Joao Pedro Magalhaes wrote:
> At 18:09 28-08-1999 -0700, you wrote:
> >As an extropian who believes in an open society, I say live and let
> >live. Those who are burdened by irrational belief systems are simply
> >those who compete less effectively. In the end, their silly beliefs
> >will disappear. I would say, not freedom from religion, but rather
> >freedom from oppresive government!! The only way to increase the speed
> >of technological change is to foster an open, dynamic society which
> >allows kooks in Kansas to raise their children to be imbeciles (without
> >stealing anyone's earnings) as well as allow me to teach my son that
> >god is just pretend.
> But one day the imbeciles of Kansas might think that your son deserves to
> die because he intends to use gene therapy on his offspring. I disagree
> with all this freedom, just like people should be forced to go to school,
> so should they be forced to learn evolution.
The funny thing is though that they are going to prove evolution in Kansas, since refusing genetic engineering in health care will make these morons obsolete, they won't be able to compete.