On 02/06/07, Brent Meeker <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Which implies you really are conscious, because otherwise why would
> > evolution have gone to the trouble of making *me* conscious if it could
> > have got away without it?
> >
> >
> > --
> > Stathis Papaioannou
> How do you know it was "trouble" - maybe it's a probable spandrel, or
> maybe it's even a necessary effect.

That was the point I was trying to make: if it was any trouble, we wouldn't
have it. So it probably is a spandrel or necessary side-effect of
conscious-like behaviour.

Stathis Papaioannou

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