On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 Quentin Anciaux <allco...@gmail.com> wrote: > We haven't proved our brain is computational in nature, >
There are only 3 possibilities: 1) Our brains work by cause and effect processes; if so then the same thing can be done on a computer. 2) Our brains do NOT work by cause and effect processes; if so then they are random and the same thing can be done on a $20 hardware random number generator. 3) Sometimes our brains work by cause and effect processes and sometimes they don't; if so then they can be done on a computer and a a $20 hardware random number generator. > > Maybe our brain has some non computational shortcut > Then there are 2 possibilities: 1) There is a reason the shortcut works; if so then a computer can use the algorithm too. 2) There was NO reason the shortcut worked; if so then it was just a lucky guess and is unlikely to be repeated by either you or the computer. John K Clark -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.