[ExI] Religious idiocy (was: digital nature of brains)

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Wed Feb 3 13:09:05 UTC 2010

On 1 February 2010 19:14, Eric Messick <eric at m056832107.syzygy.com> wrote:

> Some of the symbols in the brain map 1 to 1 with words in a spoken
> language, and we would refer to them as word symbols.  Other brain
> symbols appear within the brain as a direct result of the stimulation
> of sensory neurons in the body, and this is what I mean by a "sense
> symbol".

So, is the integer "3" a word symbol or a sense symbol? And what about the
ASCII decoding of a byte? Or the rasterisation of the ASCII symbol?

And what difference would exactly make?

Stefano Vaj
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