Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Quote of the Day

“The brain is necessary for consciousness. Of course! Just as an engine is necessary in a car. But an engine doesn't ‘give rise’ to driving; driving isn't something that happens inside the engine. The engine contributes to the car's ability to drive."

"Trying to understand consciousness in neural terms alone is like trying to understand a car driving down the road only in terms of its engine. It's bad philosophy masquerading as science.”
Philosopher Alva Noe

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