Re: Blatant deathism at

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Tue Jan 25 2000 - 17:23:36 MST

"D.den Otter" wrote:
> He then tries to justify
> his impotent defeatism with a lot of fluffy blah blah about
> how one can "live forever" without actually being immortal,
> that death gives meaning to life etc. The usual apologist
> fallacies.

The tendency to rationalize the sucky parts of life is definitely
something that it has come time for our civilization to cast off. Now
that we can clearly see how to solve *all* the problems of the world,
there is absolutely no excuse for hypnotizing ourselves into believing
it doesn't hurt.

           Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Typing in Dvorak         Programming with Patterns  Writing in Gender-neutral
Voting for Libertarians  Heading for Singularity    There Is A Better Way

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