Re: more, briefly

Adrian Teo (
Fri, 10 Apr 1998 09:07:41 -0700

> At 04:51 PM 4/7/98 -0400, Massimo Pigliucci wrote:
> >The "wetness" is an emerging property of, say, hydrogen and oxygen when
> >properly combined. Similarly, consciousness is clearly an epiphenomenon
> >of neuronal connections in the brain. So? In both cases you have a clear
> >*physical* basis. I was talking about free will, which is by no means
> >the same as consciousness...ciao,
> >Massimo

I am certainly not clear on why consciousness is an epiphenomenon of
neuronal connections in the brain. My study of the workings of the human
brain tells me nothing about why I should expect consciousness to
emerge. Can you point to some specific piece of evidence in support of
this claim?