[ExI] Frank Jackson's brilliant color scientist Mary

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Sun Dec 22 21:54:15 UTC 2019

In this case, one can note that Mary can not possibly acquire "all the
physical information" even in a lifetime of work.

That doesn't mean the information isn't there, just that the method
proposed would obviously fail to provide enough resources to acquire it.

On Sun, Dec 22, 2019 at 11:52 AM Will Steinberg via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> Existing physics can't explain qualia (as well as many other, actually
> more tractable problems) but yes Mary the Color Scientist is a bad thought
> experiment.  As are many thought experiments, because they don't exist in
> reality.
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