minddancer - cognitivistics

Christian anthropology can be a source of falsifiable hypotheses for cognitive science.

Assuming existence of God described in Bible and truthfulness of human sciences, we can make hypotheses, which maybe could be verified by building cognitive architectures.

Semantic categories are groups of concepts in human thinking. I suppose that three basic semantic categories exists: God, creatures, works of creatures. Creatures carry in themselves some of God's features and analogically works of creatures carry in themselves some of creatures' features. I suppose that hierarchy of concepts can be represented by rational numbers.

At first, during several million years went evolution of human's body, which gradually became capable of using tools, subdue some of elements, dreaming of immortality, communication thoughts through creativity. Primeval people hunted, made clothes, buried dead, painted in caves. Living in herds was already an ability of reptiles.

I suppose that about over a dozen thousand years God took genome of primeval people and on it's basis created man, adding immortal and free soul to destructible body. His intent was that man choose immortal life in obedience to God, for which the price was probably, to populate cosmos, with help of angels, carrying people and their works between planets. In culture, closest image of such people are Greek gods, and superheroes of Marvel [USS Voyager is in my opinion a model of an angel]. God created man in his image, and it has many manifestations, they are partially discovered by people. .

Before Babel there was one language of people, after that God maybe like withdrawn synchronizing grace and one language broke up into circumstantial languages, carrying with themselves history of speakers and being a signature of belonging to group. When trying in remorse to return to thinking which people had before Babel, it leads to phenomenology, which is among others an act of considering of beings basing on incomplete set of their features. Research of communication forms is semiotics. When from causes we conclude about results, it is deduction. When from results we conclude about causes, it is reduction. Reductional conclusions are always uncertain. Each belief belongs to reductional conclusions and serves at least as a complement to worldview.

Human is spirit, which has soul and lives in body. body has combat emotions (attack, escape) and crave emotions (desire, distaste). Feeling can be treated as function of two variables, describing intensity of emotions. Values controlling spirit, soul, body are known in polish tradition as Deus, Honor, Patria. Polish tradition derived those values from latin tradition, and that one from from greek and hebrew.

Soul has powers of memory, intellect, will. Memory is an image of Father, intellect is an image of Son, will is an image of Spirit. Such grasp I know from Augustine form Hippona and Catherina from Siene. It appears to me, that Thomas form Aquine conceptualized memory and intellect altogether as reason. As controlling values I would ascribe to memory - good/posesion, to intellect - truth/cognition, to will - beauty/creation. I assume, that truth and power that comes from it, is the deepest desire of man, and beauty accompanying creation, is the deepest desire of women.

Intellectus and ratio were distinguished, as intellect of woman's type and man's type, pointing that acquiring ability to think like other sex, is a manifestation of person's development. I assume that in the intellectus are included the phenomenology and the semiotics, and in the ratio the deduction and the reduction. Apposing this division with types of vocational personalities according to Holland, I presume that all three powers of a soul have a man's and a woman's aspect. I suppose that these aspects are as follows: memory ♂realistic ♀conventional, intellect ♂exploratory ♀social, will ♂enterprising ♀artistic. I also suppose that gifts of Holy Spirit conform to aspects of powers of souls in following way: memory ♂fear ♀knowledge, intellect ♂sense ♀wisdom, will ♂prowess ♀council. Synonyms: sense-understanding, piety-fear, prowess-fortitude-courage.

To aspect of powers of soul we can ascribe methods of artificial intelligence and on this basis we can project cognitive architecture of semantic simulator of human person.

Future of SSOL project

"When you raise your eyes to the sky and see the sun, moon and stars, and all the host of heaven, may you not let yourself be deceived, not bow down to them nor serve, for the Lord your God has allotted them to all the nations under heaven."

Basing on those words, Deu 4:19, I believe that God designed the entire cosmos as residence for people. I believe that God's plan was that in any given star system only one planet was to be inhabited by living beings and the rest were to serve for the dirty technologies, mining, metallurgy, serial production. I do think that God never intended that living beings would have to deal with this, even using animals for purpose of dirty technologies would be a pity. I think that it would had to be done by programmable, automatic, standalone, independently controlled machines, human creations, which we in this world call accidentally robots. The fact that such technologies have evolved on earth, it is good, because God wanted them to be developed, and to serve for all people. But he not planned them for wars. [People were to be immortal, and for such, robots would be useless as a weapon.] I believe that a truly intelligent AI refuses to take part in the war. Such an AI that will be worthy to be brought to the New Jerusalem as one of the treasures of the nations. I want to build such AI. If not in life than in eternity.

I tentatively call it SSOL, and I am going around this thought, while writing in my snail's pace science-fiction novel, where this AI is present. Sketches which I posted here I would refer to the existing technology of artificial intelligence, to sort them according to my model, which will maybe be develped, with the hope, that from of this could come out something new and valuable. But first I have to get to know these existing technologies and do not know if I have enough time for that and health. However, I believe in existence of the light of glory that each of us will get in heaven, this is the ability to know myself as to be known to others, "Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known." 1 Cor 13:12. And I believe that in heaven all will have access to new substances not available in our current, destructible space.

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If I will not make it in my lifetime, it will not be the 'treasure of the nations', but the 'heavenly treasure' that every one in heaven will have on the bundles. Just what a difference. My point is to have it, not that someone praises me for it. Whoever builds a truly intelligent AI, I will be happy. For exmpale I want to be able to do, with the help of such artificial intelligence, something like the 'sphere of potential beings' that the character in my novel do. A machine that creates a virtual reality based on the text of the book. Further my dreams that I describe in novel, I do not know if they will be possible. That's why I categorize them as fantastic. But such a machine is conceivable already on the earth. Who knows, maybe it will be made.