[ExI] Symbol Grounding

Ben Zaiboc ben at zaiboc.net
Wed Apr 26 16:56:31 UTC 2023

On 26/04/2023 17:45, Gordon Swobe wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 26, 2023 at 10:32 AM Ben Zaiboc via extropy-chat 
> <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>     It seems to me that the differences of opinion here have a deeper
>     cause
>     than any mentioned.
>     It's a conflict about which general approach we should take to
>     investigate how the mind works: The scientific method, or
>     pre-scientific
>     ideas such as intuition and philosophical debate.
>     I notice that I never did get any reply from Gordon on my question
>     whether he agreed that spike trains are the language of the brain.
>     Almost as if he was simply ignoring the matter, regarding the
>     foundation
>     of all brain activity as being irrelevant to how it works.
> I wrote to you that in my opinion you were conflating linguistics and 
> neuroscience.
> Actually, you went further than that, arguing that linguistics is not 
> even the correct discipline.  But you were supposedly refuting my 
> recent argument which is entirely about what linguistics — the science 
> of language — can inform us about language models.
> -gts

Yes, prior to my question. Which has a point. But you are still dodging it.

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