posted on Jun, 30 2020 @ 12:02 AM
When you think about the subjective me experience, it's the only think we can't extract ourselves from and examine. It's bigger than the material
universe and you can't quantify it or examine it from outside of consciousness.
We can look at and examine things like Biology. We can put cells under a microscope and examine it. We can send a rover to Mars that will send back
data about the composition of Mars.
You can't put my conscious subjective experience of eating Spaghetti under a microscope. You can't examine it like you can the composition of
Consciosness is the only thing in the universe we can extract ourselves from and study it from the outside.
We can study the brain itself. We can study different parts of the brain, slice it and look at the inside, we can say when x happens this part of the
brain lights up.
What we can't say, is he had this subjective experience when eating steak or she had this subjective me experience when she went on vacation in
In fact, you can only say I'm having a subjective experience. There's no way to scientifically quantify anyones subjective me experience. I can be
the only one having a me experience and everyone else are philisophical zombies.
You can even study things like good and evil from outside of good and evil.
You can say he helped 100 homeless people eat, get shelter and find a job now theyre all productive members of society. That's good.
You can say a serial killer killed 12 people and that's evil or bad.
You can see these things from without. You can't say that she had this subjective me experience when riding a roller coaster at an amusement park.
The most we can do is take her word and that's not even good enough to describe her subjective me experience.
This is because the conscious me experience is the only thing in the universe we can't extract ourselves from and study from without. It's outside
and bigger than materialism.