[ExI] The digital nature of brains (was: digital simulations)

Spencer Campbell lacertilian at gmail.com
Thu Feb 4 19:43:45 UTC 2010

Gordon Swobe <gts_2000 at yahoo.com>:
>Stathis Papaioannou <stathisp at gmail.com>:
>> ... loss of structural integrity over the
>> vast distances involved. However, theoretically, there is no
>> problem if such a system is Turing-complete and if the behaviour of
>> the brain is computable.
> I find it ironic that you try to use reductio ad absurdum arguments with me given that you have apparently inoculated yourself against them. :-)

Whenever I've seen Stathis use the term "an absurdity", I've mentally
translated it to "a paradox".

A beer can brain is absurd, but not paradoxical.

An unconscious brain which is exactly identical to a conscious brain
is paradoxical, but not absurd.

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