On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 06:54:31AM -0400, Roger Clough wrote:
> Hi Russell Standish  
> Creating structure out of a random environment
> requires intelligence, the ability to make choices
> on one's own. Self-organization does not have
> that capacity, it merely follows a computer program.
> So self-organization programs cannot be alive,
> having no intelligence and no free will. In short,
> they have no self. Instead, they are slaved to a computer
> programmer.

This is confusing. How do you explain how self-organisation creates
structure from initially disordered states?

In the first sentence, you claim this requires intelligence. In the
second sentence, you claim self-organisation is not. 

This is a contradiction.


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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