[Haskell-cafe] Quanta. Was: Wikipedia on first-class object

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Sun Jan 6 15:39:14 EST 2008

On Jan 6, 2008, at 15:02 , Ketil Malde wrote:

> More seriously, perhaps "quantum" enters into the equation in how the
> brain works, perhaps it is even necessary for "thought".  However, I
> get worried it's just another mystical mantra, a gratuitous factor
> that, lacking any theory about how and what it does, adds nothing to
> help understanding the issue.

I should not get into these off-topic things... but the viewpoint  
that worries you is only espoused by people looking for excuses to  
apply their favorite mystical mantra.  Quantum effects are well  
defined, but nonintuitive (for example, particles "tunneling through"  
a barrier).

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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