Posted: Oct 20, 2018 10:46 am
by Cito di Pense
Blackadder wrote:Assuming evolution should produce humans that are identical machines is the first mistake. The rest can be ignored.

What is it about humans that is not identical to machines? It depends on a restrictive definition of 'machine' or clinging to special sauce, or some other excuse. You mean: identical to machines we can imagine designing. Philosophy is only about what we can imagine, after all; we can easily imagine situations that violate the laws of physics, and we can imagine laws of physics exist that we haven't yet discovered, but so what? A little scientific training might restrict a certain sort of imagining in certain ways, and that means you don't waste time on certain kinds of imagining when you really ought to be doing your chores.