On Tue, Sep 4, 2012 at 11:07 AM, Stephen P. King <stephe...@charter.net>wrote:

>  On 9/4/2012 11:17 AM, Roger Clough wrote:
> Hi Jason Resch
> IMHO Not to disparage the superb work that computers can do,
> but I think that it is a mistake to anthropo-morphise the computer.
> It has no intelligence, no life, no awareness, there's
> nothing magic about it. It's just a complex bunch of diodes and
> transistors.
> Hi Roger,
>     Please leave magic out of this, as "any sufficiently advanced
> technology is indistinguishable from 
> magic<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarke%27s_three_laws>".
> The trouble is that the stuff in our skulls does not appear to be that much
> different from a bunch of diodes and transistors.
>     Our brains obey the very same physical laws! What makes the brain
> special?

I agree with what you say above.

> I suspect that the brain uses quantum entanglement effects to both
> synchronize and update sense content in ways that cannot obtain from purely
> classical physical methods.

What leads you to suspect this?

> Our mechanical machines lack the ability to report on their 1p content
> thus we are using their disability to argue against their possible
> abilities. A computer that could both generate an internal self-model and
> report on it would lead us to very different conclusions!

I agree.


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