Re: The 10 Darkest Days; was: Sharing Models

Date: Fri Mar 30 2001 - 21:12:43 MST

In a message dated 3/22/01 8:00:34 AM Central Standard Time, writes:

> Perhaps we can vote on "The Darkest Days List" at Extro5.
> Note, in my brief thinking about this, it is (for me) hard to
> come up with "Darkest Days" outside of the area of space
> exploration.

I'd certainly add the decision by default made by the founders of the US
republic to postpone the abolition of slavery. As a matter of practical
politics at the time, it probably wasn't really possible, but that neglect by
the gentlemen in Philadelphia marked a turning of the tide for liberty and
the Enlightenment that took far too much blood, sweat and tears to reverse ...

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