From: "Mike Lorrey" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Ah, but the problem is, JR, that as a sane person, you are generally
> atheistic, and therefore a target of their violence.
I like to say non-theistic, but that's close enough... and you're right, all
theologues want me dead because, as you insinuate, I scoff at their childish
theologies. Unlike Stephen Hawking, I don't think humans can escape the
mutually assured world-wide self-destruction (apocalypse/armageddon)
engineered by religious fanatics, because some of the most rabid religionists
are also space fans. Since I am a target of the murderous violence of
religious fanatics, am I not therefore justified in doing whatever I can to
kill each and every one of them any way I can? So, what's wrong with promoting
the idea of rebuilding the WTC with the bones of dead religious fanatics?
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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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