On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 Telmo Menezes <te...@telmomenezes.com> wrote: > I also believe that some isolated tribes assume everything is conscious. >
If they're right then that certainly solves the consciousness problem and we can move on to solving the REALLY hard problem, figuring out why some things behave intelligently. > >> Any logical system must start with unproven axioms and the fewer and > the simpler the better, and I can't think of a better axiom to start with > than that one. > > > Why? All of current science works fine without it. Its only function is > religious. > But as I said before, I personally would not work fine if I thought I was the only conscious being in the universe and I very much doubt that you would either; unless of course you are not conscious now and never have been. >> Do you know for sure that I am conscious? >> > > > No. > > >> For that matter all you know about me is the ASCII sequences I have >> produced, so do you even know for sure that I'm not a computer? >> > > > No. > EXCELLENT! Congratulations your views are consistent, and thus your doubts about the consciousness of a intelligent computer must not be any greater than your doubts about the consciousness of a intelligent human being. 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.