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24 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 19 April 2008 04:55AM

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Comment author: Z._M._Davis 19 April 2008 11:56:35PM 0 points [-]

Anonymous, you don't seem to understand the reductionist thesis: the claim is that there isn't any consciousness-stuff; it only seems like it because we're stupid—which is also a remarkable claim, in its own way, but it beats the alternatives.

Unknown: "[...] then he is infinitely certain about it [...]"

Really?—cf. "Infinite Certainty" and "0 and 1 Are Not [...]"

Thinking that something is logically impossible doesn't imply infinite certainty if we permit impossible possible worlds.