Re: SOC: The Monkey God (Was: Cannot prove nor disprove a soul.)

From: Robert Owen (
Date: Sat Jan 22 2000 - 19:19:22 MST

Eliezer S Yudkowsky wrote:

> Some observations:
> Menno Rubingh wrote:
> >
> > Incidentally, this same theory also explains why people insist so vehemently
> > (religiously) that 'qualia' are something real and that there simply HAS to be
> > something of a 'soul' inside the human brain.
> You should be very careful when attempting to explain away
> belief by such a nonspecific algorithm; this is so general and
> nonfalsifiable a method that it takes on the appearance and
> functionality of an aggressive debating tactic rather than a
> rational argument.

Sometimes a statement is so fundamentally important that it
deserves reposting, even though a reply would be superfluous.

Robert M. Owen
The Orion Institute
57 W. Morgan Street
Brevard, NC 28712-3659 USA

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