Orfolei. Short Stories: They're Made out of Meat by Terry Bisson 2018-12-21

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The Weddilei by MelodyLee84 on DeviantArt

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Anyone interesting on that side of the galaxy? Once a physical examination has taken place the native creature is released and the Weddilei ship departs to continue it's journey. Okay, maybe they're only part meat. As much as I want to finish it, part of me is just tempted to upload it unfinished because like so many other paintings it's been sitting on my desktop for nearly 3 years now. This ear maintains a rapid, fluttering movement. A meat head with an electron plasma brain inside.


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'They're Made Out Of Meat' by Terry Bisson

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We picked several from different parts of the planet, took them aboard our recon vessels, probed them all the way through. What have brass and oil got to do with beings like djinns? None of the meat they have ever seen has come with an inner life. Their gravitational force is minimal, but their effects on surrounding objects are even more astounding than the effects of a black hole. Sickle cell is caused by a typo in the instructions for making the protein haemoglobin, which is densely packed into red blood cells. The trouble is that neural complexity is the wrong kind of thing to explain consciousness; it is merely a matter of how many cells a given cell can causally interact with. The signals come from machines. This fundamental difference is not predictable from the physical similarities we observe.

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Below is an amusing but provocative science fiction story on the same theme as the cartoon

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I am not just throwing my hands up in despair; I am interested in uncovering the deep reasons for our bafflement and examining the consequences of our constitutional ignorance. We went into their heads and smoothed out their meat so that we're just a dream to them. This is altogether too much. Here are some important ones to keep in mind. And what is it about the knowing mind that makes it founder here? In fact, silicon is the element most like carbon in its chemistry, although we believe it is different enough that it is much less likely to be the basis of life.

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THEY’RE MADE OUT OF MEAT

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Okay, maybe they're only part meat. We picked several from different parts of the planet, took them aboard our recon vessels, probed them all the way through. Orfolei का मतलब मीनिंग हिंदी में जाने. It is my intent to delve into thoughts and insights into mind mind-brain problems in some depth in future essays, but for now, the problem is exquisitely summed up in this little story by the science-fiction writer Terry Bisson, widely circulated on the Internet. Are you beginning to get the picture or do I have to start all over? How many planets are we dealing with here? The full import of this thesis will take some time to unfold.

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They're Made Out of Meat

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They talk by flapping their meat at each other. But I told you, we probed them. You hear the murmuring of the doctors, human voices all around you. Insects have an exoskeleton; this organism has an exocerebrum. It's surely relatively easy to think of interesting extensions to good ol' homo sap. They can even sing by squirting air through their meat.

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Conscious Minds in a Material World

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They can even sing by squirting air through their meat. They can even sing by squirting air through their meat. Moreover, it is an ultimate mystery, a mystery that human intelligence will never unravel. The person would certainly not taste what you were tasting as you bit into a fresh pineapple. What do electricity and cells have to do with conscious subjectivity? Except that this never happens: we always find an underlying difference that explains the different powers of the superficially similar object.


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SETI Fiction: They're Made Out Of Meat

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They can even sing by squirting air through their meat. How can meat make a machine? They're meat all the way through. That's the message they're sending out by radio. And being meat, they can only travel through C space. We picked up several from different parts of the planet, took them aboard our recon vessels, and probed them all the way through. What would our roaming alien astronomer christen it? You're refusing to deal with what I'm telling you.

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Orfolei (Aneta)

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Then I imagine it wants to explore the Universe, contact other sentiences, swap ideas and information. It begins to seem that we are all djinns, each magically ensconced in our own personal brain lamps, waiting to be rubbed into life. You know, a carbon-based intelligence that goes through a meat stage. We conclude, reasonably enough, that nature is not uniform after all. These supports and guides resemble molded pieces of silicone; shaped like small asymmetric bowls, toroidal clamps and peristaltic tubes. But I told you, we probed them.

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THEY’RE MADE OUT OF MEAT

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By the time they were learning to climb, the 'front' and 'back' arms had almost vanished. How can like causes produce such vastly unlike effects? Do you have any idea the life span of meat? I may not be certain that I am awake now and not dreaming, and I may entertain rational doubts about whether I am really sitting at a keyboard typing, but I cannot feel this kind of insecurity about whether I am currently having experiences of a certain kind. We thought of that, since they do have meat heads like the Weddilei. They can travel to other planets in special meat containers, but they can't live on them. You were unconscious, now you are conscious: your mind is up and running again.

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