On 1/11/2014 8:12 PM, Colin Geoffrey Hales wrote:
RE: arXiv: 1401.1219v1 [quant-ph] 6 Jan 2014
Consciousness as a State of Matter
Max Tegmark, January 8, 2014
I confess that after 12 years of deep immersion in science's grapplings with
consciousness, the blindspot I see operating is so obvious and so pervasive and so
incredibly unseen it beggars belief. I know it's a long way from physics to neuroscience
(discipline-wise). But surely in 2014 we can see it for what it is. Can't they (Tegmark
and ilk) see that the so-called "science of consciousness" is
暗he "the science of the scientific observer"
暗rying to explain observing with observations
暗rying to explain experience with experiences
暗rying to explain how scientists do science.
戢 science of scientific behaviour.
嵯escriptive and never explanatory.
The sciences do not try to explain, they hardly even try to interpret, they mainly make
models. By a model is meant a mathematical construct which, with the addition of certain
verbal interpretations, describes observed phenomena. The justification of such a
mathematical construct is solely and precisely that it is expected to work.
-----John von Neumann
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