Moral Relativism is Nonsensical

If “the fundamental principles of right conduct” are not mere legalities, enactment, or custom, then they must be objective, for the obvious reason that if the standard for right conduct is subjective, then no such standard exists, not being a fundamental principle. Morality not only is not subjective, it cannot be subjective, because a subjective fundamental principle is both an oxymoron and an actual contradiction in terms.

Vox Day

One cannot be both a cultural relativist and a revolutionary. The revolutionary proposes changing the culture. A cultural relativist can never propose such a change. What standard could be used? A cultural relativist, were he honest, would hold his own culture to the same standards as a foreign culture, and say that our laws, traditions, and customs cannot be changed or criticized.

John C. Wright

Moral Relativism is merely a circular argument made in a vain attempt to escape one’s own conscience. Continue reading

Hayao Miyazaki vs. the Horrific AI

Miyazaki’s comments in context.

Basically, some guys thought they could program an Artificial Intelligence to learn how to do human movements, and then teach it to draw pictures like a human being. Act like a human, think like a human, create human art. Admittedly an intriguing concept.

Instead, their AI “learned” how to create horrific behaviors that were an absolute mockery of human movement. “It’s walking on its face! Lol!!”

Instead of realizing that their AI was not very bright and had no concept of humanity whatsoever, the geeks instead chose to market this as a ‘success’ that still held great promise as a substitute for actual human art. They got schooled by Miyazaki, who said their AI was an offense to life itself. Continue reading