A person who speaks no Chinese whatsoever inhabits a room full of file cabinets full of questions and answers — all written in Chinese.
For the most part, computer scientists have tended to ignore Searle’s argument and the point of view that it represents.
Kepler was not alone. Robert Boyle, Isaac Newton, Nicolaus Copernicus, and many others who established modern science were deeply religious thinkers.
Douglas Ell’s concept is a dialogue between Doubt and Reason, who sass each other merrily.
Says Dr. Berlinski, “The happiness was extra — as it so often is.”