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Featured The Problem of Existence and Consciousness

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Fool, Jan 11, 2021 at 7:46 AM.

  1. Wild Fox

    Wild Fox Well-Known Member

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    The problem is we are only just learning how to understand how vastly different nervous system patterns can create similar behavioral responses. There is no absolute reason to state that a decentralized nervous system could not become complex enough with sufficient neural plasticity to allow that creature to recognize itself as separate from its environment in both space and in time and draw from sufficient working memory to be conscious. The centralized brain has the advantage of close approximation of the structures that can take sensory information, filter what is needed, couple with memory and integrate all of the sensory information and match to schema that has been developed to make intentional decisions. We are only starting to understand this concept.
     
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  2. YoursTrue

    YoursTrue "We know gravity by happenstance."

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    So gravity is not alive. Or conscious. :) I guess some people think trees are conscious. I'm pretty sure they're alive. unless they're dead. I guess there are dead trees still in the ground. Maybe don't grow or have leaves, I'm not sure. :) I'll try to check it out.
    Maybe some people think gravity is conscious, though. (Oh, never mind...)
     
  3. YoursTrue

    YoursTrue "We know gravity by happenstance."

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    I don't know. Some I've spoken to think that trees are conscious. Oh well...I say this with a little smile, one side turned up, I guess it could be called a wry smile. and oh, well. have a nice night.
     
  4. Audie

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    Thanks for the closing remarks on this sorry tooic.
     
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