On Aug 4, 8:31 pm, Stathis Papaioannou <stath...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> In fact, even > >> you might not be conscious.
Here, please try thinking of it this way. Substitute the word 'conscious' for the word 'expensive'. If I paid a lot of money for something, it is expensive to me. That is not debatable, it's the definition of expensive. If I see something that 'looks expensive', there is a fair chance that it would correlate with being expensive if I tried to buy it. But... If you are talking about a counterfeit Rolex, it may cost $25, but it is designed specifically to 'look expensive'. The fact that it might fool some people doesn't mean that the fake Rolex is expensive or that I paid $10,000 for it. The thing to understand is that 'consciousness' is like 'expensive' - it's a subjective experience of significance that does not directly manifest mechanically in the physical character. It correlates to the physical character, but the quality itself is not describable in physical terms like density, mass, velocity, etc. Craig -- 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 everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.