Re: Benefits of future neuroscience applied technologies

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Tue Apr 17 2001 - 07:42:45 MDT

> > Right. That's what my (tolerant) comments intend to convey (without
> > into the ethics quagmire).
> >
> We had best wade into that quagmire though. Because some of the
> toughest and most crucial parts of this rollercoast ride into Tomorrow
> Land lie there.
> - samantha

Well, if it doesn't bore you as much as it does me, then you might like to
begin your descent into the ethics quagmire with its etiology and history:

New Oxford Review Date: 03/01/2001
ISSN: 0149-4244; Vol. 68 No. 3; p. 18
Benjamin D Wiker

Intelligent design vs. blind evolution: The moral implications

Summary: "May you live in interesting times." That's an ancient Chinese
curse. The crux of the curse is this: The time penods most interesting to
historians are those of revolution, cataclysm, and disruption. No one wants to
read about yet another sunny day when the crops are good and everyone is
behaving. Well friends, we live in very interesting times. The weather is fine
and the crops are sufficient, but everyone is most decidedly not behaving.

Full text, pay per view ($2.95)

And for a glimpse of the universe above ethics, read _Beyond Good and Evil_,
by Friedrich Nietzsche.


--J. R.

Useless hypotheses:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, ethics, memes

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