Systematicity is a conceptual not empirical law
Systematicity fails to argue against the empirical hypotheses of the connectionist architecture,  because it's a conceptual law that deals with holistic thought ascriptions rather than with in-the-head thought processes.
That is, systematicity tells about how we judge whether other people are thinking; it does not tell us about what is going on inside their heads.

Andy Clark, 1991.
Artificial Intelligence »Artificial Intelligence
Can computers think? [1] »Can computers think? [1]
Yes: connectionist networks can think [5a] »Yes: connectionist networks can think [5a]
The Connectionist Dilemma »The Connectionist Dilemma
Systematicity is a conceptual not empirical law
Claim is unsupported  »Claim is unsupported
The challenge stands »The challenge stands
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