machine brains

b carpenter bc559 at ptd.net
Tue Sep 16 23:15:40 EST 1997


ray scanlon wrote:
> 
>      Category error revisited
> 
> Being engaged in the serious endeavor of explaining the brain, I
> cannot allow a sophistic phrase to interfere. It is very clear in
> my mind what I mean by subjective and objective. When I speak of
> neurons in the brain I speak of the objective. When I speak of
> inserting an electrode in a rat's brain I speak of the objective.
> 
> 
i say put the pedal to the metal and tell us what you come up with.
it's just that being the species that knocks out Chopins, 747's, and Zen
Buddhism,
synthesizing such mind seems a bit daunting.



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