From: Randall Randall (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Aug 19 2007 - 17:52:57 MDT
On Aug 19, 2007, at 6:36 PM, J. Andrew Rogers wrote:
> On Aug 19, 2007, at 3:23 PM, Randall Randall wrote:
>> On Aug 19, 2007, at 2:11 PM, Matt Mahoney wrote:
>>> Consciousness is very hard to
>>> define rigorously, but everyone knows what it is. It is what
>>> this universe from a hypothetical atom-for-atom identical
>>> universe that exists
>>> beyond the awareness of any person, including your copy that
>>> lives your life,
>>> following its neurally programmed instructions, deterministically
>>> making the
>>> exact same sequence of decisions that you make.
>> Ah, like a substance which is chemically water, with the
>> same atoms in the same positions as water, but which is
>> not wet at 30C?
> Like ice-VII?
Sigh. At ambient pressure and 30C. :)
-- Randall Randall <firstname.lastname@example.org> "[W]e ARE the market, this IS the market working, there's nothing external to be deferred to." -- Ian Bicking, on "let the market decide"
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