On Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 7:21 PM, Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com>wrote:

> It's worth mentioning that Turing did not intend his test to imply that
> machines could think, only that the closest we could come would be to
> construct machines that would be good at playing The Imitation Game.

No you are entirely incorrect, that is not worth mentioning. There is no
difference between arithmetic and simulated arithmetic and no difference
between thinking and imitation thinking.

> I have used the example of a trashcan lid in a fast food place that says

And when a employee of a fast food restaurant says "THANK YOU" to the 47'th
customer for the 47'th time in the last hour he puts about as much thought
into the message as the trash can did.

  John K Clark

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