[ExI] communication

Ben Zaiboc ben at zaiboc.net
Tue Apr 25 20:34:53 UTC 2023

On 25/04/2023 17:42, Gadersd wrote:
> Yet we know that there is something objective that gives rise to them. 
> Using the term “qualia” or “experience” so far has yielded nothing 
> amenable to scientific or mathematical investigation and therefore no 
> progress has been made. Without a rigorous definition I don’t think 
> any progress can be made beyond frantic handwaving. Even worse, some 
> of us are using different implicit definitions of consciousness. We 
> might as well add “How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?” to 
> the discussion and debate over the definitions of “angel” and “pin."

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, "it 
means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less"

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