Seeming Human

Seeming Human

Redefining Victorian fictional character through its similarity to machines, this book challenges prevailing assumptions about what makes a realist character real"--

Author: Megan Ward


ISBN: 0814276407



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"Finds a new theory of Victorian realist character in the mid-twentieth-century emergence of artificial intelligence. Redefining Victorian fictional character through its similarity to machines, this book challenges prevailing assumptions about what makes a realist character real"--

Beyond Human

Beyond Human

Such adaptability and skill at seeming human, while not being truly so, calls up a
fundamental fear that we will not be able to use our ancient primate skills of sight,
sound, and smell to detect machine deceptions. In the film, dogs can smell ...

Author: Gregory Benford

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 9781429936200

Category: Computers

Page: 272

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Concepts once purely fiction -- robots, cyborg parts, artificial intelligences -- are becoming part of everyday reality. Soon robots will be everywhere, performing surgery, exploring hazardous places, making rescues, fighting fires, handling heavy goods. After a decade or two, they will be as unremarkable as the computer screen is now in offices, airports or restaurants. Cyborgs will be less obvious. These additions to the human body are interior now, as rebuilt joints, elbows and hearts. Soon we will cross the line between repair and augmentation, probably first in sports medicine, then spreading to everyone who wants to make a body perform better, last longer, than it ordinarily could. Controversy will arise, but it will not stop the desire to live longer and be stronger than we are. Gregory Benford and Elisabeth Malartre's Beyond Human treats the landscape of human self-change and robotic development as poles of the same general phenomenon. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Categories: Computers

Returning to Interpersonal Dialogue and Understanding Human Communication in the Digital Age

Returning to Interpersonal Dialogue and Understanding Human Communication in the Digital Age

Buber did not mean by such claims that seeming cannot take place at all in the
dialogical space between two human beings; it would be difficult to imagine
interhuman relations as entirely and unceasingly authentic and truthful relations,
but ...

Author: Brown Sr., Michael A.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522541691

Category: Social Science

Page: 299

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Digital collaboration is abundant in today’s world, but it is often problematic and does not provide an apt solution to the human need for comprehensive communication. Humans require more personal interactions beyond what can be achieved online. Returning to Interpersonal Dialogue and Understanding Human Communication in the Digital Age is a collection of innovative studies on the methods and applications of comparing online human interactions to face-to-face interactions. While highlighting topics including digital collaboration, social media, and privacy, this book is a vital reference source for public administrators, educators, businesses, academicians, and researchers seeking current research on the importance of non-digital communication between people.
Categories: Social Science

Coming of Age Three Dark Novellas

Coming of Age  Three Dark Novellas

Dash, in the dark, seeming human, seeming not to have a thousand wormy
tentacles and barnacle feathers, lifts Mark up. Lifts him with two arms. Broken
bones shift. Freezing pain. No screams left in him. Mark is sure now that he
screamed the ...

Author: Douglas Clegg

Publisher: Alkemara Press

ISBN: 9780985050542

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Coming of age can mean murder...or monsters. 400 pages of a triple-feature of suspense and supernatural thrills, containing Purity, The Words, and The Attraction. Three short novels all packed into one cool book – NY Times bestselling and Bram Stoker Award-winning author Douglas Clegg's most frightening and fascinating chillers of suspense, horror and...coming of age. * * * In Purity, the darkest force is love. From award-winning author Douglas Clegg comes a twisting, dark psychological thriller of dangerous obsession. "Purity is a gripping, shocking story of love, turning 18 and murder." -Doubleshot Reviews "Douglas Clegg turns the screws dexterously in this sleek, multifaceted suspense a vacation paradise saturated in alcohol, entitlement and hypocrisy..." - Publisher's Weekly. "Clegg writes gut-wrenchingly beautiful horror, painful adolescence, abuse, sociopathic alienation, and coming home - are all at play here, as are characters who play each other and themselves...for keeps."- Chizine. * * * In The Words, two boys discover a secret world of monsters...When teenager Mark befriends outsider Dash, he believes his new friend to be an outcast rebel. But a dark mystery unfolds as Dash leads Mark into dangerous games and rituals involving stories of the occult and a strange drug that allows Dash to see into another world—a world of absolute darkness and terror. "Douglas Clegg's The Words is a real stunner ...Using the novella form to its utmost..."—Somebody Dies Blog Reviews * * * "A terrifying quick punch of horror."* The Attraction is a drive-in movie-style horror chiller of roadside terror, 200 pages in print! The signs along the desert highway read Come See the Mystery! But some mysteries should remain buried forever -- like the terrifying creature at the back of the Brakedown Palace Gas & Sundries Emporium. "...A vivid story that will separate the timid from their sleep and the bold from their complacency whenever they next visit a sideshow or museum mummy display!"—Midwest Book Review. *"Clegg takes the idea of a cheapjack tourist hustle for a decrepit gas station in middle-of-nowhere Arizona and turns it into a terrifying quick punch of horror…"—Alternate Reality Web Zine Reviews. "I couldn't put this book down. It grabbed me on the first page and wouldn't let go. I ended up reading most of the night away...The story moves at an incredible rate and never lags."—Horror World Reviews.
Categories: Fiction

