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Comment 115 by Less Entropy

The Turing machine would respond as if it were human, as if it we 'being' - but it would not 'be', it would be cogs and gears.

This kind of “thinking” from theists is very unsettling. This probably won’t stay academic forever. Sooner or later we will create entities with artificial consciousness, but the theists will remain unimpressed, they’ll gladly kill (yes, kill) them without second thought, and basic rights for machine life is going to be a tough sell indeed. Their asinine assertion that consciousness is made of magic has the potential to cause some very real suffering.

Thu, 17 May 2012 23:31:17 UTC | #942111