Re: Defining Human - pt. 1

Michael Lorrey (
Mon, 09 Mar 1998 21:44:51 -0500


Since you count mere 'potential' humanity as worthy of protection, what do you
say about people who do not do anything to fulfill their potential?

I myself don't count a decent fraction of humanity as my own equal, or having
lived up to their potential. Since I've always scored in the 99th percentile on
everything, you could say that most humans are not 'human' to me, as I cannot
hold a rational conversation with most of them for more than 30 seconds. Most
people fail the Turing test with me. Should I accord them no more respect of
rights as you do of an AI?

   Michael Lorrey
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