Re: For our next debate...

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From: Adam L. Beberg (
Date: Tue Sep 12 2000 - 17:03:30 PDT

On Tue, 12 Sep 2000, JTS - MCDLXXXVI wrote:

> Religion = people suck, but God made us that way. We'll try to do better.
> Transhumanists = people suck. Let's make better people.
> Pragmatists = people suck, but we get by.
> Programmers = people suck, but my code is eternal.

you forgot

Engineers = people suck, lets replace em with something better

It doesn't take much to figure out that what we are - a horrible
collection of random at best evolution - is totally out of of wack with
what we are forced to deal with in the modern world.

The genes for intelligence are entirely too rare, and only come with the
omega package. We're forced into the monogomous nulcear (radiation
damaged) family instead of the village. Men and women are both working,
leaving most children one parent and 30 support staff short. Women want
to hunt around for the best genes, and men just want to hunt around,
while we're convinced this marriage thing is a great idea and will work
out just fine. Our sense of pack and village is used against us by
religeon and advertisers, both to take our money. We've paved over
anything green and replaced it with cement steal and glass, while we
trying to disbelieve that the north pole is melting and the oceans and
air are becoming toxic. We're tool users, but those same advertisers
have convinced everyone that everything is a critical to have tool, to
the point that most people can't tell a tool from useless Ebay junk they
are paying 4x the value for. People dont matter, only the amount of
stuff you can collect and show off. Stab the other guy in tha back,
anything to get ahead, with 6B people a few losses don't matter, not
like medical science allows evolution to happen anymore.

So nice to know none of this will matter in 20 years.

- Adam L. Beberg
  Mithral Communications & Design, Inc.
  The Cosm Project - -

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