This reminds me of something: this is the best test question I ever
came up with:
"In the language of the Japanese quails, what was the gödel' statement
that started the universe over again at 0 AD? explain your answer
precisely in pure mathematical terms without appeal to the existence
of mayan buddhists or other forms of the axiom of choice."
On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 10:44 PM, Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com> wrote:
> "As stated above, blindsight is seen clinically as a contrast between
> a lack of declarative knowledge about a stimulus and a high rate of
> correct answers to questions about the stimulus (1). People suffering
> from blindsight claim to see nothing, and are therefore unable to
> reach spontaneously for stimuli, cannot decide whether or not stimuli
> are present, and do not know what objects look like. In this sense,
> they are blind. However, they are able to give correct answers when
> asked to decide between given alternatives (1). Studies done with
> subjects that exhibit blindsight have shown that they are able to
> guess reliably only about certain features of stimuli having to do
> with motion, location and direction of stimuli. They are also able to
> discriminate simple forms, and can shape their hands in a way
> appropriate to grasping the object when asked to try. Some may show
> color discrimination as well (2). Subjects also show visual
> capacities, including reflexes (e.g. the pupil reacts to changes in
> light), implicit reactions and voluntary responses (3). "
> Sounds like absent qualia to me.
> "people suffering from blindsight claim to see nothing"
> So Stathis, Jason, Bruno... how do you know that your computer brain
> doesn't have blindsight if it's eyes seem to work? Is it lying when it
> says it can't see, or is it seeing without being able to look at what
> it is seeing?
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