Re: Sentience [Was FAI: Collective Volition]

From: Metaqualia (
Date: Mon Jun 14 2004 - 04:25:35 MDT

> Because regardless of how important consciousness is to us evolution
> doesn't give a damn about it, all it's interested in is behavior. The
> ability to metabolize alcohol could change the probability of an animal
> surviving by a huge amount, but if consciousness and behavior can be
> segregated as you say then there is no way random mutation and natural
> selection could ever have made us conscious, or rather made me
> conscious, I'm not sure about you.

Consciousness is what that behaviour feels like from the inside, question is
who put you inside.


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