On Sun, Sep 23, 2012 at 11:13 PM, Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com> wrote:

> What I see that he has not considered is that consciousness is a the
> function of uniqueness itself, and propagates through time as experience,
> not as as a product of mechanism. It's qualities are accessed and focused
> through the accumulated history of experience, seen to us as matter and
> mechanism. Instead of fading or absent qualia, I see only coma and death as
> the replacement neurons encroach on the brain stem irreversible damage would
> occur just as it would with dementia or a malignant brain tumor. The only
> difference is that the tumor will be trying to run parts of the body and
> mind which are no longer relevant to whats left of the person.

But the "tumour" would result in no behavioural change (since it makes
all the other neurons fire normally) and no experiential change (since
the subject would report that everything was fine and why would he do
that if everything were not?).

Stathis Papaioannou

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