On Tuesday, February 19, 2013 12:26:24 PM UTC-5, telmo_menezes wrote:
>
> On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 6:13 PM, Craig Weinberg 
> <whats...@gmail.com<javascript:>> 
> wrote: 
> > 
> > 
> > On Tuesday, February 19, 2013 9:02:36 AM UTC-5, telmo_menezes wrote: 
> >> 
> >> On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 2:39 PM, Craig Weinberg <whats...@gmail.com> 
> >> wrote: 
> >> > 
> >> > 
> >> > On Monday, February 18, 2013 9:30:49 PM UTC-5, stathisp wrote: 
> >> >> 
> >> >> 
> >> >> 
> >> >> 
> >> >> There is no argument presented in this article. The stock market and 
> >> >> brain 
> >> >> and indeed most natural systems are chaotic, but that is not the 
> same 
> >> >> as 
> >> >> being not computable. 
> >> > 
> >> > 
> >> > Yes, I posted it just to show that someone who works closely with 
> both 
> >> > neurology and consciousness professionally comes to the same 
> conclusion 
> >> > that 
> >> > I have. 
> >> 
> >> One of the problems of relying on expert opinions is that, sometimes, 
> >> it's hard to see clearly what someone is an expert at. I had a look at 
> >> Nicolelis' lab publication list and there isn't anything there to 
> >> suggest that they even look into the issue of consciousness. It's a 
> >> lot of (interesting sounding) work on neural correlates for sensorial 
> >> and motor activities, as well as applications. A few issues with his 
> >> position: 
> > 
> > 
> > If he is making mice conscious of infra-red light though, then I would 
> say 
> > he works with consciousness. 
>
> In that sense, everyone does. 
>

Everyone has a lab where they implant electrodes into the brains of mice?
 

>
> > 
> >> 
> >> - Just because the brain has a certain level of complexity, doesn't 
> >> mean it has to. The brain is restricted by a fixed palette of 
> >> evolutionary building blocks. It cannot take advantage of, say, 
> >> sillicon chips. We can build machines that move faster and are simples 
> >> than any animal, although there's evolutionary pressure for speed. 
> >> Still, no animals with wheels; 
> >> 
> >> - There is no evolutionary pressure for good design; 
> >> 
> >> - There is no evolutionary pressure for understandability; 
> >> 
> >> > It seems like a handy thing to have when one is accused of being 
> >> > ignorant of science or anti-science. It turns out that its only 
> >> > prejudice 
> >> > that makes these kinds of accusation in this case. 
> >> 
> >> Ok. 
> >> 
> >> > As far as the stock market being computable, how would you go about 
> >> > determining, for instance, whether or not I rebalance my 401k and on 
> >> > what 
> >> > day and time? 
> >> 
> >> The stock market is a bad comparison, because it is made of brains to 
> >> begin with. So it's the same problem x10^10. 
> >> 
> >> > The brain has the same issue - you can't tell what it is going to do 
> >> > from 
> >> > the outside, because the behavior on the outside is often driven by 
>  the 
> >> > story going on the inside - which cannot be known unless you too are 
> on 
> >> > the 
> >> > inside. 
> >> 
> >> Why isn't a complete description of the brain state sufficient? 
> >> (disregarding the necessary computational power) 
> > 
> > 
> > Because each brain cell is a living organism in its own right. The brain 
> is 
> > a stock market of smaller brains. 
>
> Agreed, but is it turtles all the way down? 
>

Sure. Down, in, out, through, ahead, and behind.
 

>
> > 
> >> 
> >> 
> >> Telmo. 
> >> 
> >> > 
> >> > Craig 
> >> > 
> >> > 
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