On Aug 2, 5:58 pm, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote: > I understand what you're saying. I just don't see any reason to believe it.
You were summing up my position as including >>(although of course it would be it would be >> much more efficient to actually use molecules instead of computationally >> simulating them). I'm not saying that. I'm saying that you could possibly simulate human consciousness using different molecules and cells, but not simulating them computationally. A computational simulation implies that it is substance independent, which obviously biological life and the conscious feelings that are associated with it are not. If you do a computational simulation through a similar material that the brain is made of, then you have something similar to a brain. The idea of pure computation independent of some physical medium is not something we should take for granted. It seems like a completely outrageous fantasy to me. Why would such a thing be any more plausible than ghosts or magic? Craig -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.