[ExI] Mental Phenomena

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 7 20:36:38 UTC 2020

On Tue, Jan 7, 2020 at 1:50 PM Brent Allsop via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> If you surgically remove your eyes, and are put into a room with no light,
> then stimulate the optic nerve, identical to the way it would be when
> looking at a strawberry.   You would have identical knowledge of the
> strawberry.  What is that knowledge, and what is it that has the redness
> quality you experience?  This can’t be ‘perception’ as that requires eyes.
> It is simply conscious knowledge, the result of perception.
> This is totally self-contradictory:  if you can (and I would say that you
> cannot) stimulate the optic exactly as it would be if the eye was intact,
> you should get exactly the same sensation and perception.  bill w
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