Re: The GLUT and functionalism

From: J. Andrew Rogers (
Date: Mon Mar 24 2008 - 14:00:38 MDT

On Mar 24, 2008, at 12:06 PM, Jeff L Jones wrote:
> I still don't understand why you guys are talking about GLUTs.
> They're completely and entirely impossible, even in prinicple.

The same is true of Turing Machines.

> So it can't possibly tell you anything about the real world, or about
> consciousness.

So what *should* we be talking about?

I have always liked the GLUT as a device because it forces people to
acknowledge, against their intuition, that there is no magic hiding in
the machinery.

J. Andrew Rogers

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