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Why isn’t their a scientific explanation for consciousness yet? What is consciousness in physical not descriptive terms?
Posted: 16 November 2008 03:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 61 ]
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asanta - 16 November 2008 02:44 PM
danlhinz - 09 November 2008 11:54 AM

If both people sat at the same spot at the end of the table with a pain of glass between them and the table, they could both trace the shape of the table on to the glass. Furthermore the shapes would be identical unless one of the observers had a brain abnormality that affect their vision/vision processing.

Oh, you meant pane, now the rest makes sense! smile

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Posted: 16 November 2008 04:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 62 ]
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It’s not a question of knowing if we’re right. It’s a question of knowing what faithful representation means in this case.

I believe it is totally meaningless to me and to you.

Can you demonstrate why this is true? I feel perfectly comfortable with what I mean by “faithful representation,” and Doug and I both have descirbed what we mean by it. What don’t you buy about this idea?

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