From: Ben Goertzel (email@example.com)
Date: Fri May 28 2004 - 05:41:14 MDT
> Who said you can't measure the awareness of elementary
> particles? As I understand it panpsychism is a
> general postulate which could be consistent with many
> specific theories. Of course I agree that there would
> have to be some way to measure the awareness of
> elementary particles, and no such specific theory has
> been presented yet. But I fail to see why you think
> this renders the general postulate meaningless.
This is correct.
Panpsychism is a philosophical statement, much like materialism is a
Philosophical statements have many values, e.g.
* to guide science in interesting directions
* to guide personal life
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