[ExI] A suicide note
ryanobjc at gmail.com
Sat Sep 25 23:24:00 UTC 2010
The last section is particularly good with tons of quotables, here are
a few I found good:
"If reason cannot determine fundamental values, then reason can be used to
justify literally anything."
"This is “happiness”, the great goal of humanity has been striving for: a
particular configuration of biochemical reactions.
Why, not, then, drug one’s
self into a state of “happiness”?"
"The process of disillusionment can also be disillusioned and de-
"How far is one willing to lie to one’s self in the belief of the
goodness of the truth when science has conquered the non-scientific
behaviors that motivate science?"
On Sat, Sep 25, 2010 at 3:04 PM, Bryan Bishop <kanzure at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 25, 2010 at 4:45 PM, John Grigg <possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> "Last week, a man shot himself dead on the steps of Memorial Church
>> in Harvard Yard, leaving behind a 2000 word book suicide note on the
>> Singularity, Judaeism, and Nihilisim, apparently carrying out his act
>> as the final test of his philosophy." -Joseph P. Jackson
> On pages 1688, 1690, 1693-1698 there's an interesting critique of
> James Hughes' thesis.
> - Bryan
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