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25 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 11 November 2008 07:01PM

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Comment author: Tim_Tyler 11 November 2008 08:00:00PM 1 point [-]

That is a fine observation from Caledonian. The noise is not being added to existing sense data, it's being added before the signal hits the receptors - but to stay in tune with the proposed scenario, we can easily imagine that the organism has already internalised the signals at that point.

Re: Daniel Dennet: that's not really right - random wiggling is better than no wiggling at all, but it is still an extremely bad way to generate variation.