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C. S. Lewis, or whatever it is that I'm in the mood to discuss.
off topic challenge to atheists debate my God argument.Here
The hard problem can be attacked by breaking it in half as follows. Specific configurations of matter andenergy deterministically generate qualia according to yet to be discovered universal psychophysicallaws. The subjective observers that bind those qualia are like spotlights inside brains focusing attentiononto the qualia that are already placed there by physical brain mechanisms. Once it is admitted thatthe content of consciousness is the product of second to second neural activity but the I (or inner eye)viewing it is a more permanent and irreducible entity, the possibility opens for consciousness to be trulyefficacious. Only as a simple individual and foundational element and not a derivative of emergentcomplexity can mentality have a real executive role in decision making and a real value in evolution.If the content of consciousness is generated at each instant by neural activity then where does the moreenduring conscious awareness itself come from? That is not the focus of this paper, but I beliea theory about how consciousness is produced does not answer the hard problem by itself. It edoesj't us the natgure of of itviewing it is a more permanent and irreducible entity, the possibility opens for consciousness to be trulyefficaciousconsciousness is truly effocacioius
It seems like memory becomes an important component?
OT: Remember some prick by the name of Im Skeptical that Vic threw off this site a few years ago? Well, Joe Hinman just kicked him off his blogs (Metacrock's blog and AW), and I told them not to come back to the CADRE. I also won't visit their site again. It is a haven for the stupid. You have IMS, Papalinton (another one that Vic banned) and this jerk Merrill that calls people names. They don't want to have intelligent discussion. They ridicule anything to do with religion. It is ashame.
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