On 13 Mar -1, Marchal wrote:
> Jacques M Mallah wrote:
> >     Yes, that's why I've enjoyed my discussions with Wei Dai.  My
> >problem is with what I see as the trivial errors that are so entrenched in
> >many of the opinions.
> 
> Could you be a little more explicit ? Could you give examples of 
> "trivial errors". I suspect everybody here want to make some progress.
> Or are you just thinking that the "trivial errors" are so much entrenched 
> that you don't believe you will be able to correct them ?

        Yes, that has already been demonstrated - e. g. on the measure
issue - and is consistent with my experience in other forums.

> I know that you present yourself as a computationalist, but just to clear 
> things up, does it mean you are willing to accept a substitution of your 
> brain (or body) by a digital one, at some level of substitution?

        I don't know why that would be unclear.  In my view, in principle,
a digital computer could simulate me in all the important respects and
could be conscious.

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              Jacques Mallah ([EMAIL PROTECTED])
       Graduate Student / Many Worlder / Devil's Advocate
"I know what no one else knows" - 'Runaway Train', Soul Asylum
            My URL: http://pages.nyu.edu/~jqm1584/

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