16.428 source of a Minsky-ism?

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 428.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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             Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2003 07:35:33 +0000
             From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk>
             Subject: source of a Minsky-ism?

    I would be very grateful to anyone who could tell me where Marvin Minsky
    says that the brain (or mind) is essentially a modelling machine. (I don't
    need him saying, more famously, that "the brain is a machine made of meat".
    Both statements have an equal amount of truth to them, but the former suits
    my present purpose much better.)



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