[ExI] Fear of Death
thespike at satx.rr.com
Thu Jun 21 19:28:44 UTC 2007
At 11:02 AM 6/21/2007 -0700, Jef Allbright wrote to Lee:
>Rather than respond to the assertion, you denied the consequent.
>Kinda like the following:
>Mary: "Mike, it seems as if carrying that handgun helps you
>compensate for feeling somewhat impotent in a dangerous world."
>Mike: "No way!", fondling the long, hard barrel of his gun, "On the
>contrary, I feel more powerful than almost anyone else I know."
Maybe it's more like this, though:
Mary: "Mike, it seems as if denying your natural fear of death helps you
compensate for feeling somewhat impotent in a dangerous world."
Mike: "No way! I laugh in the face of death. Since I had my amygdala
re-tuned, I couldn't give a shit."
Lee, however, would never be so coarse.
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