On Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 10:00 AM, David Nyman <da...@davidnyman.com> wrote: > On 3 April 2012 00:31, Stathis Papaioannou <stath...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> Dick could have the same doubts about any medical treatment short of >> total brain replacement. Perhaps taking perindopril for hypertension >> turns people into zombies. > > The "same" doubts? Really?
If philosophical zombies are possible then the behavioural test for the presence of consciousness is invalid. Any physical change to your body could destroy your soul and neither you nor anyone else would know. It might seem reasonable to assume that zombification is more likely with a more extreme brain change but if there is an immaterial soul you can't really say this, and maybe eating a ham sandwich is just as bad as brain replacement. -- Stathis Papaioannou -- 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.