The alternative is that consciousness is a continuous property (or at
least finely divided miltivalued), argued by people like Susan
Greenfield. This doesn't seem right to me. For one thing, this is not
how the term is used in everyday language - you are either conscious
or unconscious. I haven't seen one whisk of evidence that this naive
folk approach has got it wrong.

Cheers

On Wed, Jun 22, 2005 at 07:15:59PM -0700, Jonathan Colvin wrote:
> 
> Likely because there *is* no dividing line. Why would you think that
> consciousness / observerness is a two state property?
> 
> Jonathan Colvin

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