Posted: Sep 08, 2018 12:01 pm
by Destroyer
SpeedOfSound wrote:It quite ruffles my feathers when I hear some scientist say "science knows nothing about consciousness". What is really going on here is that no one knows what it is that they are calling consciousness so it is a bit premature to ask science for it's explanation. My title for the thread the opening is about that problem.

Philosophers do not know jack shit about consciousness. If they did the abundant science we have today about the brain and biology would be quick to tell you what exactly it is.

Well, it is very easy to ask someone: if what they mean by "Consciousness" is a function that is distinct from brain functioning. If that is what they mean then it is incumbent upon them to demonstrate how this is so.