From: J. R. Molloy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Jan 08 2002 - 22:56:54 MST
From: "Mike Lorrey" <email@example.com>
> demogogues are the real threat to individual liberties, in how their
> primary goal over time is to redefine the words that define our
> political landscape, shifting the 'center' with mere talk instead of
> force until we are re-enslaved as serfs to a tyrannical power without a
> shot being fired.
Indeed, that is the technique not only of demagogues, but also of ideologues,
theologues, and especially of pedagogues.
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Useless hypotheses, etc.:
consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, cryonics, individual
uniqueness, ego, human values, scientific relinquishment, malevolent AI,
non-sensory experience, SETI
We move into a better future in proportion as science displaces superstition.
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