On 04 Sep 2012, at 21:47, benjayk wrote:
Bruno Marchal wrote:
No. A pump just pumps blood. The heart also performs endocrine
can react dynamically to the brain, it can grow, it can heal, it can
Yes, we simulated some systems, but they couldn't perform the
A pump does the function of an heart.
That is correct but not relevant. People do survive with pump at the
place of the heart, but of course not perfectly, and have some
problems through it. This is due to the fact the substitution level is
crude for technical reason. That will be the case with artificial
brain or parts of the brain, for a very long time, but is not relevant
with the issue which assume only truth "in principle".
Bruno Marchal wrote:
And then another, much bigger step is required in order to say
*everything*/everyone/every part can be emulated.
Indeed. Comp makes this impossible, as the environment is the result
of a comptetion between infinities of universal machine in
See my other post to you sent yesterday.
Yes, OK, I understand that.
But this also means that COMP relies on the assumption that whatever
emulable about our brains (or whatever else) does not matter at all
we (locally) are, only what is emulable matters. I find this
completely unwarranted and I have yet to see evidence for it or a
It is a theory. The evidence for it is that, except for matter itself,
non computability has not been observed in nature. It is also hard to
make sense of darwinian evolution in a non computable framework, as it
makes also hard to understand the redundant nature of the brain, and
the fact that we are stable for brain perturbations.
If you invoke something as elusive as a non computable effect in the
brain (beyond the 1p itself which is not computable for any machine
from her point of view), you have to give us an evidence that such
thing exists. Is it in the neocortex, in the limbic system, in the
cerebral stem, in the right brain?
I do speculate that the left brain/right brain might have specialized
in the Bp and p part of the soul, in which case the right brain would
be the one connecting us to truth, and handling the non computable
part of any self-referential machines. Salvia reports and the
experience reports of people having a damaged corpus callosum, or a
sleepy one during sleep paralysis, seems to confirms this, to some
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