subjective, merely inside the skin. Korzybski refers to this level, wisely, as