On Tue, May 15, 2012 at 5:36 PM, Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com>wrote:

> On May 15, 7:19 am, R AM <ramra...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, May 15, 2012 at 7:01 AM, Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com
> >wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > > I would say that they cannot be meaningful in any sense, but I would
> > > allow that some may consider meaningless unconscious processes to be a
> > > form of decision, learning, or reinforcement.
> >
> > OK, let's take Kasparov vs. Deep Blue, According to you, Kasparov's
> > decision making was meaningful, while Deep Blue's was not. Yet, Deep Blue
> > won. Is this the kind of meaninglessness you are talking here?
> Yes. Deep Blue didn't know the difference between winning or losing,
> let alone care.

The fact remains that good decision making can take place in a
deterministic world. Some decision-making you will label as meaningful,
some as meaningless. But good decision-making nevertheless. You cannot win
chess withouth making good decisions.


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