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.
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Robert M. Owen
The Orion Institute
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Brevard, NC 28712-3659 USA
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