In a message dated 3/6/01 5:46:21 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>irritates me that people cannot just see the minerals for what they
>are: marvels in themselves. They have no need to be good for anything,
>the universe doesn't have to provide existential tools for neurotic
>monkeys and even if it did it would not need pretty packages.
Haha. Well put.
>But of course, old supersitions die slowly. If it is unusual, it has
But is this an old superstition? When I was a kid I was fascinated by
nifty rocks and crystals. I don't ever remember people blithering
about crystal powers then. Maybe it's a revival of an older superstition,
but I think it was pretty dead in the 60's and 70's.
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