[ExI] Quantum consciousness, quantum mysticism, and transhumanist engineering

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Thu Mar 30 17:26:48 UTC 2017

On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 6:37 PM, Brent Allsop <brent.allsop at gmail.com>

​> ​
> All I’m doing, is enhancing the description of the system, so that it can
> reliably detect real glutamate.  If you do this, and if the system can
> reliably detect real glutamate, both before and after the substitutuion,

​A mass spectrometer can detect glutamate too, and ​do so better than a
neuron. Neurons can be fooled, sometimes the chemical they think they're
detecting isn't the real deal, that's how neurotoxins work. But if a mass
spectrometer says it's glutamate you can be sure it's glutamate.

What any of this has to do with consciousness I don't have the slightest
idea, nor can I see how this shows the superiority of biology over

> ​> ​
> I’m just saying that “redness” and the “binding system” (which we know
> consciousness has) has nothing to do with the simplistic scenario you are
> describing.

othing to do with
​ it?!  If I change the binding system in your brain your consciousness
changes. When your consciousness changes the
 binding system in your brain
​ changes. What more evidence is needed to say 2 things are related? What
more evidence could there even be?

John K Clark


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