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Re: Ask a Scientist

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Actually, I think many "faith" people would disagree. That's more the stuff you hear in the "make it up as you go" corner. Most major faiths would, if pushed hard enough, attribute consciousness to something that was started by some sort of act of god or other divine principle, which by extension, means that the number of neurons you have is no indicator of whether or not you have any level of consciousness.

The problem with popular science is that it has a tendency of becoming a shop window for cherry pickers. People pick out individual details that support their previous theories while ignoring the bits that don't.
Popular is a funny term. Frequent, I guess, or palatable.

It seems to me that the truth can coexist in a large inventory, unscathed. That shop window will be big and the number of cherry pickers, too, who cares as long as we are sure of our own private criteria. One of the invetory part will be the particular bakery everyone disappeared to, as long as they have the choice.

If the number of neurons signals certain degree of consciousness doesn't it mean certain degree of faith? It has to. I think Flying's point was a scale, so was the dude's he quoted. How can one agree with a scale with neurons (so a relative pov) but an absoluteness of faith, when one needs neurons to be consciouss of one's faith.
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