Re: Different words for the same thing?

From: Grant Callaghan (
Date: Thu 20 Mar 2003 - 00:47:13 GMT

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    Well, it depends on what you mean by those terms. If you mean "propagate" to indicate the kind of process by which a computer virus moves from one computer to another, then, no, that is not what Freeman is saying. He doesn't believe that brains operate by moving patterns of bits from place to place within themselves and he certainly doesn't believe that human interaction involves copying bit patterns from one brain to another.

    Bill B

    Since I neither said nor meant that, I can't imagine why you brought it up. I meant exactly what the words Freeman used are taken to mean:
    "Neuroactivity constructs meaning, modifies intentional structure, and makes representations for purposes of communication among humans and animals"

    Since that in no way duplicates what computers do, I can't see why you suspected I meant something like that. Are you looking for a straw man to knock down? ;)


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