[ExI] [Exl] Digital Consciousness

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Fri May 3 08:20:58 UTC 2013

On Fri, May 03, 2013 at 04:30:52PM +1000, Stathis Papaioannou wrote:

> And the atoms which give rise to real minds do not follow syntactic
> rules? All of physics is about syntactic rules. So is chemistry,
> biology and neuroscience. Are they all wrong? Do the semantic rules
> appear magically at some point? If so, why can't they appear magically
> from the interaction of semiconductor circuits or pigeons?

When an argument devolves into semantics, and redefining the meaning
of words you know what to do with it.

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