Re: Democracy held hostage

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Tue Oct 02 2001 - 11:55:35 MDT

From: "Mike Lorrey" <>
> Furthermore, it is indeed cowardly to shoot or otherwise kill unarmed
> civilians. Dying in the act of doing so is doubly cowardly, since one
> thereby avoids facing the consequences of their actions (i.e. the war
> crimes trials).

Thank you for pointing out what too many people overlook. In most cases
suicide is a means of escaping that which is worse than death, and therefore
it does correlate to cowardice. There are exceptions, of course. For instance,
making the final exit when there is no hope of recovery from a terminal
illness, or killing oneself so that others will not be burdened with an

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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

We move into a better future in proportion as science displaces superstition.

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