On Feb 22, 1:10 pm, Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com> wrote: > Could a rock have consciousness? Good answer from someone on > Quora:http://www.quora.com/Could-a-rock-have-consciousness > > " Yes, obviously. > > Why obviously? > > Well, first of all, where is the “disconnect” and what is it made > of? Specifically, the disconnect that must occur if some parts of > reality are “conscious” while others aren’t.
DIsconnects exist. Some things are magnetic and others not. And many other examples. What's special about consc? That we don;t understand where or what the disconnect is? But it isn;t at all pbvious that "we don't understand consc" should imply panexperientialism rather than dualism or physicalism or a dozen other options. Almost all the philosophy of mind starts with "we don't understand consc" >And don’t get me started > on the nonsense superstition of “emergent properties” — show me one > “emergent property” that is independent of the conscious observer > coming to the conclusion it is emergent. The problem with emergence is that is defined so many ways. For some values of "emergent", emergent properties are trivially demonstrable. -- 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.