[Neuroscience] Re: Philosophical Foundations of Neuroscience
(by m.kirkcaldie At removethis.unsw.edu.au)
Sun Dec 3 20:29:08 EST 2006
In article <sWJch.7054$wc5.3556 At newssvr25.news.prodigy.net>,
Michael Olea <oleaj At sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> Matthew Kirkcaldie wrote:
> > ... It's a type of thinking
> > which is plausible but erroneous, in fact I would say that the entire
> > "strong AI" discipline rests on this kind of erroneous attempt to
> > isolate thought from its physical substrate.
> Are you suggesting that "an entire community of intellects [is] missing an
> obvious point?"
OW! Got me!
You're correct, I was employing the kind of sweeping generalisation I
objected to just a few hundred characters earlier. But, in my defence, I
didn't try to use it to sell a book.
Apologies to the AI community, very few of whom actually do think that
way. I suspect Kurzweil does, which is why I loathe his ideas so
irrationally. Mind you, "strong AI" is pretty much a straw man used by
the AI researchers I've spoken to as well, so maybe I just insulted thin
Thanks Michael. I see you are more awake than I am!
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