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Consciousness is an emergent property of matter

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With 5 votes and 35 points ahead, the winner is ...

DrChristineFord
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Science
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"Emergence" occurs when an entity is observed to have properties its parts do not have on their own. These properties or behaviors emerge only when the parts interact in a wider whole. For example, culture is an emergent behavior of individual people working together, anthills are an emergent property of individual ants working together.

My goal is to show that consciousness is an emergent property of matter. If this is true then it is theoretically possible to build consciousness.

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