From: Rob Harris (
Date: Thu Mar 02 2000 - 05:54:06 MST

> I usually see this attack directed at some form of matieralism
> can't explain emotions.") The answer for that is "Yes it can, emotions are
> patterns of neuron firings in the brain." (c.f. Dennett, Hofstadter).

I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm sick of seeing such basic and
grevious conceptual errors as the above being made.
It's identical to for instance, stating that chocolate is an organisation of
humans and machines mixing various compounds. This is of course ridiculous.
The organisation of humans etc.. BRING ABOUT the chocolate - but they ARE
NOT *IT* !!!!! DAMMIT!
Same with this typical Dennett-drivel above. The firing of neurons BRINGS
ABOUT emotions. The firing of neurons twaddle explains NOTHING about what
the resultant emotions actually *ARE*.
Is this blatantly obvious to anyone else?


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