Descartes is one of the founding fathers of Western science. And the conversion from medieval scholasticism to Cartesian dualism propelled science dramatically.
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.
One problem it has consistently displayed, and which shows that it lacks understanding, is its difficulty dealing with self-reference.
What about the multiverse to explain the fine tuning of the laws and constants of physics? It is a solution of sorts, but it comes at a tremendous cost.