[ExI] mind body dualism.
msd001 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 5 22:26:52 UTC 2010
2010/7/5 John Clark <jonkc at bellsouth.net>:
> 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.
Careful if you bet your soul - psi influence could affect probability
such that you may lose it. Though I guess if you believe there is no
such thing as a soul, then betting against it is simply taking
advantage of the poor fool who accepts the bet, eh?
If you believe in no soul and no psi, then I guess you enter that
wager with an expected outcome of no loss or monetary gain that is as
completely fair as honest statistics. Ok, so honest statistics may be
a farce too...
I wonder if there were more people with absolute certainty in the no
soul/no psi camp, could an exploit be created to take advantage of
that groups belief in pure maths?
I consider this much like the "Macs don't get viruses" mantra touted
at PC users for 20+ years. The fact was until recently there was
little incentive to design exploits around such a small community of
users. Today, iPhones and iPads are potentially huge targets. I
imagine completely rational atheist mathematicians are too few in
number to warrant engineering an attack meme. (it'd be a lot of work
for a small payoff) If sense were to prevail, however, we'd see more
419-style scams targeting this group. Obviously they'd have to be
much more clever. :)
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