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At Best Schools: Coping with the fact that one is against “progress”

 

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James Barham’s critique of a Reason magazine review of Jonathan Moreno’s The Body Politic (because the reviewer is even more sold on transhumanism than the author, and clearer), here:

“Science, for people like Bailey, is sacrosanct. It is the one source of solace and certainty in an otherwise chaotic universe devoid of purpose, value, or meaning, and headed ineluctably towards heat death.

For such people, illness, physical imperfection, and mortality are the ultimate evils, not selfishness, cruelty, or wickedness. Only immortality coupled with eternal youthful vigor can reconcile these folks to their unenviable lot as castaways in an indifferent Darwinian universe.”

More.

Note: When you consider that the progress of a typical human life leads sooner or later to death, you sort of see the point of being against it. And also the point of being against various gimcracks intended to avoid it.

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One Response to At Best Schools: Coping with the fact that one is against “progress”

  1. OT: Contrary to what ‘Survival of the Fittest’ thinking would expect, (as well as contrary to what a lot of adolescent boys might think), sex and love are found to be to two different and distinct things to the brain:

    Love Is the Drug… – Passion is born in the brain’s addiction center, study finds
    Excerpt: love may vie for the same real estate in the brain as drug addiction.
    “There’s this general craving-and-desire system that’s engaged, only in this case the desire isn’t for money or a drug or power or freedom. The desire is for merging with another person,” “Furthermore, the neural systems engaged by sex and love are really quite distinct,” he added. “This is really the first unambiguous evidence that they really are separate systems.”
    According to Aron, the findings help explain instances where people fall in love with people they aren’t even sexually attracted to; or why others can feel equally strong, sudden emotion for a newborn child or even God.
    http://health.msn.com/health-t.....=100107542

    Music:

    Huey Lewis And The News – I Want A New Drug
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6uEMOeDZsA

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