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    I've lost faith in the soul. Man is a machine. I...

    I've lost faith in the soul. Man is a machine. I don't care how melodramatic and emo this sounds. Man is nothing but a machine. At least I am. I know I have no soul. How do I know? I guess its a kind...
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    I am coming more and more to agree with Hobbes. I...

    I am coming more and more to agree with Hobbes. I am warming up to him.
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    If we are machines by virtue of our being...

    If we are machines by virtue of our being physical specimens then yes, sure, we are machines. But to me that's like comparing a third grader's paper-mache volcano project to Mount Vesuvius. Man as...
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    Machines don't have subjectivity. Machines don't...

    Machines don't have subjectivity. Machines don't love. Don't hate. Don't believe. I think free will is an illusion, but even that mere illusion separates us qualitatively from machines. I mean Arnold...
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    If they weren't too numerous then you'd be able...

    If they weren't too numerous then you'd be able to sit down now and chart out the course your behaviours and experiences and thoughts will follow tomorrow, next week, and onwards into the indefinite...
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    Its not completely predictable. The variables are...

    Its not completely predictable. The variables are too numerous. Yes, we are physical specimens that function in accordance with cause and effect. But stating that "man is a machine" fails to take...
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    Even with the advent of computers and nano-tech a...

    Even with the advent of computers and nano-tech a machine as complex as the human brain has not come close to being achieved. What I said in my prior post still stands. Men are not machines.
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    Yes, because we all know how machines feel love,...

    Yes, because we all know how machines feel love, pain, joy, loneliness, regret. How they have imaginations. How they grieve. How they have mystical experiences. How they possess taste buds and are...
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