On 20 July 2013 06:59, Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com> wrote:

>> If a dog started talking in full English sentences without
>> manipulation by an outside force the explanation must be in the
>> physics of its body. I don't think this statement is either clever or
>> controversial. And if the physics of the dog's body is computable then
>> it should be possible to make an artificial dog controlled by a
>> computer that talks in full English sentences just like the real dog.
>> I don't think that statement is either clever or controversial either.
>> It can be seen to be true in the absence of any understanding of dog
>> physiology.
>>
>
> Of course the sensory-motive capacities of anything are reflected in
> physics, but it is not necessarily transitive. Physics may not be able
> replicate a particular being's sense or motive any more than the characters
> in a movie can change their own script.

It's either the physics inside the movie or the physics outside the
movie if the universe is causally closed.


-- 
Stathis Papaioannou

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