>
> Colin Geoffrey Hales wrote:
>> <<SNIP>>
>>>> No confusion at all. The zombie is behaving. 'Wide awake'
>>>> in the sense that it is fully functional.
>>> Well, adaptive behaviour -- dealing with novelty --- is functioning.
>>
>> Yes - but I'm not talking about merely functioning. I am talking about
>> the
>> specialised function called scientific behaviour in respect of the
>> natural
>> world outside. The adaptive behaviour you speak of is adaptivity in
>> respect of adherence or otherwise to an internal rule set, not
>> adaptation
>> in respect of the natural world outside.
>>
>> BTW 'Adaptive' means change, change means novelty has occurred. If you
>> have no phenopmenality you must already have a rule as to how to adapt
>> to
>> all change - ergo you know everything already.
>
> So you deny that life has adapted through Darwinian evolution.
>
> Brent Meeker
>

Adaptation in KNOWLEDGE?
Adaptation in reflex behaviour?
Adaptation in the creature's hardware?
Adaptation in the capacity the learn?

All different.
Dead end. No more.







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