machine brains

Malcolm McMahon malcolm at pigsty.demon.co.uk
Fri Mar 5 01:58:42 EST 1999


On Thu, 04 Mar 1999 16:09:40 GMT, ZZZghull at stny.lrun.com (Jerry Hull)
wrote:

>On Thu, 04 Mar 1999 07:36:33 GMT, malcolm at pigsty.demon.co.uk (Malcolm McMahon)
>wrote:
>
>>It's important to remember though that the "wetware" actually changes
>>the topology of the brain. It's more like an analogue than a digital
>>computer in this respect, it rewires itself all the time.
>>
>>There isn't the clear distinction between hardware and software that
>>characterises the digital computer.
>>
>>And, BTW, I still don't see any reason to believe consciousness is part
>>of the mind.
>
>Which makes consciousness part of what?

God? Why does it have to be a part of anything, for that matter, why
can't it be just another part of the universe which "just is", like a
photon or an electron. Not everything is made of something.




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