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Yes, of course.

So thoughts are physically determined?  (I mean, if you think you have a choice, then that thought is also phsyically determined etc. ad infinitum back to the...well...whatever was the first step in the physical process...linearity all the way...so "Chance" is another word for "We haven't described--perhaps we can't describe--the whole system, but in it's possible in principle.)

No-one said the processing of input had to be simple or immediate.

It's the processing that is the issue, I think.  Because each process, when examined becomes a simpler process until you have simple input-output.  Or, and careful with the coffee folks--

Our brain is a physical thing.  Thoughts are physical processes.  So how does quantum behaviour translate in the human brain?  And where lieth the necessity there?

(cue a hundred AAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH!s)

But seriously, either we--our thoughts, our identity, etc--are part of the physical manifestation of the universe and are therefore quantum at heart like all other physical systems, or, well, I feel those edges overlapping...

Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.

by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Wed Oct 18th, 2006 at 10:10:34 AM EST
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