Re: Mindless Thought Experiments

From: Stathis Papaioannou (
Date: Tue Mar 04 2008 - 06:45:44 MST

On 04/03/2008, Krekoski Ross <> wrote:
> I would argue that without any input or output that its not a meaningful
> question. You say it simulates an apple, but it might just be a paperweight
> since we have no objective means of determining if it is in fact simulating
> an apple.

That seems to be pushing positivism to absurd lengths, like claiming
that there is no sense in asking whether physical objects are still
there when we're not looking at them.

Stathis Papaioannou

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