Re: Article: "Sun is Mostly Iron, Not Hydrogen"

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Thu Jan 10 2002 - 06:40:25 MST

From: "Wei Dai" <>
> Or we can learn how to fully convert matter into energy, and use the
> energy to transmutate iron into more desirable elements.

Ah, yes! The alchemists' dream lives on...
Spend a billion dollars of energy to transmute a pound of iron into gold.

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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 the scientific method
accurately identifies incorrect thinking.

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