[ExI] [Exl] Digital Consciousness

Gordon gts_2000 at yahoo.com
Fri May 3 07:02:09 UTC 2013

Stathis Papaioannou <stathisp at gmail.com> wrote:

>> 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.

> And the atoms which give rise to real minds do not follow syntactic
> rules?

We want to think they do, but we are assigning that to the physics. Computational states are not actually discovered within the physics of the brain. We assign them to the physics.

> All of physics is about syntactic rules. 

So we want to think. 

> So is chemistry,biology and neuroscience. Are they all wrong? 

Not wrong, just incomplete. 

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