[ExI] The digital nature of brains (was: digital simulations)
gts_2000 at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 4 01:34:32 UTC 2010
--- On Mon, 2/1/10, Stathis Papaioannou <stathisp at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I reject as absurd for example your theory that a
>> brain the size of Texas constructed of giant neurons made of
>> beer cans and toilet paper will have consciousness merely by
>> virtue of those beer cans squirting neurotransmitters
>> betwixt themselves in the same patterns that natural neurons
> That is a consequence of functionalism but at this point
> functionalism is assumed to be wrong.
Can a conscious Texas-sized brain constructed out of giant neurons made of beer cans and toilet paper exist as a possible consequence of your brand of functionalism? Or not?
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