Re: Contributing to Society

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Tue Jan 08 2002 - 22:19:31 MST

From: "John Clark" <>
> It has taken the human race thousands of years of scientific discovery
> and technological advancement to be able to produce a good car but
> the ancient Greeks had good schools.

That's very true, and in further support of your incisive analysis, I'd add
that those who cannot build cars, teach at school, and those who cannot teach,
invent conspiracy theories.

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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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