Area54 Posted September 11, 2017 Share Posted September 11, 2017 12 hours ago, Gees said: Area54; I have nosed around in the Science forums before and noticed that science does not like endless and pointless discussions any more than philosophy does. Sometimes when a person is obviously ignorant of the topic of discussion, one of the members will say, (paraphrased) "Get a book, read it, then come back to discuss it after you have a clue." Therefore, I recommend that you go to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP) or the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (IEP), both of which are on-line and free to use, look up Consciousness and read. Make sure you have a comfortable chair and maybe some popcorn. Once you are clear on what consciousness actually is, and have an understanding of the various theories, you can start a thread on consciousness. Expect the thread to be endless, assuming you can garner anyone's interest I first became aware of the SEP several years ago. It may be more than a decade. I've read large chunks from it, including several on consciousness. (That's part of the reason I've characterised parts of your posting as nonsense.) I've also read a reasonable amount of Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Hume, Descartes, etc, and the more recent and scientifically inclined Penrose and Dennet. So your indirect attempt at being patronising is simply amusing, as are your presumptions that you have (a)studied more about consciousness than I and (b) that you have a superior understanding of its complexity. In future please commment on the factual content of my posts and leave the implicit insults where they belong. I have no interest in starting a thread on consciousness. This one is sufficient for the moment. I'm quite comfortable here. If you don't like it, you are free to leave. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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