Re: "Sound and Fury" over enhancements

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Wed Jan 09 2002 - 16:54:01 MST

From: "Mike Lorrey" <>
> Not to mention Hal's claim is false. Just heard on the radio today of a
> British study of the impact of wealth on health and happiness, which
> found that increased wealth correlated directly with an increase in
> mental health and happiness/self esteem. This obviously contradicts the
> popular socialist notion that wealth does not equal happiness, so it
> follows that those continuing to adhere to socialist mindsets are of
> lower intelligence, and are therefore those who need the upgrade.

Yep, you got it right again, Mike.
Here's the Web link to the study you mention:
They say "money can't buy you happiness" but researchers have proved the
Winning just 1,000 can be enough to change a person's outlook on life,
suggests the study by researchers at the University of Warwick.
However, less than 1m is unlikely to have a lasting effect on a person's
happiness and experts found a strong marriage and good health were more likely
to make people feel content than money.
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PS: Too bad even Anders couldn't figure out that science is the device for
accurately identifying incorrect thinking.

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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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