San Diego, CAUSA
April 17, 2012
Yes, I agree with a point Kant made that human thought introduces something not found elsewhere in nature. While the brain obeys the physical laws and is deterministic, the thoughts generated by this biological machine feedback into the construction of that machine. As a software engineer, I would compare this to code that generates other code as it runs, compiling and running that code as the parent process executes, as opposed to software that was compiled once and is never altered.
Atheist A) I have one life to live, and believe there is no "after life." I believe that I have to make the most of this one life. As a result, I try to treat this planet and its inhabitants with respect. B) See Richard Dawkins letter to ten year old daughter. http://www.rationalresponders.com/richard_dawkins_letter_to_his_10_year_old_daughter_how_to_warn_your_child_about_this_irrational_world C) Evolution is a model that applies well to biological life forms. We may see it applied to cyborgs and intelligent machines as well in our lifetimes. Probably noticing it progressing at a faster pace than with strictly biological life forms.
Depends on the context. Depends on the benefit of the ends and the cost of the means.
Amalgam. More left than right.
Not with a fork.
Heard about you guys through Zoe at a Stoics meetup once. This group looks like it covers a lot of great topics. Also, I love Kous Kous.
Awesome lot of people.