From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes"
Subject: RE: (urth) Smart Robots Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002 10:07:24 -0700 Hartshorn said it pretty darn well: > > >First of all, redeemed from what, exactly? Original Sin? > To be redeemed AND BECOME CHILDREN OF GOD. [...]0 > > You may argue that robots can't do this, but in the Lupiverse > they can. While I think it may be a stretch to simply say "they can," I think we can safely say "it appears that they can." I would suggest that in the Lupiverse (as quite possibly in the universe which we are please to call "real"), if humans make something capable of ensoulment, God will provide the soul -- which does not necessarily mean that it is a "good" thing to make such an object, other than by the means which have been provided us (i.e., reproduction); but a robot or a clone would not, I think, be punished for the sins of its makers. > And this undercuts Nutrias probable smooth arguments about > Robot as symbolic of different sorts of people. Why? Because one thing is true does not mean that another thing is not; certainly, these two things don't contradict. Or, if you think they do, please show how. Make sure that it accounts for Olivine. --Dan'l --