[ExI] Mind Uploading article in Wikipedia

Mike Dougherty msd001 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 8 00:24:03 UTC 2009

On Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 11:57 PM, Brent Allsop <brent.allsop at comcast.net> wrote:
> Mike, when you say you'd just employ drugs to  erase some bad memory or
> whatever, to me such is just as bad as the response I get from people that
> believe some of their loved ones will go to hell.  I ask them if they will
> be happy in heaven knowing their brother is in hell.  Often times they reply
> with something like: 'God will just make us forget them'.  Yea right.  In
> other words, such imaginings are logically impossible for any sufficiently
> advanced / intelligent being.

Do you suffer with a headache?  For how long?  Do you take an NSAID to
reduce the pain?  Would you take a stronger medication if it was
prescribed by your doctor for a serious injury?  If you are willing to
employ drugs to mitigate your sensation of physical pain, then why the
double-standard for drugs to mitigate unpleasant mental health
maladies?  I don't know what to say about your conversation with
people regarding heaven/hell/God/etc.

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