[ExI] christmas songs 2

PJ Manney pjmanney at gmail.com
Thu Dec 13 20:30:24 UTC 2007

On Dec 13, 2007 10:56 AM, Seien <seienchan at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think that the majority of our memes, even here in the West, are
> antirational. Oh well, that's a shame. But, like all problems,  it can be
> solved.
> "if you think humans are objectively rational" <---- I don't, but I do think
> that rationality is objective and that humans are capable of reason.
> In the statement "rationality is objective" is contained the parallel
> statement "morality is objective".

Then we will forever disagree, both biologically and philosophically.
As I said, people are wired differently, from their genes, their
development, their experiences, their cultures.  While there are gross
similarities that allow us to call all of us human, there are enough
subtle and not-so-subtle differences that make us interesting and
variable, and therefore, messy and confrontive to one another.

Can you tell me who in this exchange has been "more rational"?  One
side discusses how things are, another how they wish they could be.
Which is which?

So far, neuroscience is more on my side than yours.  But that might
change... who knows?  When you upload, you can drop me a line and tell
me how your rationality is going.

Until then, respectfully,

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