[ExI] Strong AI Hypothesis: logically flawed

Will Steinberg steinberg.will at gmail.com
Mon Oct 6 19:29:43 UTC 2014

Physicalism seems bereft of any real meaning.  What is physical--something
exists in the universe?  What is exists--existence can only be verified by
observation.  So calling something physical doesn't resolve any problems or
explain anything.

It is like imagining the universe as a bunch of billiard balls knocking
around on a table, and being satisfied with "the universe is made up of a
bunch of billiard balls knocking around on a table" without stopping to
think what they are made of, why they are moving, why there are more than

It's a pretty old argument, but if you want to be as rational as possible
then you should predicate reality on the only thing you can actually
verify, which is your consciousness.
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