Mea maxissima culpa. I am genuinely chastened. Thanks, I can use that
> extends to the less-scientific, more sensational science
> fiction-oriented mind. Me thinks a little o' both.
The problem here is your equation of less-scientific with more
sensational with science fiction.
"Elvis Clone Reveals Jackie O's Secret UFO Diet!" is sensational,
and it is less-scientific. Tarring science fiction with that particular
brush should have gone out with the 1950s. A pity it hasn't.
> a forum where free expression of ideas are encouraged, even wacky
Ah, but *is* that the charter of this forum? Have you read the document?
> provided value! I look at the subjective "I" as well the objective
> "it" (as Ken Wilber would say).
I freely grant that I should learn more diplomacy.
Thank you for the reminder.
Perhaps some of the other correspondents to this list should learn
more science. Perhaps not.
As I said before, it boils down to whether this is a clubhouse or an
outreach list. This may be a hard choice.