From: "jeff davis" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> In short, fighting dirty or "cowardly" is consummate
> soldiering, and fighting fair is either insanity or
> criminal incompetence. Ugly business, war, no
> winners, just survivors.
The winners are the ones who most benefit from the cutting edge technology
that allows them to survive. The kind of soldiering you describe (that is, the
kind that wins) is the kind that relies most on creating new technologies, so
these days courage means having the creativity and originality to devise new
and better ways to force the enemy into criminal incompetence.
This message is being sent with technology developed by twentieth century
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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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