Re: G. Coyne, priest (jesuit), astronomer

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Fri Jan 18 2002 - 00:08:18 MST

From: "Anders Sandberg" <>
> I didn't realize just how good his arguments were when I
> heard them, but they do pop up when I least expect it. A very elegant
> trick

Maybe the trick was that he hypnotized you.
Let's hear his arguments.

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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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