Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Comment: Re:So don't use mice or rats for experiments. (Score 1) 154

by gzuckier (#48174945) Attached to: Scientists Find Rats Aren't Smarter Than Mice, and That's Important
Looking forward to the future, when we will at first succeed in developing an artificial intelligence, with self-awareness; which we will proceed to vivisect and eventually terminate, then repeat the procedure with ever more sophisticated creations.

Comment: Re:So don't use mice or rats for experiments. (Score 1) 154

by gzuckier (#48174935) Attached to: Scientists Find Rats Aren't Smarter Than Mice, and That's Important

Unless you get their consent first. Just because we're too dumb to have figured out their language yet, doesn't mean we shouldn't treat them with the respect and dignity due to our fellow mortals.

the main thing is, they're too small to fight back, and they can't talk so they don't say "hey, please don't"

Comment: Re:So don't use mice or rats for experiments. (Score 1) 154

by gzuckier (#48174933) Attached to: Scientists Find Rats Aren't Smarter Than Mice, and That's Important

Well, slashdot has some problems displaying posts immediately I guess. I refreshed a few times and the previous comment didn't show up, so I reposted. Then they both show up.

Another example why comment throttling sucks. Just let ppl post. There's no scarcity of resources preventing someone else from posting if I've just posted. The old slashdot reason of "let someone else have a chance!" is a lie, a throwback to an ancient era where people couldn't talk and listen at the same time. But I can post at the same time as someone else, and still read his post. We are not in a 19th century schoolroom. That model was stupid and unfair anyway.

and given that comments are scored and can be filtered by score, the argument that throttling comments cuts down the volume of crap doesn't hold water.

Comment: Re:Divergence (Score 1) 154

by gzuckier (#48174917) Attached to: Scientists Find Rats Aren't Smarter Than Mice, and That's Important
There's occam's razor; if random process can deliver the same end products as one managed or directed by an entity, then that entity's existence can't be proved by the existence of the end product. nor can that entity's management of the process be then proved by prior belief in the existence of the entity, for me, the main thing is the relative weakness of intelligence for anything that isn't similar to what people do. everywhere you look in the universe, there are self-assembling and self-regulating processes that will inevitably discover every possible solution to a question randomly. intelligence is more efficient, but does not deliver the same guaranteed completeness. frankly, we only honor intelligence because it's our particular thing. we don't even know how to define it in other animals, rather than a general tendency to behave similar to humans when faced with a problem. i feel it's pretty constraining to an Omnipotent Deity to demand that that it operate by means of intelligence.

Comment: Re:Rat infestations harder to solve (Score 1) 154

by gzuckier (#48174897) Attached to: Scientists Find Rats Aren't Smarter Than Mice, and That's Important
I was doing OK catching mice (with various types of humane type traps, if that makes a difference) but near the end of the forced emigration whoever was left was too clever; managing to get the bait without getting trapped somehow. I finally caught sight of him; it was a chipmunk. Still haven't caught him.

We want to create puppets that pull their own strings. - Ann Marion

Working...