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Would the invention of machine consciousness weaken religious concepts of soul?

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  1. It already exists in every human. It behaves like a machine. The consciousness isn’t consistent. It is always different every time it’s called upon. It isn’t the decider. It isn’t thought. It doesn’t keep track of the story. It is the sense of awareness and nothing else.

  2. No human can break the laws of nature, much less invent something that can produce human thoughts. Even if such an invention exists, it takes human thought to invent it.

  3. A machine with no emotional mechanism would have no soul. The science of determinism says all things are phenomenal, but the the phenomena of consciousness in a computer versus consciousness in a living brain would be entirely different.
    I doubt consciousness in a computer is possible without the mechanism of the physiology which creates the phenom we call “soul.” And consciousness would not be possible in the computer without the means of sensing the world, abstracting the metaphysics from the physics that are sensed, and then making value judgments upon those sensate perceptions.
    So the question of a computer “soul” is a long way off—it that time ever arrives at all.

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