On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 4:44 PM, Stephen P. King <stephe...@charter.net>wrote:
> > No, my thought is that quantum coherence accounts for, among other > things, the way that sense data is continuously integrated into a whole. > This leads to a situation that Daniel C. Dennett calls the "Cartesian > Theater". Dennett's proof that it cannot exist because it generates infinite > regress of homunculi inside humonculi is flawed because such infinities can > only occur if each of the humonculi has access to sufficient computational > resources to generate the rest of them. When we understand that computations > require the utilization of resources and do not occur 'for free' we see that > the entire case against situations that imply the possibility of infinite > regress fails. > Quantum phenomena is NOT all about randomness. Frankly I would really > like to understand how that rubbish of an idea still is held in seriously > thinking people! There is not randomness in QM, there in only the physical > inability to predict exactly when some quantum event will occur in advance. > It is because QM system cannot be copied that makes it impossible to predict > their behavior in advance, not because of some inherent randomness! Take the > infamous radioactive atom in the Schrodinger Cat box. Is its decay strictly > a "random" phenomena? Not really! QM says not one word about randomness, it > only allows us to calculate the half-life of said atom and that calculation > is as good as is possible given the fact that we cannot generate a > simulation of that atom and its environment and all of the interactions > thereof in a way that we can get predictions about its behavior in advance. What is the distinction between random and unpredictable? A consciousness can no more be copied than the state of a QM system. >> > > That's the point in question. If Tegmark is right, it can. > > Tegmark is wrong. > > Stephen, do you doubt that consciousness can be implemented by a digital machine or process? Jason -- 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.