[ExI] free-will, determinism, crime and punishment.

Vladimir Nesov robotact at mail.ru
Thu Aug 23 18:39:23 UTC 2007

Thursday, August 23, 2007, John K Clark wrote:

JKC> "Randall Randall" <randall at randallsquared.com>

>> I don't know whether emotions are
>> necessary for intelligence, but the argument
>> that if they weren't, they'd have been
>> removed by evolution also proves that you
>> can't build airplanes without feathers,
>> because if they weren't necessary for flight,
>> evolution would have removed them.

JKC> There is however a rather obvious difference between these examples. Yes,
JKC> I can point at an airplane that flies just fine despite a lack of feathers,
JKC> and I can point at a creature that is very emotional but has little or no
JKC> intelligence; but you can NOT point to an intelligence that is not
JKC> emotional, it remains as mythical as the Unicorn. I can supply concrete
JKC> examples to support my view, you can supply none to support yours.

You can also not point to a human-level intelligence that lacks
blood. Immediacy of experience isn't necessary for evidence.

 Vladimir Nesov                            mailto:robotact at mail.ru

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