On Sun, Jan 1, 2012 Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com> wrote: > The effect isn't limited to human beings or facial cues though. Taxidermy > and wax museums elicit the same response."
The creepy thing about wax museums is that the lifelike 3D depictions of apparently healthy people don't move. > > It's a second level of deception which perceives a hint of an unholy > motive that defiles the sanctity of living flesh. It's a curious fact that never in my life have I seen the word "sanctity" used in defense of anything I agreed with, perhaps there is a way it could be but I just haven't seen it; "unholy" isn't one of my favorite words either, I don't think I've ever used it. > The creepiness of HAL arises not from carnal blasphemy, but > And I could say the same thing about the word "blasphemy", I have used it but only as a joke. > > This is invariably interpreted to mean the loss of soul, damnation, > black magic, Satan, Frankenstein etc. > In other words this interpretation is pure superstitious baloney. > Remember the imposter android crew member in the movie Alien? > Hey I liked that movie a lot too, I even bought the DVD; but do you "really" expect to gain deep philosophical insights from Hollywood? John K Clark -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.