Re: Mental vs. Physical

Anders Sandberg (
Thu, 6 Feb 1997 13:55:48 +0100 (MET)

> >From: Eugene Leitl <>
> >On Sun, 2 Feb 1997, Kathryn Aegis wrote:
> >> Why should mental
> >> ability detract from physical or any other kind of attractiveness?
> >
> >1) Less excersise

If you asked me a year ago, I would completely have agreed with you. But
now I have been taking up exercise, and have noted an increase in
alertness and efficiency. I no longer see any conflict between mental
ability and physical ability, it is mainly a matter of correct time
management (and if I can get my hands on a good wearable system, I will
make them overlap even more).

On Wed, 5 Feb 1997, Mike Cowar. wrote:
> That melanine thing worries me.
> I hope I do not really need it.
> I have not gotten much sun in the last few years.
> What does it do?

Sunlight promotes synthesis of vitamin D and lowers daytime levels of
melatonin (= you become more awake and positive). Having plenty of
melanine probably protects you from melanomas, which is a good thing.

Of course, sunlight might not be as essential for you if you live at
southern latitudes as it is for us swedes, who have a distinct lack of it
during winter (and seems to have built up a psychological dependency on
it in the summer).

> I do'nt believe in freedom.
> The universe is a prison I can never escape from.

Don't be so sure... the more I become a moravecian platonic materialist,
the more convinced I become that it is quite possible to escape the universe.

Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension!
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