meekerdb wrote: > > On 8/21/2012 2:24 PM, benjayk wrote: >> >> meekerdb wrote: >>> "This sentence cannot be confirmed to be true by a human being." >>> >>> The Computer >>> >> He might be right in saying that (See my response to Saibal). >> But it can't confirm it as well (how could it, since we as humans can't >> confirm it and what he knows about us derives from what we program into >> it?). So still, it is less capable than a human. > > I know it by simple logic - in which I have observed humans to be > relatively slow and > error prone. > > > regards, The Computer > Well, that is you imagining to be a computer. But program an actual computer that concludes this without it being hard-coded into it. All it could do is repeat the opinion you feed it, or disagree with you, depending on how you program it.
There is nothing computational that suggest that the statement is true or false. Or if it you believe it is, please attempt to show how. In fact there is a better formulation of the problem: 'The truth-value of this statement is not computable.'. It is true, but this can't be computed, so obviously no computer can reach this conclusion without it being fed to it via input (which is something external to the computer). Yet we can see that it is true. -- View this message in context: http://old.nabble.com/Simple-proof-that-our-intelligence-transcends-that-of-computers-tp34330236p34331797.html Sent from the Everything List mailing list archive at Nabble.com. -- 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.