machine brains

David B. Held dheld at uswest.net
Sat Mar 6 14:51:04 EST 1999


Malcolm McMahon wrote:
> 
> "David B. Held" <dheld at uswest.net> wrote:
> 
> >  To answer the question above, one might say say that an electron
> > is "made of" energy.  Or, one could ask: "What is the number '1'
> > made of?"  They seem to be essentially the same question.
> 
> You might, but it's not really a fair or useful answer. An electron
> has energy as one aspect, but that's about how it behaves, not about
> what it _is_.

	If an electron is not energy, then, pray tell, what *is* an electron?

Dave

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