On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 , Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com> wrote: >>> We can write books and other people can read them, so that must prove >>> that consciousness is not caused by neurochemistry. >>> >> >> >> What the hell??? >> > > > Books aren't neurological, right? >
Right, but they are certainly material. > There is no direct link between the author's brain and the reader's > brain. > There is never a "direct link" between one mind and another, there is always a material middle man, usually many, such as photons reflected off paper in a book, or air vibrations from vocal cords, or in chemical changes in the nerves of fingers, or whatever. > Just like the light switch > There is not a "direct link" between the light switch and the light going on either, the closing of the light switch just caused a current to flow in the wire, the current flow didn't cause the light either it just caused the filament in the light bulb to get hot, it was the hot electrons in the filament that caused the electromagnetic waves to be produced. > you remove any connection between neurons, yet the words of one brain (or > brain activity ostensibly associated with the words) are still transmitted > from one to the other. > When you write books I don't always read them AND if I don't read your book your book still exists, so I can say with great confidence that my reading of your books does not cause your books to exist. John K Clark -- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.