Re: Sadness on voluntary death (was: Singularity Memetics)

From: Gordon Worley (
Date: Thu Jan 31 2002 - 08:44:06 MST

On Thursday, January 31, 2002, at 10:08 AM, Ben Goertzel wrote:

> Didn't you see the Lion King, Eli?
> It's all part of the Circle of Life ;)

This theory is a tautology. I can't think of anything more circular
than a circle. ;-)

Seriously, though, it is. Ask someone to explain the idea. The
response goes something like this:

ME: Why do things die?
VER: Because it's natural. It's the Circle of Life!
ME: What is natural? What is the key to the Circle of Life?
VER: Death.

Ah, yes, that explains it. :-P

Gordon Worley                     `When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty            said, `it means just what I choose                it to mean--neither more nor less.'
PGP:  0xBBD3B003                                  --Lewis Carroll

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