On 15/12/2008, at 2:16 PM, Colin Hales wrote:

> An ability to deny self-awareness as a marker of self awareness. You  
> can use this as a logical bootstrap to sort things out.
> I like it!
> cheers
> colin hales

Anyone remember George Levy? Here is what he said about this:

..this only proves that any "sane" machine cannot be sure that it  
thinks correctly.

So the sane machine would say: "I think but, since I may be insane, I  
am not sure if I am."

Only the insane machine would positively assert "I think therefore I  
am!" So we know now where Descartes belongs: in an insane asylum, as  
do most philosophers, religious leaders  and politicians.

  - George Levy




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