On 2/16/2012 11:38 AM, Quentin Anciaux wrote:
2012/2/16 meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net <mailto:meeke...@verizon.net>>
On 2/16/2012 11:15 AM, Quentin Anciaux wrote:
All of this substitution stuff is predicated upon the possibility
brain can be emulated by a Universal Turing Machine. It would be
helpful if we
first established that a Turing Machine is capable of what we are
do be able to do. I am pretty well convinced that it cannot
Well at least, you state now that you think comp is simply false... so it's
trolling about it, when you just reject the premices...
It's not trolling when Stephen believes it and is willing to argue
rationally for it.
It is trolling when you ask computationalism to be something else as computationalism
(the view that the human mind is an information processing system, can be run on a UTM).
He simply reject the premices, so there no point to argue to the conclusion of the UD
argument when you stop at step 0... If you reject from the start, the logical conclusion
is that you reject all the step, no point to argue on step 7, when you stop on step 0.
I don't agree. You may find an error in an inference and that's useful, whether you agree
with the premises or not. A discussion list isn't about people arriving at a decision. I
find Craig to be more troll-like because his arguments are such scatter-gun analogies -
but I think he's sincere and not a troll.
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