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Fri Dec 20, 2013, 07:47 PM

45. I know what a brain is, what is a mind?

"Mind" doesn't have a scientific meaning.

I've known a lot of dogs and birds who certainly do develop models of other animal's "minds," both generalizations at the species level ("Cats do this..." and recognition of individual animals ("This cat does that."

An android model of a human that behaved as a human would be intelligent, even if every detail of it's "nervous system" was mapped and known, every subsystem knowable in fine detail.

From a religious or philosophical perspective if humans have "souls" or "minds" or "intelligence" then so do other animals. It's simply a matter of complexity and focus. At no point is there a single emergent property one can label as "intelligence."

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