[ExI] Worshiping that Divine Blowhard.

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Tue Mar 31 12:24:49 UTC 2009

2009/3/31 John K Clark <jonkc at bellsouth.net>:

> Everyone here agrees that Darwin was right, but nearly everybody here also
> thinks inelegant behavior can tell us nothing about consciousness. Evolution
> can't see consciousness, it doesn't give a rat's ass about it, it's only
> interested in behavior; and yet here we are (or rather here I am) conscious
> beings. Something does not compute.

It's an argument against the possibility of philosophical zombies. If
zombies were possible, then we should be zombies; for what reason
would evolution then have to add the complication of consciousness?

Stathis Papaioannou

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