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Sun Feb 21 19:53:16 EST 1999

In article <36d055d3.1 at ns2.wsg.net>, "Ray Scanlon" <rscanlon at wsg.net> wrote:
>Rusty Wiley wrote in message ...
>>I think that it is important to recognize that Ray is identifying soul,
>>brain and, I believe, intelligence as the same thing.
>Not really. My interest is in the brain. I equate soul with mind,
>intelligence is just another of a myriad of euphemisms for soul. I leave all
>that to religion.

And what you are left with is ...

Dust, and nothing but the dust.

>>To quote Ray "First design a brain that is alert and then ask if you
>>may make it aware."  We seem to have a problem with this because we know
>>that we are aware and the same cannot be said for our own alertness.

>I would argue that we are only aware of alertness in other organisms. I am
>aware, you are alert.

>Those interested in how the brain works might look at

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