On Sun, Dec 8, 2013 at 7:33 PM, LizR <lizj...@gmail.com> wrote: > One needs a rigorous definition of what consciousness is, to start with, >
Examples are usually preferable to definitions. > and then a theory that explains all its observed features, and makes > testable predictions. > But that's the beauty of consciousness theories, we can detect consciousness only in ourselves so there are no observed features that a consciousness theory must explain, and that's why it takes no brains at all to dream one up. Intelligence theories are a entirely different matter, they have to actually explain something and thus are hard as hell and a unpopular subject on the internet. > Otherwise all one has is a jumble of words. > Yep, a jumble of words (especially personal pronouns) pretty much sums up consciousness theories. John K Clark -- 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.