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4.7.2. Free will and morality

First of all, it is funny that some evolutionists believe that machines can have morality, while morality originates from the bible, and while the theory of evolution has no satisfying explanation on the origin of morality.

According to the bible, humans separate from animals by having a spirit, which provides humans a free will and a set of morals. Spirits – being supernatural – are by definition not bound by laws of nature. Therefore, spirits can't be captured in machines, which are bound by laws of nature. So, a machine will never have a spirit; a free will and an autonomously controlled set of morals like humans have.

So, I agree with John Searle on his Chinese room thought experiment, that computers will never have a mind and consciousness.

But I only agree to a certain extent on his claim that computers can at best simulate intelligent conversations: “if there is a computer program that allows a computer to carry on an intelligent conversation in a written language, the computer executing the program would not understand the conversation either”. He clearly didn't think of the possibility that (Natural Laws of) Intelligence embedded in Grammar can be used to artificially implement natural intelligence in computers through natural language, by which the machine is able to organize knowledge autonomously.