On Tuesday, October 15, 2013 8:51:17 PM UTC-4, Liz R wrote:
> On 16 October 2013 13:48, Craig Weinberg <whats...@gmail.com <javascript:>
> > 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 
own perception.

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