[ExI] Semiotics and Computability
gts_2000 at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 15 01:54:22 UTC 2010
--- On Sun, 2/14/10, x at extropica.org <x at extropica.org> wrote:
> The logic of the CRA is correct. But it reasons from
> a flawed premise: That the human organism has this somehow
> ontologically special thing called "consciousness."
It does not matter whether you believe in some "special thing called 'consciousness." Call it what you will, or call it nothing at all.
It matters only that you understand that the man cannot grok the symbols by virtue of manipulating them according to the rules of syntax specified in the program.
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