RE: virus: kurzweil cuts the mustard

David McFadzean (
Mon, 04 Jan 1999 08:42:21 -0700

At 07:26 PM 1/3/99 -0800, Richard Brodie wrote:
>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.

Yes, but that goes without saying. I'm assuming we all have a sufficiently similar operating definition of consciousness (sort of an awareness of being aware). My assumptions are no different in kind than yours when you use words like "distinction" and "context" above.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus