Re: "...Death is an evil" (Sappho 630 BC)

From: J. R. Molloy (jr@shasta.com)
Date: Tue Oct 02 2001 - 11:32:53 MDT


From: "Mike Lorrey" <mlorrey@datamann.com>
> The omission is a judgement of what is a worse evil: death or slavery.
>
> "Live free or die, death is not the worst of evils." - General John
> Stark

Death can be seen as a tool of extropic evolution.
If the dinosaurs hadn't died, we would not be here today.


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Useless hypotheses, etc.:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, cryonics, individual
uniqueness, ego, human values, scientific relinquishment

We move into a better future in proportion as science displaces superstition.



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