On 15 January 2014 09:23, Edgar L. Owen <edgaro...@att.net> wrote: > Brent, > > Of course not. Characters in video games are not real. They know nothing, > and have zero consciousness. > > Do you think Santa Claus is real and knows things and is conscious? I > can't believe you'd even ask such a dumb question.... >
It was based on your assertion that "Again, you are making the mistake of thinking consciousness is some single state that things either have or don't have. There is actually a continuous non-linear spectrum from a thermostat through a mars rover through all biological organisms to a human and possibly beyond." A character in a video game has more intelligence and awareness of its surroundings than a thermostat. So if it's a dumb question, it's based on your dumb claim. Also you are a thoroughly rude and unpleasant person (and going by comments like the above, a rather stupid one). -- 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.