On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 11:19 AM, Brent Meeker <meeke...@dslextreme.com> wrote:

> Physical laws aren't "out there".  They are models we invent.  So of course
> we like to invent algorithmic ones because they are more usable.  People
> used to invent non-algorithmic ones, like "Zeus does that when he's angry."
> but they were hard to apply.  QM is entirely algorithmic since it includes
> inherent randomness.  However this is probably not important for the
> function of brains.

Did you mean to say QM is *not* entirely algorithmic? If randomness is
important in the brain it is then a further step to show that true
randomness, rather than pseudorandomness, is necessary.

Stathis Papaioannou

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