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by Dimebag
Sun Apr 03, 2011 3:42 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: What is Consciousness?
Replies: 134
Views: 28735

Re: What is Consciousness?

Consciousness allows the detection of a novel situation AND the ability to respond in a manner which is not predetermined and automatic. This is awareness. If an amoeba can detect a threat, and respond by selecting an action which is not an automatic response then there is a chance it is aware. The ...
by Dimebag
Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Is time continuous or discrete?
Replies: 79
Views: 19486

Is time continuous or discrete?

I have been pondering this question lately after considering how we perceive time, and how the smaller you divide time into the less you can fit into it. This lead me to wonder if time actually is divided into discrete moments, similar to a planck length but for time, or if it is indivisible and con...