On Mon, May 27, 2013 at 04:53:56PM -0700, meekerdb wrote:
> I don't think consciousness is an all-or-nothing property.  You have
> to ask "Consciousness of what?"  There's consciousness of
> surroundings: sound, photons, temperature, chemical
> concentrations....  There's consciousness of internal states.
> Consciousness of sex.  Consciousness of one's location.
> Consciousness of one's status in a tribe.  I think human-like
> consciousness requires language of some kind.
> Brent

I would be happy with consciousness of surroundings. It seems to be
the most basic of all the ones you mention there.


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