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  1. Subscriber joe shmo
    Strange Egg
    01 Nov '08 17:37
    Hypothesis:

    It is impossible to show that one cubic centimeter, is equal to one mililiter, without using memory.
  2. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    01 Nov '08 19:05
    Originally posted by joe shmo
    Hypothesis:

    It is impossible to show that one cubic centimeter, is equal to one mililiter, without using memory.
    Without memory you wouldn't know what words were....
  3. Subscriber joe shmo
    Strange Egg
    01 Nov '08 19:45
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Without memory you wouldn't know what words were....
    my point exactly, we are totally dependent on memory
  4. 01 Nov '08 19:58
    Originally posted by joe shmo
    my point exactly, we are totally dependent on memory
    I note from my understanding of electronics (which I have studied at university) it is perfectly possible to make a “useful” circuit that has no memory that can do “useful“ calculations despite not even having a microchip “register” or not even the tiniest bit of short-term volatile memory.

    -but I have to admit that I cannot find a single reasonable example of some useful bit of abstract calculation that we humans can do without using any memory.
  5. Subscriber joe shmo
    Strange Egg
    01 Nov '08 20:51
    Originally posted by Andrew Hamilton
    I note from my understanding of electronics (which I have studied at university) it is perfectly possible to make a “useful” circuit that has no memory that can do “useful“ calculations despite not even having a microchip “register” or not even the tiniest bit of short-term volatile memory.

    -but I have to admit that I cannot find a single reasona ...[text shortened]... ample of some useful bit of abstract calculation that we humans can do without using any memory.
    diseases that cause memory loss are suddenly more frightening
  6. Subscriber joe shmo
    Strange Egg
    01 Nov '08 20:54
    Originally posted by joe shmo
    diseases that cause memory loss are suddenly more frightening
    It is also frightening that in a way our minds totally govern our universe
  7. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Do ya think?
    02 Nov '08 15:34
    Originally posted by joe shmo
    It is also frightening that in a way our mods totally govern our universe
  8. 02 Nov '08 16:39
    Originally posted by joe shmo
    Hypothesis:

    It is impossible to show that one cubic centimeter, is equal to one mililiter, without using memory.
    Well, it's impossible for us to do much of anything, without memory. It's a good thing we evolved to have it, eh?

    Also, i'd argue that it's impossible to show that one cubic centimeter equals one milliliter, period. The units are defined that way. No demonstration is required.
  9. Subscriber joe shmo
    Strange Egg
    02 Nov '08 17:22
    Originally posted by convect
    Well, it's impossible for us to do much of anything, without memory. It's a good thing we evolved to have it, eh?

    Also, i'd argue that it's impossible to show that one cubic centimeter equals one milliliter, period. The units are defined that way. No demonstration is required.
    yes it all seems to be relativity, and relativity is undefined without memory
  10. 21 Nov '08 12:35
    Without memory, will we be able to even eat or walk? Maybe we forget how that's done, and just lay on the ground and die.

    That is, if our parents have enough memory to remember how to make us in the first place.
  11. Standard member KellyJay
    Walk your Faith
    21 Nov '08 15:48
    Originally posted by Andrew Hamilton
    I note from my understanding of electronics (which I have studied at university) it is perfectly possible to make a “useful” circuit that has no memory that can do “useful“ calculations despite not even having a microchip “register” or not even the tiniest bit of short-term volatile memory.

    -but I have to admit that I cannot find a single reasona ...[text shortened]... ample of some useful bit of abstract calculation that we humans can do without using any memory.
    You can go somewhere without memory, but why?
    Kelly
  12. 21 Nov '08 16:24
    Originally posted by KellyJay
    You can go somewhere without memory, but why?
    Kelly
    why?? I wasn’t proposing that we should!
    -I think anyone that literally has no memories would be severely mentally handicapped.
  13. Standard member KellyJay
    Walk your Faith
    21 Nov '08 19:28 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Andrew Hamilton
    why?? I wasn’t proposing that we should!
    -I think anyone that literally has no memories would be severely mentally handicapped.
    Andrew, I was agreeing with you I put a " " at the end of my post
    because it was a joke. Nothing would/could be done with reason, as
    soon as reason occured, it would be forgotten.
    Kelly
  14. 21 Nov '08 20:10
    Originally posted by KellyJay
    Andrew, I was agreeing with you I put a " " at the end of my post
    because it was a joke. Nothing would/could be done with reason, as
    soon as reason occured, it would be forgotten.
    Kelly
    …it was a joke....…

    Oh -I see
  15. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    24 Nov '08 10:58
    Originally posted by joe shmo
    Hypothesis:

    It is impossible to show that one cubic centimeter, is equal to one mililiter, without using memory.
    Maybe memory is not so imporntant. George W Bush managed to remain President of the United States for 8 years without one!