Whenever he got in a fury a
Schizophrenic from Upper Manchuria,
Pulmoray tuberculosis Is all very well in small doses. But a gap in the lung As big as a bung Means years while you twiddle your toeses.
We're proud of humanity's powers But these potions and medicines of ours Coffee, garlic, and spices, Evolved as devices So that insects would stop bugging flowers.
There was a young fellow of Burma Whose bethrothed had a good cause to murmur. But now that he's married, he's Been using cantharides And the root of his love is much firmer.
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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, malevolent AI, non-sensory experience
We move into a better future in proportion as science displaces superstition.
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