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Re: When does a human cease to be a human?
« Reply #30 on: February 05, 2008, 04:49:12 pm »
Comes under disability and employment law, and thus how those less well off in society are treated, especially if that causes an "inconvenience" for others, versus efficiency and the need of lack of distractions for certain jobs.

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Re: When does a human cease to be a human?
« Reply #31 on: February 05, 2008, 04:49:31 pm »
what if somebody *thinks* they're a chicken, they really believe it?

useless, crazy, insane, but still human, right?
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Re: When does a human cease to be a human?
« Reply #32 on: February 05, 2008, 07:07:54 pm »
It's silly to list the criteria that makes someone human. We all know what a human is. Its you and it's me and it's even that woman on the bus who thinks she's a dog. But there are tons of exceptions to every rule you can think of. Again, it would be silly / impossible to list all of them.

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(like cain said) if you list thought or self awarenessas a human trait, we filter out people in comas.

Is there going to be a point at which humans are no longer humans?
I'd say no, because becoming inhuman will be something humans can do.

For example, if we learn how to put brains inside, say, a Dell tower case and plug a monitor into it, we can't say that's not a human. Because humans can now do that too.




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Re: When does a human cease to be a human?
« Reply #33 on: February 05, 2008, 09:00:34 pm »
Depends on how you want to treat it.  If you had a robotic arm that was noisy, people wouldn't want to hire you because they'd think it'd frighten customers.  For example.

Probably not an issue.  If integrated Type II cyborgs were commonplace, they might think your noisy arm was just ghetto as opposed to "frightening".  It would be like wearing thrift store clothes, although not as cool.  Also (at least in the US) it would be illegal to discriminate because they have laws about that kind of stuff.  I think it's the "Americans with No Abilities Act" or somesuch.

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Re: When does a human cease to be a human?
« Reply #34 on: February 06, 2008, 01:33:20 am »
Actually I have a picture of a gentleman who believes himself to be a dog.

So I guess by my logic he thinking himself makes him a dog for all psychological intents and purposes. but not biologically or spiritually a dog.

Unless he was on mushrooms and trying to channel lassie.



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Re: When does a human cease to be a human?
« Reply #35 on: February 06, 2008, 02:22:47 am »
Hahaha!  I dub that man Saint Woof Woof!  :lulz:

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Re: When does a human cease to be a human?
« Reply #36 on: February 06, 2008, 03:26:16 am »
isn't that LMNO?

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Re: When does a human cease to be a human?
« Reply #37 on: February 06, 2008, 03:39:36 am »
If it is, he has to change his name to Saint Woof Woof.

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Re: When does a human cease to be a human?
« Reply #38 on: February 06, 2008, 01:34:57 pm »
isn't that LMNO?

Where the hell did that come from?

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Re: When does a human cease to be a human?
« Reply #39 on: February 06, 2008, 04:28:07 pm »
Nice choker.  I dunno, sometimes humor has to be a little arbitrary to work.

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Re: When does a human cease to be a human?
« Reply #40 on: February 06, 2008, 04:37:59 pm »
I mean, it's a fairly accurate representation, but how the hell did he know?



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Re: When does a human cease to be a human?
« Reply #41 on: February 06, 2008, 04:39:50 pm »
Of course you realize this means Nigel is going to be hot for you.   :wink:
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Re: When does a human cease to be a human?
« Reply #42 on: February 06, 2008, 04:40:34 pm »
He's a journalist, goddamnit.  He does not reveal his sources.

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Re: When does a human cease to be a human?
« Reply #43 on: February 06, 2008, 04:43:29 pm »
Woof, woof.

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Re: When does a human cease to be a human?
« Reply #44 on: February 06, 2008, 04:45:17 pm »
[Some pun involving doggy-style]