[ExI] Mind Uploading article in Wikipedia

John K Clark jonkc at bellsouth.net
Sun Apr 5 17:31:15 UTC 2009

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> i know there is no sensible, sustainable alternative to a world without
> vitalist or spiritual energies, and matter being a mechanical process. But
> it is so hard to sustain this insight in moments of emotion and unease.
> When faced with the dark of night, the hour of the wolf, when
> sleeplessness overwhelms me

But I'm not talking about the creepy irrational feeling any of us could have
when we hear a strange sound in the middle of the night; I'm talking about a
sober rational debate with somebody in bright daylight. It is my experience
that even with atheists who swear up and down that they are strict
materialists it is absurdly easy to peel back a few layers in their
arguments to expose the vitalism lurking below.

  John K Clark

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