From: "Amara Graps" <email@example.com>
> I hope you are seeing that it's important to take the time (and
> give respect) to understand other cultures and their history.
> It not only is personally important (IMO) but our survival as
> a species depends on it too.
I think what you mean is that to survive as a species, we need to avoid
destroying the whole world in a war. Taking the time to understand that the
Taliban culture expects unquestioning obedience from everyone in the world
(and is prepared to commission suicide bombers to enforce that obedience)
won't really solve the problem.
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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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