Re: What is to be done?
Tue, 25 Mar 1997 18:14:27 -0500 (EST)

In a message dated 97-03-25 06:24:51 EST, you write:

<< If you ask how many people whose opinions--in the absence of any
direct experience of mine--I value so highly that I might actually
re-examine my own ideas in light of their disagreement, then yes,
there are very few of those indeed. I see absolutely no reason
why I should give any creedence at all to J. Random Ph.D. or
John Q. Bestseller.

I agree with the first half of this - opinions that I value are hard to find,
But as to questioning my own beliefs, I do it often and with each new piece
of information that I find. ad I not been of that mind I would never have
been able to find Extropian philosophy.
Also, I do not like the emotional tone of sarcasm in reference to Ph.D.'s or
successful authors. I like to support the successes of other people who
excell, not put them down for being rewarded for it, in money or fame.