[ExI] Newbie Question: Consciousness and Intelligence

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Sat Feb 13 23:01:21 UTC 2010

On 14 February 2010 09:42, Gordon Swobe <gts_2000 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> --- On Sat, 2/13/10, Stathis Papaioannou <stathisp at gmail.com> wrote:
>> What about flatworms?
> I can't know what it's like to be a flatworm, assuming there is something it is like to be one, but clearly full-scale consciousness begins to appear somewhere on the evolutionary scale from flatworms to humans.
> I feel comfortable saying 1) humans have consciousness, 2) some other organisms with highly developed nervous systems almost certainly have consciousness (chimps, etc) and 3) simple organisms that completely lack nervous systems do not have it.

It's the same with computers. There aren't any yet which match the
processing ability of a mouse brain, let alone that of a chimp or

Stathis Papaioannou

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