Re: Uplifting II
Fri, 3 Dec 1999 12:45:10 EST

In a message dated 99-12-03 07:00:20 EST, you write:

<< Strictly speaking, that would not be uplifting, though it might be an interesting project in itself.

However, I think this would be much harder than just uplifiting octopodes and it's fraught with moral issues, since we already know (or believe:) humans are sentient. The jury is still out on octopodes.:)


Daniel Ust >>

Wouldn't it be uplifting? For example, let's say I want to develop some form of language faculty in Octopodes. I think I would be likely to pattern their linguistic ability on our own language abilities, rather than develop one from scratch based solely on current octopod communication. I would say this still falls within uplifting, though it does also make the octopod more

Glen Finney