[ExI] [Exl] Digital Consciousness

Gordon gts_2000 at yahoo.com
Fri May 3 06:11:52 UTC 2013

Stathis Papaioannou <stathisp at gmail.com> wrote:

> Why do you think a bunch of dumb atoms being a mind is more plausible

> than the pigeons?

I think so because the pigeons are acting only according to syntactical rules, rules which I believe are not intrinsic to real minds.

If the brain were really like a digital computer then sure, we could create brains on digital computers. We could even make them out of pecking pigeons. Anything comparable to on/off switches would work.

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