Re: [sl4] Re: goals of AI

From: Mike Dougherty (
Date: Tue Dec 01 2009 - 07:38:49 MST

On Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 9:17 AM, Mu In Taiwan <> wrote:

> "You don't like the word "soul"
> but you're fine with the idea of a soul, as is almost everybody on this
> list. I'm not."
> Without meaning to diminish your self-image, I think you will find that
> many people on this list are not fine with the idea of 'souls' or other
> allegedly non-corporeal things that apparently interact with corporeal
> objects.

Agreed. I was also about to take exception to the absolute use of
everybody: as in "Everybody here (except for me) is an idiot." Then I
reread the adjective "almost" and realized that was the way to weasel out of
the absolute. :)

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