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by Belinda
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: My computer is sentient, you can not deny it!
Replies: 70
Views: 1374

Re: My computer is sentient, you can not deny it!

What if I say a PC becomes conscious the moment you connect it with a monitor and it displays some content. Then I can say, look, there it is its qualia right there on the display, that's what it thinks, that's what it feels. It does not feel like we do in terms of pain and desire, but in terms of ...
by Belinda
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is morality objective or subjective?
Replies: 424
Views: 10317

Re: Is morality objective or subjective?

Morality is objective within the frame of 'the natural'. By "The natural" I mean human nature is determined by nature and nurture i.e biology and social circumstances. Any individual's biology and social circumstances cause deviations from the hypothetically perfect human being whose biological func...
by Belinda
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 430
Views: 10391

Re: Why is nazism popular today?

Nothing, do you think Muslims actually go about disliking non-Muslims? You need to look at a reliable statistical analysis of Muslim religiosity. Muslims are stuck in the earlier Christian "War" = prots vs Catholics. there war is Shia vs Sunni moreso that agianst the rest of us pagans. per the smal...
by Belinda
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: My computer is sentient, you can not deny it!
Replies: 70
Views: 1374

Re: My computer is sentient, you can not deny it!

Commonsense wrote: I suppose that everything you say is right and important to this discussion. Beyond that, how can you recognize who is human and who is AI/PZ? How can you sense the differences? The human is eccentric in his behaviour to the effect that he will favour his own and other individuals...
by Belinda
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: My computer is sentient, you can not deny it!
Replies: 70
Views: 1374

Re: My computer is sentient, you can not deny it!

Yes it does. We will have to agree to disagree on that one. You can agree to disagree with me, but you can't agree to disagree with yourself. You said: Philosophical zombies think they are human with experiences and feelings. You think you are human with experiences and feelings. EXACTLY like a phi...
by Belinda
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: My computer is sentient, you can not deny it!
Replies: 70
Views: 1374

Re: My computer is sentient, you can not deny it!

computers' choices are not biased by feeling tones of pleasure or pain. They can be. Using reinforcement learning to train machine learning algorithms we use incentives (pleasure) and disincentives (pain) for a computer to train the algorithm to behave in a certain way. It's exactly like Pavlov's d...
by Belinda
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 430
Views: 10391

Re: Why is nazism popular today?

Problem here is "generally". It takes one rotten egg to spoil a class in school, like. In my scandinavian home country, Islam is not an asset even though I know loads of nice muslims. Yes, well I think we should not be prejudiced against a class because of one rotten egg, although if the egg is bad...
by Belinda
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: My computer is sentient, you can not deny it!
Replies: 70
Views: 1374

Re: My computer is sentient, you can not deny it!

What if I say a PC becomes conscious the moment you connect it with a monitor and it displays some content. Then I can say, look, there it is its qualia right there on the display, that's what it thinks, that's what it feels. It does not feel like we do in terms of pain and desire, but in terms of ...
by Belinda
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: My computer is sentient, you can not deny it!
Replies: 70
Views: 1374

Re: My computer is sentient, you can not deny it!

Electrons in the hardware components are pretty animated, like electrons in the brain.
But no electrons meet the accepted criteria for living systems.
by Belinda
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 430
Views: 10391

Re: Why is nazism popular today?

Nothing wrote: I prefer to stick to reading the doctrine of the ideology itself. Okay. But aren't all ideologies bad such that the more they are prescriptive the more bad they be? You quote from Genesis about The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. That tree is the tree that bears the fruit name...
by Belinda
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: My computer is sentient, you can not deny it!
Replies: 70
Views: 1374

Re: My computer is sentient, you can not deny it!

There is a long word that means the attribution of sentience to inanimate objects. When poets make use of this idea it's called 'the pathetic fallacy'.
by Belinda
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Just a question to our resident Americans
Replies: 77
Views: 1547

Re: Just a question to our resident Americans

Skepdick wrote: I have seen 'good' people do evil deeds. I have seen 'evil' people do good deeds. People are not evil however the deeds they do are usually asserted to be good or evil according to the moral criterion the asserter appplies to the case. No doubt infamous bad people were caused to do w...
by Belinda
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Just a question to our resident Americans
Replies: 77
Views: 1547

Re: Just a question to our resident Americans

Skepdick, only artificial intelligences are beyond good and evil. As long as men feel pain and pleasure they will think about good and evil.

The category of human being that you should be aware of is the category of wanting all the goods for himself and his tribe and to hell with everyone else .
by Belinda
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Just a question to our resident Americans
Replies: 77
Views: 1547

Re: B

The problem about monopolies is competition is good for the consumer and the product. Private companies are run for profit whereas state owned utilities , such as water , drainage, and transport ,are run for the the benefit of consumers. I agree social class inequality exists and will always exist. ...
by Belinda
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 430
Views: 10391

Re: Why is nazism popular today?

Nothing, do you think Muslims actually go about disliking non-Muslims? You need to look at a reliable statistical analysis of Muslim religiosity.