The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Open Bar: Arguments About Turtles, All the Way Down« on: October 22, 2014, 11:19:16 am »
You are so much more amusing than the Philosophy 101 I'm dealing with.
"Physics is the science of how matter and energy interact. That speaks very little to consciousness, and is still reductionist/rationalist/materialist, which speak even less to consciousness. The physical world (I still don't like calling it "world") may be amplitudes in configuration space as far as you and physics are concerned, but consciousness isn't. Ergo, if your reality is physical in nature, consciousness cannot be reality."
In theory, as a baby neurobiologist who will be TA-ing Perception next term, I have a lot of fancy words to counter that. In reality, I am way too fucking tired to formulate them in any way that makes sense.
I had a feeling you might. But, as the whole thing collapsed into snark and mockery, it was a good choice not to make the effort.