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Kain aka That Evil Guy [userpic]
The following is my restatement of Searle's rejoinder to System Reply to his Chinese Room argument

Let's try this theoretical thought exercise. You memorize a whole bunch of shapes. Then, you memorize the order the shapes are supposed to go in, so that if you see a bunch of shapes in a certain order, you would "answer" by picking a bunch of shapes in another proper order. Now, did you just learn any meaning behind any language? Programs manipulate symbols this way.