On May 29, 1:45 am, Jason Resch <jasonre...@gmail.com> wrote: > So which of the following four link(s) in the logical chain do you take > issue with? > > A. human brain (and body) comprises matter and energy
So does a cadaver's brain and body. The fact that a cadaver is not intelligent should show us that the difference between life and death can't be meaningfully reduced to matter and energy. > B. that matter and energy follow natural laws, No, laws follow from our observation of natural matter and energy. > C. that these laws are describable in mathematical terms You have jumped from physics to abstraction. It's like saying 'I have a rabbit > rabbits act like rabbits > Bugs Bunny is modeled after the behavior of rabbits > Bugs Bunny is a rabbit'. > D. that mathematics can be simulated to any degree of precision by > algorithms > Precision only determines the probability that a particular detector fails to detect the fraud of simulation over time. It says nothing about the genuine equivalence of the simulation and the reality. Craig -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. 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.