On Sat, Aug 6, 2011 at 2:30 PM, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:
> On 8/6/2011 8:35 AM, John Mikes wrote: > >> Stasthis, >> >> let me barge in with one fundamental - not dispersing my reply into those >> (many and long) details: >> >> As I read your comments/replies (and I agree with your position within the >> limits I want to expose here), I have the feeling that you agree with the >> rest of the combatants in considering 'the brain', our idea about >> 'intelligence' and 'consciousness' as complete and total. I argue that it is >> not. Upon historic reminiscence all such inventory about these (and many >> more) concepts has been growing by addition and by phasing out imaginary >> 'content' as we 'learn', - an ongoing process that does not seem to have >> reached the ultimate end/completion. >> >> So you are right in considering whatever we new yesterday (my substitution >> for today) but not including what we may know tomorrow. Drawing conclusions >> upon incomplete inventory does not seem acceptable. >> >> Regards >> John Mikes >> > > If we wait until we know everything, we'll never draw any conclusion; which > is OK for science. But for engineering we need to make decisions. > > Brent > Brent: this is fine, we just should not mix up engineering with science: "My" science is the agnostic decision that we CANNOT know everything and feel comfortably in it. Also in my past engineering I made decisions but never pretended them to be scientific results. Thanks for the remark John > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Everything List" group. > To post to this group, send email to > everything-list@googlegroups.**com<firstname.lastname@example.org> > . > To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscribe@ > **googlegroups.com <everything-list%2bunsubscr...@googlegroups.com>. > For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/** > group/everything-list?hl=en<http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en> > . > > -- 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.