Re: Jaron Lanier Got Up My Shnoz on AI

From: Dossy (
Date: Wed Jan 16 2002 - 07:56:04 MST

On 2002.01.16, Randall Randall <> wrote:
> > certainly the parts of the brain that deal with fear, love, pleasure
> > and pain are very old; but it took another 400 million years of
> > experimentation before evolution invented true intelligence and
> > the creativity it produces.
> Response is not self-awareness. Having the chemical and physical
> states that correspond to loving, fearing, and feeling pleasure and
> pain does not make an animal a person, even though people also
> have these states.

By coincidence, do you believe that humans posess a soul?

Otherwise, how can you say that the chemical and physical states
are not sufficient to demonstrate self-awareness?

-- Dossy

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    folly -- then you can let go and quickly move on." (p. 70)

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