On 17.08.2011 03:42 Stathis Papaioannou said the following:
On Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 4:04 AM, Evgenii Rudnyi<use...@rudnyi.ru>
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.
I do not get your point. For example please develop a theory that will
ascribe a thermostat a primitive consciousness.
I was talking about scientific experiments described in the book of
Jeffrey Gray. I agree that each experiment is based on assumption. Yet,
if we talk about science, the please make a scientific critique of these
experiments. Then it would be easier to follow you.
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