Re: New Star Wars Movie Anti-Extropian?

Dennis Roberts (
Thu, 20 May 1999 09:19:15 -0400

Randy wrote:

> In fact, it is one of the things I think is wrong with humanity, this
> deep reservior of mistrust for rational thought.
> I say, turn it around: Don't feel--think!
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> Randy

I can agree that there is an level of distrust in rational thought in society, perhaps its because many folks don't learn how to think rationally as children. There is a lot of pressure to just react and not analyse.
I have seen a lot of folks in rubber rooms who took "not feeling" to a point that they lost touch with large segments of their personalities. I won't say that not feeling is the only way into a padded cell, but it is one of the ways.
I think that feeling supplies context to the life experience and without that, life can't have much meaning.
Dennis Roberts