Monday, June 19, 2006

Vox Populi Episode 14

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This week's questions:
1. I hand you an envelope, and in the envelope is a letter. On that letter is the date and time of your death. What do you do?
2. Do you think that artificial intelligences will one day be made as intelligent as human brains? Do you think that such intelligences should have rights?
3. Religious believers seem to take upon themselves to build hospitals and operate a lot of charities, and then use this as evidence that the religious are more moral. What is your interpretation?
4. Do you ever find yourself being superstitious despite your awareness of its irrationality? If so, why? If not, why do you think superstition exists?
Our team was : Dan Ferrisi, Edward Greve, Adrian Mârza, Zachary Moore, Sean Prophet, and John Wallis



If you would like to be a member of the team, or if you have questions you would like answered on the show, send me an email, with the subject line "Vox Populi," or comment on this blog. It's not too hard, and I can tell you everything you need to know about recording an answer or two.

1 comment:

alf said...

1. I will ask u how do u know?

2. Some human brains aren't intelligent to begin with :). To answer the question, I am very doubtful that such a day will come. A brain is just too complex to re-create, isn't it? But if this ever comes true, I can't decide at this point. Too much implications here.

3. In my humble opinion, morality is not measured by the good deed, but the intent. I am not convinced if anyone were to tell me that their act of doing good is a reflection of the morality of their religion. But of course, I am more than happy to see these good deeds, never-mind the intent. The less privileged will gain, and that's good enough for me.

4. When I was younger, there were such occasions. Superstitious is the state of mind of believing in something supernatural. It was out of comfort, trying to find a source of comfort, to relieve fear or heartache. One good example was when my grandmother passed away, I seek comfort by telling myself that she will be fine in the netherlands, etc.