On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com> wrote: > My view is that the whole idea that there can be a 'functional equivalent > of emotions' is completely unsupported. I give examples of puppets
A puppet needs a puppeteer, a computer does not. > movies, trashcans that say THANK YOU, voicemail...all of these things > demonstrate that there need not be any connection at all between function > and interior experience. > For all these examples to be effective you would need to know that they do not have a inner life, and how do you know they don't have a inner life? You know because they don't behave as if they have a inner life. Behavior is the only tool we have for detecting such things in others so your examples are useless. John K Clark -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.