Re: Bishop Bollocks
Just because there is no magic involved does not mean that we can ever fully understand the brain, or model it, or create an artificial one. No one said anything about souls, in spite of your ASSUMPTION that Bishop is religious (nominative determinism at play?)
Also keep in mind that the brain, physically, is far more than a neural net. The basic model of neural net is that a neuron fires if it has enough incoming connections that trigger it, and so on down the line. But it's not just electricity, there's also a shitload of biochemistry involved that allows fine-tuning and reprograming on the fly.
To think that it's possible to reproduce is a worty goal, but not one that we even know for sure is achievable. And if we can artificially reproduce the equivalent of a human brain, then what? Humans aren't very intelligent are they?