Are people who ask if things are alive are alive?

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ruveyn
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26 Feb 2009, 2:50 am

Eggman wrote:
What do you think?


Any entity that can ask a meaningful question with intention is conscious, therefor alive.

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26 Feb 2009, 12:59 pm

jrknothead wrote:
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Eggman wrote:
What do you think?
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What a STUPID question.
I say that its stupid because its one which you CLEARLY know the answer to.


That is some very stupid criticism. It is quite idiotic. It is so STUPID that I use CAPITAL letters to emphasize how STUPID that criticism is...


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26 Feb 2009, 4:50 pm

Haliphron wrote:
jrknothead wrote:
Haliphron wrote:
Eggman wrote:
What do you think?
:roll:

What a STUPID question.
I say that its stupid because its one which you CLEARLY know the answer to.


That is some very stupid criticism. It is quite idiotic. It is so STUPID that I use CAPITAL letters to emphasize how STUPID that criticism is...


:roll: Wanker

Funny thing is that you replied in this thread, it is quite amusing people replying to threads they don't like instead of ignoring them and moving on, I believe jrknothead has a valid point with the use of capital letters.


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26 Feb 2009, 4:52 pm

ruveyn wrote:
Any entity that can ask a meaningful question with intention is conscious, therefor alive.

That is actually interesting because I think that could be under debate and it is a good question, if something is conscious, is that enough to be considered alive?


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26 Feb 2009, 10:19 pm

greenblue wrote:
ruveyn wrote:
Any entity that can ask a meaningful question with intention is conscious, therefor alive.

That is actually interesting because I think that could be under debate and it is a good question, if something is conscious, is that enough to be considered alive?


How do you test consciousness? An organism can respond sensibly to stimulus with no nervous system. Is a nervous system necessary for consciousness? My guess is that consciousness is the result of having an internal model of one's self and the environment but I see no current method of discovering this.



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