[OT] - A turning machine implemented in Conway's Game of Life

Von Fugal von at fugal.net
Fri Mar 9 13:36:30 MST 2007


* Daniel C. [Fri,  9 Mar 2007 at 12:11 -0700]
> On 3/9/07, Michael L Torrie <torriem at chem.byu.edu> wrote:
> >I suppose the only way to prove a human is turing complete is to make
> >him or her emulate a turing machine.  I have an infinitely long tape, a
> >pencil, an eraser, and a bunch of problems I need solved...
> 
> I didn't say "a human", I said "biological systems".  This includes
> anything from the entire biosphere of the Earth to a cluster of cells
> in a sealed petri dish.

Ah, see, I was commenting on _your_ turing completeness, and I merely
was stating that you probably are, since you can program yourself.

Von Fugal
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