[ExI] Molecular Materialism

Brent Allsop brent.allsop at gmail.com
Mon Dec 30 01:52:25 UTC 2019

It’s the metaphysical stuff that is “the whole other rathole”.  We know
there are elemental chemical elements out of which everything is composed.
But we don’t know why there is chemical elements.  But you don’t need
metaphysics to do phenomenal engineering and know how glorious it is going
to be (higher colorness resolution, discovering more than 3 primary
colornesses for starters) to be uploaded.  What is that 4th primary color
tetrachromats can experience?  And I'm so looking forward to
demonstrating what color blind people and dogs are missing.

On Sun, Dec 29, 2019 at 4:46 PM Will Steinberg <steinberg.will at gmail.com>

> That's a whole other rabbithole though!  Why is red the "important"
> color?  That seems to be getting into some serious value judgment.
> I actually agree with you by the way.  I think that, for example, animals
> who can see wider spectrums of light still probably see something like a
> similar spectrum, just more stretched out.
> I'm more concerned with the metaphysical origin of those experiences
> though.
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