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Posted by Richard Ruquist on May 23, 2003 15:34:51 UTC

He has every right to argue his point of view as logically and as strongly as possible. That is not being foolish. In fact, that is what has made him a leading exponent of the reductionist explanation of consciousness.

A least he recognizes that consciousness exists. It used to be that physicists would argue that consciousness is just a figment of our imaginations. Then quantum mechanics came along and made consciousness the creator of the world- if you did not see it did not happen. That is akin to the frying pan into the fire story.

So I think neurologists are well motivated to carry reductionist explanations of consciousness as far as possible. I just object to their attempts to cut off the funding of scientists that go further than they.


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