“Strong AI” machines would have no more moral importance in and of themselves than a toaster.
The rabbi’s wife took the best photo of the morning that I saw, with an iPhone, using two pairs of eclipse glasses as her filter.
It makes my head hurt.
Theistic evolutionary thinking is designed to reconcile religious believers to the denial of their own common sense.
I find much the same distinction is to be made, incidentally, regarding religious believers who fancy themselves critics of other faiths.
“I knew the vocals had to be percussive and ‘sound’ African, but I, of course, don’t speak Swahili or any other African language. I do speak Korean, though, and many of its syllables are similar in sound to Swahili.”
“The 18th-century Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza was excommunicated from his Jewish community for equating God with nature. Today, his writings are studied by many Jews.”