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A Note on the Lucas Argument
A Note on the Lucas Argument

Author(s): Rudy Rucker
Subject(s): Semiology, Logic
Published by: Polskie Towarzystwo Semiotyczne

Summary/Abstract: We’re talking about J. Anthony Lucas’s classic argument that Gödel’s Second Incompleteness Theorem rules out man-machine equivalence. This is an argument that Penrose revived and popularized in the 1990s. This fallacious argument is a thoroughly dead horse. But I’ll give it another beating here. Do note that the Lucas-Penrose argument is a completely distinct issue from PenroseHameroff speculation that the brain can act as a coherent quantum computer. It’s to Penrose’s credit that he’s associated with multiple controversial ideas!

  • Issue Year: 34/2020
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 81-82
  • Page Count: 2
  • Language: English