On Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 4:04 AM, Evgenii Rudnyi <use...@rudnyi.ru> wrote:

>> But the scientists could be studying zombies. There is no way of
>> knowing. What we can know is that IF the original brain is conscious
>> and is modified with a functional analogue THEN the modified brain
>> will also be conscious.
> There are many things that we cannot exclude, for example solipsism. Does
> this mean that we should not do science?

I'm not saying we shouldn't do science, just that we can't be *sure*
that something which behaves as if it's conscious is actually
conscious. A thermostat may have a primitive consciousness or it might
not; I don't know.

Stathis Papaioannou

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