On 7/20/2011 2:59 PM, Craig Weinberg wrote:
What does consciousness require?

Interaction with the world. Information processing. Memory. A point of view; i.e. model of the world including self. Purpose/values.


On Jul 20, 3:07 pm, meekerdb<meeke...@verizon.net>  wrote:
On 7/20/2011 11:40 AM, Craig Weinberg wrote:

Chickens can walk around for a while without a head also. It doesn't
mean that air is a viable substitute for a head, and it doesn't mean
that the head isn't producing a different quality of awareness than it
does under typical non-mortally wounded conditions.
No, but it means the chicken head isn't necessary to walking - just like
DNA isn't necessary to consciousness.


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