On Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 8:12 PM, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:
> On 11/12/2013 5:27 PM, Jason Resch wrote: > >> There is a continuation from being anesthetized to waking up from >> anesthesia. >> > > Did you leave out a "no"? It was intentional, I meant there is a continuation, as in subjectively one moment leads directly to the next. > There is a continuation, but not of consciousness. > > But isn't there? Are you saying you don't survive general anesthesia? Does it not seem like you are conscious one moment, then conscious of the next? > > Would you say the same true for an amnesiac being anesthetized? >> > > I think so. An "amnesiac" is just someone who can't remember some > significant block of time that almost anyone else would. Last January > while vacationing in Hawaii my daughter went down the beach and took a > class in surfing. According to the instructor she did fine and nothing > strange happened. She came back to the hotel, went in and took a shower. > When she came out of the shower she realized that she could not remember > *anything* about that day. She also had short term memory problems, e.g. > she would repeat something she had just said a minute before. We took her > to the hospital; they couldn't find any cause and finally just said, "Well > that happens sometimes to people and nobody knows why." Over the next day > her short term memory became normal - but she still doesn't remember that > day. > > Interesting, I was not aware that kind of thing can just happen to people. In my hypothetical, however, I meant someone with absolutely no memories. Is it not the case they can have a (subjectively) continuous experience of losing consciousness and regaining it? Jason -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.