[FoRK] Rationality and English, Human Evil and Muddled Thinking
<eugen at leitl.org> on
Mon Sep 17 12:53:05 PDT 2007
On Mon, Sep 17, 2007 at 01:58:37PM -0500, Jeff Bone wrote:
> With age he's mellowed some in his presentation, but I imagine that's
Age is no excuse. I was never that young.
> more a response to being beat down so hard so many times over his (at
> least previous, occasional) insufferable sanctimoniousness. I.e.,
> perhaps more in the interest of persuasiveness (in furtherance of his
> goals) than wisdom per se. Shrug. While I seriously doubt he's
> going to light the Singularity, I think in the balance he's been more
Cough, splutter. Come on baby, light my fire.
> of a force of good (raising awareness, probably about all he'll
Awareness, for what exactly? The idea that lacking the Big Daddy,
we must build one, orelse surely perish? There's a great potential
for a synthetic cult, if there isn't one already.
> accomplish but significant nonetheless) than otherwise, and with age
> is becoming less of an embarrassment.
He certainly seems to fake normality better.
> Or, as he calls it these days, "The Way." (Guffaw! Humility indeed...)
Right. So why give that hilarity free press?
> > Have you ever looked at ye olde Technocracy documents, and laughed?
> "Algernon." Mmm-hmmm. "Nobody knows the trouble I've seen..."
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