Re: "Sound and Fury" over enhancements

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Thu Jan 10 2002 - 06:22:00 MST

From: "Anders Sandberg" <>
> To my knowledge the studies that have been done have not shown any
> correlation of happiness with wealth

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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Scientific method = 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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