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46 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 17 March 2008 01:59AM

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Comment author: Ben_Jones 17 March 2008 03:33:39PM 0 points [-]

Mysterious, inexplicable phenomenon doesn't fit within any current models. Mysterious answer (cosmological constant, elan vital, phlogiston) is concocted. Mysterious phenomenon is studied and modelled, and eventually pretty soundly understood. Everyone has a good laugh/inquisition and moves on.

Talk about free will till you're blue in the face if you wish; consciousness happens in the mind, the mind is made of stuff, there is no Easter Bunny