On 3/5/2013 3:03 PM, William R. Buckley wrote:


Craig,

You build an automaton, place it and turn it on, and from that point in time forward

the automaton reacts to acceptable information all on its own.

You contradict yourself -- - I don't think it has to be human -- machines only help

non-machines to interpret - - and if the human point is important, then surely

you will accept your definition to be that it must be biological life, for a machine

cannot be alive.

A machine is either a machine or it is not a machine -- a machine cannot be both

a machine and not a machine at the same time.

wrb


    Do we have a exact definition of what is a "machine"?

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Onward!

Stephen

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