[extropy-chat] Robert Wright: How cooperation (eventually) trumps conflict

Jef Allbright jef at jefallbright.net
Sun Apr 15 16:54:16 UTC 2007

On 4/15/07, Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com> wrote:
> At 10:27 AM 4/14/2007 -0700, Jef wrote:
> >I just discovered this video (posted 2007-01) of Robert Wright arguing
> >the arrow of morality more concretely and (I hope) more persuasively
> >than I do.
> >
> ><http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/68>
> It's mordantly funny. But a friend makes the following cautionary comments:
> <It's true that things will get better and for many of the reasons he
> cites.  But it's all so dumbed-down...  His 'business class' example
> is laughable.

I mentally flinched a few times during Wright's presentation, but for
the very reasons of concreteness and personal biases (to which people
can relate) that might make his presentation more persuasive than my
characteristically abstract form of presentation.

- Jef

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