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 -- 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.