Thinking Contraption

from A Canticle for Leibowitz (1960) by Walter M. Miller, Jr.Rating: 3.7     (42 ratings)

 
"...That contraption--listen, Brother, they claim it thinks. I didn't believe it at first. Thought, implying rational principle, implying soul. Can the principle of a ?thinking machine'--man-made--be a rational soul? Blah! It seemed a thoroughly pagan notion at first. But do you know what?"
"Father?"
"Nothing could be that perverse without premeditation!. It must think! It knows good and evil I tell you, and it chose the later."




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