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Comment: Catch 22 (Score 1) 336

by Dareth (#49518881) Attached to: Update: No Personhood for Chimps Yet

They can only sign to you because they were trained to do so as lab animals. So you want a threshold of sign language competence to trigger release from captivity?
I honestly don't know how I feel about lab animals. Some reasonable debate and facts on their treatment and value of what is provided by the research would be nice. Of course I also want honest answers from politicians, so maybe I am just deluding myself.

The question of whether computers can think is just like the question of whether submarines can swim. -- Edsger W. Dijkstra