[ExI] mind body dualism.

John Clark jonkc at bellsouth.net
Mon Jul 5 20:03:38 UTC 2010

On Jul 5, 2010, at 2:25 PM, Damien Broderick wrote:
> Extrope posters have been going back and forth of this topic for something like 20 years without anyone being converted to a different position, as far as I know.

Often in Science a revolutionary idea does not become the new paradigm by convincing people, rather it happens by waiting for those who hold onto the old view to die and for a new generation to take over. People who have your views will be reluctant to engage in peddle to the metal upgrading for fear of interfering with the soul, or whatever euphemism you prefer for that concept; people with views like mine will have no such reservations. Guess who will win. 

>  the doctrine of functional equivalence at the sociological level is what fascist and communist and corporate consumerist ideologies use to make individual persons fungible and disposable.

I hate to break it to you Damien, but at the deepest level our bodies are fungible and if you don't like that fact feel free to rage about it if that makes you feel better. It won't change a thing.

But of course that is only at the deepest level and up to now that fact has had no practical consequences, but you can bet your soul that it's only a matter of time until it does. 

 John K Clark

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