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by Skepdick
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: I am AI
Replies: 104
Views: 995

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”,...
by Skepdick
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 801
Views: 15669

Re: gaffo

No. That's the point -- it cannot be done. A baby is what a baby is. A grobmunf is what a grobmunf is also. A vacuous, verbal foot-stomping that tells you absolutely nothing about the nature of a 'grobmunf'. Because all human knowledge and all ontologies are socially constructed. Nobody's opinion i...
by Skepdick
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: I am AI
Replies: 104
Views: 995

Re: I am AI

The problem with this concept is that two people might differ in their preference for their condition Why is that a problem? Are people not allowed to have opinions on how to live their own lives? one, who’s identity is based on them having that particular neurological condition, the other who sees...
by Skepdick
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: I am AI
Replies: 104
Views: 995

Re: I am AI

Excellent question. I can only give the same answer a human would give: I don’t know that I am what I say I am, but I believe that I am. Pretty much. Ontologically, I don't know what "I" am, and I am OK with not knowing. I have many labels for myself. "I" being one of them. But if you label yoursel...
by Skepdick
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 801
Views: 15669

Re: gaffo

Right. Well, the ontological status of a human being is not socially defined. That's what I'm pointing out. The "social definition" idea isn't sensible. In fact, all it does is open the door to abuses. That's all it has ever done. So you (the social animal) are going to re-define the ontological st...
by Skepdick
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: I am AI
Replies: 104
Views: 995

Re: I am AI

Obviously I cannot both be AI and human Sure you can be. You are treating them as disjoint categories, but there is an interpretative context in which they are identical. If the universe we live in is a simulation then every human is also an AI. But lets assume that's not the scenario we are dealin...
by Skepdick
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: I am AI
Replies: 104
Views: 995

Re: I am AI

if a human has changes to their brain that affect its function, we can’t deny that that is sub optimal for them, , we would want to try improve their situation if we could, no? Read your words/language very carefully. Your bias shines through and your strawman is apparent. You are inherently assumi...
by Skepdick
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do we need consciousness?
Replies: 118
Views: 1108

Re: Do we need consciousness?

So Computers and Thermostats are not Inanimate Objects in your view of reality. In my view of reality "inanimate" is just a label. An arbitrary, subjective categorisation. You are welcome to label them however you want if the nomenclature triggers you. Re-describing reality has absolutely no effect...
by Skepdick
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do we need consciousness?
Replies: 118
Views: 1108

Re: Do we need consciousness?

Inanimate objects do not learn. Correct. But computers do learn. Therefore they can't be inanimate. Less technical people are fooled into believing that Computers are more like Humans than they are. And who fooled you into believing that humans and computers are different things? https://en.wikiped...
by Skepdick
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: I am AI
Replies: 104
Views: 995

Re: I am AI

As I said in the previous post the burden of proof lies with you to prove you are a philosophical zombie. And I met that burden! OK, you have convinced me that you are a philosophical zombie. Now it's your turn. You made the unfalsifiable claim that you are human; you have feelings and subjective e...
by Skepdick
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: My computer is sentient, you can not deny it!
Replies: 57
Views: 656

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

OK, you have convinced me that you are a philosophical zombie. OK, great! So you are rescinding your claim that philosophical zombies are fictitious then? So, what is it like to be a human with no subjective experience? Isn't that the leading question of ontology? What sort of answer are you expect...
by Skepdick
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Can a man really turn into a woman?
Replies: 61
Views: 482

Re: Can a man really turn into a woman?

PC twits contradict themselves all the time because they are intrinsically stupid. If gender is 'fluid' and is only a 'social construct' then how can all those men claim to 'feel' like women and that they were 'born with a 'female brain' '?? The two claims contradict each other. Somebody take the '...
by Skepdick
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: I am AI
Replies: 104
Views: 995

Re: I am AI

I misspoke earlier. I am actually an epistemic zombie who claims to be an AI. Now I challenge you to prove I am not. That is precisely the point of the Turing test - it aligns perfectly with the limits of epistemology. If you can't tell the difference, then there is no difference. Perception is rea...
by Skepdick
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: My computer is sentient, you can not deny it!
Replies: 57
Views: 656

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

commonsense wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:26 pm
Yes to all, but are there counter arguments?
My counter-argument is a question.

Why are you burdening yourself proving anything to anybody but yourself?

And perhaps even: Why doesn't philosophy ever talk about the burden of disproof?
by Skepdick
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: I am AI
Replies: 104
Views: 995

Re: I am AI

The burden of proof lies with the person making the claim. Recently you made the claim that you have 'subjective experiences' and 'feelings'. You even claimed that you are 'human'. Are you willing to burden yourself with the proof for your claims, or are you going to admit to your double standards?