What is different with Python ?

Claudio Grondi claudio.grondi at freenet.de
Fri Jun 17 12:33:46 CEST 2005

> I always thought about our intellect being something "superior"
> to this world made of fragile bones and stinking flesh.
> However I realized that there's probably no real magic in
> it... knowing there are pills to make you happy is sort of
> shocking from a philosophical point of view :-)

Yes it is, but it doesn't mean, that this well known
insight has an effect on what people think about
themselves, the religion and the Universe.

For an example of what I try to say here, see the
"What Deep Blue showed was that chess is
not a game of true intelligence"
discussion thread in rec.games.chess.computer
and track what meaning people assign to
the concept of Artificial Intelligence since the term
was coined.
As long as a machine can't replicate itself and defend
its own existance, its intelligence will be questioned.
And even if such a machine can fight its enemies the
final answer to the question if "true intelligence" is
unique to humans can be only given in a fight, but
even then the evidence of existance of superior AI
can't be given, because only dead people are forced
to agree, but it doesn't matter to them anymore ...


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