[ExI] [Exl] Digital Consciousness
johnkclark at gmail.com
Fri May 3 15:53:34 UTC 2013
On Fri, May 3, 2013 at 3:58 AM, Gordon <gts_2000 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> 1) Semantics is not intrinsic to syntax. There is no conceivable way that
> a digital computer running software could know the meanings of the symbols
> it manipulates.
In the context of a digital computer running a operating system a 0 could
mean "copy the data in hard disk sector X to buffer memory Y". And In the
context of a digital computer running a operating system and also a word
processing program the contents of buffer memory Y could mean a word in the
And in the same way in the context of a bacteria (or a human cell) the
meaning of 3 guanine nucleotides molecules in a row means "stick a glycine
amino acid molecule at the end of that huge protein you're building in that
> there is no real syntax in the brain.
That is equivalent to saying there is no organization in the brain, and
that can't be right.
John K Clark
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