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machine brains

William Thomas wthomas at mint.net
Tue Feb 2 14:20:40 EST 1999


I often wonder how an eagle, with very little brain power left over after
accounting for optics, can accurately make the complex physics calculations
required for a 100mph+, 1000' dive to snag a fish that is swimming under
water while the defecated light creates an optical illusion as to the
position of the fish that varies depending on the fish's depth, the water
clarity, and the intensity and angle of the sun.

Also, how can Michael Jordan's brain calculate the physics of his movements
fast enough, and process the dynamic feedback from multiple senses and
various appendages to create one of his typical now you see it now you don't
dunks.

Forget about souls - this stuff is already hard enough to understand without
adding in things we can't even define!

Anyone have any thoughts on cellular intelligence? the great molecular
binary system?







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