Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:
> ...Or possibly because Hofstadter, Dennett, and others have so
> thoroughly demolished Searle's fallacies that nobody has to take
> them seriously anymore?
As you know, I think consciousness is noncomputable. Even I think that Searle's arguments are hokum. I think we're all going to have to live with the fact that no matter how many times we drive a stake through his arguments, they will eventually shamble forth from their graves to eat the brains of the living.
-- firstname.lastname@example.org Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://pobox.com/~sentience/AI_design.temp.html http://pobox.com/~sentience/singul_arity.html Disclaimer: Unless otherwise specified, I'm not telling you everything I think I know.