The Seeming Unreality of the Spiritual Life

The Seeming Unreality of the Spiritual Life

So, too, the doctrineof the relativity of human knowledge has been long
supposed tomake peculiar difficulties for religion. The theory affirms that all
human knowledge is relative; we cannot reach absolute truth, but onlywhat is true
for us ...

Author: Henry Churchill King

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 9781465578457

Category: Christianity

Page: 256

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Categories: Christianity

the quiver

the quiver

We have thus shown that the seeming exceptions there were none to enjoy the
shade or to feed upon to a benign ... ships , and promise supplies for blessing ,
privilege ; on the other , the seeming human art and comfort for myriads of years
to ...



ISBN: OXFORD:555026542



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Psychology Folklore Creativity and the Human Dilemma

Psychology  Folklore  Creativity  and the Human Dilemma

“die and become,” the Kierkegaardian “leap of faith,” and the hero's unconditional
willingness to confront a task which appears utterly impossible—all imply a
seeming paradox. Human growth can occur only when the individual is ready to ...

Author: Julius Ernest Heuscher

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 9780398074111

Category: Social Science

Page: 364

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"The author explores the meaning of folklore and its usefulness in education and psychotherapy. The book aims for deepening the awareness of our ultimate human concerns, the meaning of authenticity, and the urgent need for radical, long-term commitments. Throughout the book there is both the hidden and the overt implication that simply liking, appreciating or agreeing with insightful ideas and suggestions presented by anyone are absolutely worthless, or may even be counterproductive if the readers do not translate into changes and actions the ideas that are most meaninful to them."
Categories: Social Science

EXPOSING Lies We Believe About God

EXPOSING Lies We Believe About God

Only Jesus, the Son of God, became human (note 1 Timothy 2:6); that is, he
became a man, as conceived by the Holy Spirit in the womb of Mary the virgin.
The Old Testament occurrences of the seeming human appearances of God or
the ...

Author: James B. De Young, Th.D.

Publisher: Aneko Press

ISBN: 9781622456048

Category: Religion

Page: 252

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For years, there has been uncertainty regarding Paul Young’s The Shack. Some have suspected heresy but have been unable to pin down exactly what Paul Young believed. James De Young, Th.D., who has known Paul Young for a couple decades, wrote Burning Down the Shack to expose Christians to the fact that Paul Young espoused universalism. Now “the cat is out of the bag.” In his newest book, Lies We Believe about God, Young blatantly confesses adherence to universal reconciliation, as well as twenty-seven other beliefs that are heretical. Here are some of Paul Young's unbiblical claims: · God is not in control of everything · God submits to human beings · God is a Christian · God is a sexual being, equally male and female · People do not need to get saved · Sin and hell do not separate people from God · The cross was man’s idea, not God’s · People have a second chance to believe after death · Everyone is a child of God · Universal reconciliation has been accomplished for all people · The God of evangelical faith tortured his child, Jesus, and is the perpetrator of evil Drawing upon his life-long teaching of the Bible and the original languages, James De Young appeals to the Bible to expose Paul Young as a heretic. In appendices, he also furnishes proof that Paul Young violates the Nicene Creed and the beliefs of the early church father Athanasius. Finally, we have a book written by one who is both personally and academically qualified to expose the true nature of Young’s writings. De Young will empower you to: · Discover the heresy in Young’s book, Lies We Believe About God · Expand your ability to answer the lies found in universal reconciliation · Enhance your capacity to discern between the truth and falsehood · Strengthen your confidence in the truth of the Bible
Categories: Religion

Golden Grey The Nightmares That Ghosts Have

Golden   Grey  The Nightmares That Ghosts Have

She studied the human pupils with keen interest, occasionally modifying her
appearance in order to blend in better, ... listen to what Mrs. Lemon was saying,
was to become good enough at seeming human that she could actually pass as

