God Wants you Dead Clippings

Very, very cool book.  Concept of mames, idea-viruses, how they spread, and how society behaves.   Some really primo marketing things if you look deep into what is possible.

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God Wants You Dead (Unknown)

– Highlight Loc. 294-95 | Added on Tuesday, February 10, 1970, 12:56 AM

Complex idea-organisms can not exist unless your mind is willing to let many ideas work together as a single system of beliefs.

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– Highlight Loc. 303-4 | Added on Tuesday, February 10, 1970, 12:56 AM

Complex ideologies are built of simpler ideas. In order to act as a whole unit, they must convince you that they must either be accepted or rejected as a whole unit.

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– Highlight Loc. 1552-53 | Added on Tuesday, February 17, 1970, 02:05 PM

H.L. Mencken famously said, "All government is a conspiracy against the superior man."

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– Highlight Loc. 3008-10 | Added on Monday, March 02, 1970, 12:23 AM

One man with a gun can control 100 without one. –Vladimir Lenin Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas? –Joseph Stalin

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– Highlight Loc. 3071-72 | Added on Monday, March 02, 1970, 12:28 AM

Free trade is the best method ever seen for efficiently allocating scarce goods to where they can create the most value for people.

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– Highlight Loc. 3119-20 | Added on Monday, March 02, 1970, 12:32 AM

All your body cares about is physical survival and reproduction – your genes don’t know and don’t care what strange philosophies might be bouncing around inside your skull.)

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– Highlight Loc. 3486-88 | Added on Monday, March 02, 1970, 05:42 AM

Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. If it stops moving, subsidize it. –Ronald Reagan

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– Highlight Loc. 3873-76 | Added on Monday, March 02, 1970, 06:24 PM

You really can find yourself in traveling. When you go to another place and immerse yourself in another culture, with another language and another way of life – many things will have changed. If you take stock of all the things that have not changed, they add up to being you. When almost everything else is different, the things that are the same are either things that are common to all human beings, or things that you brought with you.

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– Highlight Loc. 4049-50 | Added on Monday, March 02, 1970, 09:02 PM

this answer indicates confidence in your lack of knowledge.

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– Highlight Loc. 4330-32 | Added on Monday, March 02, 1970, 11:30 PM

Remember that collective ideologies are a product of bundling ideas together. So, when you evaluate any idea, remember to be sure that you are accepting or rejecting that idea solely on its own merits – not because of any other ideas it might be commonly associated with. 195

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– Highlight Loc. 4541-44 | Added on Tuesday, March 03, 1970, 12:51 AM

It has even been pointed out by noted transhumanist, Nick Bostrom that if we expect such simulated worlds to ever be possible with our own technology; we are predicting that the number of simulated worlds will someday be far greater than the number of real worlds. And if the number of simulated worlds that will ever exist is much larger than the number of real worlds, then the odds are highly in favor of us actually being in a simulation right now.

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– Highlight Loc. 4588 | Added on Tuesday, March 03, 1970, 12:55 AM

"What Would My Ideal Self Do?"

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– Highlight Loc. 4633-37 | Added on Tuesday, March 03, 1970, 01:00 AM

1. Conceptualize your Ideal Self. 2. Decide how you are and are not living up to your Ideal Self Image. 3. Admit these faults in internal conversation with your Ideal Self and also to another real world person. 4. Ask your Ideal Self to remove your shortcomings, while first being ready to believe that this will work. 5. List all the people you have harmed, and make direct amends wherever possible, in a way that will not hurt them or anyone else.

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– Highlight Loc. 4727-28 | Added on Tuesday, March 03, 1970, 01:10 AM

You can not be great until you are no longer afraid to appear foolish.

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– Highlight Loc. 4807-8 | Added on Tuesday, March 03, 1970, 01:17 AM

Humans are teleological. That means that we operate naturally by first seeing goals then moving toward them. This is very convenient for us, once we understand it.

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– Highlight Loc. 4818 | Added on Tuesday, March 03, 1970, 01:18 AM

You don’t get what you want out of life; you get what you expect.

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– Highlight Loc. 4896 | Added on Tuesday, March 03, 1970, 01:26 AM

Don’t be afraid of some "massa," who uses pain and intimidation to shut you down.

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– Highlight Loc. 5005-6 | Added on Tuesday, March 03, 1970, 01:45 AM

People who are willing to admit they could be wrong are MUCH more likely to actually be right.

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– Highlight Loc. 5359 | Added on Tuesday, March 03, 1970, 02:36 AM

Epimenides the Cretan said, "Cretans always lie."

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– Highlight Loc. 6394-97 | Added on Tuesday, March 03, 1970, 08:10 PM

1. When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong. 2. The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible. 3. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

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– Highlight Loc. 6841 | Added on Tuesday, March 03, 1970, 11:58 PM

"Mind Children," Hans Moravac described a future synthetic creature,

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– Highlight Loc. 6927-28 | Added on Wednesday, March 04, 1970, 12:25 AM

This essay is online at hanson.gmu.edu/greatfilter.html

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– Highlight Loc. 7301-2 | Added on Wednesday, March 04, 1970, 03:41 AM

"Individualist" is perhaps the closest word we have to describing the autonomous human, standing apart from any collective mindset. A strong sense of individualism leads us to conclude that no Higher Power has any right to control our minds.

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– Highlight Loc. 7348 | Added on Wednesday, March 04, 1970, 03:47 AM

If you have faith in yourself, in your right

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– Highlight Loc. 7348-50 | Added on Wednesday, March 04, 1970, 03:47 AM

If you have faith in yourself, in your right to choose your own actions, and make your own mistakes, then you can allow for the possibility of a more powerful being, maybe even a creator of the universe, and still be an atheist.

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– Highlight Loc. 7440-41 | Added on Wednesday, March 04, 1970, 03:55 AM

A. Taking a set of ideas as being an inseparable whole.