[extropy-chat] How Dangerous Our Times? (was Rational force?)
russell.wallace at gmail.com
Tue Dec 12 06:17:39 UTC 2006
On 12/12/06, Lee Corbin <lcorbin at rawbw.com> wrote:
> Already you're displaying unhealthy pessimism. Are you *totally*
> sure that there is zero percent chance that cryonics will work?
> Whence such certainty?
No certainty at all - have you read my post on SL4, "Donaldson, Tegmark and
*Our* times are desperate? I humbly suggest you read more
> history, and put yourselves in the invariably precarious position
> of our ancestors. Now *those* times were desperate, at least
> for each individual.
And, fair point; I have done just as you suggest and I try to keep this in
mind. I'm a pragmatic pessimist, but hey, the bright side of being a
pessimist is your surprises are more likely to be good ones.
That's the spirit!
Good, we're on the same page!
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