Stathis Papaioannou wrote:
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> Right!
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>>From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
>>To: everything-list@googlegroups.com
>>Subject: Re: Platonism vs Realism WAS: ROADMAP (well, not yet really...
>>Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2006 10:18:18 +0200
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>>
>>Hi,
>>
>>Le Dimanche 20 Août 2006 05:17, Stathis Papaioannou a écrit :
>>
>>>Peter Jones writes (quoting SP):
>>>
>>>>>What about an inputless computer program, running deterministically
>>>>>like a recording. Would that count as a program at all,
>>>>
>>>>It would be a trivial case.
>>>
>>>Trivial does not mean false.
>>
>>It seems to me that the set of inputless programs contains the set of 
>>programs 
>>which have inputs. Because a program which have inputs could be written as 
>>the following inputless program :
>>
>>|HARDCODED INPUT||CODE|
>>
>>The resulting program is input less but the "substructure" denominated CODE 
>>here is not inputless, it takes the hardcoded input.
>>
>>So in any case I don't see why inputless program should be "trivial case".
>>
>>Regards,
>>Quentin

I thought the question was not about computation, but whether a program was 
intelligent or conscious.  I think that intelligence means being able to 
respond to a 
variety of differenet inputs.  So above |CODE| might be intelligent but not the 
overall inputless program.

Brent Meeker

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