On Tuesday, March 26, 2013 1:19:14 PM UTC-4, Brent wrote:
> On 3/26/2013 4:21 AM, Bruno Marchal wrote:
> I can explain why if a machine can have experience and enough reflexivity,
> then the machine can already understand that she cannot justify rationally
> the presence of its experience. No machine, nor us, can ever see how that
> could be true. It *is* in the range of the non communicable.
> If some aliens decide that we are not conscious, we will not find any
> test to prove them wrong.
> And if we decide the Mars Rover is conscious, can any test prove us
> wrong? Or if Craig decides an atom is conscious, can any test prove him
> wrong? Which I think is John Clark's point: Consciousness is easy.
> Intelligence is hard.
Consciousness is easy to the point of being inescapable if you take it for
granted and hard to the point of being impossible if you don't - which is
why it is the ground of being.
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