But mental things are already part of the terrain. Our minds are implemented in matter.

If physics happens to notice any mental activity and react to it, then that's weird physics - REALLY weird - but it's not like it's suddenly impossible to conceptualize a thing without that thing being instantiated, and it's really really possible to discover that you were wrong about a thing.


Our minds are implemented in matter.

Except it absolutely does not feel so from the inside, which is precisely the issue. Mental things are internal map-representations. For example how a dark forest feels threatening or a storm viciously raging.

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by MrMind 1 min read31st Mar 2015180 comments


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