[extropy-chat] limits of computer feeling

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Tue Mar 20 01:55:58 UTC 2007

At 12:11 PM 3/20/2007 +1100, Stathis wrote:

>What would it mean to abrogate evolution? Arguably it has already 
>happened: we are more concerned with our happiness, which for 
>evolution is just a means to an end, rather than for example 
>maximising family size.

*Not* "maximizing", unless you add situational provisos (we're K, not 
r). "Optimizing" might be better, but that's dangerously 
teleological. "Good-enough-izing" is what I'd call it.

Damien Broderick

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