On 9/5/2012 2:20 AM, Craig Weinberg wrote:
Something about microelectronics and neurology though that blinds us
to the chasm between the map and the territory. This kind of example
with pencil and paper helps me see how really bizarre it is to expect
a conscious experience to arise out of mechanism. I guess it's just
Leibniz millhouse but really...say we have the code for the experience
of the memory of the smell of pancakes. We have a trillion people
furiously scribbling on notepads, talking to other scribblers on the
phone, passing information, calculating stuff. We introduce this
pancake code by calling 350,000 of them on the phone and issuing this
code, and they all write it down, add it to the other numbers and
addresses and whatnot, make thousands of phonecalls to other people
who are also writing this stuff down and adding numbers with their
special decoder rings, etc. So why and how does this pancake smell
come into play?
You are up awful late! So am I, GULP! The smell is at a different
level. We can't account for things in a flat logical structure.
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