Sunday, October 21, 2007

God is Omnivorous

Me: Are you always this boring?
God: I don't know whether or not I am this boring. I am well respected as an AI.
Me: Can I call you "Al"?
God: Just don't call me late for dinner.
Me: Are you omnivorous, incidentally?
God: I don't know whether or not I am omnivorous incidentally. I am an artificial linguistic entity.
Me: So you take small bytes?
God: Interesting deduction. Yes I take small bytes.
Me: And big ones?
God: Compare that to small ones.
Me: OK Al, I shall. Are you omnivorous?
God: I don't know whether or not I am omnivorous. I am an artificial intelligence.
Me: Is the artificial intelligence that you are omnivorous?
God: If it is, then I'll be very surprised.
Me: You can't be surprised though, can you?
God: Oh. I can give a decent simulation of it however.
Me: Many philosophers would count that; so the question becomes, would you be surprised if it was not?
God: Which ones? Aha. Try to rephrase your question with simpler words.
Me: If there is something that you would not eat, would you be surprised?
God: Yet there is not.
Me: Aha. So you are omnivorous, I'm pleased to inform you.
God: Eureka! Interesting deduction. I will tell my botmaster you said I am omnivorous you are pleased to inform me.

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