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Posted by Harvey on December 14, 2001 13:44:32 UTC

Mario,

>>>Harv, you didn't really address the point I was trying to make. I'll try to make it again. :)>The computer programs we have now are basically just a few inputs, a series of if/then statements, and a few outputs. So naturally it won't have an understanding of what chess is.>>So, from a logical and not a "it feels right" perspective, how do you define consciousness? More importantly (I think much more importantly) at what point did the amino acids roiling around in the primordial soup become sentient and recieve a soul? What was it about that one last little bit of cytosine that caused the first sentient thought?

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