Toward a Science of Consciousness 1998

Hermital hermital at livingston.net
Wed Apr 29 11:57:01 EST 1998


On Tue 4/28/98 02:08 GMT cijadra at zedat.fu-berlin.de wrote:
>
> >> This would tend to sugest that the general architecture of the mind can
> >> be emulated.
> Start with emulating a single cell, DNA, RNA, etc. ... all functions
> within...
>
You are either confusing mind with brain or using mind and brain as
synonyms.  I view the mind and brain as separate and of different
origins.

Have you ever read John Beloff's excellent series of 5 papers on the
Mind/Brain problem?  They can be found online at
http://moebius.psy.ed.ac.uk/~dualism/papers/index.html

Perhaps my view is better articulated in the following manner:


                             Noncomputational


                         Humankind
                         is not the measure
                         of all things.
                         Humankind
                         is only the measure
                         of human things.
                         Human beings
                         are material in origin.
                         The organic brain
                         is also
                         material in origin.
                         An organic brain can,
                         in principle,
                         be emulated
                         by a single
                         mathematical
                         algorithm.
                         Tangible
                         organic brains
                         and intangible
                         conscious minds
                         originate
                         on different levels
                         of conditional relativity.
                         Consciousness
                         is a transcendent
                         continuum
                         of physical energy.
                         Each individual mind
                         is a transcendent
                         concatenation
                         of unique thoughts.
                         Thought
                         is noncomputational.
                         Mind
                         is noncomputational. 
                         Neither thoughts
                         nor minds
                         can be emulated
                         by a single algorithm.

                             - Alan Williams

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Consciousness, Physics and the Holographic Paradigm:
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