Re: more, briefly

Massimo Pigliucci (
Sat, 11 Apr 1998 10:38:47 -0400

Adrian Teo wrote:

> 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?

Yes, any study on the effects of hormones on human behavior, for
example. Or any study connecting the stimulation of specific parts of
the brain to specific sensations, *feelings*, and images. That is, most
of modern neurophysiology.

On the other hand, can you point out to me any study that provides
evidence of the super-material basis of human consciousness??


Massimo Pigliucci, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolution
Society for the Study of Evolution "Dobzhansky" Awardee
Dept. of Botany, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-1100
phone 423-974-6221 fax 0978

Lab page Science & Society Darwin Day Rationalists of East Tennessee

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