Re: Religion Key To AI?

Hara Ra (
Wed, 23 Oct 1996 21:25:21 -0700

Anders Sandberg wrote:
> Hmm, as far as I know, all cultures have had the common cold too. Maybe a
> clogged nose is the key to AI? ;-)
No, only snotty AIs...

> Religion doesn't seem to
> help cognition much, but helps provide an emotional framework. Maybe we
> should see it as an early and somewhat odd cognitive tool?
If you think in terms of sociobiology and the survival value of shared
beliefs within a tribal system, religion makes a lot of sense, but
indirectly so. Ie, the function of religion is not its content.

BTW, the same can be said of emotions...

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