RE: virus: kurzweil cuts the mustard

Richard Brodie (
Sun, 3 Jan 1999 19:26:36 -0800

The term "conscious" is simply a distinction (meme). Whether or not anything or anyone is conscious depends on the meaning (definition in a particular context) of the term.

Richard Brodie Author, "Virus of the Mind: The New Science of the Meme" Free newsletter! Visit Meme Central at

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From: []On Behalf Of David McFadzean
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Subject: Re: virus: kurzweil cuts the mustard

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From: Robin Faichney <> To: <> Date: Sunday, January 03, 1999 2:49 PM
Subject: Re: virus: kurzweil cuts the mustard

>includes speech acts). It is because there is,
>in fact, no objective truth about whether a given
>thing is or is not conscious. It is never simply
>and straightforwardly true either that the thing
>is conscious or is not conscious

Are you saying there is no truth to the matter of whether or not you are conscious?