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There Is Only Consciousness In my previous article, "Magic Thinking," one supposed explanation for, "sudden insights," and other events in consciousness for which there is no explanation is attributed to something called the, "subconscious." It is very important to understand that there is nothing injecting thoughts into our minds, especially not some absurd idea of some consciousness we are not conscious of. The Subconscious, The Invention Of Bad Psychology The false concept of a subconscious (or unconscious) was originated by the psychology charlatan's, Anna and Sigmund Fre
I'll first provide a short post as context. Then I'll provide an elaboration of my reasoning. I started this discussion elsewhere, so there may be some strange references, but nothing significant. Context: My thesis for free will: Free will is deterministic. I acknowledge that free will is our ability of choice, but choices are caused by mental contents. Introspection reveals that we make choices on the basis of mental contents. Example: If I possess the mental contents that the Blackjack dealer has 21 and that my well-being is a value, it will cause me to decide to fold; another person who
Steve Omohundro, my former master's thesis advisor, discusses the future of technology. I love his optimism and enthusiasm and he always seems to have his finger on the pulse of new technology. The discussion does raise a lot of interesting questions about where the technology is going and where we want it to go. I don't necessarily agree with all of his political views --- he tends to be a bit left of center --- but the talk is interesting nonetheless. It also touches on other topics that have been discussed recently such as the nature of consciousness. Darrell