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A Eulogy for Human Intelligence

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fschmidt
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A Eulogy for Human Intelligence

Post by fschmidt » January 22nd, 2016, 1:13 pm

I think the time has come to write a eulogy for Human Intelligence. If no one else is up to the task, I will try.

I am not sure of the exact date of death of Human Intelligence, presumably a few years ago. And just as a dead body may contain a few cells still living, there may still live a few intelligent people, but Human Intelligence as a whole is clearly dead. Those who do not believe in resurrection of the dead should simply accept reality and mourn the death of Human Intelligence and then move on. And for this purpose, I feel that a good eulogy is in order.

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Re: A Eulogy for Human Intelligence

Post by gnosis » January 22nd, 2016, 4:57 pm

There's always a tendency to wax nostalgic about "the 'good old days," but in all probability life has always been "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short" to quote Hobbes. Although not short enough, it would seem.

Write your eulogy. It's a good idea. Even if you do a shoddy job putting it together it will be better than anything our abysmal popular culture is churning out.

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