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40 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 16 March 2008 06:26AM

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Comment author: mitchell_porter2 16 March 2008 08:18:09AM 10 points [-]

This denial that "higher level" entities actually exist causes a problem when we are supposed to identify ourselves with such an entity. Does the mind of a cognitive scientist only exist in the mind of a cognitive scientist?

Comment author: rkyeun 11 April 2011 12:15:48AM 20 points [-]

The belief that there is a cognitive mind calling itself a scientist only exists in that scientist's mind. The reality is undecatillion swarms of quarks not having any beliefs, and just BEING the scientist.