TA 100 (Smith)


Commentary 13 (to C11, Searle)




by Bill Adams

27 February 2008, posted 1 March 2008



In Searle's reply to Papineau (Commentary 11 posted on KJF 23 Feb 08), Searle asserts his fundamental belief :  "all of my conscious processes are caused by neuronal processes."


Can't Searle's neuronal processes proceed without producing verbal exhaust ?  If his words are mere byproducts of his thalamocortical system, why should we pay any attention to what he says ? 


If Searle cannot control the verbal output of his autonomous brain, he should quarantine himself until the spasms stop and he regains control of his mind.




Bill Adams

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