They have one in the lab next to mine. I love my job.
I think I meant “interesting” in a sarcastic tone.
Another way of putting it: “You (theists) claim a high level of belief in this hypothesis. Because so many people (including close family members) take this position, I have though about this hypothesis and find it too complex to have anything but...(read more)
And a map link, just to make it clear: http://goo.gl/6eFGj
Eliezer (I think) feels the same way about the necessity of souls as about the Judeo-Christian god. Interesting hypothesis, but too complex to have anything but a small prior. Then no supporting evidence shows up, despite millennia of looking, reducing the likelihood further.
> if God exists then consciousness depends on having an immaterial soul.
I translate that into logical notation:
> (God exists) -> For all X (X is conscious -> X has an immaterial soul)
I don't concede this conditional. I can imagine a universe with a personal creator, where consciousness is a ...(read more)
Work at a desk facing your boss. It does wonders keeping you productive. My boss happens to make this possible by bringing his work into the lab for several hours a day.
invest in inflation-indexed bonds.
Or, a Boltzmann brain that flickered into existence with memories of a past that never happened.
Like it's possible to re-read only four chapters. Ha!
Is there a comprehensive list of science declarations anywhere?