Electrons don’t think

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Electrons don’t think

Postby socrat44 on January 8th, 2019, 10:12 pm 

Electrons don’t think
Wednesday, January 02, 2019
Posted by Sabine Hossenfelder
I recently discovered panpsychism.

When I say I “discovered” panpsychism, I mean
I discovered there’s a bunch of philosophers who
produce pamphlets about it.
How do these philosophers address the conflict with evidence?
Simple: They don’t.
http://backreaction.blogspot.com/2019/0 ... think.html
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Re: Electrons don’t think

Postby socrat44 on January 9th, 2019, 1:51 am 

I like Sabine Hossenfelder's articles.
They are explain situations clearly and thoughtfully
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Re: Electrons don’t think

Postby socrat44 on January 9th, 2019, 2:14 am 

More about electrons . . .
All living cells are ultimately powered by electrons.
Most species get electrons from food,
but some bacteria can survive on nothing but pure electricity
/ By Jasmin Fox-Skelly 14 June 2016 /

Electricity-eating microbes might sound like something
straight out of a science fiction novel. In fact their behaviour
is not quite as exotic as it might first appear.

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20160613 ... lectricity
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Re: Electrons don’t think

Postby PaulN on January 9th, 2019, 1:25 pm 

I don't see what the point of this thread is. You don't like panpsychism? You like Sabine H? In any case, Sabine (who I'm generally fond of) is rejecting the idea that electrons can think. But, ahem, so do panpsychists, who generally attribute a rudimentary sort of awareness (not actual cognition) to all matter and its energy transitions.

What your title, and Sabine, are saying is highly lacking in controversy.
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