"We often attribute 'understanding' and other cognitive predicates by metaphor and analogy to cars, adding machines, and other artifacts, but nothing is proved by such attributions."
"If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 MPG."John Searle on Bill Gates
"There was a time in my life when I thought I had everything - millions of dollars, mansions, cars, nice clothes, beautiful women, and every other materialistic thing you can imagine. Now I struggle for peace."John Searle on Richard Pryor
"Car designers are just going to have to come up with an automobile that outlasts the payments."John Searle on Erma Bombeck
"I hooked up my accelerator pedal in my car to my brake lights. I hit the gas, people behind me stop, and I'm gone."John Searle on Steven Wright
"I replaced the headlights in my car with strobe lights, so it looks like I'm the only one moving."John Searle on Steven Wright
"My car and my adding machine understand nothing: they are not in that line of business."
"I will argue that in the literal sense the programmed computer understands what the car and the adding machine understand, namely, exactly nothing."
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