Not that I'm advocating the existence of zombies, but technically neither does having a zombie for a boyfriend. Eliezer Yudkowsky didn't knock-down the zombie possibility by talking about anticipated experiences, he knocked it down by explaining the logical impossibility,

I don't understand how saying that will make the concept go away.

The logical impossibility depended on how you couldn't have conversations about consciousness without it. If you're the only thing that exists how can I disagree with you about it? How did you learn about it from a philosopher?

Open thread, July 16-22, 2013

by David_Gerard 1 min read15th Jul 2013305 comments


If it's worth saying, but not worth its own post (even in Discussion), then it goes here.

Given the discussion thread about these, let's try calling this a one-week thread, and see if anyone bothers starting one next Monday.