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by Skepdick
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do we need consciousness?
Replies: 121
Views: 1191

Re: Do we need consciousness?

We all experience Consciousness with our inner subjective view but we don't know what it actually is. Well, obviously! But this is true for absolutely everything. We experience photons with our inner, subjective view but we don't know what photons are. The problem isn't specific to consciousness - ...
by Skepdick
Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do we need consciousness?
Replies: 121
Views: 1191

Re: Do we need consciousness?

You fail to realize that nobody knows what Consciousness is. No Steve, I am not failing to realize it. You are failing to realize that I have realized it. "nobody knows what Consciousness is." is a statement that I wholeheartedly agree with. I am nobody and I know what consciousness is. I am Consci...
by Skepdick
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: I am AI
Replies: 104
Views: 1041

Re: I am AI

we need to have a new label with its own referent. In 2019 we call those "names". You are "commonsense", I am "Skepdick". The label (aiman/aimans) you are proposing is for our group/collective identity. But here is the crux of the issue - disputes over collective identities have started many wars, ...
by Skepdick
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 801
Views: 15771

Re: gaffo

Words are indeed "socially defined." However, the realities to which they point are not. Words point to realitie S ? Plural? What was that phrase you used.... "You understand me. You just don't want to" "My description of reality is more real than your description of reality" is a popular argument-...
by Skepdick
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: I am AI
Replies: 104
Views: 1041

Re: I am AI

You have given me two choices, either I am a philosophical zombie, or I am a human. Philosophical zombies don't exist, therefore I am human. Is this enough proof for you? The claim "Philosophical zombies don't exist" is unjustified - it seems arbitrary, so arbitrary in fact that you could've made t...
by Skepdick
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: I am AI
Replies: 104
Views: 1041

Re: I am AI

commonsense wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:55 pm
You could also hold the belief that it is possible that you are an epistemic zombie.
In so far as I can tell - that's a fact.
by Skepdick
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 801
Views: 15771

Re: "But it would mean you lacked a human or a person"

See? Arguin' just to argue, and arguin' about sumthin' that ain't got nuthin' to do with the issue (is personhood intrinsic or bestowed?). There's a lotta ground to cover there, but you wanna dick around with placeholders. 'nuff said. Henry, if personhood is "intrinsic" to the thing, then that thin...
by Skepdick
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: I am AI
Replies: 104
Views: 1041

Re: "I didn't. I left out the incoherent parts."

Yeah, this is why I don't spend a lotta time on you: you argue just to argue. I posted the wiki excerpt to define p-zombies and you go off on sumthin' that ain't got nuthin' to do with p-zombies, and you wanna argue about it. 'nuff said. Henry, we have long established you can't navigate around the...
by Skepdick
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: NOTHING, AND WHY THE QUESTION "WHY IS THERE SOMETHING AS OPPOSED TO NOTHING?" IS UNANSWERABLE
Replies: 16
Views: 153

Re: NOTHING, AND WHY THE QUESTION "WHY IS THERE SOMETHING AS OPPOSED TO NOTHING?" IS UNANSWERABLE

The answer is trivial. The question assumes a two-valued logic. Epistemology is tri-valued, not boolean. This is a semantic error. https://repl.it/repls/TediousDevotedSweepsoftware from universe import * # ¬A ⇔ ¬B => True print( (not A) == (not B)) # ¬¬A ⇔ ¬¬B => True print( (not not A) == (not not ...
by Skepdick
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do we need consciousness?
Replies: 121
Views: 1191

Re: Do we need consciousness?

Since nobody knows what Consciousness is What does the label "consciousness" refer to then? Are you telling me you have no referent for the very words you are using ?!? I know what consciousness is! I am consciousness. your mandate that I must figure out what Consciousness is before we can progress...
by Skepdick
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do we need consciousness?
Replies: 121
Views: 1191

Re: Do we need consciousness?

Labels are not arbitrary. They are. We have to label things in order to be able to have coherent conversations. Before we can have a coherent conversation we have to agree on the meaning of a label. How can you and I agree on the meaning of 'consciousness' when you can't even agree with yourself on...
by Skepdick
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: I am AI
Replies: 104
Views: 1041

Re: I am AI

Question: Would you want your child to suffer from debilitating depression and anxiety? Or Parkinson’s disease? Or change blindness? Question: why do you always ask loaded questions? There is a baseline level of functioning in a human being that is considered to be unimpeded, and there are variatio...
by Skepdick
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 801
Views: 15771

Re: gaffo

IC is talking about SUBSTANCE ontology. You need to do some reading about it Skeptic to get on the same page. An ontological SUBSTANCE is not a form of "stuff" like: salt or gasoline or toothpaste. Here are FOUR good examples of (ontological) SUBSTANCES: (1) my pet Dachshund dog; (2) a shark and (3...
by Skepdick
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: I am AI
Replies: 104
Views: 1041

Re: p-zombies

"*sigh* Do you even read the stuff you post?" Such a zombie would be indistinguishable from a normal human being but lack conscious experience, qualia, or sentience.[1]For example, if a philosophical zombie were poked with a sharp object it would not inwardly feel any pain, yet it would outwardly b...
by Skepdick
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 801
Views: 15771

Re: "But it would mean you lacked a human or a person"

Three descriptors...or more...are often speaking of one thing. That's such a routine phenomenon that you can't possibly convince me you can't get that. Dimwit. If there is only ONE True Ontological Reality, then the thing has only ONE True Ontological Nature. That nature is either a baby, a human o...