From: "Robert Wasley" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 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
> ourselves and
> the world to further allow us to develop our sense of purpose and meaning,
> but ultimately
> empty and meaningless if pursued as ends in themselves.
I see no reason scientists cannot be as friendly, close, and loving as
religionists can be.
But I hope scientists never commit the same kind of atrocities that
religionists have done.
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.
This archive was generated by hypermail 2b30 : Fri Oct 12 2001 - 14:39:44 MDT