Sunday, June 01, 2014

Aaronson vs. Tononi on the Integrated Information Theory of Consciousness

Here. A sample:

Personally, I give Giulio enormous credit for having the intellectual courage to follow his theory wherever it leads. When the critics point out, “if your theory were true, then the Moon would be made of peanut butter,” he doesn’t try to wiggle out of the prediction, but proudly replies, “yes, chunky peanut butter—and you forgot to add that the Earth is made of Nutella!”
(And I thought I played rough.)

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