Re: AI: First Chess, now Bridge?

Spike Jones (
Wed, 26 Aug 1998 22:34:56 -0700

> >...galileo galilee had a direct heaven sent
> >command to knock off the star gazing. could lead to trouble... {8^D spike
> >
> I am sure somewhere in the Bible there's an injunction against computation.
> I await the quotation of pertinent verses....

well, sort of. the first fortran-like "go to" statement is found in the bible. thrice
in genesis chapter 11. god speaking:

"Go to, let us go down, and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another's speech."

starting with fortran, the computer science community has succeeded first to confuse
humanity, then with the development of the internet, has managed to produce the most remarkable breakthru in communications ever witnessed in the history of mankind, thereby overcoming god's curse proclaimed at the tower of babel. {8^D spike