On Wednesday, March 20, 2013 12:37:54 PM UTC-4, John Clark wrote:
> > I always hear an audible click very shortly after I see the light
>> switch on. There is no direct causation,
> Yes but how do you know that, how can you prove there is no causation?
> It's easy, just buy another light switch of the same manufacturer but don't
> connect it up to any wires.
We can write books and other people can read them, so that must prove that
consciousness is not caused by neurochemistry.
> When you flip the switch it will make a identical audio click, if the
> lights don't go on then you know it's not the sound of the click that makes
> the lights go on. Alternately you could get some soundproofing material and
> put it around your existing switch, the one already hooked up to the wires;
> now when you flip the switch you hear nothing and if the lights still come
> on then you know the sound does not cause the lights coming on.
> We say that X causes Y If when X happens Y always happens AND when X
> doesn't happen Y never happens, and we know for a fact that when the
> chemistry of the brain changes consciousness always changes AND when the
> chemistry doesn't change consciousness never changes, thus the conclusion
> is obvious.
If a conclusion about consciousness seems obvious, then it is probably
> John K Clark
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