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    Scientific AmericanFouad Khan13 min
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    Scientific American
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    • jeff
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      1 month ago

      First off: fun read. I like the CPU clock speed simulation thought experiment. But this statement really surprised me:

      There is nothing in philosophy or science, no postulates, theories or laws, that would predict the emergence of this experience we call consciousness. Natural laws do not call for its existence, and it certainly does not seem to offer us any evolutionary advantages.

      How are humans anything other than the picture of evolutionary success? Isn't the yardstick basically who's getting eaten by whom? We seem to be doing pretty well in that department and I don't know why that success couldn't be attributed to what seems to be the main difference between us and other animals: (advanced) consciousness.

    • Florian1 month ago

      I love this topic - I learn something new in every article

    • kellyalysia
      1 month ago

      What. the. fck. did I just read?

      Brains 'splode. Can't comprehend. Send help.