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Another one for the science bods - where does my consciousness come from? 15:13 - Oct 7 with 4196 viewsBrixtonBlue

Presumably if you were able to measure the brainwaves of babies in the womb, you'd see that they are conscious of their surroundings, and this develops over time and through parental, peer and societal influences.

But at what point am I thinking/conscious?

And why am *I* having this consciousness? Why did *I* (whatever *I* is) come to be inside this particular human that you all know and love?

I'm a bit busy today so I'll be back later to see how you're doing.

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Another one for the science bods - where does my consciousness come from? on 15:17 - Oct 7 with 1390 viewsfooters

"But at what point am I thinking"?

Rarely, if ever.

Glad to be of help.

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Another one for the science bods - where does my consciousness come from? on 15:18 - Oct 7 with 1377 viewsStokieBlue

It's beamed in from an unknown location using an unknown method.

SB

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Another one for the science bods - where does my consciousness come from? on 15:19 - Oct 7 with 1376 viewsSpruceMoose

Another one for the science bods - where does my consciousness come from? on 15:18 - Oct 7 by StokieBlue

It's beamed in from an unknown location using an unknown method.

SB


Only to Anglo Saxons though.

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Another one for the science bods - where does my consciousness come from? on 16:06 - Oct 7 with 1325 viewsWeWereZombies

I think you are asking the wrong questions, and in the wrong direction.

I see this as a question for the meta discipline of philosophy rather than for scientists...in the first instance.

And the question is better framed as 'How does consciousness emerge?'

But you have to define consciousness first.

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Another one for the science bods - where does my consciousness come from? on 16:08 - Oct 7 with 1314 viewswkj

Google, it comes from Google.

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Another one for the science bods - where does my consciousness come from? on 16:18 - Oct 7 with 1302 viewshomer_123

Use your imagination.

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Another one for the science bods - where does my consciousness come from? on 16:24 - Oct 7 with 1295 viewsusm

Coes

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Another one for the science bods - where does my consciousness come from? on 17:40 - Oct 7 with 1249 viewssparks

Another one for the science bods - where does my consciousness come from? on 16:24 - Oct 7 by usm

Coes


Its an emergent property of a complex brain.

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Another one for the science bods - where does my consciousness come from? on 17:41 - Oct 7 with 1249 viewschicoazul

A good argument against abortion here Jerseys. Nice one. We'll have you converting to Anglicanism before long.

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Another one for the science bods - where does my consciousness come from? on 17:47 - Oct 7 with 1239 viewssparks

Another one for the science bods - where does my consciousness come from? on 17:41 - Oct 7 by chicoazul

A good argument against abortion here Jerseys. Nice one. We'll have you converting to Anglicanism before long.


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Another one for the science bods - where does my consciousness come from? on 18:14 - Oct 7 with 1220 viewschicoazul

Another one for the science bods - where does my consciousness come from? on 17:47 - Oct 7 by sparks

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Presumably if you were able to measure the brainwaves of babies in the womb, you'd see that they are conscious of their surrounding

Words are a medium that reduces reality to abstraction for transmission to our reason, and in their power to corrode reality inevitably lurks the danger that the words will be corroded too. It might be more appropriate, in fact, to liken their action to excessive stomach fluids that digest and gradually eat away the stomach itself.
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Another one for the science bods - where does my consciousness come from? on 18:17 - Oct 7 with 1216 viewsIllinoisblue

did you recently eat a laced batch of Haribo?

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Another one for the science bods - where does my consciousness come from? on 18:21 - Oct 7 with 1211 viewssparks

Another one for the science bods - where does my consciousness come from? on 18:14 - Oct 7 by chicoazul

Presumably if you were able to measure the brainwaves of babies in the womb, you'd see that they are conscious of their surrounding


Not sure there is any evidence for that... I very much doubt a collection of cells is conscious...

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Another one for the science bods - where does my consciousness come from? on 18:24 - Oct 7 with 1203 viewschicoazul

Another one for the science bods - where does my consciousness come from? on 18:21 - Oct 7 by sparks

Not sure there is any evidence for that... I very much doubt a collection of cells is conscious...


