Re: Popperian Take on Free Will
- johnkclark@... writes:
> The exact same thing would be true for consciousness if itConsciousness is related to perception, sentience, emotions and feeling,
> were not related to intelligence. Fortunately for us it is.
not intelligence. A primitive creature that perceive the quale red is
conscious, but not necessarily intelligent.
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- --- In Fabric-of-Reality@yahoogroups.com, John Clark <johnkclark@...> wrote:
>FW implies unpredictability, but unpredictability alone does
> On Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 9:24 PM, m.a. <marty684@...> wrote:
> > Is it permissible to inject a small quote from Seth Lloyd?
> > "...the nature of our choices when we exercise free will is a close analog
> > of the halting problem; once we set a train of thought in motion, we do not
> > know whether it will lead anywhere at all. Even if it does lead somewhere,
> > we don't know where that somewhere is until we get there." "Programming
> > the Universe" p.36
> I agree with that completely, thus it would only take a few lines of code to
> give the computer you are using right now free will; just write a program to
> find the first even number greater than 2 that is not the sum of 2 prime
> numbers greater than 2 and then stop. You could write it in 5 minutes, but
> what will your computer do now? Nobody knows, all you can do it watch it and
not entail FW