You missed the important part of my post, there is required the element of
fulfillment as well, meaning close friends, loved ones, not just a sense of
And no, I do not believe that the same thing can be achieved base simply on
science and technology.
Science and technology are the means by which we gain understanding of
the world to further allow us to develop our sense of purpose and meaning,
empty and meaningless if pursued as ends in themselves.
----- Original Message -----
From: "J. R. Molloy" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2001 8:25 AM
Subject: Re: Debunk All Religiosity Equally (D.A.R.E.)
> From: "Robert Wasley" <email@example.com>
> > People who have strong beliefs in religion live longer because they have
> > established a
> > sense of emotional fulfillment in terms of their place in existence, a
> > system, and a community. Religious belief is only one expression of this
> > phenomena.
> In that case, a value system and community established on science and
> technology should work as well as (or perhaps even better than) one
> established on religious belief. Hence, Extropy Institute.
> "Live long and prosper." --Spock
> --J. R.
> Useless hypotheses, etc.:
> consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
> analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, CYC, and ELIZA
> We won't move into a better future until we debunk religiosity, the most
> regressive force now operating in society.
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