Re: In the begining

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From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Mon May 14 2001 - 09:23:23 PDT

On Mon, 14 May 2001, Tom wrote:

> On Mon, 14 May 2001, Stephen D. Williams wrote:
> Heres a nice simple question for your nice simple self... Define , in
> your own words (you still remeber how?) conscieouness.

A functional definition is in order. If has to have a CNS, and electrical
activity in the CNS which reflects the thing is aware of stuff external to
it. I don't have a hard number for when this is present, but it happens at
a rather large stage in pregnancy.

I'm not yet sure whether a _future potential_ for a human being needs to
be considered in the evaluation anywhere. It ain't nobody's business but
the gravid female's, anyway. Sperm is cheap, pregnancy is not.

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