Re: q*****

Zeb Haradon (
Tue, 14 Dec 1999 23:31:20 -0800

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From: Dan Fabulich <> To: <> Date: Tuesday, December 14, 1999 10:14 PM Subject: Re: q*****

>'What is your name?' 'Zeb Haradon.' 'Do you deny having written the
>> Your arguments might have any merit if qualia were something that were
>> postulated to explain something. If they were like quarks, or black
>> we could argue about the possibilities of their existence based on the
>> we have to support the qualia hypothesis. But qualia are not the
>> they're the data. The entire world, all of science, every belief you have
>> everyday life are the hypothesis.
>I can explain my data in the same way I can explain Blackstone's magic
>show. You "think" that you're Thinking in exactly the same way as it
>appears that the dove appeared out of nowhere. It did not. You do not.

The difference is that you can show HOW it appears that the dove came out of nowhere. You haven't come close to explaining why it seems that we have experiences, and why they seem the way that they seem (or do they just seem to seem to seem that way?).

>> If qualia do not exist, then the way we experience red, the particular
>> visual sensation associated with it, what is that?
>It's a nothing. You "think" it's happening, but it's not happening.

Why do I "think" that it is, why does this illusion of color experience seem that way in particular? Why does it seem like anything, rather then a blindsight-esque identification, for example (I hope you know what I mean by this).