[extropy-chat] Re: Near Death Experiences: a scientific approach
naddy at mips.inka.de
Wed Feb 18 22:38:19 UTC 2004
Nicholas Anthony MacDonald <namacdon at ole.augie.edu> wrote:
> "The best answer to a dualist is to whack him over the head. Hard."
> They have answers for that, too... ever try arguing with a Thomist? Don't.
I'm not going to waste breath arguing with dualists. It is they
who are making the most outrageous claim, so they need to present
extraordinary proof. Of course they may think the reverse, but
hey, tough shit, you can't be friends with every loon out there.
Dualism belongs into the same trash can of history as phlogiston,
abiogenesis, and vitalism.
Let me be very clear: I do not take dualists seriously.
(Conversely, they probably consider me an idiot. So be it.)
Of course I'm also a functionalist, which makes me some sort of
dualist in some people's eyes. Lots of time to be wasted in playing
semantic games with labels ...
Christian "naddy" Weisgerber naddy at mips.inka.de
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