Ok then show me, direct me to the posts. If you asked me why we don't have a sense of being while sleeping I would have told you that I believe we *do* have a sense of being while sleeping. You're implying I believe we don't maintain a sense of being. All the rest was my way of justifying my belief, which btw has nothing to do with how unconscious molecules could ever become conscious; this is a separate argument.<quoted text>Dude. I asked you why we don't have a sense of being while sleeping, and you said because we don't "remember it."
I'm about ready to drop this, you flake. This has to be the thousandth time I explained that memory IMO is not integral to our sense of being. Why do you keep implying that I think it is? I mean, I know why, but I still have to ask.I asked why, if memory is integral to our sense of being, a man with no memory can have a sense of being.All I am doing is pointing out the flaw in your initial statement - that we don't have a sense of being while sleeping because we don't remember it. Your "excuse" for our lack of "being" while sleeping was to say that we would have one if only we could remember it. The whole point of me bringing up a damaged hippocampus was to point this out.
It's not that we *would* have one "if only we'd remember it", it's that we *have* one, just that because it can only be sensed in the present and because it is unchanging it is also therefore incapable of forming a distinct memory. And without memory of something then it's like that something never happened, now isn't it? It's not that hard, but you won't stop misrepresenting me, it's all you have.