"I think it's important, if we're to find meaning/thought/etc. emergent from nature, not to sneak meaning &c. in from elsewhere. To give an example of what I mean: machine learning in AI is really learning if it processes…"
"Definitely a good and interesting quibble!
I have to think of Daniel Dennett, who actually used the thermostat example in one of his books called "Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking".
His example was geared toward explaining what…"
"I have not heard of the possession selfie issue before. Forewarned is forearmed.
One concern with house guests is not being willing to leave them alone in the house. I can see that they might desperately wanting sleep and shower…"
"Europe isn't 'stepping up' as we now have crisis as a direct result of action again syria, Libya etc. We have a migrant crisis (not sure how widely it's broadcast over there) where hundreds of thousand asylum seekers are…"