Re: The GLUT and functionalism

From: Mike Dougherty (
Date: Mon Mar 24 2008 - 14:20:33 MDT

On Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 3:06 PM, Jeff L Jones <> wrote:
> I still don't understand why you guys are talking about GLUTs.
> They're completely and entirely impossible, even in prinicple. So it
> can't possibly tell you anything about the real world, or about
> consciousness. It's no better than trying to answer the question
> "what is consciousness?" by asking "what would jesus say consciousness
> was if he were here right now?" Total nonsense.

After an exhaustive search of what consciousness is NOT, whatever
remains must be what consciousness IS.

I have to agree with Jeff: After a few rounds of "Strawmen, Zombies
and GLUT" the discussion itself begins to resemble "every permutation
of 10k strings" in answer to the question. From this I conclude there
is no consciousness. :)

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