[ExI] Where is Consciousness located?

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Sun Dec 23 02:03:00 UTC 2007

On 23/12/2007, Brent Allsop <brent.allsop at comcast.net> wrote:

> As far as the evolution part goes, you've also made this mistaken
> argument before also.  Do you keep archives?  Check arorund Nov 2005,
> for one example of a bunch of us having this same conversation.  Myself,
> and I believe others like Damien Broderick, explained why you are
> wrong.  But of course, telling people to dig such information out of
> conversation logs isn't of much use right?  And obviously people don't
> just remember such, not to mention all the new people having to suffer
> through all this yet again.

I'm not sure what John's point about evolution was, but there is no
reason for evolution to favour a conscious being over a philosophical
zombie. This would imply that consciousness is a corollary of human
level intelligence.

Stathis Papaioannou

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