Re: Aid for Afghanistan

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Wed Jan 02 2002 - 08:32:05 MST

From: "John Clark" <>
> You seem to assume that only evil acts can generate hate, so if somebody
> you then you must have done something wrong. It ain't necessarily so,
> unfortunately hate does not need such specific conditions to be produced.

That's the most incisive comment I've seen in this thread, and it points out
the folly of trying to appease terrorists by indulging their insane hatred.
They hate us because we are successful and prosperous, and it therefore makes
no sense at all to try to persuade them to stop hating us, because the only
way to make them like us is to become as poor and ignorant as they are.

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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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