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Science Prime Directive On Racism

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Posted by M.W.Pearson on December 4, 2003 04:20:15 UTC

Higher rational powers would seem to be those which enable negotiations for mutual support
... coalitions of different peoples can bridge differences.
If you don't find this to be a higher rational power than simple self-seeking, let us see your reasoning. Otherwise, let us consider that a "given."

So, a person or group with higher rational powers would be less likely to be truly a racist
whether they are represented as such or not.
The opposite of rational seems, in many applications, to be "impulsive."
If a person or group can resist impulse and
defer to higher rationality, they would be able
to distinguish their friends from their enemies,
and those with whom negotiation is possible from those with whome it is not.
Racism tends to over-simplify this task and causes a loss of efficiency. If that doesn't seem right, what seems right to you.

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