> The difference is that the victims' families knew that the Japanese
> government and military were responsible; there was a war on. If those
> responsible had run off to hide in China or Tibet, would those countries
> have been bombed in reprisal? Maybe.
Extremely unlikely, since the Japanese had tied Chinese to stakes and used
them as guinea pigs to test weapons, and since Japan had invaded China during
the war. IOW, the *Chinese* would have bombed those responsible.
This "war against terrorism" is something new and different, and extropians
(of all people) ought to be able to understand that.
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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,
non-sensory experience, SETI
We move into a better future in proportion as science displaces superstition.
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