Practopoiesis as a way of bridging animal/human intelligence with artificial intelligence. It doesn’t speak to absolute causation I don’t think; rather, he describes the relationships between three scales of information processing that run at different rates of speed. I don’t think it speaks to the notion of identity. I’ll have to think through this better. Yes, thank you

Practopoiesis as a way of bridging animal/human intelligence with artificial intelligence.
It doesn’t speak to absolute causation I don’t think; rather, he describes the relationships between three scales of information processing that run at different rates of speed.
I don’t think it speaks to the notion of identity.
I’ll have to think through this better. Yes, thank you
Well, that’s the thing about it; we are our brains and our bodies and our environment
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When my fingers move this keyboard to bring my thoughts to you in the form of these words across this internet and then end up going into your eyes and your brain… it’s all one communication that’s functioning at that moment – all physically connected and also logically connected.
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 Emergence is often a buzzword that is overused in places it doesn’t belong.
Functionally, it expresses a relationship between parts and wholes.
So for example, people who claim that computers are “just 0s and 1s” are right but mostly wrong because you need a programmer to supervene upon those “0s and 1s” for them to do anything, not to mention the physical layers inbetween.
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I always had a lot of trouble with the notion of “supervenience”. Took a long time to accept it as possibly valid in limited contexts – mostly thanks to some of the brilliant work by George Ellis in the philosophy of science who argues for a weak emergence but against strong emergence, which is why I find myself enjoying his points of view so much as they have kind of a “middle-out” view rather than strictly top town or bottom up.
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My fascination with philosophy of science things is to me, but another genre that can be put alongside the literature you enjoy.
They are each imaginative works with their own richnesses, some from within the text itself, some from what we bring into it from our own knowledge and experiences.
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There’s nothing about the things I enjoy that makes them superior to the things you enjoy. I don’t claim to have any grand truths about the nature of things that you lack.
As to why it’s salient? Well, that’s part of what interests me. What makes something salient to someone?
I surround myself by people that are smarter than me in areas that I don’t know much about. It’s how I learn.
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