> Well, the overall tone shows an impatience with concerns about the legacy of
> slavery that borders on hostility to black people - at times it crosses that
> border. Like Emlyn, I was surprised to see it posted and from J.R. of all
> people - someone who is vehemently opposed to irrationalist memes.
Falsely accusing others of racism is worse than irrational memes. It is
malicious, vindictive, and salacious.
I suspect the underlying reason for objection to the Fred Reed spoof is that
it so effectively illustrates the absurdity of the reparation schemes
Useless hypotheses, etc.:
consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, and ego.
Everything that can happen has already happened, not just once,
but an infinite number of times, and will continue to do so forever.
(Everything that can happen = more than anyone can imagine.)
We won't move into a better future until we debunk religiosity, the most
regressive force now operating in society.
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