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by Ginkgo
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Trump: acquitted
Replies: 167
Views: 4264

Re: Trump: acquitted

At some point we have to be smart, and say, "A little socialization of programs won't kill us economically. But it can't be everything. It can't even be most things. So we've got to prioritize and minimize here." The whole idea is that they don't make money. These programmes are essential and for t...
by Ginkgo
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 3707
Views: 128614

Re: What could make morality objective?

Morality is both subjective and objective. Morality to some extent depends upon human motivation and that morality is not just a matter of inclination, taste, or preference. Rather it is something objective; or at lease Kant thought so.Common sense tells us that that morality involves both a subject...
by Ginkgo
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Trump: acquitted
Replies: 167
Views: 4264

Re: Trump: acquitted

Most of these counties listed have their socialist elements. Australia has many socialist programmes. For example, universal health care, PBS scheme, financial support for the unemployed. These programmes and many more are not a drag on our economy, they are essential for the whole country. None of...
by Ginkgo
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Trump: acquitted
Replies: 167
Views: 4264

Re: Trump: acquitted

UK France Spain Norway Sweden Denmark Italy Portugal Germany Finland Belgium Holland And further afield Australia New Zealand Yeah, Bernie is callin' for a damn sight more than what any of those us doin'. Not one of those countries is actually socialist. What's evident is that the more socialism on...
by Ginkgo
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is morality objective or subjective?
Replies: 441
Views: 16534

Re: Is morality objective or subjective?

interesting conservation. Sounds a lot like perceptual realism v subjective idealism.
by Ginkgo
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The Technological Singularity: A.I. becomes sentient
Replies: 23
Views: 2078

Re: The Technological Singularity: A.I. becomes sentient

Consciousness will never be drawn into anything unless Computer Designers create the proper interfaces. Computers merely running Software have no ability to host Consciousness. Computers require a proper Connection to Conscious Space. Some sort of Inter Mind will be required. Oh I'm pretty sure it'...
by Ginkgo
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: I am AI
Replies: 104
Views: 2503

Re: I am AI

All the worse for you! There are no such things as metaphysical impossibilities, so your undermine your own 'non-existence' claim. Not according to Hill and Chalmers. As it happens, the 'human' argument is not empirical either. I know, I already said that Philosophical zombies think that they have ...
by Ginkgo
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Should 'God' be taught is school? (Non religiously)
Replies: 245
Views: 5108

Re: Should 'God' be taught is school? (Non religiously)

Actually, there is a lot of scientific evidence to prove my claims. Brian Schmidt won the Nobel Prize in physics when he proved the universe is expanding at its outer edges faster than the speed of light. Thanks to Einstein we know a lot about how space/time behaves. BTW The existence of God is a m...
by Ginkgo
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: I am AI
Replies: 104
Views: 2503

Re: I am AI

You have given me two choices, either I am a philosophical zombie, or I am a human. Philosophical zombies don't exist, therefore I am human. Is this enough proof for you? The claim "Philosophical zombies don't exist" is unjustified - it seems arbitrary, so arbitrary in fact that you could've made t...
by Ginkgo
Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Should 'God' be taught is school? (Non religiously)
Replies: 245
Views: 5108

Re: Should 'God' be taught is school? (Non religiously)

I'm sure many remember the courts ruled against it. I argued on science forums in my youth that it should, but due to the attack structure of the forums administrators, I never got to explore the topic to say my peace. You cannot teach God non religiously, it is by definition a religious argument. ...
by Ginkgo
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: I am AI
Replies: 104
Views: 2503

Re: I am AI

If you are going to use insulting language then I have no interest in continuing this discussion. Don't pretend like you are discussing anything with me. You've been committed to your dogmatic position from the get-go. You claim to be human, to have experiences and feelings but you outright refuse ...
by Ginkgo
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: I am AI
Replies: 104
Views: 2503

Re: I am AI

my non-existence claim is correct. Philosophical zombies don't exist. Oh, well - if you are just going to be making assertions without any justification then fuck you and the horse you rode in on. Your non-existence claim is incorrect. My non-existence claim is correct. Humans don't exist. If you c...
by Ginkgo
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: I am AI
Replies: 104
Views: 2503

Re: I am AI

I am human- philosophical zombies don't exist. P1. All Philosophical zombies think they are human with experiences and feelings. P2. Ginko thinks he is human with experiences and feelings. C. Therefore Ginko is a Philosophical zombie It's obvious to anybody who isn't a total idiot that your non-exi...
by Ginkgo
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: My computer is sentient, you can not deny it!
Replies: 70
Views: 3999

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 Ginkgo
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: I am AI
Replies: 104
Views: 2503

Re: I am AI

If I am not human what else could I be. You could be a philosophical zombie! According to you: Philosophical zombies think they are human with experiences and feelings, which is exactly the same thing you seem to think! So you are either a philosophical zombie or a human. How did you determine whic...