Stathis Papaioannou wrote:
> Brent Meeker writes (quoting Russell Standish):
> 
> 
>>>This may be coincidental, but I think not. Your PC is engineered to
>>>avoid the effects of chaos to prevent this very thing occurring. Why
>>>wouldn't nature do the same thing unless it were deliberately trying
>>>to exploit randomness?
>>
>>In nature there's no reason to depend on amplifying quantum randomness - 
>>there's 
>>plenty of "random" environmental input to keep our brains from getting stuck 
>>in loops.
> 
> 
> And even without environmental input, unlike digital computers, brains have 
> enough "noise" 
> to keep from going into loops. Poincare recurrence won't kick in until long 
> after the brain 
> has turned to dust.

I'm not sure that's true.  As I recall during the sensory-deprivation fad in 
the late 
60's it was reported than people in a sensory-deprivation tank for an extended 
period 
(hour+) had their thoughts go into loops.

Brent Meeker

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