On Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 1:33 PM, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:

> According to Bruno we can look at how it works and conclude it's not a
> universal computer and it's certainly not Lobian, so we conclude it's not
> conscious.  This accords with the common intuition that something conscious
> has to be pretty complex and have memory at a minimum.  I know a guy who
> studies neuroscience and cognition who won't eat anything with a cerebral
> cortex.

What about the idea that a thermostat is conscious and feels hot and
cold in its simple way? How would you devise an experiment to prove or
disprove that?

Stathis Papaioannou

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