The discussion has run its course. It has taught me a lot about the sorts of issues and mindsets involved.
It has also given me the idea for the methodological-zombie-room, which I will now write up. Maybe it will depict the circumstances and role of phenomenality better than I have thus far. Meanwhile I'd ask you to think about what sort of universe could make it that if matter (A) acts 'as if' it intereacted with matter (B), that it literally reified aspects of that interaction, even though matter (B) does not exist. For that is what I propose constitutes the phenomenal scenes. It happens in brain material at the membranes of appropriately configured neurons and astrocytes. Matter (B) is best classed as virtual bosons. Just have a think about how that might be and what the universe that does that might be made of. It's not made of the things depicted by the virtual bosons. cheers, colin --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org To unsubscribe from this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---