From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Fri Oct 05 2001 - 03:10:28 MDT

From: Smigrodzki, Rafal
> Still, having the guts to blow themselves up means they have "animal
courage", like raging bulls, best shot at long distance.

That's a good way to characterize them, I suppose. I tend to think of it as
the "courage" of a drunk, or the "bravery" of dope fiend. Religion is a kind
of opiate, after all.

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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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