Posted: Dec 24, 2016 3:00 pm
by crank
Are you calling me a dualist? Thems dualing words!

I don't think the cartesian error is about this. That's putting des carte before the horse. Or something like that. Descartes's error was, in simple terms, in believing that thinking was done by some immaterial thing. Rejecting dualism says nothing about creating minds without brains as we know them today. It will not be all that long before we have computers with the processing power of a human mind, that isn't saying that it could simulate a brain to any useful degree, but that will come in time It's inevitable, assuming we keep progressing scientifically and technically and don't off ourselves, or create an AI that turns us all into paper clips, but that is actually offing ourselves also.