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originally posted by: Wang Tang
originally posted by: Willtell
Philosophy as a scholastic pursuit or enterprise is one thing and philosophy as a way of life is entirely different.
I ascribe to the latter reality. The former is a construct of facts and history the latter is a construct of beliefs and experience.
Therefore, the important question seems to be: what the constructs of ones philosophical beliefs are.
I like the way you just laid this out. I would like to think my question as my attempt to break away from philosophy as a scholastic pursuit and commit to philosophy as a way of life.
I disagree with your conclusion though
originally posted by: fatkid
a reply to: luthier
I can make a bench out of a tree am I a God to the bench?
Also, please link something scientific that says "apes" which I would assume you mean chimpanzees have the vocal cords to produce words as we know them.
Apes already communicate vocally.
So what you meant to say is, you can *modify* a ape to speak via genetic engineering.
Humans are a long way away from *creating* complex life capable of abstract thought.
We will probably create true AI before we will be able to create organic life grown from two created cells into something like a human.
Once this happens, you would have to ask the created creature if it thinks you are God or not.
What is the Most Important Philosophical Question