Mon 28 Dec, 2009 10:31 pm - [QUOTE=Zetherin;115025]Give me an example of something that has a mind, but no consciousness.[/QUOTE] With the idea that the mind is a lower form of consciousness, I offer cell signaling... (view)
Mon 28 Dec, 2009 04:03 pm - [QUOTE=Reconstructo;109499]Is "mind" a word any of you would apply to something that lacked consciousness?[/QUOTE] Yes. While I think mind could apply to something that lacked... (view)
Tue 8 Dec, 2009 07:34 pm - [QUOTE=Reconstructo;109411]It all depends on how one defines number. If you mean symbol useful for calculation, sure. Just as i is a number. Just as zero is a number. I'm not emotionally... (view)
Tue 8 Dec, 2009 06:59 pm - [QUOTE=Leonard;95268]I am incorrect, time is unapplicable before the big bang.[/QUOTE] Not necessarily. Time is unapplicable before the big bang if
- general relativity requires no modification... (view)
Tue 8 Dec, 2009 06:33 pm - [QUOTE=kennethamy;109273]Robots don't have minds [/QUOTE] The toolkit that you use to determine this would become less and less useful as the level of robot complexity goes up. If there is a... (view)
Mon 16 Nov, 2009 02:42 am - [QUOTE=xris;103648]Why is it reasonable to let kids watch the most horrendous violence but not the act of sex?[/QUOTE] cos the government wants it's future ground troops to kill the enemy, not... (view)
Mon 16 Nov, 2009 02:26 am - [QUOTE=hue-man;103391]For starters, I believe that morals can be reduced to inherent emotions that are shaped by environmental influences.[/QUOTE] It is an interesting comment. Emotions have... (view)
Tue 10 Nov, 2009 02:21 am - [QUOTE=Shostakovich;101949]What's your moral duty?
Do you sign the paper or do you refuse to sign it?
If you sign it, can you justify your choice as the ethically right thing to do?