[ExI] Meaningless Symbols.

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Sun Jan 17 22:08:26 UTC 2010

2010/1/16 Gordon Swobe <gts_2000 at yahoo.com>:
> Do you think your CPU understood it? If you do then I wonder if you also think the child's fingers understood it.

The meaning of a symbol is simply its association with another symbol.
I do not know what  you mean by "understanding", but you can associate
symbols with whatever method.

Your brain - which usually should not require fingers to perform such
calculation :-) - does not do anything really different from a
computer CPU when it understands that the "meaning" of x is 3 and that
of y is 4 and concludes that their sum is 7.

It may do so in a slightly less efficient way, but the process remains
obviously computational.

Stefano Vaj

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