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
Before it begins to dream about matter, and after it get enough self-
You are quoting someone believing that comp is compatible with
materialism, but we should know better.
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