[ExI] Extropy behavior
emlynoregan at gmail.com
Thu Mar 5 01:01:19 UTC 2009
2009/3/5 Joseph Bloch <seculartranshumanist at gmail.com>:
> On Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 11:54 PM, John Grigg <possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com>
>> Actually, you could transmit various diseases by the up-close act of
>> hugging. And so the Japanese version of this will have the huggers wearing
>> medical face masks! lol
> And indeed, some "divine hug" faith-healing whackaloon managed to cause a
> measles epidemic in Australia recently by just such a method.
Strictly, the problem is not measles, but stupidity about vaccination
(ie: not eradicating the disease entirely). I will make the intolerant
observation that the woo subculture, who are attracted to things like
spiritual leaders and divine hugs, also tend to be anti-vaccination.
When my oldest daughter was very young, she was in a private school
with a high woo factor (way too high, going there was a mistake). They
had running problems with whooping cough. Really! A word to the wise:
do not send your kids to child care / school where lots of the parents
don't believe in immunization.
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