On 2/28/2012 9:43 PM, Stephen P. King wrote:
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 proclamation?
Also see http://arxiv.org/abs/1012.4059Dear Brent,
(dec. 18, 2010), Focus on quantum effects and noise in biomolecules
<http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1367-2630/13/11/115002> , 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 liver.
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! ;-)
That would an impressive technological achievement. But it might involve destroying the
first Brent. :(
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