On Monday, October 28, 2013 1:53:02 PM UTC-4, Bruno Marchal wrote:
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> I refer you to my rare posts where I suggest that the level is the 
> molecular level, and should include the glial cells, which in my opinion 
> (from diverse reading) handle to information.
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> I also defend the idea that an amoeba, by being unicellular, can be seen 
> as a cell being simultaneously a digestive cell, a muscular cells, a liver 
> cell, a kidney cell, a bone cell, and a brain cell. 
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> Amoebas are not completely stupid and deserve respects, and so are any 
> each of our own cells, despite those cells in multicellular organism have 
> lost a bit of their freedom and universality to cooperate in what is 
> ourself.
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> Again, the bold quote illustrates comp, and the fact that the level is 
> lower than some thought.
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> Also with comp, consciousness is NOT a product of the mind. that's still 
> too much an aristotelian way to express the "identity" thesis. 
> Consciousness is not physical, it is the mental state of person associated 
> to machines, when those person develop *some* true belief.
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So if dendrites and molecules are people, why not quarks and numbers?
 

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> Bruno
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> http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/~marchal/
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