Re: virus: Random Chance

Thu, 31 Oct 1996 06:38:04 -0600

Kennethe Boyd wrote:
[clip of a quote of mine]
> This is the reason why the Strong AI hypothesis is actually serious.
> Systems can exhibit mind-like behavior without having a recognizable
> basis for it. Defined operationally, it is quite possible that random
> selection, plus mutation on a genome that was a short distance away from
> an allele (system) with the solution, could fully duplicate the
> practical effect of the reasoning chain. It just takes longer without
> properly adapted hardware.

Whew! - I do support the strong AI hypothesis, based on similar
more naive) arguments.

- JPSchneider