Re: valuable errors

From: Jacques M Mallah <>
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 1999 17:33:06 -0400

On 13 Mar -1, Marchal wrote:
> Jacques M Mallah wrote:
> > Yes, that's why I've enjoyed my discussions with Wei Dai. My
> >problem is with what I see as the trivial errors that are so entrenched in
> >many of the opinions.
> Could you be a little more explicit ? Could you give examples of
> "trivial errors". I suspect everybody here want to make some progress.
> Or are you just thinking that the "trivial errors" are so much entrenched
> that you don't believe you will be able to correct them ?

        Yes, that has already been demonstrated - e. g. on the measure
issue - and is consistent with my experience in other forums.

> I know that you present yourself as a computationalist, but just to clear
> things up, does it mean you are willing to accept a substitution of your
> brain (or body) by a digital one, at some level of substitution?

        I don't know why that would be unclear. In my view, in principle,
a digital computer could simulate me in all the important respects and
could be conscious.

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