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.

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