On Thursday, January 17, 2013 6:46:59 AM UTC-5, stathisp wrote:
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> On 17/01/2013, at 8:17 AM, Craig Weinberg <whats...@gmail.com<javascript:>> 
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> I agree. Even Hamerov would agree, despite the low and quantum level. Only 
>> Penrose, but probably also Searle, would disagree, I guess. Perhaps Craig, 
>> and most believer in non comp.
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> We could ask one of the people who are made of a different kind of matter 
> than human beings. While we are at it, we could ask them which arithmetic 
> incantation will allow us to drink brine from the sea instead of fresh 
> water. Shouldn't be a big deal... ;)
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> There are those who believe that the very atoms are necessary in order to 
> preserve a consciousness: making an arbitrarily close copy won't do. From 
> what you have said before, this is what you think, but it goes against any 
> widely accepted biological or physical scientific theory. 
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Since there is no widely accepted biological or physical scientific theory 
of what consciousness is, that doesn't bother me very much. 

Craig
 

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> -- Stathis Papaioannou
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