[ExI] Quantum consciousness, quantum mysticism, and transhumanist engineering
johnkclark at gmail.com
Sat Mar 25 22:05:28 UTC 2017
On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 6:06 PM, Brent Allsop <brent.allsop at gmail.com>
> If glutamate was redness
> Nobody is saying that glutamate, or any chemical for that matter, is
redness because glutamate is a noun and the red quale is a adjective.
However it could be that for some brains, if their atoms are organized in
certain specific ways,
glutamate might be able to produce the redness quale; but I'll never be
able to prove or disprove that hypothesis for any brain other than my own.
> if you changed glutamate, with glycene in any one of those synapses, the
> entire system would be screaming: “Wait, back up, that glycine isn’t
> anything like it’s neighboring redness glutamate,
have different objective chemical properties, so I just don't see how this
line of reasoning will help in the understanding of subjectivity. If you
in some neurons but not in others then obviously those neurons will be
treated differently by their neighboring neurons.
John K Clark
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