Re: Skeptics and extropians

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Sat Jan 19 2002 - 09:41:23 MST

From: "animated silicon love doll" <>
> i would imagine they would be more like the europeans

Yes, you can *imagine* them to be any way you like.
That's precisely the point I was making. ETI is completely imaginary because
there's absolutely no scientific evidence to support the conjecture that it
exists. Hence, contact with ETI would unsettle science more than it would
religionism (which is based on imagination to begin with).

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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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