[extropy-chat] Recipe for Destruction
dirk.bruere at gmail.com
Wed Oct 19 01:08:07 UTC 2005
On 10/19/05, Joel Peter William Pitt <joel.pitt at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/19/05, Dirk Bruere <dirk.bruere at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Then the Manhatten Project if there is to one should be to connect the
> > > minds of all humans so that the
> > > underlying causes of sociopathic violence evaporate.
> > >
> > >
> > There's that unspoken liberal assumption again - that if we truly
> > understand the other person's POV then we will all get along fine.
> > In my experience the opposite is just as likely - that the more we know
> > of someone the more we dislike them.
> No no, its not that. It is that if you are connected to everyone else -
> then harming some one else is really harming yourself. So unless you are a
> masochist you are more likely to try and find a solution that doesn't
> involve violence.
If I had a cancerous toe and no anaesthetic I'd still chop it off.
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