This is one of the "big questions" along with "something rather than
nothing" etc.


On 31 October 2013 12:35, Stathis Papaioannou <stath...@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 30 October 2013 16:07, Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > We don’t know that chemical reactions are unconscious...
>
> The brain is chemical reactions and consciousness seems to happen when
> these chemical reactions happen, and not when they don't happen. This
> we know. We don't know if consciousness of a strange type happens when
> a hammer hits a nail, for example. It might, it might not. The hammer
> might also have free will: "I hit the nail because I decided to hit
> the nail. If I didn't decide to hit the nail I wouldn't have hit it.
> Sure, my action could be ascribed to a series of mechanistic events,
> but these mechanistic events follow from my decision, not the other
> way around."
>
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