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Old 09-23-2008, 10:54 AM   #54
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Originally Posted by Steve Jordan View Post
It's this ability beyond mere number-crunching that allows a human brain to output something that was not input... that is the real power of the brain above the computer, which is limited to outputting only variations of what was input. (Axel, I guess we'll have to agree to disagree on that.)
What do you think a neuron does? Why can you not simulate the behaviour of a neuron using a traditional computer?

And if you have randomness in a computer program what it outputs is not decided by the input.

I agree with acidzebra that you seem to ascribe magick or something supernatural to the human brain. A lot of people cannot accept that the human brains works on the same level as a computer and therefore they need something to make humans superior.
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