On Tuesday, February 19, 2013 10:53:46 PM UTC-5, stathisp wrote: > > > > On Wednesday, February 20, 2013, Craig Weinberg wrote: > > If he is making mice conscious of infra-red light though, then I would say >> he works with consciousness. >> > > How do you know the mice are conscious of infra-red light? If it were a > machine you would say it wasn't conscious, it just reacted to the light in > a way that superficially resembles consciousness. >
That's because we are obliged to give organisms like us the benefit of the doubt. The opposite is true of machines, where we have seen that their behavior has no basis in any innate sensitivity or agenda of the machine. Craig -- > Stathis Papaioannou > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.