On Apr 8, 2:10 pm, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote: > > That doesn't follow. It assmes that zombieness is an attribute of components > rather than > of their functional organization. There can obviously be zombie > (unconscious) components > (e.g. quarks and electrons) which when properly assembled produce conscious > beings.
I can just as easily say that all components must have some degree of consciousness themselves since we are made of the same kinds of atoms as all things are. Assembly only changes the relative presentation of some group of atoms to another group. It has no power to summon awareness from the void. To say that unconsciousness is obvious is an argument from naive realism. We can't see consciousness in a human body, why should we expect to see it in an atom's body? Craig -- 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.