From: Randall Randall (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Jan 07 2002 - 18:30:52 MST
On Monday 07 January 2002 18:55, John Clark wrote:
> Dossy <email@example.com> Wrote:
> >it IS a very, very real possibility that it's true.
> Very very? Let me get this straight, you think the theory that best fits
> the known facts, the simplest theory according to Occam's Razor
I find it interesting that you assert that all that is required for something
to be the "best" theory is that it is possible.
> I'd like to know what they think
> the effect [Dossy's speculation on the possible] will have on intelligent
> respectable people who read it, how
> will it color their opinion of Extropians? It disturbs me that I even have
> to ask this question, eight years and several thousand posts ago when I
> joined the answer would have been obvious to all.
But since then the public has been repeatedly rubbed in the face with how
incredibly untrustworthy and duplicitous the US government is. It is hard
now to imagine anything, however terrible, that might not be covered up
by the same group that has tried to cover up so much in the past 9 years
or so. So while I agree with what I think you *really* believe, that this is
merely unlikely, I can imagine that it seems very possible to a lot of people.
-- Randall Randall <firstname.lastname@example.org> Crypto key: www.freedomspace.net/~wolfkin/crypto.text On a visible but distant shore, a new image of man; The shape of his own future, now in his own hands.-- Johnny Clegg.
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