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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 30, 2016, 03:45 PM

6. Our new dog is pretty stupid. I don't expect him to be able to discuss Spinoza.

 

"almost a necessary result" doesn't seem a valid conclusion to me

It only appears to have happened once (in terms of species that can discuss philosophy, as far as we can tell) on this planet


Hell, I can't discuss Spinoza.

But I do expect him to have enough intelligence to read our damn minds!

Now, I can't read minds myself, but I'm a human. And a "human" is just a "namuh" spelled backwords. It's unreasonable to expect a namuh to have the ability to read minds.

On the other hand, Muņeco is a dog. Just like Trosqui was. And Trosqui had enough intelligence to read our minds forwards and backwards.

Look, I get it. Muņeco's still going to get fed regardless of his IQ, and he's been fixed, so he's got no progeny to pass any mind-reading genes down to, but damn!

His life is going to be much, much happier if he learns to read our minds like Trosqui did.

Are my expectations unreasonable? Muņeco is the result of random processes, after all. Perhaps expecting him to show some intelligence is an unreasonable expectation for a product of random processes?



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