no, you are. the argument was "do chimps use human language?" and then you come in with "WHAT IS UNDERSTANDING?!?" I've known about the Chinese room for years, my point is it's not really a language thing because you can substitute Chinese with a number of different things.Not really. But that's okay! It's not just my "analogy," but a pretty-well known use of a developed theory from AI and philosophy that's been applied before to this.
Aping Language - by Joel Wallman October 1992www.cambridge.org
I was trying to help you out, but you carry on. We can get back to racism in a fantasy setting.