Recompile, you have these (questionable) initial assumptions:
- You can experience and measure other consciousnesses directly (which is impossible which was already pointed out, only behaviour can be examined)
- Consciousness is a boolean thing (I pointed out that even this is questionable. How about early childhood memories? Dreams? Drugs?)
- Other complex (animals/planets/whatever) systems don't have it (as already pointed out, this is questionable, due to the first point)
- Epiphenomenalism and the subjective experience of consciousness somehow contradicts causality
Edited by szecs, 11 October 2012 - 10:53 PM.