Hey, he said it.

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Another one for the science bods - where does my consciousness come from? on 18:25 - Oct 7 with 1197 viewsHerbivore

As someone who studied philosophy at a high level I can honestly say it's a waste of your consciousness to be pondering the origin and nature of your consciousness.

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Another one for the science bods - where does my consciousness come from? on 18:31 - Oct 7 with 1197 viewsBrixtonBlue

Another one for the science bods - where does my consciousness come from? on 18:25 - Oct 7 by Herbivore

As someone who studied philosophy at a high level I can honestly say it's a waste of your consciousness to be pondering the origin and nature of your consciousness.


I studied philosophy at uni (is that a high enough level?) I just wanted to see what the science bods would come up with.

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Another one for the science bods - where does my consciousness come from? on 18:38 - Oct 7 with 1185 viewsWeWereZombies

Another one for the science bods - where does my consciousness come from? on 18:21 - Oct 7 by sparks

Not sure there is any evidence for that... I very much doubt a collection of cells is conscious...


You should have asked what a baby is doing in a womb, there won't be any room for the foetus.

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Another one for the science bods - where does my consciousness come from? on 18:47 - Oct 7 with 1172 viewslowhouseblue

Another one for the science bods - where does my consciousness come from? on 18:31 - Oct 7 by BrixtonBlue

I studied philosophy at uni (is that a high enough level?) I just wanted to see what the science bods would come up with.


which floor were the lectures on?

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Another one for the science bods - where does my consciousness come from? on 19:06 - Oct 7 with 1158 viewsfactual_blue

Another one for the science bods - where does my consciousness come from? on 18:31 - Oct 7 by BrixtonBlue

I studied philosophy at uni (is that a high enough level?) I just wanted to see what the science bods would come up with.


This is 2019.

Science is all fake.

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Another one for the science bods - where does my consciousness come from? on 19:34 - Oct 7 with 1134 viewsHerbivore

Another one for the science bods - where does my consciousness come from? on 18:31 - Oct 7 by BrixtonBlue

I studied philosophy at uni (is that a high enough level?) I just wanted to see what the science bods would come up with.


That's a moderate level rather than a high one I'd say. You're asking science to answer a metaphysical question. Metaphysical questions are intellectual masturbation at best.

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Another one for the science bods - where does my consciousness come from? on 19:46 - Oct 7 with 1131 viewsfactual_blue

Another one for the science bods - where does my consciousness come from? on 18:17 - Oct 7 by Illinoisblue

did you recently eat a laced batch of Haribo?


He just to and from Fleetwood, leaving London at 5.00pm on a Friday. That's enough to make anybody doubt their existence, and indeed reality.

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Another one for the science bods - where does my consciousness come from? on 06:14 - Oct 8 with 1056 viewsWeWereZombies

Another one for the science bods - where does my consciousness come from? on 19:34 - Oct 7 by Herbivore

That's a moderate level rather than a high one I'd say. You're asking science to answer a metaphysical question. Metaphysical questions are intellectual masturbation at best.


Another one of those 'you were doing well until the last sentence' posts. And in a post of three sentences that could be an achievement, except Blue Oyster often manages it in one...

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Another one for the science bods - where does my consciousness come from? on 06:59 - Oct 8 with 1040 viewsBogblue

oh God
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Another one for the science bods - where does my consciousness come from? on 07:46 - Oct 8 with 1027 viewsHerbivore

Another one for the science bods - where does my consciousness come from? on 06:14 - Oct 8 by WeWereZombies

Another one of those 'you were doing well until the last sentence' posts. And in a post of three sentences that could be an achievement, except Blue Oyster often manages it in one...


I stand by the last sentence fully. Look, masturbation is fun, there's no shame in admitting you enjoy it.
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Another one for the science bods - where does my consciousness come from? on 07:49 - Oct 8 with 1021 viewsfooters

Another one for the science bods - where does my consciousness come from? on 07:46 - Oct 8 by Herbivore

I stand by the last sentence fully. Look, masturbation is fun, there's no shame in admitting you enjoy it.
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Just make sure mum doesn't find those copies of Descartes under your mattress.


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