[ExI] you asked for it -here it is

Will Steinberg steinberg.will at gmail.com
Sat Dec 28 18:58:24 UTC 2019

On Sat, Dec 28, 2019, 13:48 William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> I have not actively researched it, but I have been trying to follow glial
> cells and what roles they play in the brain.  Are you suggesting that they
> are involved?  bill w

I am suggesting that there is no reason (and furthermore that it smacks of
vitalism) that consciousness should be ascribed to electrochemistry and
ONLY electrochemistry.  From what I have seen and studied, there is no
basis for this besides dogma from the 50s and earlier, and even earlier
'electrical mysticism'.

There is no reason why e.g. a protein changing conformation should be
barred from association with a quale.  I am tired of electric magic amd
mystery.  The brain is far more than electricity.
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