Our very sentience contradicts materialism

… under materialist premises, phenomenal consciousness cannot have been favoured by natural selection. Indeed, it shouldn’t exist at all; we should all be unconscious zombies, going about our business in exactly the same way we actually do, but without an accompanying inner life. If evolution is true—which we have every reason to believe is the case—our very sentience contradicts materialism.

Bernardo Kastrup, “Consciousness Cannot Have Evolved,” 5 Feb 2020

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