„There are two other words I do not understand — awareness and intelligence.“

— Roger Penrose, Context: There are two other words I do not understand — awareness and intelligence. Well, why am I talking about things when I do not know what they really mean? It is probably because I am a mathematician and mathematicians do not mind so much about that sort of thing. They do not need precise definitions of the things they are talking about, provided they can say something about the connections between them. The Large, the Small and the Human Mind (1997).


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