A Google engineer claims a chatbot meditates, believes itself to have a soul, has emotions like fear, and enjoys reading.
We are informed at Nautilus, the Templeton Foundation’s magazine, that “ It’s time to take moral emotion in animals seriously.” Really?
Swamidass got it wrong, and it’s perfectly appropriate for me to confront him on that. I wasn’t talking about any approach to human argumentation at all.
Says Dr. Berlinski, “The happiness was extra — as it so often is.”
Animal forms come and go, but what links them as “acts of mind” (as Agassiz put it) is a “continuity of ideas,” not, says Meyer, the physical continuity that Darwin asserted.