Fare's response on threads

Massimo Dentico m.dentico@galactica.it
Tue, 26 Sep 2000 18:53:09 +0200

Massimo Dentico wrote:
> "Lynn H. Maxson" wrote:
> > However like you I believe it is a possibility.  However the
> > machine will be biological in its entirety.  If you believe a
> > non-biological basis is possible, then more power to you.
> This is the fun part of your message: you *seem* covertly despise
> the philosophy and then you propose the same theme of a philosopher
> like Penrose. A freudian lapsus? :-)

Ops! My fault, my memory was wrong. Roger Penrose is first of all
a physicist. He is used to enter into debate about deep problems
in AI (well, against AI), philosophy of mind, consciousness and
related arguments. His conclusion is that human thought cannot be
simulated by any computation because they cannot capture the inherent
quantum mechanics aspect of biological matter (I hope I'm not distorting
his argument).

Massimo Dentico