On 30 Oct 2013, at 06:07, Craig Weinberg wrote:

A Quora answer to the following question. Nothing new for me here probably, but It's maybe organized in a more concise way.

Philosophy: If human beings are nothing more than matter, why are you conscious as yourself?

The implication of materialism is that we are in essence wet robots, without free will, just chemical reactions. But if this is true and we are conscious, then does it logically follow that all chemical reactions have "consciousness" to some degree? If the human mind is just an extremely advanced computer, then at what point does "consciousness" occur?

Before it begins to dream about matter, and after it get enough self- reference ability.

You are quoting someone believing that comp is compatible with materialism, but we should know better.



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