From: Damien Broderick (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Dec 12 2002 - 12:02:04 MST
> 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
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