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37 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 12 September 2008 12:12AM

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Comment author: pdf23ds 17 May 2010 01:59:43PM 3 points [-]

I remember, when first reading this article, that it was really convincing and compelling. I looked it up again because I wanted to be able to make the argument myself, and now I find that I don't understand how you can get from "if the staid conventional normal boring understanding of physics and the brain is correct" to "there's no way in principle that a human being can concretely envision, and derive testable experimental predictions about, an alternate universe in which things are irreducibly mental." That seems like too large a jump for me. Any help?