I didn't write the following, you're quoting someone else.

2013/8/22 John Clark <johnkcl...@gmail.com>

> On 8/21/2013 2:42 PM, Quentin Anciaux wrote:
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> > Can anyone really say that the possible transient branches a dynamic and
>> itself transient network of neural activity can really be determined by any
>> possible program no matter how detailed?
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> Yes, I can really say that because there are only 2 possibilities:
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> 1) The transient dynamic branches of a neural network are determined,
> that is they work by cause and effect; if so then a computer can do the
> same thing.
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> 2) The transient dynamic branches of a neural network are NOT determined,
> that is they are random; if so then a $20 hardware random number generator
> can do the same thing.
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> And I note that many people look at the vast complexity of cellular
> processes and see superiority, but much of that complexity is actually a
> sign of inferiority.  Evolution is a dreadful programmer with a passion
> for spaghetti code. No human programmer would be stupid enough to write
> AAAAAA.... 10,000 times in a row but the human genome is full to the brim
> with that sort of thing, and very complex chemical metabolic processes like
> digestion (which has nothing to do with intelligence) has even more
> convoluted kludges.
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> Ask yourself this question, why weren't all those fantastically complex 
> transient
> dynamic branches in a neural network by the name of Grandmaster Gary
> Kasparov able to beat a 16 year old computer running a 16 year old chess
> program?
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>   John K Clark
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