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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 14 2007,22:34   

Vernor vinge, father of the singularity singularity, cites engineers as the reason we might not make more reductionist progress into finding 'the software for the soul"

That's right!
[throws fruit at engineers] get some biologists in there with the neural networks and whatnots. These engineers are an anachronism from the industrial age that have not evolved to be competitive in the new information age environment!


I guess you're right; we engineers are just too used to using a materialist perspective in our work. We'll leave it to the biologists to go looking for souls. :D

[BTW, Thanks for the link!]

Invoking intelligent design in science is like invoking gremlins in engineering. [after Mark Isaak.]
All models are wrong, some models are useful. - George E. P. Box

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