I have seen the following paragraph in some article:
One can imagine a computer simulation of the action of peptides in the hypothalamus that is accurate down to the last synapse. But equally one can imagine a computer simulation of the oxidation of hydrocarbons in a car engine or the action of digestive processes in a stomach when it is digesting pizza. And the simulation is no more the real thing in the case of the brain than it is in the case of the car or the stomach.
I understand the meaning of the bold sentence, but I cannot understand its word order. For example, I think that the adverb "more" should be placed immediately before the adjective "real" and the sentence should be like the following:
- And the simulation in the case of the brain is no more real than the simulation in the case of the car or the stomach.
I wonder how the word order of the original sentence is justified.