[extropy-chat] limits of computer feeling

Keith Henson hkhenson at rogers.com
Wed Mar 21 11:38:12 UTC 2007

At 03:14 AM 3/21/2007 -0700, Jef wrote:


>Keith, the excerpt merely supports your point about the evolutionary
>process behind the infanticide.  However, that was never in question
>as I, and many of us on this list, are already quite familiar with
>evolutionary theory -- extending to evolutionary psychology. My point,
>which you apparently missed, was an objection to the misleading and
>unthinking use of teleological language in reference to evolutionary

You objected to the way I phrased it.  I presented alternate language in 
the hope it would meet your objections.

>As Stathis states elsewhere, teleological language is sometimes
>appropriate as metaphor, but this wasn't one of those times.

Sorry to have tripped you "teleological" detector.  It's not a word I 
use--having never taken a philosophy course in my life.


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