[ExI] Is the brain a digital computer?
gts_2000 at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 26 19:13:45 UTC 2010
> I believe that the only workable definition of the noun 'a
> thought' is, fundamentally, 'a statement', which is
> certainly information, certainly can be held in media other
> than brains, and certainly does not have mass.
By the noun thought I mean the intentional mental state of a conscious
mind. Hard drives and newspapers contain information but they do not have
mental states intentional or otherwise, at least not this side of science-
On my materialist view, brain matter causes and contains thoughts. And brain matter has mass. So notwithstanding the possible involvement of massless particles, thoughts have mass.
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