Re: [sl4] Re: goals of AI

From: Mike Dougherty (
Date: Tue Dec 01 2009 - 07:59:51 MST

On Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 9:43 AM, John K Clark <> wrote:

> On Tue, 1 Dec 2009 "Mike Dougherty" <> said:
> > I think it hubris to believe we already know all that can be known
> And I think it hubris to pretend to know something that the scientific
> method doesn't; and if that something explains precisely nothing then it
> is more than hubris, it is stupid.
OK. I understand the point you have made (repeatedly).

I understand the scientific method to not 'rule out' ideas because they are
inconsistent with current understanding. You might not warrant the
attention required to prove every error of every poster every day, but maybe
there are days where your preconceived notions are also wrong. I'd love to
see you concede that possibility, however unlikely. :) (of course I get
that you have no reason to care about that)

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