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    I was very clear... with the exception of solipsists, we presume each other to be sentient because we behave as if we are. I didn't imply that we presume our own sentience, in fact I referenced a post in which I stated categorically that I know my sentience...
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    Every fried chicken shop in the UK has a collection tin to train and equip terrorists build a mosque, but you won't see muslim charities helping non-muslims because the koran forbids it.
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    What does that have to with AI? No one suggested that machines would be confused by the date because they were self-aware, and in the event it never happened anyway. It was a hoax perpetrated by the software community so they could make a quick fortune...
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    Perhaps not, but you probably expect people to presume sentience from your behaviours. If, based on your behaviours, I presume you to be awake, then in the absence of a counterargument, shouldn't I also presume it on the part of something that behaves like...
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    There is no mention in the article linked to that security staff became in any way involved. A stupid person left the plane because she was an idiot. A man expressed concern for the idiot because the idiot had claimed she was ill before leaving the plane. The...
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    That's right, I can't, but governments can if they have the guts.
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    OK, if what you say is true then it's a valid point and for the sake of consistency I will similarly condemn any other religion which calls for the conversion by force or failing that the enslavement or extermination of all who do not submit. Care to name...
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    So is islam and it's the same doctrine. Destroy everything that doesn't do as it's told. Entirely my point. You choose for political reasons not to see the similarity, but it's there whether you like it or not.
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    Memnoch posted a new thread Wise Owls in Talk & Chat
    I have no idea why, but some people from an owl sanctuary have for the second year running brought some of these weird creatures to be gawked at locally. Why the hell do owls need a sanctuary? And how safe is a nocturnal animal in the care of boneheaded...
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    Memnoch replied to the thread Threats of thunder.. in Talk & Chat
    The consumption of garlic should on all occasions be answered by the issuing of an ASBO.
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    I don't have a problem with machines making our lives easier per se. The problem is, more and more of us have no clue whatsoever how to survive when the machine breaks. Take away the average twenty year old's phone and he is completely unable to function in...
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    I don't know enough about them to comment on that. However, FOS must have limits and if a group's primary purpose is to rule or remove peaceful groups by force and/or the promotion of force then you have to try to protect yourself against it. It was thus not...
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    All churches are disturbing... they have religious people in them.
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    Accepted... and my question about the nazi?...
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    If ET finds Voyager and comes here looking for the people depicted on the plaque, is he going to think he's misread it? He may have no concept of clothing and might think our coverings are part of our bodies, and let's face it, compared to an ape a clothed...
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    This is where we differ then, because AFAICT, the destruction of everything "other" is the whole point of islam and it is thus meaningless to attribute naughty-or-nice motivations to respective internal factions. If someone were to identify as a nazi, can...
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    Indeed. If a weaponised AI goes rogue and is capable of reproduction, how do you stop it? If you build in Asimov's 3 Laws, how do you guarantee it won't "mutate" to survive without them? If you understand how evolution progresses, then it becomes clear that...
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    So how come, since we are told by the infallible Remain camp that the Pound is worthless due to Brexit, why don't all those Johnny Foreigners who can now get seventy eight squillion Pounds to the Euro come over here and spend all their Pounds in Pound Shops?...
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    You are a biological machine. Do you believe you can compute? If so, can you prove that you're not just executing a program? I submit that if you can't so prove, then you are no more entitled to the presumption of sentience than a technological machine that...
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    Memnoch replied to the thread Threats of thunder.. in Talk & Chat
    I wouldn't worry about it too much. Your diet may be a tad boring but nutritionally there's not a lot wrong with it.
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    Why is it only threatening homosexuals you object to? Religious people threaten, condemn, insult and generally mistreat everyone.
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    The title would suggest it's about consciousness: A subject on which the evidence doesn't seem to mark you as especially qualified to comment.
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    Likewise. I live very close to a gothic cathedral, parts of which are nearly a thousand years old. It is the the third largest building in Britain, was the tallest building in the world for over 200 years, and I am amazed by its structural integrity... even...
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    Memnoch replied to the thread Threats of thunder.. in Talk & Chat
    Given his somewhat one-dimensional diet, I should imagine there are threats of thunder wherever Dordie goes.
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    Give you three guesses... :rolleyes:
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    Why not? I'm not aware of anything in that statement that should present a problem to a vicar. Someone who presumably believes he is in the business of saving souls should hardly be deterred by something as innocuous as a little Anglo-Saxon vocabulary.
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    Excellent news, and since you support the idea that being a nazi is illegal because a nazi group carried out a belief-motivated murder, then I'm delighted that you also, because you are consistent and in no way a hypocrite, support the banning of islam for...
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    Memnoch replied to a poll FIFA bans honey shots
    When did I claim to have been there? And what have I said about it that isn't true? You're not in America but you still think you're entitled to pass judgement on Trump. If you're going to presume to apply a standard to me, you might at least have the...
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    Memnoch replied to a poll FIFA bans honey shots
    I have never pretended to be tolerant of a bloodthirsty gang of child-raping neanderthals who think saying the name of God gives them the right to treat the human race like shit.
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    This thread seems to have gone quiet. Is that all it takes to shut the Left up these days... one single well known fact? Has their bluff, bluster and bullshit engine gone in for repair or something?
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