On Tuesday, August 14, 2012 2:25:31 PM UTC-4, Brent wrote: > > > So the neurons of a rat's brain can constitute a mind, but computer chips > with the same functionality can't? > > Brent >
It's begging the question to say the computer chips have 'the same functionality' as a rat's brain and then presume to claim that demonstrates functional equivalence. The whole question is what is meant by functionality. Do the computer chips metabolize oxygen? Do they produce antibodies to rat viruses? Again I point to my cymatics example. I can generate cymatic patterns on a monitor screen using computer chips without there being any sound associated with their production at all. There is no reason whatsoever to assume that any computer chip could ever have 'the same function' as a living cell. Function is a transactional relation, it is necessary but not sufficient to assure awareness. Craig -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msg/everything-list/-/ohmyFXgb2O0J. 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.