"David Lubkin" wrote,
> I see. That explains the absense of bickering on the list, between >H and
> extropians, among libertarians, and between cryonics organizations.
That's correct. We just don't have a monolithic enemy like an anti-extropy
movement which has put millions of us to death and enslaved more of us in
concentration camps. How many of the two million Americans in the US penal
system are extropians? (Hint: not many).
> That much I agree with. Many leaders of Labor and Likud still bitterly
> each other for acts allegedly committed by the other during the British
> Rabin was assassinated by a fellow Jew who believed he was betraying them by
> giving away land deeded to them by God. Why, meetings of the Knesset are
> as raucous as those of the House of Commons....
I rest my case.
(How many MPs are Jewish?)
"I had lunch a while back with a friend who is an ex-deputy director of the CIA.
He told me a fascinating story. When he was hired, one of the first things he
did was get all his scientists together and say, "OK, boys, what's the truth
about UFOs?" And they all told him the same thing--one, we're pretty sure
there's a lot of life out there in space and, two, there's not the slightest
evidence of their ever having contacted us. And, of course, that's exactly what
everybody knows, but it was nice getting it from that level. But even if that
conversation were made known, it still wouldn't convince the nuts who always
believe there's a cover-up."
--Arthur C. Clarke
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