On Wed, Sep 26, 2012 Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com> wrote: > Consciousness is easy if you already have consciousness. It is impossible > if you don't. >
But you believe in "panexperientialism", you believe that everything is conscious, so if you are correct then consciousness is not only possible it's easy. QED. > Everything assumes that consciousness exists as a possibility in the > universe > It's not a assumption it's a fact that for consciousness to exist there must have been a time when the possibility of the existence of consciousness existed. In a similar way some religious types have criticized Krauss's book "A Universe From Nothing" because it's not really nothing, its just from very very little because Krauss had to start from a place where there was at least the potential for something, and they insist that very potential is something. Apparently those same religious types don't consider God to be something, and for once I agree with them. > prior to the existence of the universe > It's not clear what that means. Without the universe you can't have time because time involves change and if nothing exists then nothing changes; and without time the word "prior" has no meaning. John K Clark -- 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.