Author: Louise Arnold

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439131937

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 170

When you have a ghost as your friend, like Tom Golden does, you quickly learn the benefits. Grey Arthur supplies Tom with pens in class, grabs Tom's lunch when he forgets it, and generally helps him out as any best friend would. It's just that, in this case, no one else can see Grey. But right as Tom is settling into a comfortable routine, his life is once again turned on its ear when Grey Arthur starts a school for Invisible Friends in Tom's house. Ghosts are crowding into Tom's room and setting up camp in his attic with hopes of learning the art of the newest job in the ghost world. Meanwhile, other ghosts are mysteriously disappearing, and the repercussions are felt throughout the human world, even by Tom's parents. There are sinister forces at play, and it's up to Tom and Grey to figure out what's going on.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Literary panorama

The Literary panorama

... allotted io every individual of the but ' you soon perceive that ihis seeming
human species , is much more equal than haughtiness results only from
uncommon sello people , judging from a cursory survey of doubt , and is entirely
dissipated ...



ISBN: OXFORD:555027395



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The Temporality of Human Excellence

The Temporality of Human Excellence

18 And implicitly this image seems meant to include in the one case the two
rather different sorts of true - seeming , the one being right - or - correct opinion
gained by hearsay ( hence , a human work , blind in the sense of involving no first

Author: Richard Gotshalk

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110429540

Category: Philosophy

Page: 248

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Why does Plato write dialogues? Why more than one? The Temporality of Human Excellence begins with a brief introductory consideration of these questions, and concludes with a suggestion about two things: the intent of his use of this form, and the manner of its concrete realization in a set of two dozen or so dialogues. Taking up each dialogue as a separate drama, the reading seeks to focus attention on how each, by its characters, their interplay and conversation, and the apparent lack of positive issue to the discussion they engage in, contributes to a sketch of human excellence as a complex power developed and grown into as consummation in the maturing, over time, of a human being.
Categories: Philosophy

The Sinlessness of Jesus

The Sinlessness of Jesus

On the contrary, out of this seeming human weakness shines forth the matchless
glory of Jesus. Recoiling from the cup of the Father brought forth only the purest,
most loving feelings. We never saw so clearly before the bottom of Jesus's truly ...

Author: M. Meyer

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 9781141455010

Category: Religion


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Categories: Religion

Zeluco various views of human nature

Zeluco  various views of human nature

seeming to take notice of them , and rode slowly backwards and forwards , till he
saw the carriage coming briskly along . The valet and his companion , with masks
on their faces , riding furiously up to the car . riage , ordered the driver to stop ...

Author: John Moore


ISBN: OXFORD:590694238



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The works of the rt hon lord Byron

The works of the rt  hon  lord Byron

The old human fiends, With one foot in the grave, with dim eyes, strange To tears
save drops of dotage, with long white ... or in death—who are, Or were at least in
seeming human, could Do as they have done by yours, and you yurself, You, ...

Author: George Gordon N. Byron (6th baron.)


ISBN: OXFORD:555002686



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As they tread on with guns in hand Consistently in search of plans Creatures
seeming human, hungry to devour They are never exposed in daylight Hidden
constantly flat in dark corners Across streams, twining amidst thickets Going deep
into ...


Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469126784

Category: Poetry

Page: 214

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DIVERSE VISIONS BOOK ONE: subtitle HERITAGE INTRODUCTION In the reservoir of my mind, the concept of heritage is the origin, or the roots, of an antique distant setup denoting my source of inspiration. In this subtitle so many factors that urged me to share these deeply rooted human similitudes, differences, weaknesses, challenges, in joy, love, power, recognition, winning, just to loose or keep, the success nurtured to last. In heritage, exposed are diverse cultures, interwoven into a nation, during the eighteen years I went round as a school teacher, in eight different schools in my country, not only to teach but also learn a lot from my own people. I still smell the soaked earth after the first rains fell, following a scorching dry season; somewhere in the west coast of Africa, mother land dearest. Of course including other peoples cultures and believes from the sub region and beyond. Heritage ranges, from my place of birth, with my late mother and father, who were peasant farmers. In the midst of which I was one of the privileged few, to attend school and get lettered. It is a kind of paying homage to what, where I come from, made of me. It is trying to put a universal meaning to an otherwise rich, hidden, culture, from Africa. What my nation and people endure, in their day to day lives. All thats narrated here is a combination of effects, which influenced me to paint a poetic picture to it all. Each poem decodes and expresses a particular happening, incident and event that directly or indirectly affected me or those I lived with. In short Heritage makes you feel, be part of the life of a people, trying to strive with almost nothing in their hands to survive, despite the odds. Heritage includes the eras of pre-colonial, colonial and independence of former western colonies, in Africa, a complexity, of culture conflicts, caused by, historical influences from other parts of the world. As times, people and levels of awareness keep on changing, in the world of today, some things have changed and are changing over the years, for better or for worst, and Heritage is another specter of contribution to promote a better understanding, a sensitization, without which so much will pass unnoticed, from that part of the world, narrated by a person who lived it all. By AMADOU BH SEY
Categories: Poetry

