[ExI] Is the brain a digital computer?

Gordon Swobe gts_2000 at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 24 14:08:17 UTC 2010

--- On Wed, 2/24/10, Stathis Papaioannou <stathisp at gmail.com>  wrote:

> That's not an argument, it's just rhetorical posturing.

I call it an appeal to intuition. I think most people find it intuitively implausible that we would create a new conscious entity if we trained a large group of pigeons to type in a Turing equivalent pattern. 

But that's what the computationalist theory of mind implies.



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