Or, imagine you were to replace a city with empty cars that drive the
streets following sophisticated models of urban traffic. Is a group of
empty buildings that produce empty cars which drive around the streets
convincingly a city?

On Jul 20, 6:58 pm, Stathis Papaioannou <stath...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 4:40 AM, Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com> 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.
>
> I think you have failed to address the point made by several people so
> far, which is that if the replacement neurons can interact with the
> remaining biological neurons in a normal way, then it is not possible
> for there to be a change in consciousness. The important thing is
> **behaviour of the replacement neurons from the point of view of the
> biological neurons**.
>
> --
> Stathis Papaioannou

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