Re: [sl4] Re: goals of AI

From: Toby Weston (
Date: Mon Nov 30 2009 - 17:22:07 MST

I don't like the 'soul/quantum/magic' idea either. But when I think about what we currently know, it's either that, or Dennet's - deny the whole thing - approach.

On 30 Nov 2009, at 23:36, Matt Paul <> wrote:

On Nov 30, 2009, at 3:35 PM, "John K Clark" <> wrote:

On Mon, 30 Nov 2009 "Matt Paul" <> said:

You are stuck on this damn soul thing. It's aggravating.

The truth can be painful.

I don't know why you insist that everyone is stuck in some sort of
medival way of thinking.

You're talking about something that the scientific method cannot detect
that is nevertheless of enormous importance, just like the soul.

Why do you assume that the scientific method cannot detect it just because it hasn't so far. I'm not talking about something immortal like the soul you speak of. It probably isn't unique either, but you can't duplicate it until you find it. Until you find it so you can duplicate it, you will not be duplicating human intelligence.

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