machine brains

Michael Edelman mje at mich.com
Mon Mar 8 10:01:18 EST 1999



I wrote:

> Malcolm McMahon wrote:
>
> ...
> > No, only composite things are made of something. Elementary particles
> > are not. What's an electron made of?
>
> Quarks.

Which is wrong. But the point was that calling conciousness an elementary entity
serves no purpose other than to tell you to stop looking any further. And anyways,
conciousness is far too complex to compare it to an electron ;-)

-- mike




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