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As a sort of side-note: I think that there is an important distinction between the emergence of a property (such as subjective experience) due to an exact physical arrangement, compared to an approximate physical arrangement. So even if ‘your brain’ creates ‘your subjective experience’, it seems quite reasonable to assume that ‘a brain’ would create ‘a ...


If we do, as I assume you do, have subjective experiences then whether they are astronomically unlikely or not, they occur, whatever the truth or otherwise of physicalism. Astronomical unlikelihood is no more relevant in this case than the astronomical unlikelihood of human life emerging or occurring in our galaxy. Both subjective experiences and human life ...

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