I would have thought thinking evolved


by King Arthur
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Apr18-07, 08:32 PM
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From:http://philosophy.uwaterloo.ca/MindD...cedualism.html

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Perhaps the most famous proponent of substance dualism was Descartes, who cashed out the distinction between minds and bodies as follows: minds are things that think but lack spatial magnitude, and bodies are things that have spatial magnitudes, but don't think.
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I would have thought thinking evolved. Just thinking here, was consciousness non existant in our evolutionary ancestors making thought no more spectacular than, for example, the human hand or eye?
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