[ExI] Is the brain a digital computer?

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Wed Feb 24 11:15:05 UTC 2010

On 24 February 2010 07:22, Stathis Papaioannou <stathisp at gmail.com> wrote:
> (a) it is impossible to reproduce the behaviour of the NCC using a computer; and
> (b) it is possible to reproduce the behaviour of the NCC using a
> computer but this still won't reproduce the behaviour of the rest of
> the brain.
> As I have said, (a) is philosophically sound but there is no
> scientific evidence in its support, while (b) is worse than wrong, it
> is contradictory.

I have a few doubts on the philosophical soundness of a), as it
postulates that something "else" or "more" may exist exceeding what
can be emulated by another universal computer (say, a cellular
automaton), something which smacks of dualism to my ears...

Stefano Vaj

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