On 3/8/2013 2:27 PM, Bruno Marchal wrote:


On 08 Mar 2013, at 05:37, Terren Suydam wrote:

Ah. That's above my pay grade unfortunately. But I don't think our immediate failure to solve that problem dooms the idea that a cat's experience of the world is explainable in terms of mechanism. Conversely, even if we did solve it, there would still be doubts. For the time being, comp remains for me the most fruitful assumption about reality, such as it is. It assumes so little and opens up such incredible vistas.

Yes.

And that comp leads to problems is what makes it interesting. I use comp like the drunk man who looks for his key under the lamp, as elsewhere he knows he will not find it.

Comp is only a lamp.

It shows that the somber unknown is bigger than what some might think at first sight.

Bruno

    What about building more lamps?

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Onward!

Stephen


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