On 9 December 2013 05:52, John Clark <johnkcl...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Sat, Dec 7, 2013 at 4:38 PM, LizR <lizj...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > Could you name a materialistic theory that explains consciousness >> > > Consciousness is the feeling information has when it is being processed; > if conscious is fundamental, that is to say it comes at the end of a long > line of "what is that?" questions, then after saying that there is just > nothing more that can be said about it. And hey, it's just as good as a > billion other consciousness theories. >
Ah yes, Max Tegmark's "theory".These aren't theories, is the problem. One needs a rigorous definition of what consciousness is, to start with, and then a theory that explains all its observed features, and makes testable predictions. Otherwise all one has is a jumble of words. -- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.