It's the first.

2012/2/28 marty684 <marty...@bellsouth.net>

> The sentence underlined below can be read in two ways: Which is correct?
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> 1. You can no longer believe that ...etc.
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> 2. (Idiomatic)  You can no more believe ...computation at some level *than
> you can believe...*
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> *From:* Bruno Marchal <marc...@ulb.ac.be>
> *To:* everything-list@googlegroups.com
> *Sent:* Tue, February 28, 2012 6:07:34 AM
> *Subject:* Re: Bruno, question
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> Marty,
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>  On 27 Feb 2012, at 17:11, marty684 wrote:
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>   *I've been reading The Origin of Physical Laws...and have a question
> about the following quote:*
> "you can modify the device in such a way that the amount of physical
> activity involved is
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> *arbitrarily low, and even null for dreaming experience which has no
> inputs and no outputs".*
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> *It seems to me that physical activity can never be arbitrarily low or
> null because there will always be atomic motion going on, even in a corpse.
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> But comp assumes a level where that activity is not relevant, and that is
> enough for making the physical supervenience thesis absurd. If such a level
> is relevant, then lower the comp subst level, until the reasoning can be
> applied. If such a level does not exist, then matter can exist primitively,
> OK, but *you can no more believe that you will survive an artificial
> brain transplant in virtue of the fact that it enacts the right computation
> at some correct level.*
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> Bruno
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>  http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/~marchal/
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