[ExI] The alleged existence of consciousness (was: Semiotics and Computability)

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Tue Feb 16 17:13:51 UTC 2010

On 16 February 2010 02:09, Spencer Campbell <lacertilian at gmail.com> wrote:
> Stefano Vaj <stefano.vaj at gmail.com>:
>> This is an unreasonable demand. The scientific method cannot offer
>> evidence of something which in somebody's view s not phenomenical by
>> definition, but is an a priori of his worldview.
> For reference, the remark that spurred this reaction from me was:
> Gordon Swobe <gts_2000 at yahoo.com>:
>> I consider it a scientific fact that consciousness arises between the nematode to the human.
> To demand that a person provide a scientific basis for what they
> themselves consider a scientific fact is the very definition* of
> reasonableness!

I did not write "unfair", I said "unreasonable". If somebody were to
tell you "I consider it a fact that Allah exists", would you take his
at his own word? :-)

Stefano Vaj

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