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by attofishpi
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Robots
Replies: 39
Views: 495

Re: Robots

I can tell you at the least, that it is a result that you ARE conscious. Then you will say - how would one know whether someone is conscious? Doctors perform tests to ascertain the level of consciousness that one has, and since we are all human , they don't need to confuse the issue with philosophi...
by attofishpi
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Robots
Replies: 39
Views: 495

Re: Robots

No. It's not. (RE whether the problem of other minds is the crux of the debate) I'll bite. What is it then? That sentience will not be acheived with silicon chip/CPUs. Simulation of sentience does not imply sentience, the two are wolrds apart. With enough processing using a network of super compute...
by attofishpi
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Who has more control of our thinking; God or Satan?
Replies: 45
Views: 435

Re: Who has more control of our thinking; God or Satan?

I can only speak of my experience of 'God' and I know it irks some people, but from what I have experienced, God is NOT all benevolent (as priests make out). Might the experiences/ideas of "god(s)" be the "tapping into" and projection of the potential/extent of ones psychic and spirited reach? A na...
by attofishpi
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Robots
Replies: 39
Views: 495

Re: Robots

Oh, its the 'problem of other minds'. And that’s the crux of it. No. It's not. So I'm going to have to weigh-in on the side of sentient robots. Behaviors are observable. Brains are not (without medical procedures that are not routinely done for other than medical purposes). I just cannot tell who's...
by attofishpi
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Robots
Replies: 39
Views: 495

Re: Robots

Do you honestly think hooking up a bunch of super computers that can mimic (simulate) the actions of synapses within the human body (brain included) will provide an entity - a robot interfaced - with that sense? I don't know what 'THAT sense" is and you can't tell me! I can tell you at the least, t...
by attofishpi
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Robots
Replies: 39
Views: 495

Re: Robots

LOGIK - I gotta go and will address your points tomorrow. Just so we understand each other, a little experiment:- Scratch the back of your hand...you feel it right, that is the sense of touch. Do you honestly think hooking up a bunch of super computers that can mimic (simulate) the actions of synaps...
by attofishpi
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Robots
Replies: 39
Views: 495

Re: Robots

I don't think you understand the difference between what I call 'cold logic' and consciousness. Cold logic is what a machine is, just a bunch of on\off switches. Speed it up all you like, it ain't gonna have emotion, it ain't gonna experience the sense of 'touch'.. Emotions are information from var...
by attofishpi
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Who has more control of our thinking; God or Satan?
Replies: 45
Views: 435

Re: Who has more control of our thinking; God or Satan?

I'm thinking that we have two possibilities to ease away from Iron Age language: 1. God might be order and Satan, chaos. However, since total order is stasis and, as far as we're concerned, stasis is not all that great, then. 2. God is a productive balance of order and chaos while Satan is imbalanc...
by attofishpi
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Robots
Replies: 39
Views: 495

Re: Robots

The day may come when humans must prove they are not robots. Only in the USA. Already, when creating an account on the Internet, I am sometimes asked to prove that I am not a machine or robot by inputting normal numbers and letters shown in unconventional fonts. Good point. I live in the States. Do...
by attofishpi
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Threads from ignored users
Replies: 7
Views: 120

Re: Threads from ignored users

HexHammer wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:35 am
..shouldn't appear in "new posts" section.

Very annoying to sift through all that spam from cozy chatters.
Hi Hex, long time no speak. How did you go with that broken waffle maker? Was it just the element of it that needed replacing?

Take care, love you.
by attofishpi
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Are you superstitious about your birthday?
Replies: 16
Views: 569

Re: Are you superstitious about your birthday?

I am about the day after, I always have a headache.
by attofishpi
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Who has more control of our thinking; God or Satan?
Replies: 45
Views: 435

Re: Who has more control of our thinking; God or Satan?

Well said Lacewing! ...Jesus, did i just say that? :D
by attofishpi
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Selfish God
Replies: 40
Views: 546

Re: Selfish God

refer to Robert Sheckley's Ask a Foolish Question. that short story is my view on the matter of "life". https://www.gutenberg.org/files/33854/3 ... 3854-h.htm Ok, read it. Answerer, 'IT, knew the answers to the questions, but simply couldn't be bothered or as maybe was implied, was too distant with...
by attofishpi
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Selfish God
Replies: 40
Views: 546

Re: Selfish God

seriously. i implore you to listen to the full "the canticle of liebowitz" - it over in internet archive, as said. you can google it. listen to it (then read the book - its rare that a latter work is as good as the original, but the 1980 radioplay is equal to the original book - not better nor wors...
by attofishpi
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Ideas & Language
Replies: 7
Views: 128

Re: Ideas & Language

at what point does language intervene in our thinking ? is language thought ? can we think without language ? Thinking is natural [ children dont have to learn how to think ] Language has to be learned [ children have to learn how to speak and write ] Thinking therefore comes before language [ chil...