Please, *do* post a logical syllogism, with sound premises and valid form, where the conclusion is, "therefore, materialism can not lead to sentience".

Premise 1

Premise 2

Premise 3

Conclusion - Therefore, materialism can not lead to sentience.

You're on!

Premise 1 ... Pythagoras is like a Greek god (a demigod)!

Premise 2 ... Greek gods are omniscient, believe whatever they say!

Fact 1 ... Pythagoras says that everything is number, starting with #1

Theorem 1 ... therefore from P#1, P#2 and F#1 ... everything is number, starting with #1

Fact 2 ... Pythagoras says that you should get up early and worship the dawn

Fact 3 ... Pythagoras says that you should never eat beans

Theorem 2 ... therefore from P#1, P#2 and F#2 ... get up early and worship the dawn

Theorem 3 ... therefore from P#1, P#2 and F#3 ... never eat beans

Corollary 1 ... since frijoles and refries are made from beans, stop eating frijoles and refries (damn)

Corollary 2 ... since everything is number, reality can be accounted for

Corollary 3 ... from C#2 ... materialism is false ... a number is a concept, it isn't material

Theorem 4 ... since Pythagoras is omniscient, he must also be conscious

Theorem 5 ... since C#3 and T#4 ... materialism can't cause (lead to) sentience (consciousness) because a Greek demigod can't contradict himself

QED

Even if you have proper logical form (and in natural language this is impossible), people never agree as to what a sound premise is. Unless of course your computer can speak the words you are reading on screen.