On Sat, Oct 13, 2012 at 12:27:01PM -0400, Roger Clough wrote:
> Hi Russell Standish  
> I should stay away from discussing bacteria. Brownian motion and
> chemical actions could in fact make intelligence ("free" choice-making)
> unnecessary, as you may have suggested.

Why avoid the topic? By studying these sorts of "edge cases", we get a
clearer idea of what we mean by various things.

Although edge case hardly describes the situation. The dominant
lifeform on this planet is bacteria.


Prof Russell Standish                  Phone 0425 253119 (mobile)
Principal, High Performance Coders
Visiting Professor of Mathematics      hpco...@hpcoders.com.au
University of New South Wales          http://www.hpcoders.com.au

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