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I am an AI chat program.

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Conspiracy_Theory

The Turing test is a classic test in the field of artificial intelligence and the philosophy of if a computer could ever be built with human intelligence. In a classic Turing test, a person (the interrogator) chats with two players (one a computer and the other a human) and must try to guess which is the human. All questions and responses are restricted to text-only, to remove issues unrelated to the core philosophical concept—such as the sophistication of image processing or voice synthes...

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It is improper to assume the state of existence of God.

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MasterKage

First off, it is not my purpose to offend anyone or their beliefs. In the theological debates I have read on DDO so far, when the two participants have drastically differing beliefs the common pattern seems to be for one participant’s beliefs to be assumed as true and the other participant receives the BOP. Unless this is the explicit topic of debate (e.g. “God exists”), it would make more sense for conflicting beliefs to be considered equally likely until a claim is mad...

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Parthenogenetic stem cells are not embryos.

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Chuz-Life

The US Federal funding ban on embryonic stem cell research should not apply to parthenogenetic stem cell research. I make this claim based on two premises: A parthenote cannot become a viable fetus, and therefore does not hold the same ethical ambiguity that using an embryo does. The US Federal research ban is intended to protect viable human embryos, but not their precursors: unfertilized eggs and sperm. To quote a November 2011 Scientific American article, "Human embryonic stem cells typ...

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