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Wolf Kirchmeir wwolfkir at sympatico.can
Fri Nov 14 10:04:44 EST 2003


On 13 Nov 2003 12:04:49 -0800, pavan03 wrote:

>Why is there SOO much reluctance to think of the existence of
>consciousness as a substance?

"Existence ... [is] a substance"? That's nonsense. I'll assume that pavan03
actually meant "consciousness [is] a substance."

If consciousness is a substance, it must have the properties of a substance -
it must occupy space, have mass, acquire and lose momentum, etc.

Even pavan03 should be able to see that this is silly.


-- 
Wolf Kirchmeir, Blind River ON Canada
"Nature does not deal in rewards or punishments, but only in consequences."
(Robert Ingersoll)






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