On Tuesday, October 15, 2013 8:51:17 PM UTC-4, Liz R wrote:
> > wrote:
>> No, that's begging the question. A human body may be a machine, but that
>> does not mean that a human experience can be created from the outside in.
>> That's what all of these points are about - a machine does not build itself
>> from a single reproducing cell. A machine does not care what it is doing,
>> it doesn't get bored or tired. A machine is great at doing things that
>> people are terrible at doing and vice versa. There is much more evidence to
>> suggest that human experience is the polar opposite of mechanism than that
>> it could be defined by mechanism.
>> So what is a human being, if not a (very complicated,
> molecular-component-containing) machine? (Or is "machine" being defined in
> a specialised sense here?)
A human being is the collective self experience received during the
phenomenon known as a human lifetime. The body is only one aspect of that
experience - a reflection defined as a familiar body in the context of its
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