Re: Neal Stephenson's new essay

Freeman Craig Presson (
Tue, 17 Aug 1999 10:42:33 -0500

On 14 Aug 99, at 23:00, J. R. Molloy wrote:

> Genetic algorithms, Organic chemistry, and Darwinian evolution (G.O.D.)
> provide, IMNSHO, a much richer and more generous weltanschauung than any
> traditional belief systems -- including, insofar as it engenders belief,
> Buddhism. Nevertheless, the scientific method, in the hands of theistic
> politicos sitting on their weapons of mass destruction, equates
> allegorically to (in the words of David Ormsby Gore) "an ape playing with

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You did that GOD-DOG thing again. Stop it :-)