Re: Useless hypotheses

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Mon Dec 17 2001 - 08:51:41 MST

> Are you saying that you can't define exactly what it is you dismiss as
> useless?

That's not what I had said at all.
You may feel it necessary to twist things around so that you can more easily
disagree, but that doesn't really help to understand anything... and it's not
very extropic, is it? No, it's rather dishonest, actually.
For a complete treatment of why the concept of "mind" is a useless hypothesis,
I invite you to read the definitive commentary, _Mind Is A Myth_, by U. G.

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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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