On Apr 25, 11:44 am, Bruno Marchal <marc...@ulb.ac.be> wrote: > This means only that you have a reductionist conception of machine.
I think that reductionism is mechanistic by definition. What does it mean to behave like a machine or to be robotic? Why should it mean that? This doesn't prove that all machines must all behave like early machines that we have manufactured thus far, but I think that taken with the other clues that we have about inauthenticity in digital simulation, trouble with speech synthesis and emotion with AI, symbol grounding problem, etc.. I think there is a clear basis to presume that in fact there is something fundamentally different about assembled machines and autopoietic living organisms which may in fact limit their potential. Craig -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.