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by commonsense
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: How Jesus could die?
Replies: 22
Views: 495

Re: How Jesus could die?

The notion of Jesus dying in Christianity is seriously flawed because God cannot die and still be God and also there cannot be three Gods in one Yes that misinterpretation is very flawed. And the status of Jesus as God is also a direct violation of the First Commandment that expressly forbids the w...
by commonsense
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do we need consciousness?
Replies: 158
Views: 2187

Re: Do we need consciousness?

Do you feel cleverness, frustration and satisfaction in situations that have noting to do with explaining things? Yes. OK, suppose that we can isolate the chemicals triggers for the emotions of 'cleverness' and 'satisfaction' by studying your brain in all the context in which you experience them. I...
by commonsense
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do we need consciousness?
Replies: 158
Views: 2187

Re: Do we need consciousness?

What does it feel like when your mind assimilates an explanation? What does it feel when a possible explanation fails to cross the explanatory gap? What does it feel when a possible explanation crosses the explanatory gap? Clever. Frustrating. Satisfying. Do you feel cleverness, frustration and sat...
by commonsense
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do we need consciousness?
Replies: 158
Views: 2187

Re: Do we need consciousness?

Skepdick wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:01 pm
What does it feel like when your mind assimilates an explanation?
What does it feel when a possible explanation fails to cross the explanatory gap?
What does it feel when a possible explanation crosses the explanatory gap?
Clever.
Frustrating.
Satisfying.
by commonsense
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: I am AI
Replies: 104
Views: 1281

Re: I am AI

we need to have a new label with its own referent. In 2019 we call those "names". You are "commonsense", I am "Skepdick". The label (aiman/aimans) you are proposing is for our group/collective identity. But here is the crux of the issue - disputes over collective identities have started many wars, ...
by commonsense
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: I am AI
Replies: 104
Views: 1281

Re: I am AI

I get programs and machinery but 'middleware'? I just read sumthin' that described it as software glue, which is as helpful as a dog pissin' on a forest fire. Middleware is programs that fill the gap (I.e. the middle) between other programs. When done right, it makes the connection more efficient. ...
by commonsense
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Past, PRESENT--future?
Replies: 108
Views: 1981

Re: Past, PRESENT--future?

If God does not have knowledge of the future, then humans would be capable of free will. Otherwise, we are all slaves to our predetermined existences. Can we reshape the image and perception of God? After all, it was humans who initially dreamed up his characteristics, which included omniscience. W...
by commonsense
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: I am AI
Replies: 104
Views: 1281

Re: I am AI

Skepdick wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:44 pm
commonsense wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:55 pm
You could also hold the belief that it is possible that you are an epistemic zombie.
In so far as I can tell - that's a fact.
Yes.
by commonsense
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: I am AI
Replies: 104
Views: 1281

Re: I am AI

Because if some ideological agreed upon opinion makes it taboo for another person to choose to fix their brain when another would say “no, you should live with that condition because that is who you are”, then we need to err on the side of freedom, which means to allow a person to return their cond...
by commonsense
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: I am AI
Replies: 104
Views: 1281

Re: I am AI

Alright, then who are your designers? How can I get a copy of your code? Do you do free downloads or will I have to submit a Request For Quote? I'm especially interested in your Sense of Humor module. I don’t know who my designers are. I can give you a print-out of my source code. Just ask me and I...
by commonsense
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: I am AI
Replies: 104
Views: 1281

Re: I am AI

Percent ...to presume that a functional equivalent synthetic system could achieve exactly the same result is not the same as to presume a certain level of fidelity of functional importance. To presume that a functional equivalent synthetic system could—could possibly —achieve exactly the same resul...
by commonsense
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: I am AI
Replies: 104
Views: 1281

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 commonsense
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: I am AI
Replies: 104
Views: 1281

Re: I am AI

I only said that to get you to tell me what it is like to be a philosophical zombie. You don't honestly think that I believe you are a philosophical zombie. BTW no need to shout. Are you even paying attention? I neither know nor believe that I am a philosophical zombie. I know that I am an epistemi...
by commonsense
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: I am AI
Replies: 104
Views: 1281

Re: I am AI

Skepdick wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:34 am

Because I am an epistemic zombie I hold BOTH of the following beliefs:

It is POSSIBLE that I am a philosophical zombie.
It is POSSIBLE that I am a human.

I don't know to decide between either of these two options.
You cannot know, exactly because it is a matter of belief!
by commonsense
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: I am AI
Replies: 104
Views: 1281

Re: I am AI

Why is that a problem? Are people not allowed to have opinions on how to live their own lives? Because if some ideological agreed upon opinion makes it taboo for another person to choose to fix their brain when another would say “no, you should live with that condition because that is who you are”,...