[ExI] Strong AI Hypothesis: logically flawed?

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Fri Oct 3 20:56:25 UTC 2014

On Saturday, October 4, 2014, William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com>

>> How many cells must die, for me to die?
>> ​Whatever number it takes to make up most of your forebrain.​
> ​Shades of Korzybski and Hayakawa and general semantics:  the map is not
> the territory.  It could be argued that all copies are flawed in some way.
> (Pratchett fans will see a parallel in the dwarf's holy hammer.)
> It used to be thought that neurons were never replaced and now that idea
> has gone out the window.  But do all neurons get replaced?  Dunno.  But
> perhaps the deterioration of them and partial replacement​ account for many
> memory errors over the years (though confabulation probably accounts for
> most).  bill w

All neurons are replaced over time. Synapses are particularly active
metabolically and are replaced faster.


Stathis Papaioannou
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