Your example suppose many things which are not granted to be possible: 1- The one who compare them is in neither of them... What is comparing these universes ? a conscious being ? 2- The fact that they are identical implies that both have consciousness. If one really lacked it then they would be no one to ask what it feels as they're would be no person in it and that would be a huge difference.
I don't remember having read participants of this list arguing for a dualism of consciousness. Consciousness must be a process created by properties of this universe, it is not a component that can be thrown out, it is part of it. If behavior is the same as a conscious being (please mind that for this comparison you acknowledge the existence of at least one to compare) then the being is conscious too. You can't say they're the same but are different, it is not consistant. Regards, Quentin 2007/7/4, Torgny Tholerus <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>: > > Jason skrev: > > Note that you did not say "thought" was non-existent in B-universe, I > > think one can construct complex conscious awareness to the collection > > of a large number of simultaneous thoughts. > I had the intention to include "thoughts", but I was unsure about how to > spell that word (where to put all those "h":s...), so I included the > thoughts in "all that kind of stuff". The B-Universe should not include > any thouths(!). The B-Universe should be a strictly materialistic Universe. > > -- > Torgny Tholerus > > > > > > --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] 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 -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---