X-Message-Number: 11879
From: Thomas Donaldson <>
Subject: Mike: I'd like to hear more about "relative consciousness"
Date: Fri, 4 Jun 1999 00:33:37 +1000 (EST)

To Mike Perry:

The notion of relative consciousness IS interesting. I'd like you to 
expand upon it. So far, at least to me, it's not at all clear just what
you mean. It's obvious that (say) cats are conscious, but they are
probably not conscious of the same things and events we are, even if 
they're in the same room and differences in vision (they can see a more
restricted range of colors than we can, though they CAN see colors) and
hearing (they can hear a wider range of frequencies) are ignored. The
difference remains because their brains are different. But I don't
think that is at all what you mean.

And thanks for the reference to AOL printers. Interesting. I might
even check them out --- they might be less expensive than what I do
now for my book.

			Best and long long life to all,

				Thomas Donaldson

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