Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 430.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 07:23:49 +0000
From: Willard McCarty <email@example.com>
Subject: references to Minsky
Thanks to Vika Zafrin and to some luck, on the trail of words attributed to
Marvin Minsky, "the brain is a modelling machine", I have found two rather
good, brief essays by the man:
"Matter, Mind and Models"
The first makes the useful point that progress in research using models
increased dramatically when, because of computers, they "could be
conceived, tested, and discarded in days or weeks instead of years", the
second that modelling inherently involves a ternary relation between the
object of study, the model of it and the researcher.
More suggestions for where to look would be most welcome.
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