From: "Spike Jones" <email@example.com>
> Remember the last time you developed a wild crush on another
> person? Perhaps you didn't even know why. She [or he] just
> did it to you for some strange reason, she simply knew how to
> tweak your knobs, she caused your testosterometer to peg.
> You may have behaved in odd ways that you yourself did
> not understand. I can easily imagine an uploaded mind
> missing that feeling, discovering that it couldnt go there, and
> wanting to.
Remember the last time Max More posted a message about this topic?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Max More" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2000 12:48 PM
Subject: Finding love in the brain
> Most studies of which parts of the brain are stimulated by emotions have
> focused on "negative" emotions, especially fear. But here are some results
> for love. Next time you're gazing at your sweetheart, you can say: "My
> darling, as I look into your eyes, I sense a surge in activity in my
> anterior cingulate cortex, middle insula and in parts of my putamen and
> caudate nucleus." :-)
Useless hypotheses, etc.:
consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, cryonics, individual
Everything that can happen has already happened, not just once,
but an infinite number of times, and will continue to do so forever.
(Everything that can happen = more than anyone can imagine.)
We won't move into a better future until we debunk religiosity, the most
regressive force now operating in society.
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