Re: Is Suicide Contagious? A Case Study in Applied Memetics

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    From: "Scott Chase" <>
    > Philosophy is an hypothesis?

    Well no, not exactly. The word philosophy stands for a whole bunch of useless
    hypotheses, too numerous to list. I guess I could have referred to it as a
    useless cognitive process, but hypothesis is good enough.

    > I thought it more of a discpline or field of
    > thought which might contain hypotheses within it. Thanx for warning me that
    > philosophy is a dead end. I wonder if I can use this argument as a means of
    > securing a refund of several books I've bought.

    lol, you're welcome, Scott. Don't expect any refunds. Philosophers are
    notoriously dishonest.

    BTW, I didn't include "religion" in the list because I consider that a brain


    Stay hungry,

    --J. R.

    Useless hypotheses:
     consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
    analog computing, cultural relativism

         Everything that can happen has already happened, not just once,
         but an infinite number of times, and will continue to do so forever.
         (Everything that can happen = more than anyone can imagine.)

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