On 21 Jul 2011, at 00:58, Stathis Papaioannou wrote:

On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 4:40 AM, Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com> wrote:
Chickens can walk around for a while without a head also. It doesn't
mean that air is a viable substitute for a head, and it doesn't mean
that the head isn't producing a different quality of awareness than it
does under typical non-mortally wounded conditions.

I think you have failed to address the point made by several people so
far, which is that if the replacement neurons can interact with the
remaining biological neurons in a normal way, then it is not possible
for there to be a change in consciousness. The important thing is
**behaviour of the replacement neurons from the point of view of the
biological neurons**.

And interfacing biological neurons with non biological circuits is not sci.fi., nowadays.




This is NOT a proof, nor even strong evidences for computationalism, but it is strong evidence that humans will believe in comp, and practice it, no matter what.



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