On Thu, May 12, 2022 at 7:54 PM Lawrence Crowell <
goldenfieldquaterni...@gmail.com> wrote:

On Friday, April 22, 2022 at 9:38:52 PM UTC-5 Jason wrote:

*>If simple creatures like worms or insects are conscious, (because they
>> have brains, and evolved), then wouldn't these artificial life forms be
>> conscious for the same reasons?*
> > Since consciousness is a subjective experience, how can one know for
> sure?

You can't know for sure just as you can't know for sure that solipsism is
untrue, but you know that consciousness by itself produces no evolutionary
advantage only behavior does, and you know you are conscious, so if you
believe in Darwin's theory you'd know that evolution managed to produce at
least one conscious thing and conclude that things that behave
intelligently are conscious. So to the extent that worms and artificial
life behave intelligently they are also conscious. Probably.

 John K Clark    See what's on my new list at  Extropolis

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