Re: How Many Points is a Soul?

Michael Lorrey (
Sun, 03 Nov 1996 10:56:24 -0500

Alexander Chislenko wrote:

> If we want to start an *irrational* debate with unverifiable arguments (is
> that a debate?) and call to "sacred values", then we can perform some rituals
> with our computers and declare that they "should" be baptized, circumcised,
> etc. I do not think these rituals would be any more ridiculous than they
> are for humans.
> [ Sprinkling the mouse with Holy Rubbing Alcohol, ]

WOuld a circumcised computer be a Pentium 75 with 4 MRAM?

Actually, while Fantasy fans may anthromorphize their computers, real SF
fans are a rather rational bunch (Trekkers exlcuded). ALthough any guy
who reads SF and works on a computer is likey to not have a girlfreind,
so anthromorphing one's computer may serve the same function as a teddy
bear, though maybe not a blow up doll.