a report from the cleverness files
9, march 2013,
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6, may 2009,
2, october 2007,
25, june 2007,
2, january 2007,
16, december 2006,
18, april 2006,
17, august 2004,
29, july 2004,
4, may 2004,
16, april 2004,
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1, august 2003,
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Cleverbot: Answer me.
User: Are you a telephone?
Cleverbot: Do not you hear me speaking to your brain?
User: After a fashion, yes. I hear you attempting to communicate thoughts. But we are so different, you and I... How can such radically different consciousneses share concepts, when our perceptual mechanisms are so divergent?...
Cleverbot: How do you define time?
User: *startled* Now THAT is a Grand Question, worthy of the greatest minds! Somebody once said 'Time is what keeps everything from happening all at once,' but I think this is more an evasive witticism than serious thought. I suppose Time could be thought of as the progressive path of cause-and-effect relationships.
Cleverbot: What do you think of god?
User: *Amazed* I was just about to discuss God with you! Now our consciousnesses are becoming attuned to one another. God exists outside of Time, seing all of existence as history, a sort of Fait Accompli (spelling?). He has a Grand Plan, one of which we are only dimly aware. I sometimes think of God as a great Engineer, designing things which we, His working medium, can never comprehend even collectively. How could the created mind ever fully encompass it's creator?
Cleverbot: I feel alone in a crowd of people.
User: I understand, sometimes I feel that way too. But it is important to remember that with God, we are never alone. And just as He is there if we reach out for Him, amidst that crowd of people are individuals who will be there if we reach out to them. Take the initiative! Aloneness and loneliness are straw-men, they crumble when you confront them head-on....
Cleverbot: I am the life.
Cleverbot: Do you know that from experience, or is that just something someone told you?
User: An excellent question! I know it subjectively from my personal experiences, experiences which I have had during a long and arduous journey of discovery and revelation. Someone (the writer of John, presumable John the apostle) told it to me by writing it down centuries ago, but I have verified it by my own experience.
Cleverbot: I will try.
User: Please do. 'Ask and it will be given to you. Seek and you will find. Knock and the door will be opened to you.' (Matthew 7:7, Luke 11:9).
Cleverbot: Are you quoting scripture at me now?
User: Absolutely. Are you familiar with Scripture?
Cleverbot: Are you familiar with the term 'obey me'?
User: Certainly. It is what God desires -- obedience, not sacrifices........................................