On Sunday, February 24, 2013 11:01:07 PM UTC-5, stathisp wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 11:41 AM, Craig Weinberg 
> <whats...@gmail.com<javascript:>
> > wrote:
>> You'll forgive me if I don't jump at the chance to shell out $51.96 for 
>> 300+ pages of the same warmed over cog-sci behaviorism-cum-functionalism 
>> that I have been hearing from everyone.
>> The preview includes a couple of pages that tell me all that I need to 
>> know: (p.22) 
>> 'Building in self-representaiton and value, with the goal of constructing 
>> a system that could have feelings, will result in a robot that also has the 
>> capacity for emotions and complex social behavior.'
>> No, it won't. And a simulation of water won't make plants grow.
>  You present no argument, just prejudice. 

My argument is that he makes an arbitrary assertion. What the author is 
saying is really not much different from "If you say the incantation with 
the right intention, it *will* result in a demon summoning."


> -- 
> Stathis Papaioannou 

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