On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 06:21:12PM -0700, Craig Weinberg wrote:
> The main problem with comp that I see is the presentation problem. 
> Computation requires no sights, sounds, smells, flavors, feelings, etc, not 
> does it make sense that any of these could be intentionally or accidentally 
> generated by computation alone. Comp does not seem to refer to the universe 
> in which we actually reside, only a theoretical non-verse of arithmetic 
> relations. Computation and counting are useful specifically because they 
> lack any physical bodies or proprietary characteristic - numbers apply 
> figuratively to anything because they apply literally to nothing.
> 

This is also true of materialism. Whether you think this is a problem
or not depends on whether you think the "hard problem" is a problem or not.

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