My $.02. I am reminded of the argument in Matrix Philosophy that if
we cannot argue that our experiences are *not* simulations then we might
as well bet that they are. While I have found that there are upper
bounds on computational based content via logical arguments such as
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fabric_of_Reality> and Carlton Caves
<http://arxiv.org/abs/quant-ph/0304083>' research on computational
resources, it seems to me that we have sufficient evidence to argue that
if it is possible for a being to have 1p associated with it, then we
might as well bet that they do. So I am betting that zombies do not
exist. One simply cannot remain an agnostic on this issue.
On 1/16/2012 1:27 PM, John Clark wrote:
On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 11:50 AM, Craig Weinberg
<whatsons...@gmail.com <mailto:whatsons...@gmail.com>> wrote:
" I think that I have a workable and useful notion of zombie."
[...] Zombie describes something which seems like it could be
conscious from the outside (ie to a human observer) but actually
As I have absolutely no way of directly determining if a zombie is
actually conscious or "actually is not" then despite your claim your
notion is neither workable or useful.
John K Clark
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