The Gods in Their Cities

The Gods in Their Cities

By way of previewing this, let's note that in terms of Western myth and culture, the
Ray Masters have occasionally manifested for humans or sometimes in human
form, such as in the guise of gods, but other times as mysterious, only seeming ...

Author: Richard Leviton

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595827121

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 306

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A fresh look at the perennial reality of the gods and how they help humanity-through the planet's sacred sites The "gods" live! Though seemingly relegated to the archives of myth, the "gods" of antiquity are still with us in the form of the Great White Brotherhood. In fact, what the ancients described as their pantheon are members of this is an august assembly of spiritually advanced beings, based on the constellation of the Great Bear. The Gods in Their Cities, based on original clairvoyant research, reveals that the Great White Brotherhood has numerous meeting places for humans throughout the planet's array of holy sites. Seven different Great White Brotherhood types of geomantic locales are documented, and all of them exist in multiple copies on Earth. The Gods in Their Cities shows how myths of many cultures, from the Irish to Sumerians, are actually psychic maps to the planet's secret visionary terrain, to the geomantic locales of the Brotherhood, and how to successfully interact with them. And it probes behind the mythic guises of the Ray Masters, 14 select great Adepts involved with many aspects of Earth life and geomancy since the beginning-including the true identity of Jesus, Mary Magdalene, the Virgin Mary, and Merlin. Merely our knowing that this esoteric Brotherhood and their interactive locales across the Earth exist can inspire confidence, even certainty, that reality, and thus our planet, culture, and individual human lives, have meaning and are purposeful.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Complete Works of Lord Byron

The Complete Works of Lord Byron

... in death - who are , Or were at least in seeming , human , could Do as they
have done by yours , and you yourself , You , who abet them ? DOGE . I forgive
this , for You know not what you say . MARINA . You know it well , And feel it
nothing .

Author: George Gordon Byron Baron Byron


ISBN: KBNL:KBNL03000077172


Page: 730

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The Gospel from Patmos

The Gospel from Patmos

Jesus wasn't anything like the ordinary-seeming human being the prophet had
known back in Galilee. What was the significance of this stunning description?
The passage presents Jesus as dazzling and impressive as the angel of Daniel

Author: Jon Paulien

Publisher: Review and Herald Pub Assoc

ISBN: 0828020922

Category: Bible

Page: 379

View: 801

Categories: Bible

Seeming Knowledge

Seeming Knowledge

Shakespearean comedy imagines literal human beings in real situations
somewhere between Creation and Judgment, exhibiting intractable weakness
but also being surprised by the unexpected and open-ended possibility of
renewal and ...

Author: John D. Cox

Publisher: Baylor University Press

ISBN: 9781932792959

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 348

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Faith and skepticism in the writings of Shakespeare
Categories: Literary Criticism

Methodological Variance

Methodological Variance

machine argument cannot be invoked to justify the seeming asymmetry between
the human perception and the performance signals of the artificial systems. Any
such argument could be suitably framed and used instead to show that this ...

Author: G.L. Pandit

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401131742

Category: Science

Page: 431

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For a philosopher with an abiding interest in the nature of objective knowledge systems in science, what could be more important than trying to think in terms of those very subjects of such knowledge to which men like Galileo, Newton, Max Planck, Einstein and others devoted their entire lifetimes? In certain respects, these systems and their structures may not be beyond the grasp of a linguistic conception of science, and scientific change, which men of science and philosophy have advocated in various forms in recent times. But certainly it is wrong-headed to think that one's conception of science can be based on an identification of its theories with languages in which they may be, my own alternatively, framed. There may be more than one place in book (1983: 87) where they may seem to get confused with each other, quite against my original intentiens. The distinction between the objec tive knowledge systems in science and the dynamic frameworks of the languages of the special individual sciences, in which their growth can be embedded in significant ways, assumes here, therefore, much impor tance. It must be recognized that the problems concerning scientific change, which these systems undergo, are not just problems concerning language change.
Categories: Science