Toward a Science of Consciousness 1998

Jim Hunter jim.hunter at REMOVE_TO_EMAIL.jhuapl.edu
Thu Apr 30 09:08:14 EST 1998


Hermital wrote:
 > 
 > 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
 >
 
 
  Algorithm to emulate all thoughts. 

     Given thought T, think "T".

     QED, ex post facto, and excelsior. 


  ---
  Jim



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