On Jul 23, 7:04 pm, 1Z <peterdjo...@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Does the presence or absence of agency make a visible difference?

I wouldn't say a visible difference necessarily, but in a difference
in the overall sense that the aggregate behaviors make. It depends on
how familiar you are with the normal behaviors of the thing you're
trying to discern agency in. If it's not something fairly similar to
yourself, it may not be readily discernible. Think of how you tell if
an insect is alive or not. If it responds to the environment at all,
then you have a positive. An artificial robot insect maybe a hands on
entomologist could discern but not a layman?

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