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I've been thinking about the Chinese Room experiment for a while, and there is something that sprung to mind, it's probably wrong, but I wanted to know what /sci/ thinks.
Atoms and molecules act in the same way as the man inside the room does, they receive stimuli, and due to the laws of physics, an effect occurs.
We are conscious beings, but our building blocks are not, meaning that the man inside the room might not be "conscious", but enough of them compounded with each other could produce something that is.
Does this make any sense?
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Science of Dragonball
How the Kaio Ken works
The energy is drawn from the Dan Tian (energy field in the lower body, Chinese: ??), and sent out to the chest, back, head and four limbs.
The Ki travels underneath the skin and causes the muscles to bulge and the flesh to become thick around the bones.
As the Ki reaches the surface of the body in this dimension it manifests as heat, wind, and electricity.
When Goku employs the Kaio Ken he opens up all the cells in his body and taps into their energy on a molecular and sub-molecular level.
Goku’s cells, molecules, atoms, neutrons, quarks and all other sub atomic particles are opened up and tapped into for a very short amount of time.