ne accipias falsum parsimonia... et effugere falsum dichotomia.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
An interesting point. If this is true, must it necessarily follow that consciousness reduces to physical laws? or does it mean that nature cannot reduce to physical laws? (Note: I don't believe that Penrose is a reductionist though he may well be some sort of physicalist.)
Many hard-core materialists believe by simply categorizing all difficult-to-reduce phenomena as epiphenomena they have made "a proper place for it." But I think this is definitional gerrymandering.