Hello. I have been studying in my philosophy class a work by John Searle regarding whether it is possible to program a computer program (with hardware) to duplicate the functions of a human. I wrote up a six page paper against Searle and supported the prospect of a humans computer, but I do not think that it would be a good idea to post that here. I just wanted the opinions of other PFers: Do you think that is possible to duplicate a human with a computer? (this is a question about possibility, not practicality, and you are not allowed to suggest that you give the computer the anatomy of the brain by duplicating the firing of neurons. This is purely hardware and programming).