On Dec 31, 2:27 pm, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:
> On 12/30/2011 12:41 PM, John Clark wrote:
>
>
>
> >     > If we found a brain growing in the attic and we had never
> >     seen one before, we would put gloves on and throw it in the trash.
>
> > Ah...,well...,OK,....but what is your point?
>
> I'm sure it's not Craig's point, but it illustrates my point that while a 
> brain is an
> organ of intelligence/consciousness it needs a body and an environment in 
> which to
> perceive and act in order to be intelligent/conscious.

I was more getting at the insignificance of the physical mechanism of
a brain without any subjective qualia behind it, but yours is a valid
point too. We also need the brain and the body for the world to matter
to us and to give a purpose for consciousness.

Craig

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