[extropy-chat] global warming eats island
user at dhp.com
Sat Dec 30 18:26:29 UTC 2006
On Fri, 29 Dec 2006, Robert Bradbury wrote:
> > but somehow I'm really dubious....
> And you should be. This is the ExI list, here we *question* reality, we
> poke holes in it and we ask for verification. We hold out our imaginations
> and say "make it so", and we hold out our doubt and say, "you can't touch
> that" or "not even wrong".
Eh ... I notice that that skepticism and critical thinking go somewhat out
the window when it comes to XYZ diet supplement of the week that so and so
is overdosing daily on.
But yeah, other than the total blind faith that the end of history is
going to come now, in your own lifetime, and the blind faith that the
(possibly very) puny technological progress we have made up to this point
is some end all be all, yes, we are all fairly skeptical.
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