On Sat, Oct 19, 2013 at 04:37:31PM -0700, Craig Weinberg wrote:
> 
> 
> On Saturday, October 19, 2013 6:22:05 PM UTC-4, Russell Standish wrote:
> >
> > On Sat, Oct 19, 2013 at 03:06:00PM -0700, Craig Weinberg wrote: 
> > > Isn't a corporation a Turing emulable machine though? It seems like its 
> > > just a matter of properly configuring a corporation's functions to tap 
> > into 
> > > the arithmetic truths of self-reference, and then it would have to be a 
> > > person...unless you believe in zombies. 
> > > 
> >
> > Not all Turing machines are people. 
> >
> 
> I didn't want to imply they were. That was my intent in saying that they 
> need only be configured properly to become persons. 

That is only known to be possible if they are universal machines. It
seems unlikely to me that corporations are universal machines.


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