On 2/28/2012 3:39 PM, meekerdb wrote:
On 2/28/2012 11:48 AM, Stephen P. King wrote:
Not so fast! Tegmark's argument only holds, if it can be
experimentally verified that is, _only_ for ion transport based
processes. Consider theexperimental evidence
for quantum entanglement in the photosynthesis process in algea,
does that not make you pause just a little bit in making your
Also see http://arxiv.org/abs/1012.4059Dear Brent,
(dec. 18, 2010), Focus on quantum effects and noise in biomolecules
http://arxiv.org/abs/1104.2337 for the latest on the topic.
None of those have anything to do with neural signaling in the brain.
They are about metabolism and other molecular level processes. If you
think that the brain works by molecular level processes then you need
to explain why it is made of neurons with very complex and extensive
axon interconnections. If consciousness were implemented by molecular
level information processing then a brain could be structured like a
OK, I look forward to you getting a scan of your neuron connection
network and getting it run as a computational simulation. Then I might
have email conversations with two Brents! ;-)
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