[ExI] it's the yoga! was: RE: The Doomsday Clock
sparge at gmail.com
Mon Feb 12 19:11:03 UTC 2018
On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 1:35 PM, William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com>
Well, when I am wrong, in this case merely very ignorant, I try to get on
> the right side of the evidence. And since a relatively new philosophy of
> mine says that I should thank those who correct me, thanks!
Glad to help and you're quite welcome. I've been on the wrong side enough
times that I've learned stay open-minded.
Now we are in my area. I have found it very, very hard to change a
> person. Their emotions are supporting their behavior and those are
> difficult to deal with. Now you want to change human nature. I think you
> will have to wait on genetic engineering for that. I am a total cynic
> about getting people to do good, avoid bad, however those are defined.
I don't know if it's even theoretically possible, but it seems like a
problem worth pondering.
Although I am not religious, I truly wish that religion could solve some of
> these problems, but studies show that nonreligious people are just as moral
> as those who are religious.
Yeah, and a lot of truly horrible things have been justified by religion,
and still are. I don't think we'll make progress on improving human
behavior until we soundly reject irrational belief systems.
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