Funniest part (which is, I admit, funnier if you've read the preceding paragraphs):
Of course, transhumanists like those who believe in the possibility of the Basilisk are almost invariably materialist atheists (if not anti-theists) suffering chronic repetitive scoffing injuries from the prevalent cultural suggestion of a supernatural Creator that rewards or punishes its creations in accordance with its preferences for their behavior. But suggest a hypothetical monstrous AI with a chip on its shoulder and everybody loses their minds.Chronic repetitive scoffing injuries. Heh.
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