[ExI] Possible seat of consciousness found
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 18 14:54:55 UTC 2020
The only ones who don't make that conclusion are those who just like the
idea that only a brain that is wet and squishy can be conscious, john
Ah yes, pride. How many mistakenly thought that evolution said that we
were descended from monkeys, which obviously made the theory ridiculous. We
are still at it. We have disgusting digestive functions that people are
ashamed of and want to get rid of the ape suit, as someone earlier has
said, and just be circuits. We resist the idea that lower species can be
so smart,like some birds. And so on.
Evolution: are we really at a place in our understanding of it that we can
say with some certainly that evolution won't do that, or won't do this? I
dunno, but I suspect we aren't - not nearly. Are all parts of the theory
correct? Missing nothing? I have my doubts as an outsider.
So something doesn't make sense in the context of evolutionary theory. Does
that automatically make it wrong? An avenue not to be explored?
Man is not always (or even mostly) rational and neither is Nature. Think
about that: we are trying to make sense out of a partly irrational Nature
with a partly irrational mind. Look what happened to economics when they
finally gave up on the idea that man's choices were totally rational.
On Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 8:27 AM John Clark via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 17, 2020 at 2:48 PM William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat <
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> > what is wrong with the idea that any creature who makes a decision, an
>> intelligent act, is conscious?
> There is absolutely nothing wrong with you making that conclusion, and it
> is the conclusion every one of us forms hundreds a times a day whenever we
> encounter a fellow member of the species Homo sapiens who is not sleeping
> or under anesthesia or dead. The only ones who don't make that conclusion
> are those who just like the idea that only a brain that is wet and squishy
> can be conscious, and the logical contortions they undergo to try to
> preserve that belief are painful to behold.
> John K Clark
> extropy-chat mailing list
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the extropy-chat