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Started by Hardy Heinlin, Sat, 4 Jun 2011 17:30
Quote from: Hardy HeinlinEven the entire universe as a whole might have a soul. Or that jumping electron may have a soul, during its ride, or during the change of its motion direction.
Quote from: Hardy HeinlinThirdly, the decision must be self-reflective, self-aware in some way, in order not to destroy itself by its own kick.
Quote from: martinQuote from: Hardy HeinlinThirdly, the decision must be self-reflective, self-aware in some way, in order not to destroy itself by its own kick.Why?There is, by common consensus*, a vast range of animals (in fact, practically all, excepting the apes, possibly some whales and relatives, and of course and allegedly Us) without self-awareness.But there can be no doubt that theya) show activity (and thus, by your theory, must also have those kicks);b) do not destroy themselves.Works just fine, as evolution has made sure that the non-self-destructivity is built right into them.Without them knowing the first thing about it.*Cheers,Martin* I don't think it is really that simple, but that's another discussion.
Quote from: brian747...those who wish to deny the existence of anything beyond their immediate senses: so it would be denied by Richard Dawkins or Carl Sagan ...
Quote from: Hardy HeinlinWho, in this thread, do you mean is 'the person concerned'
Quote from: brian747"There are more things in heaven and earth, Hardy, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy."
Quote from: mcdonarFinished your coffee yet, Hardy?
Quote from: mcdonarI also agree that self probably has a variable intensity amongst living things.