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Old 05-16-2019, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by begbert2 View Post
It eludes me why anybody would even want their minds to be "non-computational" - doesn't that just mean that it doesn't work in a rational or coherent manner? That it's totally random?
Huh? No, of course not. Causality is a perfectly distinct notion from computation, and what's not computable isn't therefore unreasonable. That'd be like saying that only what's written down has a logical structure, but not that which the written text describes. Indeed, computation merely replicates the logical structure of whatever it implements, so this is just kinda backwards.

Anyway, what I want or don't want really has no bearing on the issue of what I have grounds to believe is true.