I don't understand why you don't allow machine consciousness if in your theory all forces give rise to sense. What is special about the kinds of "forces" inherent in a biological organism? It smells like vitalism.
What is especially confusing about your position is that you allow that structure puts limitations on subjective experience (I.e. lack of rods and cones will prevent one from seeing color). Based on that you are already close to comp. It is very hard for non-comp theories to account for the changes in subjectivity that occur in tandem with brain damage, psychoactive drugs, and so on. Somewhere in your theory must be an account of the differences between biological cell and a functional silicon-based equivalent, since the same low level forces are involved in both. Why does the substance matter when any physical substrate is subject to basic electromagnetic and nuclear forces? If that silicon version has the proper structure (organization) then why in your theory wouldn't it have subjective experience? Terren On Jan 27, 2012 6:45 PM, "Craig Weinberg" <whatsons...@gmail.com> wrote: -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.