[ExI] Worshiping that Divine Blowhard.

John K Clark jonkc at bellsouth.net
Tue Mar 31 06:17:48 UTC 2009

"Lee Corbin" <lcorbin at rawbw.com>

> The theory of evolution tells us so. There would be utterly *no* point
> whatsoever for plants to develop feelings since there is in almost all
> cases absolutely no action that they could take based upon those feelings.

That is absolutely true, but nevertheless most people, even most people on
this very list who you'd think would know better, think it is untrue. They
say they believe completely in evolution, they make all the proper noises,
but they still think there is some part of us that does nothing but generate
feelings, subjectivity. That is also why they think the Turing Test doesn't
work. Their position is completely contradictory of course (a less
diplomatic word would be "stupid"), but on this question logic is not
important to them.

It always is to me.

  John K Clark

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