sourmìlk wrote:Right, and I said that I'm rather okay with that. There are no extra parts there, it's reliable, and it does the job efficiently.
How do you figure? The 'extra parts' don't go away. The machinery to duplicate or such is still there. They just don't get prioritized. You're saying turning the headlights and A/C off in your car makes it drive faster.
sourmìlk wrote:All parts of your computer act to serve its function of absorbing data, computing it, and outputting it as specified by the hardware designers, programmers, and users. There isn't a part of the computer that, for example, creates duplicates of itself. If there were, I'd want that removed because it's just another part of the computer that can break.
You're simply fixating on processes you don't understand and calling them 'extra' and objecting to it. I personally don't know why a number of processes happen on my computer, but they don't interfere with the computer serving as a tool for the things I want. Similarly, bacteria will do a number of things you may not understand, but are all required for the survival and maintenance of the bacteria. So just like various antivirus and security protocols are happening on my computer to prevent horrible things from happening to it, so to does a bacteria run 'extra processes' to keep itself alive. You're objecting to these processes, but you haven't actually really stated which process, or why you object to them.
sourmìlk wrote:Actually, I kind of think humans are also probably more complicated than the simplest possible mechanism to store, execute, and express human thought.
I think you're incredibly wrong about this.