[ExI] Semiotics and Computability (was: The digital nature of brains)

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Sun Feb 7 22:54:47 UTC 2010

On 8 February 2010 07:07, Gordon Swobe <gts_2000 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> The amoeba has no neurons or nervous system, Stathis, so "less conscious" is an understatement. It has no consciousness at all.

As far as you're concerned the function of the nervous system -
intelligence - which is due to the interactions between neurons bears
no essential relationship to consciousness. You believe that
consciousness is a property of certain specialised cells. That leaves
open the possibility that amoebae have these properties also, despite
their apparent lack of intelligence.

Stathis Papaioannou

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