From: "William John" <email@example.com>
> This background explains why terrorists need not be actively dehumanized
> because they have done that themselves. It is also why their
> extermination is no worse than killing a rabid dog in the streets of any
Here's a more thorough treatment of the subject:
The mind of a killer
A neurologist who studies murderers' brains talks about factors that make
someone kill, the difficulty of predicting violence and why most murderers can
never be rehabilitated.
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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, malevolent AI
We move into a better future in proportion as science displaces superstition.
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