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From: "Richard H. McCullough" <rhm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2009 06:27:43 -0700
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From: "John F. Sowa" <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>    (01)

> Dick,
> The fundamental point we've been trying to say is that
> most digital computers have no eyes, ears, feelings,
> or anything that resembles human "mental" symbols.
> RHM> Isn't it strange that I think about real mappings when
> > someone challenges me to define the "meaning" of my language?
> > Why do I think that "meaning" is connected to reality?
> It isn't strange at all if you're talking to your Ayn Randian
> friends.  But it is extremely strange if you expect any
> digital computer to understand what you mean by context.
No, I don't expect a computer to understand my context.
But I have defined context to be an explicit list of propositions,
and I expect a computer to be able to manipulate that
list of propositions.    (02)

Dick McCullough
http://mkrmke.org    (03)

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