On 12/12/2011 2:51 PM, meekerdb wrote:
On 12/12/2011 11:06 AM, Stephen P. King wrote:
On 12/12/2011 12:36 PM, meekerdb wrote:
On 12/12/2011 4:55 AM, Craig Weinberg wrote:
If recordings were conscious, wouldn't they evolve behind our backs?
Why would consciousness imply evolution? Evolution requires
reproduction and differential selection.
Reproduction and differential selection seem to be necessary
aspects of consciousness!
I have several friends who seem conscious, but aren't going to have
I am think of the functions, not the physical activity... Your
friends are, effectively, self-selecting against the survival of their
genes. Not wise from a Dawkinsian P.O.V. I have at least one child and
so the gene that lead this corporeality will live on. ;-)
Maybe there is not so much of a gap here between the evolution and
consciousness. But Craig's pint is one that I echo, what is the
necessary reason for actual 1p and quale if recordings are
sufficient? Forget the questions of how the recordings where made in
the first place...
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