From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Thu Dec 12 2002 - 12:02:04 MST

Eli sez:

> I strongly recommend that you read Steven Pinker's "The Blank Slate".

Ah yes, especially the line on p. 197 where Professor Pinker tells us:

`The talents that are human birthrights--speaking and understanding, using
common sense, teaching children, inferring other people's motives--will
probably not be duplicated by machines in our lifetime, if ever' (p. 197).

It's a wonderful book, for all that. For a truly inane review, see the
preposterous piffle at

Damien Broderick

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