[ExI] evolution of consciousness
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Thu Feb 11 21:48:01 UTC 2010
On 12 February 2010 08:40, Spencer Campbell <lacertilian at gmail.com> wrote:
> Great for explaining the illusory nature of the self, not so great for
> explaining the illusory nature of consciousness -- since consciousness
> is not an illusion. It might be made of illusions, sure, but it isn't
> one itself. We can measure it. I'm not sure how we can measure it, but
> if it's favored by evolution then we must necessarily be able to.
The idea is that it *isn't* favoured by evolution: it is a necessary
side-effect of intelligence, as walking is a necessary side-effect of
putting one foot in front of the other in a coordinated fashion.
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