Re: Ken Re: >H Dictionary--Advice of Doubtful Merit

Dan Fabulich (
Mon, 29 Nov 1999 02:40:38 -0500 (EST)

'What is your name?' 'Robert Owen.' 'IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOUR NAME IS!!!':

> > Where <qualia> is the meme that says qualia has any explanatory value.
> > I am quite convinced that qualia has no such value...
> Agreed.

So why posit their existence to begin with? Ockham's Razor is a-calling me.

> Once again, a comparator does not recognize identity; it merely generates
> a pulse (or some other output depending on the gate configuration) when
> A - B = 0.

Ahem. Wouldn't it be funny if neurons in your brain did that? And, indeed, wouldn't it be an awful shame if we had to go and say that your BRAIN doesn't know what red is?


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