qualia (Re: The hard problem is called such for a reason.....)

Zeb Haradon (zharadon@inconnect.com)
Tue, 14 Dec 1999 19:19:28 -0800

Another issue which complicated the problem of consciousness, and makes it difficult to broach scientifically, is this: Science is a social phenomena. Someone comes up with a theory and presents the evidence and proof to the world, and it is science. But qualia are personal. They are evidence - of their own existence - they are the strongest evidence ever presented or possible to present - direct, absolute presentation of themselves - but this evidence is evident only to the experiencer. Presumably everyone has them and can look at their own.. and I wonder if people who ask for evidence are just trying to be frustrating.

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