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Malcolm McMahon malcolm at pigsty.demon.co.uk
Fri Feb 19 04:36:30 EST 1999


On Fri, 19 Feb 1999 04:01:32 GMT, Bloxy's at hotmail.com (Bloxy's) wrote:

>
>> Self-awareness is the heart of conciousness.
>
>Yes. That is the central point.
>Without awareness there is no possibility of intelligence
>whatsoever.
>

Oh, I can't agree with that. Inteligent behaviour is no more than
reacting in a complex way to complex stimulae. It doesn't require any
kind of conscious awareness, it can be simply rule based. An inference
engine responds inteligently but I doubt many of us would use the word
"aware".




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