FreeWill

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    Biology, Cognitive Sciences, Mathematics, Philosophy.
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    On the path to recognize Natural Reality.
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  1. FreeWill

    AI sentience

    I think it is not so clear as according to wiki: In modern Western philosophy, sentience is the ability to experience sensations Sensation is an animal's, including humans', detection of external or internal stimulation. (e.g., eyes detecting light waves, ears detecting sound waves). I think gathered information is based on reality even the individual has subjective perception. An AI can have billions of IoT devices providing data, while can register and analyze billions of peoples perception of a scenario which gives the possibility to a factual recognition of a scenario. I do not really understand what you wanna say with this, but here is a thought about objectivity. Wiki: Subjectivity: Some information, idea, situation, or physical thing considered true only from the perspective of a subject or subjects. Objectivity in science is an attempt to uncover truths about the natural world by eliminating personal biases, emotions, and false beliefs. Objectivity is a philosophical concept of being true independently from individual subjectivity caused by perception, emotions, or imagination. AI can have every information to analyze about a scenario, including the perception of the AI, as well as the involved human individual sensations and perceptions, which means since the source of the same information is multiple, objectivity can be an option.
  2. FreeWill

    What is faith?

    This is the beauty of it. Reality: the past and the present. To experience and learn the past and the present, gives trust in Nature, while gives a firm belief that there is Future and one day we can have every question answered. We already answered so many of them. I think, I can firmly believe, that our scientific understanding will continue to develop, and at the end of the road we will have the possibility to answer Every question (including the ones religious people interested at).
  3. FreeWill

    What is faith?

  4. FreeWill

    What is faith?

    Delusion I think this is not true if we consider your opening post and the title of the thread.
  5. FreeWill

    What is faith?

    We can not discuss the topic. Your opinion is ok, your reasoning must be true without evidence and there is no space to discuss because you kill any other opinion with a straw men. (You do not understand the word)...
  6. FreeWill

    What is faith?

    I feel I can not discuss faith in a tread is about (religious) faith...
  7. FreeWill

    What is faith?

    Not absolutely true. Deleted.
  8. FreeWill

    What is faith?

    This sounds more like delusion to me. https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/delusion delusion: belief in something that is not true delusion (American English): something a person believes and wants to be true, when it is actually not true
  9. FreeWill

    AI sentience

    Why would it be an oxymoron? I know you think sentience requires subjective unconsciousness, but I think just because You think like that, objective sentience of AI's or humans is not prohibited or unachievable.
  10. FreeWill

    What is faith?

    This I could say it to you. Honestly, I do not understand why you try to participate when you have almost nothing to say. Finally, we could have a discussion about the topic rather than scoffing with the meaning of words which you are clearly not aware of yourself. https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/faith Faith: great trust or confidence in something or someone Faith in American English: a high degree of trust or confidence in something or someone https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/trust Trust: to believe that someone is good and honest and will not harm you, or that something is safe and reliable: Trust: the belief that you can trust someone or something I think I know the meaning of the words and looks like it is supported to use them to explain one another. (i.e synonymic) I do not see that by the Cambridge Dictionaries definition, faith cannot exist if there is evidence.
  11. FreeWill

    What is faith?

    For me, the opening post was about to settle what faith is and its relation to science. My argument was that both require some level of trust and believe. I tried to reason it with examples where to find trust and believe is in science and why to live to learn requires a level of faith. Religion requires trust in misinterpreted evidence to gain belief, while science requires trust in the methodology and some level of belief in the future outcome. Please note that no one will be religious Christian without hearing about it or reading the Bible, i.e without "evidence" there is no belief in the Christian religion. There are many things we can firmly believe in without actual evidence and I think each of those beliefs will require some level of trust.
  12. FreeWill

    AI sentience

    Hello Gees, Thanks for the respond. Please note that less is sometimes more. It is difficult to analyse and respond to a wall of words filled with inaccuracies and misconceptions. I do not understand why objective sentience, what I think can be achieved by an advanced AI, would exclude self awareness rather then promote it...
  13. FreeWill

    What is faith?

    Give us an example. How would you call this kind of firm beliefs and why it is not faith? I think the best if I leave this faith topic. It is personal and every one has its own individual understanding (wiki is not clear on it either). Good luck with yours if you have any. Peace.
  14. FreeWill

    What is faith?

    Why I can not have trusted knowledge-based firm beliefs? What is it by you Phi? Can you give an exact proof on the future of science? If you can not, can I believe that there is a future of science?
  15. FreeWill

    What is faith?

    I think you need to justify that, a baseless assertion is meaningless... As far as I know, we do not know the theory of everything. I know that we know relativity and I know also that 99% of the population do not understand exactly relativity so I can call it difficult and not a simple theory. As it looks like the theory of everything (since we yet did not find it) is more difficult than relativity so I think I can expect that it is complicated and not Simple. If you mean the other part, I already have knowledge based deep firm trust which I think will just deepen as I learn through Life.